New Jersey Devils (15-20-7 37pts) vs New York Islanders(27-12-3 57pts)
Good evening Devils fans! Tonight your anew Jersey Devils host one of their longtime division rivals in the New York Islanders. The first few minutes saw each team feel each other out however, it would be the Islanders who would get the first goal of the game from Casey Cizikas. Moments later, PK Subban would tie the game up 1-1 for the Devils as he blasted a shot from the right circle on a pass from winger Miles Wood. Unfortunately or the Devils, the Islanders got their lead back as Jordan Eberle scored his fourth goal of the season. After the first period, the Islanders would have a 2-1 lead over the Devils.
Late in the second period saw the Devils even up the score 2-2 as Nico Hischier would score his tenth goal of the season.
About midway through period three, Kyle Palmieri gave the Devils their first lead of the game as he would score his sixteenth goal of the season. However, it wasn’t enough as Tom Kunhakl would add his third goal of the season to tie the game 3-3 and force overtime between the two teams.
In overtime it would be Anders Lee for the Islanders who got to play the hero as he scored the game winner and thirteenth goal of the season. Tonight continues the Devils inability to hold onto or add onto leads in close games. New Jersey heads out for a brief two game road trip beginning on Thursday as they take a quick trip across the Hudson River to take in their rivals the New York Rangers.
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
Final Stats: NJ-3 NYI-4
Shots: 35 41
Hits: 18 21
PP: 1/1 0/0
Faceoffs: 53.8% 46.2%