Miles Wood's goal at 18:00 of the second period last night gave the Devils a 3-2 lead over the Ottawa Senators. The team would go on to win 4-3 in OT.
The play itself was an interesting one, almost like a hailmary throw in football. Wayne Simmonds lifted the puck high in the air from the defensive zone and it cruised, landing perfectly for a streaking Wood. The forward then settled the puck and buried it for the lead.
Video: NJD@OTT: Wood puts home wrist shot on the break
"Wayne and I talked about that play if he has the puck on the half-wall there, just for me to split the two D there and he'll flip it out. It just happened to work out there. It was kinda like a football play where the QB lobs it up and I kind of chase after it."
The set play worked perfectly, but Wood had no idea the puck had gone in until after a bit of a pause.
[The ref] had no idea too until he got to the goal line and then he goes 'goal!'
"It was kind of a weird thing but great play by Wayne."