NEWARK — Nico Hischier had three assists and the no-name New Jersey Devils beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 Monday night time to match a franchise document with their thirteenth consecutive win.
Jesper Bratt, Dawson Mercer, Damon Severson, Tomas Tatar and Yegor Sharangovich scored for the Devils, who haven’t misplaced since Oct. 24 in opposition to Washington. Vitek Vanecek made 27 saves for New Jersey.
Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for the Oilers, crushed twice by New Jersey throughout its run. Stuart Skinner made 23 saves, however had the puck taken off his stick by Hischier early within the second interval to arrange the go-ahead objective by Mercer right into a wide-open web.
Severson stretched the margin to 3-1 on a counterattack minutes later.
Edmonton made a push early within the third. Nugent-Hopkins minimize it to 3-2 at 4:52 and had a close-in likelihood to tie it, solely to be stopped by Vanecek, who improved to 9-1.
Tatar gave the Devils respiratory room a couple of minute later, gloving down the rebound of Mercer’s shot and beating Skinner. Sharangovich added an insurance coverage objective with 5:15 to go.
Jack Hughes had two assists for the Devils.
Not solely did Skinner hand the Devils the go-ahead objective, backup netminder Jack Campbell additionally had a foul night time.
Sitting on the tip of the bench late within the second interval, Campbell was minimize when he was hit within the face by a puck that appeared to be deflected by Devils defenseman Dougie Hamilton. Campbell instantly left the bench and didn’t return for the third interval.
Oilers: Proceed their swing by way of the New York metropolitan space after they go to the Islanders on Wednesday. Edmonton finishes in New York Metropolis on Saturday in opposition to the Rangers.
Devils: Host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night time.