By John Schweibacher
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The Devils put their 4-recreation dropping streak behind them with again-to-again wins this previous weekend towards Florida and Chicago.
New Jersey trailed by three objectives late within the first interval on Sunday night time at United Middle, however rallied to beat the Blackhawks, 7-5.
It marked the primary time the Devils rallied from a 3-aim deficit to win in regulation since April 18, 2006, at Montreal. That win, New Jersey’s eleventh straight to finish the common season, clinched the Atlantic Division title.
Sunday’s consequence was additionally simply the fifth time in franchise historical past, together with the times when the group was situated in Kansas Metropolis and Colorado, that the Devils scored seven or extra objectives in a recreation towards Chicago:
— eleven/12/17: Devils, 7-5
— three/eight/89: Devils, 7-5
— 1/eight/86: Devils, eight-7
— eleven/18/seventy eight: Colorado, eight-three
— 1/18/seventy seven: 7-7 tie.
Miles Wooden had his first profession hat trick within the win. It was the third all-time by a Devils participant towards the Blackhawks:
— eleven/12/17: Miles Wooden
— 12/1/sixteen: Travis Zajac (Chicago wins four-three in OT)
— 10/22/ninety two: Claude Lemieux (Devils win 6-5 in OT)
The Devils beat the Florida Panthers, 2-1 on Saturday night time at Prudential Middle to snap their 4-recreation dropping streak. Cory Schneider stopped 32 photographs within the victory to enhance to 7-three-1 this season.
Since becoming a member of the Devils in 2013-14, Schneider has allowed no multiple aim in a recreation seventy six occasions, tied for the fifth most within the NHL over that span (totals by way of video games of Nov. thirteen). The others are:
— Tuukka Rask (Boston) ninety three
— Braden Holtby (Washington) eighty three
— Ben Bishop (Tampa Bay, L.A. Kings, Dallas) eighty
— Carey Worth (Montreal) seventy nine
— Devan Dubnyk (Edmonton, Nashville, Arizona, Minnesota) seventy six
Will Butcher had the first help on Kyle Palmieri’s 5-on-three aim that proved to be the sport winner on Saturday. It was the rookie defenseman’s eighth energy play help of the season, which is tied for third within the NHL by means of the video games of Nov. thirteen:
— Phil Kessel (Boston) 9
— Shayne Gostisbehere (Philadelphia) 9
— Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay) 9
— Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay) eight
— Blake Wheeler (Winnipeg) eight
— Will Butcher (New Jersey) eight
New Jersey misplaced its fourth straight recreation, three-2 in extra time to the Edmonton Oilers final Thursday night time in Newark.