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Devils defeat Red Wings in Domingue's first start

Coleman scores twice for New Jersey; Detroit is 0-3-2 in past five games

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

Coleman hammers home goal

DET@NJD: Coleman goes upstairs to double lead

Blake Coleman jumps on the loose puck down low and one-times it past Jonathan Bernier to give the Devils a 3-1 lead in the 3rd period

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NEWARK, N.J. -- Louis Domingue made 19 saves in his first start for the New Jersey Devils, a 5-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Prudential Center on Saturday.

Domingue, acquired in a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Nov. 1 for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, was making his first start since a 6-3 win for the Lightning against the Carolina Hurricanes on March 21.

"Everything was working well from start to finish," Domingue said. "I was seeing the puck well. Usually when you're seeing the puck, it's because your team is doing a great job in front of you. I thought we kept it to the outside, limited it to one rebound. It was a great team effort from everyone."


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Blake Coleman scored two goals, and Taylor Hall had a goal and an assist for the Devils (8-10-4), who had lost two in a row. 

"We were getting to the dirty areas," Coleman said. "We weren't shooting enough in the first but started in the second. You see what happened when we started to get pucks and bodies and direct everything toward the net."

Taro Hirose scored, and Jonathan Bernier made 29 saves for the Red Wings (7-15-3). 

"I think we're just trying to figure out how to put together 60 minutes right now," Hirose said. "I think we're playing good periods and good hockey, and then it just snowballs. It's definitely on us, no one else can change that, and we just have to look in the mirror and be better next time."

Video: DET@NJD: Bowey sets

Detroit is winless in its past five games (0-3-2).

"We're a young team, but it's a hockey game and you have to want the puck in the third period, you have to want it on your stick and want to make plays and want to score that extra goal that's going to put us in the lead," Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin said. "We didn't have much of that in the third period, and that's been the story so far this season."

Detroit has been outscored 35-19 in the third period.

"After it went 3-1, you have lots of hockey left, and I thought we played terrible after that," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "They went right through us in that period. We gave up two wide-open chances with turnovers in the slot ... that's not even close to good enough."

Will Butcher scored on a wrist shot from the left face-off circle that deflected off the skate of Red Wings defenseman Dylan McIlrath at 4:42 of the third period to give the Devils a 2-1 lead.

Coleman made it 3-1 on a snap shot from the slot at 6:41. Hall scored into an empty net at 15:23 for a 4-1 lead, and Coleman scored his seventh goal of the season at 19:48 for the 5-1 final. 

Video: DET@NJD: Coleman nets backhander for second of game

"You could see once we got that second goal, it was paddle down and everybody started pulling the rope," Coleman said.

Hirose scored off a deflection at 3:32 of the second period to give the Red Wings a 1-0 lead.

Kyle Palmieri tied it 1-1 at 3:58 on a wrist shot from the slot off a backhand pass from Hall.


They said it

"We've been really porous defensively the last couple of games and that's not good enough. The biggest thing I made clear for our group for [Sunday] and the long-term future of this team is that we have to play hockey the right way. We have to play great defensive hockey and get your offense from checking ... we have to understand that." -- Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill

"You look at the way things have gone this first quarter of the season, we have a tendency of not sticking with the game plan. A puck ends up in the back of your net and sometimes we put our tail between our legs and mistakes are compounded. You saw teams pile it on but tonight we did a good job of pushing right back. There were momentum swings both ways and both teams had chances to score. Louie played well and we able to find the back of the net a couple of times for him." -- Devils forward Kyle Palmieri


Need to know

Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha sustained a lower-body injury in the first period. He will not play Sunday against the Hurricanes. ... Coleman had his second multigoal game of the season. The first came in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Oct. 4. He has six points (four goals, two assists) in the past six games. ... Hall has scored in consecutive games and has five points (two goals, three assists) in his past four games. … Forward John Hayden had an assist, his first point with the Devils. 


What's next

Red Wings: Host the Hurricanes on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, FS-D, FS-CR, NHL.TV)

Devils: Host the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, MSG+, FS-N, FS-WI, NHL.TV)

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