Carolina Hurricanes @ New Jersey Devils
(CAR leads series 2-1)
To say this afternoon‘s game between the New Jersey Devils and Carolina Hurricanes was interesting would be an understatement. This game was wild on the scoresheet all around. It features power play goals, short handed goals, a penalty shot goal, and several multi point players in this thrilling game three matchup. New Jersey dictated the play in period one as they would get off to a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Timo Meier, a Shorthanded goal from Michael McLeod on a nice individual effort, and Jack Hughes on a top shelf shot off of a give and go. It would be Devils up by three after the first period.
Nico Hischier would end Hurricanes goalie Frederik Andersen’s night with an early second period goal just fifty three seconds in. Pyotr Kochetkov would enter the game hoping to clean up the mess but unfortunately to no avail. Sebastian Aho respond about a minute later to get his team on the board before Damon Severson extended the Devils lead to 5-1 at the 5:33 mark. Carolina did get one more goal before the period was up as Jordan Martinook was awarded a penalty shot while his team was Shorthanded on the PK and converted to get the score to 5-2 and it would remain that way the rest of the period.
If you thought the scoring was over, you were clearly wrong. Miles Wood would score at the 3:08 mark receiving a beautiful stretch pass from the goal line in the breakout where he took the puck in on a beautiful effort by him and slid the puck five hole for the Devils sixth goal of the game. Moments later we saw Jack Hughes roof one that barely got over the goalie to increase the lead to seven. Game still not crazy enough yet? Then we saw two consecutive shorthanded goals by Carolina as Jordan Stall and Seth Jarvis would score to get the game within three. Finally the scoring ended as Ondrej Palat would pot one in on the power play with a one timer set up by Jesper Bratt. The New Jersey Devils went on to beat the Carolina Hurricanes in a wild one by a final score of 8-4 as we now turn the page to game four on Tuesday night at the Prudential Center.
New Jersey Devils
GOAL (NJ) 5:58-Timo Meier (Jack Hughes, Dawson Mercer)
GOAL (NJ) 10:55- Jack Hughes (Brendan Smith, Dawson Mercer)
Shorthanded GOAL (NJ) 12:21- Michael McLeod (Nico Hischier, John Marino)
GOAL (NJ) :53- Nico Hischier (Jesper Bratt, Ondrej Palat)
GOAL (CAR) 2:00- Sebastian Aho (Seth Jarvis, Jacob Slavin)
GOAL (NJ) 5:33- Damon Severson (Luke Hughes, Jack Hughes)
Penalty Shot GOAL (CAR) 12:18- Jordan Martinook (unassisted)
GOAL (NJ) 3:08- Miles Wood (John Marino, Vitek Vanecek)
GOAL (NJ) 5:17- Jack Hughes (Dawson Mercer, Jonas Siegenthaler)
Shorthanded GOAL (CAR) 7:21- Jordan Staal (Jordan Martinook)
Shorthanded GOAL (CAR) 8:11- Seth Jarvis (Jesper Fast)
Power Play GOAL (NJ)- 10:47- Ondrej Palat (Jesper Bratt, Luke Hughes)
Next Up: (Game 4) Carolina Hurricanes @ New Jersey Devils 5/9/23 7pm EST
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