Recap: Devils Continue to Chase History with 12th-Straight WinDate: November 21, 2022
By: Justin Lotito
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The New Jersey Devils (15-3) entered their final game on their Canada road trip with a matchup against familiar foes, the Ottawa Senators (6-10-1). In hopes to continue their historic win streak, they would need to end their road trip strong.
Things started off great for New Jersey. On a powerplay, veteran Erik Haula made an early impact on the game. The winger notched a goal, his first as a Devil.
Haula atcha boy! His first as a Devil! pic.twitter.com/XIlEHzOjAV— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) November 19, 2022
The Devils continued to put pressure on Ottawa’s defense. This time Nathan Bassist scored. Miles Wood and Michael Mcleod were responsible for assists on the play, giving New Jersey a comfortable 2-0 lead.
Not everything went right for the Devils during the first period. Captain Nico Hischeir took a dirty crosscheck from Austin Watson, forcing him to leave the ice. While it appeared Hischeir was in immense pain, he was able to return to the ice during his next shift.
The second period started with a bang for the away team. Sixteen seconds into the period, Douggie Hamilton found himself in front of the goal with no contest, and the Senators goalie was out of position.
Fabian Zutterland delivered a beautiful pass from behind the net to Hamilton. The puck bounced off Hamilton’s skate into the net.
At first, the goal contented. However, after an officials review the goal was overturned, as it is illegal to intentionally kick a puck into the net.
Instead of sulking over the goal being overturned, the Devils got right back to work on offense. Jesper Boqvist rebounded the puck off a blocked Yegor Sharangovich shot and snapped it into the goal. Three minutes into the second period, the Devils found themselves with a commanding 3-0 lead.
Due to poor goalie play, the Senators elected to make a switch, putting in Cam Talbot.
Talbot immediately made an impact on the game. Ottawa’s goalie made two crucial power play saves and made a momentum changing diving stop, on what looked like an easy Bastian goal.
After the heroic Talbot save, momentum switched.
The Senators Derrick Brassard scored Ottawa’s first goal of the game, slimming the lead to 3-1.
With the game shiftin in the Senator’s favor, the Devils had to act quick to prevent a comeback. They did just that by scoring shorthanded. After receiving a great pass from Hischier, Sharangovich scored his first of the game.
Shara Shorty™️ pic.twitter.com/HIeEaD3I25— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) November 19, 2022
New Jersey entered the third period with a 4-1 lead.
The third period wasn’t very eventful as the Devils stayed in control. New Jersey did however score an empty netter at the end, to extend their lead to 5-1. The goal was scored by Michael McCloud.
Their win against the Senators extends the win streak to 12, one behind a franchise best of 13. Keep checking WSOU.net for all things Devils as they look to make history and tie their record with a victory over the Oilers on Monday night.
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