Devils center Stephen Gionta had a bit of scare after he lost an edge and slammed hard into the end boards in the Pittsburgh zone just 43 seconds into the second period. Gionta was moving in to pressure Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun, who came out to play the puck in the bottom of the right circle, and lost his balance at high speed.

"I toe picked [caught his skate blade in the ice] a couple of feet in front of Vokoun, and he didn't really break my fall too much," Gionta said.

He said his back and neck hit the boards first.

"I kind of clipped [Vokoun's] legs and it turned me around," he said. "So, I wasn't able to protect myself too well there."

Gionta remained down for a couple of minutes before getting up and slowly skating off the ice and exiting to the locker room. He returned with 6:40 left in the second period, though, and finished the game.

"They just worked on my shoulders and loosened me up a little bit," he said. "I was just a little stiff."

Carter sets tone

Left wing Ryan Carter said he was trying to "set the tone" for the game when he fought Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo off the opening faceoff. Carter indicated he didn't like some of Bortuzzo's actions in Saturday's game between the teams, and he didn't want that to continue Sunday.

"We probably had a few words the previous game," Carter explained. "He did a couple of things out there that maybe needed some attention, so it carried over."