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Devils Drop 3-2 Contest on the Island | GAME STORY

Sharangovich, Bastian score in losing effort

by Sam Kasan @SamiKasan / NewJerseyDevils.com

The Devils lost for the second time this season, 3-2, to the New York Islanders at UBS Arena Thursday night.

The Islanders received goals from and Josh Bailey, Adam Pelech and Mat Barzal.

New Jersey goal scorers were Yegor Sharangovich and Nathan Bastian.

"For our team every single day feels different, every day we're coming to the rink to practice or play," Bastian said. "When we lose games not there aren't as many head-scratching plays or it doesn't feel like we have to go home and get back to the drawing board again. It feels like we're right there. We just need to bear down a little bit more."

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Devils Fall, 4-3, in Columbus | GAME STORY

New Jersey managed several comebacks, but ultimately came up short in the second half of a home-and-home series

by Sam Kasan @SamiKasan / NewJerseyDevils.com

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice, including the game-winning goal in the third period, as Columbus defeated the Devils, 4-3, at Nationwide Arena Saturday night.

Captain Nico Hischier, Jimmy Vesey and Marian Studenic all tallied for the Devils.

Boone Jenner and Yegor Chinakhov chipped in alongside Bjorkstrand's two goals for the Blue Jackets.

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Hughes' 3 Points Power Devils Past Jackets | GAME STORY

Hughes notched a goal and two assists to give the Devils their fourth win in five games

by Sam Kasan @SamiKasan / NewJerseyDevils.com

The Devils won their fourth game in the past five tries since the holiday break after besting the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-1, Thursday night at Prudential Center.

Tomas Tatar, Jesper Bratt and Jack Hughes, who finished with three points, tallied for the Devils. Goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 31 of 32 shots in the contest.

Max Domi was the lone goal scorer for the Blue Jackets.

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Devils Comeback Falls Short in 5-3 Loss to Bruins | GAME STORY

The Devils erased three deficits but still lost for the first time in four games

by Sam Kasan @SamiKasan / NewJerseyDevils.com

The Devils erased deficits of 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2, but it wasn't enough, eventually falling, 5-3, to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden Tuesday night.

New Jersey received goals from Nathan Bastian, Tomas Tatar and Damon Severson.

Boston's goals came from Curtis Lazar, Oskar Steen, Trent Frederic, David Pastrnak and Brandon Carlo.

The Devils three-game winning streak is over.

"We were six, seven minutes away from at least getting a point and it came down to a mistake," assistant coach Alain Nasreddine said. "I'm sure Blackwood would like to have one or two back. But the game was 3-3. It was tied. It ended up with a mistake that we've talked about all game, protecting our net-front. It ended up costing us the game."

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Devils Win Third Straight on Hischier's OT Winner V. Caps | GAME STORY

Nico Hischier capped the Devils' third straight win with two goals and the overtime winner

by Sam Kasan @SamiKasan / NewJerseyDevils.com

The Devils finally slayed the beast.

New Jersey shrugged off a late Washington rally to still prevail, 4-3 in overtime on captain Nico Hischier's winner, at Capital One Arena Sunday.

The victory was New Jersey's third in a row, and the first time the Devils have won in the nation's capital since Jan. 11, 2020 (0-6-2 prior).

"We wanted to come out and beat them," said Hischier, who admitted the team discussed their losing streak prior to the game. "You could see that from the beginning. It feels good to finallly get them."

Hischier, who scored the last two goals for New Jersey, finished the game after receiving a beautiful no-look pass from Jack Hughes in the overtime session. 

"I was hoping (Hughes) would see me. He obviously did," Hischier said. "I was there alone. I just tried to go far side and it worked out."

The Devils received goals from Yegor Sharangovich, Damon Severson, Hischier (2). Hughes picked up two assists and now has eight points (3G-5A) in his past three games. 

Washington goal scorers were John Carlson, Nic Dowd and Conor Sheary.

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Hughes' OT Winner Gives Devils Comeback Win | GAME STORY

Jack Hughes tallied in overtime as New Jersey capped a late third-period comeback win

by Sam Kasan @SamiKasan / NewJerseyDevils.com

It a matchup that featured lots of youthful talent and back-and-forth scoring, it was New Jersey that escaped with a 6-5 overtime victory against Edmonton Friday afternoon at Prudential Center.

The Devils had leads of 1-0, 2-1, 3-2 and 4-3 on goals from Jack Hughes (PP), Nico Hischier, Dawson Mercer and Janne Kuokkanen. But they could never get that "next goal" to extend their lead and trailed 5-4 in the third period.

