Kovalchuk helps Devils rally for SO win over Nashville

Ilya Kovalchuk's goal in the first round of 2 comeback victory over the Nashville Predators.

Nashville held a two-goal lead entering the final period, but goals by Kovalchuk and David Clarkson sent the game into overtime.

Zach Parise added a goal in the second round of the shootout, while both Cal O'Reilly and Matt Halischuk failed to get the puck past Johan Hedberg.

Hedberg stopped 29 shots for New Jersey in relief of the injured Martin Brodeur. Brodeur left Thursday's game with an injured right shoulder and did not suit up for Saturday's contest.

Jerred Smithson and Colin Wilson recorded goals for Nashville. Pekka Rinne allowed two goals on 41 shots.