If they hadn't allowed a goal with just over 32 seconds remaining or if they hadn't blown a 2-0 lead, the Devils would have won their fourth straight game. Instead, they took a point after falling to the Sharks, 4-3, following a shootout. Zach Parise scored on a penalty shot in the second period, and Patrik Elias and David Clarkson also scored. But Parise and Elias both missed in the shootout after Ilya Kovalchuk had given the Devils the advantage. The Devils were outshot, 41-19, but Johan Hedberg made 38 saves.