Yegor Sharangovich scored with 32 seconds remaining on a 6-on-5 to force overtime. Hughes scored in overtime (second OT goal of the season) in a scene reminiscent of the his season-opening overtime tally. The Devils raised their sticks to the crowd following the celebration.

"I don't even know if it snuck in blocker or seven hole, I'm just trying to shoot the puck more. The more you shoot it the more pucks will go in the net," said Hughes, who has three goals and six points in his past two games. "I shot it through the screen and McDavid's legs. Once I got around him I saw the puck trickle in, and we were pretty pumped up."

The Oilers received goals from Connor McDavid (2), Kailer Yamamoto (2) and Devin Shore.

"It was a wild game, but at the end of the day we came up with the two points," assistant coach Alain Nasreddine, who was acting head coach, said. "We did a lot of good. There are some things, like any game, that you'd like to improve on. At the end of the day I like the resiliency, up-down, up-down, lose the lead at the end and then come back. So it was a huge win.

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Devils Drop 3-2 Loss to Penguins | GAME STORY

Late surge comes up short in the third period as New Jersey loses to Pittsburgh

by Sam Kasan @SamiKasan / NewJerseyDevils.com

The Devils late charge in the third period came up short in a 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday at Prudential Center.

Janne Kuokkanen and Nathan Bastian (power play) scored for New Jersey, and Andreas Johnsson had a breakaway stopped in the final seconds of the contest. Goaltender Jon Gillies made 19 saves in his Devils debut.

Teddy Blueger (shorthanded), Danton Heinen and Mike Matheson scored for Pittsburgh.

"I think you saw the energy was better tonight than last night and lasted longer through the game," head coach Lindy Ruff said. "A couple plays with the puck that cost us again, the difference maker in the game. We cleaned up a lot of it and had a great opportunity late in the game, a couple seconds left to tie it. But again, we've got to stay away from getting too frustrated."

The Devils losing streak is now six games. 

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Devils Lose, 5-2, in Detroit | GAME STORY

Dylan Larkin's first-career hat trick powers the Red Wings to victory

by Sam Kasan @SamiKasan / NewJerseyDevils.com

In a game featuring two teams battling COVID-19, short rosters and each other, it was the stars that would shine for Detroit in a 5-2 victory against New Jersey Saturday night at Little Caesars Arena.

Dylan Larkin recorded his first-career hat trick, and added an assist, to lead the Wings. Tyler Bertuzzi recorded the other two goals for Detroit.

The Devils received goals from Michael McLeod and Dawson Mercer.

"It's brutal. It's frustrating. COVID. We're missing guys. We're losing. Everything that could go wrong seems to be right now," defenseman Damon Severson said. "We have to nip it in the bud right now because it's going to keep coming back and we're going to keep losing if we don't dial it in."

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Devils Come Up Short in Comeback Against Golden Knights | GAME STORY

Despite a third-period rally, New Jersey couldn't overcome a three-goal deficit in a 5-3 loss to Vegas

by Sam Kasan @SamiKasan / NewJerseyDevils.com

The Devils' spirited third-period comeback fell short in a 5-3 setback to the Vegas Golden Knights Thursday night at Prudential Center.

The Devils scored the first goal of the game by Jack Hughes. Trailing 4-1 in the third period they received goals from Tomas Tatar and Jimmy Vesey to cut it to 4-3. Hughes appeared to have scored his second goal of the game with 25 seconds left, but it was waved off due to being offside.

Vegas goal scorers were Dylan Coghlan, William Carrier, William Karlsson, Nicolas Roy and Jonathan Marchessault (empty net).

"From where we were at as a team I thought we gave it everything we had tonight," head coach Lindy Ruff said. "We needed to play a tight game. We made a couple mistakes that hurt us. We battled hard to come back. We just left too many plays out there."

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    Depleted Devils Routed in Philadelphia | GAME STORY

    An undermanned and under the weather Devils squad couldn't fend off the Flyers in a 6-1 loss

    by Sam Kasan @SamiKasan / NewJerseyDevils.com

    Philadelphia's Cam Atkinson recorded a hat trick against a depleted Devils team in a 6-1 victory Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center.

    Atkinson was joined on the scoresheet by Travis Sanheim, Justin Braun and Oskar Lindblom.

    New Jersey, which played despite many players being sick, received its lone goal scoring was P.K. Subban.

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