Game Recap: New Jersey Devils vs Nashville Predators 1/30/20

New Jersey Devils (18-24-8 44pts) vs Nashville Predators (24-19-7 55pts)

Game Recap:

Good evening Devils fans! Tonight your New Jersey Devils welcome back former Head Coach John Hynes and his Nashville Predators. This is the first time John Hynes has been back in New Jersey since he was fired by the Devils on December 3rd, 2020. Nashville would get on the board early as Matias Ekholm would give the Predators an early 1-0 lead. The early goal wouldn’t keep the Devils down as Pavel Zacha would score his fourth on the season to tie up the score. However, Filip Forsberg would give the Predators their lead back and would head into the second period up 2-1.

Period two was a back and forth of scoring between these two teams. Pavel Zacha would tie things up 2-2 and scored his second of the game for the Devils. A couple minutes later, Nikita Gusev gave the Devils their first lead of the game on the power play. However, Nick Bonino would tie the game up for the Predators. Jesper Bratt helped his team regain their league and head into the third period up 4-3.

The high scoring from the previous period continued in the third period. Matt Duchne evened things up 4-4 for the Preds. Moments later, John Hayden added his second goal of the season and give the Devils a 5-4 lead. However, that would be the last time they would lead as Filip Forsberg scored his second of the game and would force overtime and a shootout as well. Speaking of which, Nashville would go onto defeat the Devils in a shootout as they would get the shootout winner from Matt Duchene. New Jersey is back in action on Saturday as they host the Dallas Stars. The New Jersey Devils that night will be honoring and remembering the 99-00 Stanley Cup championship team that defeated the Dallas Stars to win their second of three Stanley Cup championships. Myself and Michael of TXHT Will be in attendance covering this special event.


New Jersey Devils

Nashville Predators

1st Period Highlights:

2nd Period Highlights

3rd Period Highlights

Overtime/Shootout Highlights

Final Stats: NJ-5 NSH-6

Shots: 32 30

Hits: 27 17

PP: 2/3 1/3

Faceoffs: 45.9% 54.1%

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