Devils lose to the Ottawa Senators in a shootout
Chris Phillips and Colin Greening also scored for the Senators, who got 32 saves from Ben Bishop. Captain Daniel Alfredsson also scored in the shootout for Ottawa.
Andrei Loktionov and Marek Zidlicky scored for the Devils as Martin Brodeur faced 14 shots.
New Jersey tied the game 2-2 at 6:05 of the third period as Zidlicky beat Bishop with a wrist shot from the left circle.
After a scoreless overtime, Alfredsson scored on Ottawa's second shootout attempt. The Devils' Travis Zajac tied it 1-1, then Zibanejad's goal and Bishop's save on Loktionov ended the game.
Despite being outshot 12-4 in the second period, the Senators ended the period leading 2-1.
The Devils tied the game after Loktionov was able to find the puck during a scramble in front of Bishop, but Greening regained the lead scoring with just 17 seconds remaining in the period.
Kyle Turris beat the Devils defense with a shot and Greening jumped on the rebound to beat Brodeur stick side.
Ottawa jumped out to an early 1-0 lead scoring just two minutes into the game as Phillips picked up his fifth of the season.
Zibanejad won the faceoff in the Devils end, got it to Mike Lundin who passed it to Phillips whose wrist shot beat Brodeur.
Ottawa had a number of great chances on odd-man rushes, which led to Devils coach Peter DeBoer to call a timeout midway through the period. The move paid off as the Devils settled down.
Senators defenseman Sergei Gonchar had his 10-game point streak end.
Notes: The Senators signed forward Buddy Robinson to a three-year contract Monday. C Jim O'Brien, LW Kaspars Daugavins and D Andre Benoit were a healthy scratch for the Senators. Ottawa is without G Craig Anderson (ankle sprain, indefinite), D Erik Karlsson (Achiles, out for season), C Jason Spezza (upper body injury, indefinite), LW Milan Michalek (knee, indefinite), D Jared Cowen (hip, out for season). ... The Devils are without C Dainius Zubrus (wrist surgery, 2-4 weeks), D Henrik Tallinder (lower body, injured reserve), RW Ilya Kovalchuk (sprained shoulder, indefinite), LW Alexei Ponikarovsky (lower body, indefinite). RW Krystofer Barch and D Mark Fayne were a healthy scratch for the Devils.