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Devils top Wild in overtime

Moore gets game-winner after Granlund scores twice in third period

by Jessi Pierce / Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- John Moore scored 52 seconds into overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 4-3 win against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Monday.

Moore won it for New Jersey when he one-timed Adam Henrique's cross-ice feed past Devan Dubnyk. It was Moore's third goal of the season and second game-winner; his overtime goal on Oct. 19 gave the Devils a 5-4 victory against the Ottawa Senators.

"I'm the recipient of some selfless hockey by a lot of guys, and it culminates in me getting a chance," Moore said. "You can't overlook really two lines of guys playing hard, getting the puck back, being selfless, making good changes, and setting a teammate up for success."


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Henrique had a goal and two assists for New Jersey (12-5-3), which went 2-1-1 on its four-game road trip. The Devils have earned at least one point in nine of its 11 road games this season (7-2-2). Cory Schneider made 33 saves.

"We needed a big win on the trip. That was basically it," Henrique said. "We knew it would be a tough game. They play fast and clog up the neutral zone, so I just continue to play my game. Offensively, it was nice to get that first one. Bit of an ugly one, but we'll take it."

Mikael Granlund scored twice in the third period to help Minnesota (9-8-3) rally for one point. Dubnyk made 21 saves.

Granlund made it 3-2 with a power-play goal at 11:14 of the third period when he beat Schneider with a wrist shot from the left circle.

Video: NJD@MIN: Granlund fires shot five-hole for PPG

He tied it at 18:24 when he one-timed Ryan Suter's feed at the right circle past Schneider.

"It takes a kick in the butt to get us going sometimes," Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We talk about self-preparation all the time, but it was one of those things today. They get two in off us in the beginning, and I think we've had a lot in this first 20 games here.

"We go in spurts, but we don't go in 60 minutes. Until we learn to go in 60 minutes, we're not going to go too far."

Henrique scored his first goal in 11 games and ended a four-game drought at 18:32 of the first period when he deflected in a shot by Brian Gibbons that hit Dubnyk and slid over the goal line to give the Devils a 1-0 lead.

Video: NJD@MIN: Henrique deflects one home in front

Nino Niederreiter extended his goal streak to four games during a power play at 1:32 of the second period when he took a pass from Granlund and pushed the puck over the goal line to make it 1-1. Niederreiter also has a six-game point streak.

Steven Santini gave New Jersey a 2-1 lead when his redirection bounced off Gustav Olofsson at 7:24 of the second period.

Will Butcher scored for the second straight game and gave the Devils a 3-1 lead at 7:19 of the third period.

Video: NJD@MIN: Butcher roofs a rocket from the circle


Goal of the game

Moore's game-winner 52 seconds into overtime.

Video: NJD@MIN: Moore nets one-timer for overtime winner


Save of the game

Dubnyk made a pad save against Miles Wood at 12:46 of the second period.

Video: NJD@MIN: Dubnyk turns aside Wood with pad stop


Highlight of the game

Granlund's tying goal at 18:24 of the third period.

Video: NJD@MIN: Granlund blasts home one-timer to tie game


They said it

"We were up 2-1 going into the third period, and I think the way that the game had gone if you told us we were going to come in up 2-1 going into the third, we would've taken it. I thought the response was better. We had a chance to make it 4-1, and [Kyle Palmieri] hits the post. But that's a good team. They came and they pressed and it probably wasn't a 4-1 game if we won it like that. We had to battle for it and win it in overtime. They certainly deserved a point and we found a way to get two." -- Devils coach John Hynes


"Playing catch-up is difficult. It's wearing on you. It's tiring on you. So, I think we're a pretty good team with the lead, but we've got to be able to get the lead and keep the lead." -- Wild coach Bruce Boudreau


Need to know

Moore leads all NHL defensemen with six overtime goals since the 3-on-3 format was introduced at the start of the 2015-16 season. … Devils forward Taylor Hall has four points (one goal, three assists) in his past four games. … Wild forward Charlie Coyle returned after missing 16 games because of a fractured right leg. … Dubnyk is 4-0-1 in his past five starts. … Granlund has 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in his past 10 games.


What's next

Devils:Host the Boston Bruins on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; NESN, MSG+ 2, NHL.TV)

Wild: At the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; FS-N, MSG-B, NHL.TV)


Video: Moore, Henrique pave way for Devils in 4-3 OT win

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