Game Recap: New Jersey Devils vs Arizona Coyotes 10/25/19

New Jersey Devils (2-5-2 6pts) vs Arizona Coyotes (6-3-1 13pts)

Game Recap:

After almost a week off to rest and get some valuable practice time in, the New Jersey Devils host the Arizona Coyotes tonight for their first of two matchups on the season. New Jersey got on the board first as Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen would shoot the puck which was then deflected off of Coyotes defenseman Alex Goligoski’s skates and into the back of the net. A couple moments later, Devils rookie Jack Hughes would score his second goal on the season on the power play, as he would receive a beautiful pass to the right circle that was fired top shelf above Coyotes goalie Anti Rantanen. However before the end of the period, the Coyotes would cut the lead in half as Nick Schmaltz would score his fourth goal on the season. New Jersey would take a 2-1 lead after the first period.

Period two would see each team trade goals and plenty of scoring chances. Michael Grabner of the Coyotes would tie the game 2-2 on a short handed breakaway goal. Pavel Zacha would help the Devils retake the lead as he would score his second goal of the season. However, that would be the last leave the Devils would have for the rest of the night. Oliver Ekman-Larsson would tie the game at 3-3 going into the final period.

Barrey Hayton would score his first NHL goal and give the Coyotes a 4-3 lead early on in the third period. Clayton Keller would add his first goal on the season by scoring on an empty net and securing a 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils.

Lineups:

New Jersey Devils

Arizona Coyotes

1st Period Highlights

2nd Period Highlights

3rd Period Highlights

Final Stats

NJ-3 ARZ-5

Shots: 35 17

Hits: 14 23

PP: 1/5 0/3

Faceoffs: 53% 47%

Next Up:

New Jersey Devils @ Tampa Bay Lightning 10/30/19 @ 7:00pm EST

Arizona Coyotes @ Buffalo Sabres 10/28/10 @ 7pm EST

 

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