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Hall extends point streak to 17, but Devils lose to Hurricanes

Teravainen scores winner for Carolina, which moves into tie for second wild card in East

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Correspondent

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Taylor Hall scored to extend his point streak to 17 games, but the New Jersey Devils lost 3-1 to the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Friday.

Teuvo Teravainen redirected Brett Pesce's shot from the point to give Carolina a 2-1 lead at 9:37 of the third period.

"Somehow, I was in front of the net and it just goes in off my leg," Teravainen said. "Sometimes, that's what you need to get a big goal."

 

[WATCH: All Devils vs. Hurricanes highlights]

 

 

Derek Ryan and Justin Williams scored for the Hurricanes (29-25-11), who moved into a tie with the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference. Cam Ward made 25 saves.

Hall has 12 goals and 10 assist during his streak, the longest in the NHL this season. He has at least one point in all 24 games he's played in 2018 but missed three in a row Jan. 22-25 with a right hand/thumb injury.

Video: NJD@CAR: Ward extends his pad to rob Maroon

Keith Kinkaid made 27 saves for the Devils (33-24-8), who lead the Hurricanes and Blue Jackets by five points for the first wild card in the East. New Jersey was coming off a 3-2 loss at the Florida Panthers on Thursday.

"We need a lot more guys going," Devils coach John Hynes said. "The last two games, we've been outplayed. We don't have enough guys committed enough and as detailed enough for us to have success, so we got what we deserved both last night and tonight."

Ryan gave the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead at 11:50 of the second period. His backhand pass through the crease was intended for Lee Stempniak, but the puck went off Devils defenseman Damon Severson's left skate and into the net.

Video: NJD@CAR: Ryan scores off deflection to break the ice

"Especially in the first period, I felt like I was getting lots of chances, but the puck wasn't going in," said Ryan, who scored for the first time in 16 games. "Then I make kind of a desperate play in the second and I get a little puck luck. That's just how hockey works."

Hall tied the game 1-1 when he redirected Sami Vatanen's shot from the right half-wall on the power play with 33 seconds left in the period. Hall has scored a goal in three straight games.

Williams scored an empty-net goal with 22 seconds remaining to make it 3-1. He scored twice in a 4-1 win at the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday after going eight games without a goal.

"[Williams] is so competitive," Ward said. "He wants us to rally with him. He's the veteran, he's the leader, and he's the guy who's been there and done that his whole career. His work ethic is second to none, and these kids can really learn a lot by watching him play."

 

Goal of the game

Teravainen's goal at 9:37 of the third period.

Video: NJD@CAR: Teravainen redirects Pesce's blast for goal

 

Save of the game

Kinkaid stopping Sebastian Aho at 12:34 of the third period.

Video: NJD@CAR: Kinkaid stretches out to stone Aho

 

Highlight of the game

Hall's goal at 19:27 of the second period.

Video: NJD@CAR: Hall nets PPG, extends streak to 24 games

 

They said it

"If you're frustrated after the game because you got outplayed, that's wasted energy. Where was that motivation, the frustration, the drive, to start the game? You can't play, get outplayed, and then come in, slam sticks and be upset." -- Devils coach John Hynes

 

"I think our guys are committed to seeing where we can get to. We believe we can make the playoffs, we want to make the playoffs, and we're competing at a level that will give us a chance." -- Hurricanes coach Bill Peters

 

Need to know

Teravainen has a goal in three straight games and five of the past six. The Hurricanes are 24-8-5 when scoring first this season. … The Devils, who went 1-2-0 on a three-game road trip, play their next three at home.

 

What's next

Devils: Host the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday (5 p.m. ET; MSG+, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV)

Hurricanes: Host the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; SN, FS-CR, NHL.TV)

 

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