New Jersey Devils (11-18-5 27pts) vs Washington Capitals (25-6-5 55pts)
Last night the New Jersey Devils welcomed in the league leading Washington Capitals to the Garden State for a very challenging matchup. New Jersey wore their heritage red, green, and white jerseys. The Devils would get on the scoreboard first as Kyle Palmieri would tip in a Nico Hischier shot behind Capitals goalie Ilya Samsonov. However for the Devils, the Capitals showed why they’re currently at the top of the league standings and the Devils are at the bottom. Washington struck twice before the end of the first period as they got goes from Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom to give the Capitals a 2-1 lead over the Devils.
Blake Coleman would tie things up 2-2 early in the second period on a 2 on 1 play as Nikita Gusev would assist on the goal. Nicklas Backstrom for the Capitals would score another late period goal to help his team retake the lead and head into the third period upfront 3-2.
The third period saw the Capitals overpower the Devils as they got goals from New Jersey native John Carlson, Jonas Siegenthaler, and Richard Panik. Miles Wood did add his fourth goal on the season however, it was far too late to help win the game. The Washington Capitals won by a final score of 6-3. New Jersey is back in action tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena at 7pm EST.
New Jersey Devils
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Shots: 27 29
Hits: 16 13
PP: 1/3 0/1
Faceoffs: 50% 50%