Kovalchuk, Elias lead Devils over Penguins

Ilya Kovalchuk supplied the offense with a goal 1, at Prudential Center.

Patrik Elias matched Kovalchuk with two helpers for New Jersey, which has won nine of its last 12 games. Martin Brodeur made 29 saves to improve to 9-1-1 in his last 11 starts against Pittsburgh.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 18 shots for the Penguins, who have lost two straight on the heels of a four-game winning streak.