NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rookie center Adam Henrique scored at 16:41 of the third period to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
The Devils earned their third straight win and the Hurricanes dropped their third straight.
Henrique inadvertently sent Joni Pitkanen's pass past Martin Brodeur for a goal that tied the game at 2-2 at 6:06 of the third period.
But Henrique made up for that by skating around Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward and sliding the puck under Ward for the game-winning goal.
It was the rookie's second straight game-winner after scoring in overtime to beat Winnipeg on Saturday.
Dainius Zubrus and Petr Sykora also scored for New Jersey while Brandon Sutter scored a short-handed goal for Carolina.