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An incredible start to the season for the New Jersey Devils (11-4-2) continued with a wild 7-5 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Sunday.

Not only did forward Miles Wood scored his first career hat trick and have his first four-point game, the Devils did something they hadn't done for 11 years.

Trailing 4-1 in the first period, the Devils rallied from three goals down to win in regulation for the first time since April 18, 2006, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

In that game, a 4-3 win against the Montreal Canadiens, the Devils trailed 3-0, but Brian Gionta scored two goals, and Patrik Elias and Jamie Langenbrunner also scored against goaltender Cristobal Huet for the win.

It was also the first time the Devils scored seven goals on the road since a 7-3 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Nov. 23, 2008.

There's more. 

The Devils and Blackhawks combined for six goals in the first period, the seventh time this season that one period featured at least six combined goals. The only time this season teams combined for more goals in a period came Oct. 7 when the Toronto Maple Leafs (5) and New York Rangers (2) totaled seven goals in the first period.

Nico Hischier, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, had a goal and two assists for his second career three-point game. With 14 points (three goals, 11 assists), Hischier is tied for second in points for rookies with Brock Boeser for the Vancouver Canucks (five goals, nine assists), three points behind Clayton Keller (11 goals, six assists) of the Arizona Coyotes.

 

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Slippery slope for Penguins

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Road warriors

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the NHL's best team with 30 points and a 14-2-2 record and a November swing through the California hasn't slowed them down one bit. A 2-1 win against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday gave the Lightning a 7-1-1 road mark and something else they haven't accomplished since 1994.

 

Reunited and it feels so good

It was just a pair of former teammates heading to the Hockey Hall of Fame, Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya, playing together on the ice one last time.

 

Cool video alert

Interested in watching the entire 2017 SAP NHL Global Series second game in under three minutes? Check out this eye-catching time-lapse video, complete with high-speed Zambonis.

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