The @NJDevils have won six of their first seven games for the fourth time: 1993-94 (7-0-0), 1995-96 (6-1-0) and 2002-03 (6-1-0). #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/keLJ52RhUM
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 20, 2017
Young Nico Hischier tallies two goals in helping his New Jersey Devils comeback and defeat the Ottawa Senators in overtime.
- New Jersey Devils 5 (6-1-0, 12 pts)
- Ottawa Senators 4 (3-1-3, 9 pts)
- NHL, East, Final, OT, Box Score
- Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Young Nico Hischier finally got himself in the goal column tonight scoring twice in the first period for the New Jersey Devils.
.@nicohischier's 1st goal.
He is PUMPED! pic.twitter.com/bjNUfRIuuZ
— Devils Insiders (@DevilsInsiders) October 19, 2017
What's the best way to follow up your first career @NHL goal?
Scoring your second career #NHL goal. @NicoHischier has arrived! #NJDvsOTT pic.twitter.com/ynjuJRiRMr
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) October 20, 2017
After the first, the Devils led 2-1 but that did not last long. They followed a strong first up with about the worst possible second they could have had. They surrendered three goals from Derek Brassard, Alexandre Burrows, and Taylor Pyatt. To make matters worse Cory Schneider left the game with an apparent lower-body injury.
The Devils entered the third with Kieth Kinkaid in goal and he did not disappoint. Kinkaid turned away nine shots, and the Devils were able to make it a one-goal game on a Kyle Palmieri goal 4:03 into the third. Both teams traded powerplays and with about five minutes left the Devils got a lucky bounce onto the stick of Marcus Johansson who put home the tying goal with just 4:55 to play.
The game would be sent into overtime and the Devils got the puck and never relinquished. The Senators players were stuck on the ice the entire minute and a half. Ottawa got caught trying to make a line change when John Moore took a Taylor Hall pass and ripped a slap shot past Sens goalie Craig Anderson. That was Taylor Hall’s fourth assist of the game!
Ladies and gentlemen….Mr. Overtime, John Moore!#NJDevils pic.twitter.com/yG8SqotAfu
— Devils Insiders (@DevilsInsiders) October 20, 2017
The Devils record now improves to 6-1 on the season which gives them 12 points, and first place in the metro. The Devils will take on the Sharks tomorrow night at home at 7 p.m. ET.