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Devils fall to Panthers in overtime

New Jersey earned one point Monday night in their 4-3 OT loss to Florida

by Amanda Stein @amandacstein /

SUNRISE, FL - The New Jersey Devils will leave the state of Florida with just a single point after posting a 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers Monday night. 

The Devils continue to struggle in the overtime period, dropping to 0-for-4 this season when games stretch beyond the 60-minute mark. 

Here are 10 takeaways from the game: 

1. Head coach John Hynes had some line juggling to do prior to the game. Devils forward Marcus Johansson was unable to play against the Panthers due to a lower body injury suffered against the Lightning on Sunday night. Hynes elected to change up most of his forward lines. To begin the game, the Devils lineup looked as follows: 


2. Nothing a little pickle juice couldn't fix! Blake Coleman was a game-time decision prior to puck drop as the Devils forward was feeling under the weather. Coleman took warmups and proceeded to play 14:19 in regulation and contributed on the scoreboard with a second period goal. 

3. Keith Kinkaid was back in the starters net for the Devils for his 19th game of the season. Kinkaid stopped 30 of 33 shots against him in regulation.

4. It had been a long-time coming for Devils forward Miles Wood. He scored the game's opening goal to give New Jersey a 1-0 lead at 1:23 of the second period. Wood tipped in a point shot from Sami Vatanen for his second goal of the season, and his first point in 13 games. 

Tweet from @NJDevils: Woodn't you know it... it was @MilesWood44's second of the season and first of the game to get things going in the second.Third period coming up on @MSGNetworks next.

Wood and Vatanen capitalized off of a heads-up play by defenseman Egor Yakovlev, to get the puck cross-ice on the blue line to Vatanen. Yakovlev now has two assists in the first six games of his NHL career.

5. Coleman's aforementioned goal came at the 6:01 mark of the second period as the Devils were killing a penalty. Coleman registered the Devils first shorthanded road goal of the season to put New Jersey up 2-0 on the Panthers. 

Tweet from @MSGNetworks: [Insert obligatory pickle reference]Blake Coleman with the shorty for the #NJDevils.

The goal was Coleman's seventh of the season and his fourth point in the last six games. The goal was scored unassisted.

6. Jesper Bratt, up on the Devils top line, scored for a second consecutive night, to give the Devils a 3-2 lead at the 11:27 mark of the third period. Bratt now has seven points in his opening 10 games of the season. 

Vatenen assisted on the goal to give the defenseman a two-point night. Taylor Hall was credited with the secondary assist. 

7. With his assist, Hall now has 300 career assists and is two-shy of 500 points in his career.

8. Yakovlev was called for a holding penalty at the 12:37 mark of the second period, as he tried to break up a Panthers breakaway opportunity. The penalty was the first of his NHL career, and now leaves Nico Hischier and Will Butcher as the only players on the Devils roster, who have played at least six games this season, who have not been called for a penalty.

9. Brett Seney had four of the Devils 32 regulation time shots on net. That marks a career-high for the Devils rookie, through the first 13 games of his NHL career. Seney lead the Devils in shots on goal against the Panthers. For a 17th time in the Devils opening 23 games, New Jersey has recorded at least 30 shots on net.

10. Devils top-line center Nico Hischier was rocked into the end boards with 9:20 left in the third period in a tie game. Hischier was hit hard by Panthers defenseman Bogdan Kiselevich. After spending the commercial break on the Devils bench, Hischier proceeded to the Devils locker room and returned with just over two minutes left to play in the game.

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