New Jersey Devils (4-6-4 12pts) vs Calgary Flames (10-7-2 22pts)
Tonight is game two of the Devils four game Canadian road trip as they take on the Calgary Flames. Devils rookie sensation Jack Hughes would get the Devils on the board first as he would break free up the middle of the ice on a pass by Taylor Hall to give his team the early 1-0 lead. Hughes’ goal would be the only scoring in the first period and the Devils would take a 1-0 lead going into the next period.
Derek Ryan would tie the game at the 3:03 mark on a beautiful individual effort. Ryan split between the Devils defenders down the middle and backhanded the puck behind goaltender MacKenzie Blackwood. A couple moments later, New Jersey would regain the lead back as Nikita Gustav would wrist a shot passed Flames goalie David Rittich. However, that would be the final goal the Devils would score of the rest of the night￼￼.
Calgary the rest of the way would go on to regain the lead and dominate the rest of the game as they got goals from￼ Sean Monahan, Mikael Backlund, Noah Hanafin, & Johnny Gaudreau. The New Jersey Devils are back at it tomorrow night as they take on the Edmonton Oilers and are hopeful they can redeem themselves to get back in the win column.
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Third Period Highlights
Final Stats NJ-2 CGY-5
Shots: 23 38
Hits: 18 16
PP: 0/3 2/6
Faceoffs: 54.2% 45.8%