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This Day In Devils History: Tedenby and Vasyunov Score First Career NHL Goals

Posted in on by David Sarch

The Devils struggles during the 2010 season is well documented.  It felt like every game the team dug themselves a whole and were never able to find a way out.  On November 12th, they fell behind very early to the Edmonton Oilers and found themselves trailing by 2 just 10 minutes into the game.  On this night the Devils found a way out thanks to two young players.

The Devils cut the deficit thanks to Alex Vasyunov, who scored scored after some solid offensive zone work from Travis Zajac and Patrik Elias.  Zajac found Vasyunov in front of the net after he lost his defender in the slot and put the puck past Devan Dubnyk.

Half way through the third period the Devils were still trailing the Oilers, but now 3-2.  With the main advantage, Andy Greene fired a shot on net.  Mattias Tedenby redirected the point shot to tie the game at 3.

Eventually the Devils won the game in overtime thanks to an Ilya Kovalchuk blast.  For Kovalchuk it was his first goal in seven games and helped kick start his season after a very tough opening few weeks.