Devs snag first regulation home W

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For the first time this season the New Jersey Devils dominated an opponent from start to finish, mopping the ice with the league-leading Washington Capitals 5-0 at Prudential Center on Monday night.

The sprightly play of rookie Mattias Tedenby -- who finished with two points, including a penalty-shot goal -- powered the attack for most of the night, and G Johan Hedberg was sensational at the other end of the ice for the Devils.

And that mentions nothing of the sterling performance turned in by a much-maligned Devils defense. Colin White and Henrik Tallinder combined with the forward line of David Clarkson, Travis Zajac and Brian Rolston to curb the Caps’ top trio of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Semin, one of the most lethal in the league.

Here’s a look at the aftermath of what has to be a shot-in-the-arm win in Newark.

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