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NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 01: Brian Rolston (L) of the New Jersey Devils scores a power play goal at 7:44 of the second period and is greeted by Ilya Kovalchuk in their game against the New York Islanders at the Prudential Center on October 1, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Ilya Kovalchuk scored the deciding goal and added two assists while Johan Hedberg made 24 saves Monday, leading New Jersey past the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 for the Devils' first victory this season. Zach Parise had two goals and Mark Fayne also scored for New Jersey, which beat Carolina for a sixth straight time at home. Hedberg, Martin Brodeur's backup, didn't make his first start last year until the eighth game. He improved to 4-0-0 over the last two seasons against the Hurricanes. Alexei Ponikarovsky and Chad LaRose scored for the Hurricanes (0-2-1). Cam Ward made 22 saves for Carolina. On Saturday, the Devils lost 3-0 at home to Philadelphia on opening night.
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