What a game in Newark! The New Jersey Devils beat the New York Rangers 4-3 after overtime after a strong comeback. Severson gets the gold gate.
The Devils start the game better and can put pressure on the Rangers early on. However, the first hit falls on the other side.
After a pass from Lafreniere, ex-devil Vesey prevailed against several of his ex-colleagues and overcame Vanecek after 1:34 minutes to take the lead.
Toward the end of the first period, the Devils have a great chance to equalize with a two-man majority, but Rangers can withstand the pressure.
In the second third, the Rangers can counter the course of the game. After 3:28 minutes Gauthier is on the spot, who curves around Vanecek and puts the disc into the net to make it 2-0.
In the middle of the second period, Hughes brings the Devils to 1:2, the hit is well deserved at this point (9:24). But a little later, the Rangers strike again: Kreider sinks a rebound after a shot from Miller to make it 3:1 (13:15).
Hughes provides OT, Severson lets Devils cheer
In the last third, the Devils come close again. Jesper Brett puts the disc into the net with a hard slap shot to make it 2:3.
A little later, the hosts are rewarded for the effort they put in: Hughes equalized with his second goal.
Both teams then look for the decision, but this must be made in overtime. There the Devils crown their race to catch up. After winning the puck in his own zone, Severson moves in front of the opponent’s goal, where he doesn’t give Rangers goalie Shestrkin a chance and scores to make it 4:3.
This leaves the Devils in third place in the Metropolitan Division, ahead of the Rangers. A three-game winning streak has come to an end for the Rangers.