Sometimes a dramatic comeback doesn't come in an action-filled game. The Devils trailed Washington by a pair of goals after the first period but rallied with two in the second before prevailing, 3-2, in a shootout. Peter Sykora and Ryan Carter had the regulation goals, and David Clarkson had the deciding strike in the shootout. Johan Hedberg made 15 saves during the game (and only seven after the first period) and made three in the shootout. Washington has the second most points in the conference with 21. New Jersey now sits fourth in the Atlantic Division and ninth overall with 17.