Montreal – Jack Hughes Scored two goals and had an assist, and the New Jersey Devils extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Center on Tuesday.
Dougie Hamilton And the Jesper Pratt Each of them had a purpose and help, and Dawson Mercer He has an assist for New Jersey (13-3-0), which hasn’t lost since Oct. 24.
Vitek Vanishk Made 25 saves. The goaltender was not dressed for Saturday after being substituted in the third period of a 4-3 overtime victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.
“We were losers in the first period, we traded chances, and we weren’t really committed to hitting our puck and blocking opportunities,” said Devils coach Lindy Ruff. “And I have to give [the Canadiens] some credit. They skated well, they hit us with a few holes. I thought in the first half both goalkeepers made really big saves.”
The winning streak is the third longest in Devils history, trailing 13 games in 2000-01 and 11 in 2005-06.
“We knew they wanted to attack from our mistakes,” said the New Jersey native Defenseman Jonas Seigenthaler He said. “We just tried to limit our mistakes and have good gaps against them and don’t give them anything, be close to them, don’t even give them a chance and I think we were really good tonight.”
Jake Allen Made 34 saves, and Evgeny Dadonov He scored his first goal for Montreal (8-7-1), which ended a three-game winning streak.
“We knew they were playing well,” said Canadiens captain Nick Suzuki. “They’re a fast team, they’re up and down the ice very quickly, and I think we couldn’t find solutions early on. We were on our heels a lot, playing our own territory, and that’s not a good recipe for us.”
Hughes gave New Jersey a 1-0 lead at 3:57 of the second period, scoring from the left standoff circle on the power play for his 50th NHL goal.
“[Hughes] “He really stayed with the whole game and played really well with the puck,” said Pratt. And he was making a lot, especially on the power play out there, he was willing to shoot. And he was a huge threat to all of us in the game and really shows what kind of player he is when he gets the chance to make something happen.”
Hamilton made it 2-0 at 6:06, and his wrist shot went under the crossbar to make it 2-1 after stripping the puck in the neutral zone.
Dadunov cut it to 2-1 at 9:55 when Sean MonahanDevils shot forward Igor SharangovichHe skated and caromed his crash net.
Hughes extended it to 3-1 at 15:29, curling into the right circle and beating blocker Allen, and Pratt made it 4-1 at 12:19 of the third period, scoring on Allen’s goal while trying to get back into position.
“We really came back in the second and third stages and showed a lot of personality,” said Pratt.
John Marino Scored an empty goal at 19:56 for the final 5-1.
“I thought we turned the puck too many times, and when you play with a team as skilled as that, it’s not a good recipe,” Monahan said.
Notes: Vanecek is the first Devils goaltender to win seven straight decisions since Martin Brodeur and Johan Hedberg both did it in 2010-11. … Montreal Attackers Jonathan Darwin (upper body) f Joel Jeremiah (upper body) not playing. After the game, the Canadiens announced that Drouin would miss 4-6 weeks. … Montreal striker George Slavkowski He had four shots on goal and three blocked shots in 12:24 of ice time after play was stopped twice for going up Matt Love From the Detroit Red Wings on November 8…the Canadiens successfully challenged a goal Thomas Tatar 15 seconds into the third period for offside. … Hamilton extended his points streak to five games (three goals and four assists). … Dadonov was acquired from the Vegas Golden Knights on June 16 for defenseman Shea Weber.