New Jersey Devils (6-8-4 16pts) vs Montreal Canadiens (11-5-3 25pts)
After a very solid win last night against the Pittsburgh Penguins at home, the New Jersey Devils cross the Canadian border tonight to take on the Montréal Canadiens￼￼. It would be the Canadians who will get on the board first as Brenden Gallagher would tip in a Jeff Petry shot from the point to give the Canadiens an early 1-0 lead. However, Devils winger Nikita Gusev would tie the game up 1-1 as Blake Coleman would feed the puck across to him across the goalie crease and into the back of the net. After the first period, the score would be tied at 1-1.
￼￼￼Period two saw Montreal Canadiens rookies Nick Suzuki and Cale Fleury each score to give the Canadiens a 3-1 lead. Fleury’s goal would be his first goal in the National Hockey League. With about two seconds left in the second period, Nico Hischier would score short handed to get the Devils within one goal. Going into period three, the Devils trailed the Canadiens 3-2.
The Devils were able to tie the game at the 15:12 mark as Wayne Simmonds would score his fourth goal of the year. However, the Devils barely were able to force overtime. Montreal thought Phillip Danault had scored the game winner with close to a minute left until it was determined via video review the Canadiens had kicked the puck in the back of the net. The reversal would be considered controversial but overtime came nonetheless where Kyle Palmieri would score the game winner in 3 on 3 overtime. New Jersey would walk away with extra point and back to back victories. MacKenzie Blackwood was spectacular as he made 31 saves.
New Jersey Devils
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Final Stats NJ-4 MTL-3
Shots: 43 34
Hits: 22 31
PP: 2/6 1/5
Faceoffs: 45.9% 54.1%
New Jersey Devils @ Boston Bruins 11/19/19 @ 7pm EST