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Hischier scores first two goals, Devils rally past Senators

Moore gets OT winner, last of three in row to give Kinkaid win in relief

by Chris Stevenson / Correspondent

OTTAWA -- John Moore scored 1:20 into overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 5-4 win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday.

Moore leads defensemen with five overtime goals since the NHL went to 3-on-3 overtime for the 2015-16 season, one more than Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks and Shayne Gostisbehere of the Philadelphia Flyers.

"I'm fortunate I get to play with great players and I get that opportunity from the coaching staff," Moore said. "I just try and use my skating with the open ice out there. To be completely honest, I just think I'm the beneficiary of some really good plays by good players. [Taylor Hall] made a great play kind of bringing it back, regrouping there, and we were able to catch them being a little aggressive."


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The Devils, who trailed 4-2 entering the third period, matched their best start since the 2002-03 season (6-1-0).

Nico Hischier, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, scored his first two NHL goals.

"It feels good," said Hischier, who played his seventh game. "I knew at some point it would come. I just had to keep going. The guys were telling me that. It happened today, and it's even better if you win the game after your first goal, so I'm really happy tonight."

Marcus Johansson scored with 4:55 remaining in the third period to tie the game 4-4. 

New Jersey goaltender Cory Schneider made 20 saves before he was replaced by Keith Kinkaid for the third period because of a lower-body injury. Kinkaid made nine saves.

Video: NJD@OTT: Hischier pots first two NHL goals 1:51 apart

Kyle Turris, Derick Brassard, Alexandre Burrows and Tom Pyatt scored, and Craig Anderson made 41 saves for the Senators (3-1-3), who have not won at home (0-1-3).

Hischier put the Devils ahead 1-0 at 2:30 of the first period when he took a pass from Drew Stafford from behind the net and lifted a shot past Anderson. After Turris tied the game 1-1 on the power play at 2:57, Hischier scored his second at 4:21. After jamming in the puck at the left post, the goal was upheld after it was challenged by the Senators for goaltender interference.

Brassard (at 5:07) and Burrows (at 7:15) scored 2:08 apart in the second period to give Ottawa a 3-2 lead. The goal was Burrows' 200th in the NHL. Pyatt made it 4-2 at 15:49 of the second period.

The Senators also could not hold a two-goal, third-period lead in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals on Oct. 5.

"Usually we close these really well," Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said. "Both times it's the same reason. We turned the puck over. Puck management from our defensive zone and neutral zone cost us in the end. This is the stuff we've got to clean up. At the beginning of the year, it happens. We've just got to clean it up for the next games."

Video: NJD@OTT: Brassard taps home a one-timer in front


Goal of the game

Burrows finished a three-way passing play with forward Mike Hoffman and defenseman Erik Karlsson by knocking in his rebound.

Video: NJD@OTT: Burrows scores his 200th career NHL goal


Save of the game

At 1:45 of the first period, Hoffman intercepted a pass by Devils defenseman Steven Santini and broke in alone. Schneider stopped Hoffman's shot and a shot on the rebound.

Video: NJD@OTT: Schneider stands tall for two big saves


Highlight of the game

Moore took a pass from Hall inside the New Jersey blue line in overtime, found some room down the right wing and scored on a shot to Anderson's stick side.

Video: NJD@OTT: Moore buries wicked wrister for OT winner

They said it

"[Moore has] been really good for us in overtime. The last couple of years he's been significant. He's a good skater, he's got a good shot. He's shown a knack in those situations to be able to be a guy who comes through for us." -- Devils coach John Hynes


"I was actually stuffing my face with some granola. I had no idea anything was wrong. You always have to be ready. I did my little pregame routine and went in." -- Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid


"I don't think we were terrible today, but they did a great job in finding ways to come back. They put a lot of pucks at net against us. We just didn't have it just enough today. It's one of those games we should have won and we let it slip away." -- Senators captain Erik Karlsson


Need to know

Hynes did not have an update on Schneider's injury. … Hall had four assists. … Karlsson had three assists playing his second game of the season after returning from offseason foot surgery.


What's next

Devils: Host the San Jose Sharks on Friday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, NBCSCA, NHL.TV)

Senators: Host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; CBC, CITY, TVA Sports, NHL.TV)


Video: Hischier, Hall, Moore rally Devils to 5-4 OT win

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