The New Jersey Devils made a major statement Sunday night, going on the road to beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Ottawa Senators by a score of 6-3. The Devils made numerous moves in the off season to try and move from rebuilding to contending, and the biggest of those came up big in this game. Ilya Kovalchuk had a hat trick and added an assist, as the line of Kovalchuk, Drury, and Gaborik combined were named the three stars. The Devils are now 3-0 on the season, having outscored their opponents 14-5 thus far, with two of the three coming on the road. The Devils will next be at home to face the Western powerhouse Detroit Red Wings in what will be another big test. The Devils wil be without two left wings, as both Petr Bondra and Pierre Dagenais will be out with injury.