EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Viktor Kozlov and Brian Gionta scored in a shootout and Martin Brodeur stopped Jarret Stoll and Ales Hemsky in the tiebreaker to give the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

Richard Matvichuk scored in regulation and Brodeur made 29 saves to help the Devils end a four-game losing steak. Cory Cross scored for the Oilers and Ty Conklin made 27 saves in his first appearance since Oct. 21.

Matvichuk scored his first goal as a Devil at 11:51 of the first period. Alexander Mogilny set up the goal with a back pass from deep in the Oilers’ zone.

Cross tied it at 8:23 of the second. Cross, along the right boards, took a shot that glanced off the leg of Devils forward Jamie Langenbrunner and past Brodeur.

The Oilers, held to five shots in the first period, came alive in the second with 12. Brodeur made sharp saves against Ryan Smyth and Stoll to keep the score tied.

In the scoreless third, Edmonton’s Ethan Moreau had the best chance to break the deadlock, but hit the post behind Brodeur.

In the overtime, Oilers defenseman Shawn Horcoff got a hooking penalty at 2:22, giving the Devils several good chances to get the win. Conklin was equal to the challenge, making saves on Kozlov, Gionta and Langenbrunner.

Notes: Defenseman Dan McGillis returned to the Devils’ lineup after five straight games as a healthy scratch. With McGillis back, Sean Brown was scratched. … Radek Dvorak returned for the Oilers after missing two games with a groin strain. … The Devils were 0-for-9 on the power play to drop to 2-for-53 in their last eight games.

AP-ES-12-13-05 2225EST


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