Devils hold off Oilers for 13th straight win

Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils won their 13th straight game, 5-2 against the Edmonton Oilers at the Prudential Center on Monday.

Jesper Pratt And the Dawson Mercer Each of them had a purpose and a help, Nico Hischer Three assists and Jack Hughes He had two assists for the Devils (16-3-0), who have the longest winning streak in their history (13 from February 26 to March 23, 2001). Vitek Vanishk He made 28 saves to win his ninth straight decision.

“I think we’re up there with the history book,” said Hischier, the New Jersey captain. “Nobody’s going to take that from us now, and it feels good. It proves we’re a good team, we can win hockey games, we don’t have to hide anymore.”

The Devils can break their own record when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. The Pittsburgh Penguins hold the NHL record for longest winning streak (17, March 9 – April 10, 1993).

“The win is awesome,” Pratt said. “It’s all about the rink… being with the guys and playing these important games, it means a lot and winning is the best thing possible in hockey, but obviously we still know we have a lot of work to do because it’s still early in the season.” We have a long way to go.”

Video: EDM @ NJD: Bratt fires up a single timer when the power is on

Stuart Skinner He made 23 saves in his fourth straight start for the Oilers (10-9-0), who have been 3-6-0 in their past nine games.

“There were individual fouls in our game tonight and you can’t do that and expect to get past the fouls,” Edmonton coach Jay Woodcroft said. “We’ve come back. There was a game and a fight in our team, and we made it 3-2 early in the third period with a chance to equalise. [Vanecek] He made a really good save and in the end, individual mistakes made on their own cost us.”

Pratt gave the Devils a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 2:25 of the first period on a single timed out of the hole.

“A lot of teams look at us as a very skilled team, but I think the thing that helped us win games is our depth, that we have four lines, three defensive pairings that have a lot of impact and our error,” Pratt said.

Leon Drystel Tied 1-1 with a power play goal at 13:02 with a quick shot from the bottom right facing circle.

Mercer gave New Jersey a 2-1 lead at 5:15 of the second period on a turnover, and Severson extended the score to 3-1 with a wrist shot off the high hole at 8:45.

“We are not afraid, we do not turn back [when the game is close]said Devils coach Lindy Roof.

Video: EDM @ NJD: Mercer gets a front pass and buries it

Ryan Nugent Hopkins Cut it to 3-2 on a rebound into the left corner at 4:52 of the third period.

Thomas Tatar He scored on his own rebound at 7:07 to give the Devils a 4-2 lead, W.J Igor Sharangovich He beat Skinner with a wrist shot from the right circle at 14:45 for the final 5-2.

“I feel like we haven’t proven anything yet,” Rove said. “I think we’ve done a lot of good things. We’ve played hockey well, but we’ve got a long way to go. We know we’re kind of stalkers right now, which we expect is probably the best each team can give because we get recognition.” We just have to keep going. In playing hard hockey, and continuing to play the kind of game we play.”

Notes: The Devils are 14-0-0 this season when Hesscher has at least one point. … Hughes moved into fourth on the all-time franchise list with 34 multi-point games for a player 21 or fewer. He trails Kirk Mueller (63), Brendan Shanahan (41) and Wilf Payment (39). … NJ is 9-0-0 against Canadian teams this season. … When asked about Vanecek’s play, Ruff credits 9-year-old Richard ‘RJ’ Ferguson (Middletown, New Jersey), a cancer patient who was honored by the Devils at their annual Cancer Hockey Night. “RJ came into our locker room and read the starting goalie before the game, so it’s a good pick by him,” said Ruff. Vitek called and Vitek answered the call. … Nugent Hopkins, who leads all skaters with seven shots on goal, has four points (one goal, three assists) in the previous two games.

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