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Subban boosts Devils to victory against Hurricanes

Scores go-ahead goal four minutes into third; New Jersey gets first win in four games

by Kurt Dusterberg / Independent Correspondent

Subban deflects puck past Reimer

NJD@CAR: Subban deflects puck in after Wood pass

P. K. Subban tips a puck in past James Reimer after Miles Wood cycles high to keep play in the offensive zone to give the Devils a 4-3 lead

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- P.K. Subban broke a tie in the third period for the New Jersey Devils in a 5-3 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Saturday.

Subban skated to the net and redirected Miles Wood's wrist shot from the right point for a 4-3 lead at 4:00.

Damon Severson scored an empty-net goal to make it 5-3 with 49 seconds remaining.


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Wood, Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier scored for New Jersey (3-5-4), which ended a three-game winless streak (0-1-2), including a 4-3 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday. Mackenzie Blackwood made 24 saves.

It was the Devils' first win on the road (1-3-0). They were outscored 14-2 in the three losses.

"It's been a long time coming, and it's nice to see the guys be able to battle and get our first road win," coach John Hynes said. "But most importantly to get rewarded for the things we have been talking about."

Video: NJD@CAR: Hughes taps in puck for power-play goal

Erik Haula had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes (9-4-1), who had won three in a row, including 7-3 against the Detroit Red Wings on Friday. James Reimer made 21 saves.

"We never got going enough to create enough mojo," Carolina coach Rod Brind'Amour said. "We were emotionally dead. We were a little tired tonight. We weren't smart with the puck, so that's what you get."

Warren Foegele gave the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead at 7:55 of the first period. He got behind the New Jersey defense, took a pass from Sebastian Aho, and scored five-hole on Blackwood for his first goal of the season.

Wood tied the game 1-1 at 11:28 when the puck caromed to him to the left of the net after Will Butcher's shot from the point went wide.

"There was a lot of traffic in front of the net, so instead of shooting at the net, [Butcher] shot it off the back wall," Wood said. "It just kicked out and I was fortunate for the puck to go in there."

Video: NJD@CAR: Haula buries one-timer off Dzingel's pass

Blackwood stopped Andrei Svechnikov's shot, but Teuvo Teravainen put the rebound into an open net on the power play to give Carolina a 2-1 lead at 16:36.

Hughes put in the loose puck after it leaked through Reimer near the goal line to tie it 2-2 with 27 seconds remaining in the first.

It was New Jersey's first power-play goal on the road.

Hischier scored his first of the season to give the Devils a 3-2 lead 34 seconds into the second period when he made an inside-out move on defenseman Jaccob Slavin and scored with a high shot from the left face-off circle.

"It was kind of a broken play," Hischier said. "The puck came back to me. I saw [Slavin] turning back a little, so I tried to go outside and shoot far side."

Video: NJD@CAR: Hischier flashes skill with toe-drag goal

Haula converted Ryan Dzingel's feed from behind the net to tie it 3-3 at 10:59.

Blackwood, who made 28 saves in the loss to the Flyers, improved to 3-2-3.

"I haven't necessarily played from the start of the season until now the way I want to," he said. "But every day is a battle, and I'm trying to find consistency in my game and string a couple good starts together."

It was the first of a five-game road trip for the Devils, who played eight of their first 11 at home, including the previous six.

"(We won) one now on the road, so we've got to keep going," Hischier said. "We needed that win, big time. It's good for our confidence, good for the team."


They said it

"In my opinion, they're one of the best teams in the League. So that's a big win for us, but we're not surprised by the way we played today. We know we can play with the best teams in the League, it's just finding that consistency and understanding that every play matters." -- Devils defenseman P.K. Subban

"Especially as a forward group, we were fooling around with the puck too much, making it easy for them to transition and play in our end. It tired out our defensive corps. Too many turnovers, too many mistakes." -- Hurricanes captain Jordan Staal


Need to know

Devils forward Taylor Hall had an assist on Hughes' goal to extend his point and assist streaks to five games (one goal, six assists). ... New Jersey defenseman Sami Vatanen's point streak ended at four games (three goals, two assists). ... All three of Hughes' goals have come on the power play. ... Svechnikov extended his point streak to four games (five goals, two assists). ... Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton's point streak ended at six games, an NHL career high (two goals, six assists).


What's next

Devils: At the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; TSN3, MSG, NHL.TV)

Hurricanes: At the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, NBCSP, FS-CR, NHL.TV)

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