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Ducks vs. Devils - NHL Game Recap - October 18, 2022

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NEWARK, N.J. — — Defenseman Dougie Hamilton tied the score 33 seconds into the third period as Mackenzie Blackwood made 18 saves as the New Jersey Devils beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Tuesday night. did.

Jesper Bratt set Hamilton up with a cross crease pass to Hamilton by parking to the right of goalkeeper Anthony Stolarz.

“I was hoping Jesper would give me that pack. ‘ said Hamilton. “I thought I was going to make a mistake for sure, but it was one of those things that was too easy.”

Blackwood denied Ducks scoring leader Troy Terry out front on a power play midway through the third as New Jersey held on to their first win of the season after two losses.

Dawson Mercer added an insurance goal with 7:11 remaining.

Anaheim forward Jakob Schilfverberg scored twice in the first period to take a 2-0 lead, but Devils forwards Ondrej Palat and Nico Hissiel each scored their first goals of the season to close the second. tied the score.

“Obviously, it’s always fun to get on the scoresheet,” said Silf Berberg.

Devils manager Lindy Ruff was particularly pleased with the goalkeeper’s play when former Devils Adam Henrique fired a breakaway shot midway through the second set. The 25-year-old Blackwood last season saw the Devils hire seven of his goalkeepers and he managed just nine wins during an injury-plagued campaign.

“I think he was a little tired when we put the pressure on, but I think he saved a lot of the breakdown,” Ruff said. ”

The 32-year-old Swedish forward, in his 10th season with the Ducks, opened the scoring with his first goal of the season at 7:57, with Isaac Lundestrom leading the showdown on the right wing of the goalkeepers. After winning, I let the puck through Blackwood. Silfverberg scored again with his 6:52 remaining.

Strals, who was born in nearby Edison and said he had about 75 family members in attendance, stopped Devils forward Nathan Bustin as the first minute expired to lead Anahem by two. . He made 37 saves overall.

After winning the opener at home against Seattle, the Ducks had two losses to start their five-game journey, 7-1 to the Islanders on Saturday and 6-4 to the Rangers on Monday. rice field.

“I think we have a good grasp of what back-to-back games feel like in this league. rice field. One team is fresh and the other is not. ”

New Jersey fans booed after Sylph Verberg’s second goal, but the home side reversed the momentum in the second period, scoring 20 on 20 shots.

“We did our best,” Raf said. “We faced adversity, but Nico and his crew did a great job.”

Parratt scored him with his first goal as a Devil in 4:17, assisting defenseman Ryan Graves and center Jack Hughes for his first points of the season. Parratt, 31, had played his entire 10-year NHL career with the Lightning before signing his five-year, $30 million contract with the Devils in July.

Devils captain Hisie scored his first goal of the season in second with 5:12 remaining. The Swiss-born 23-year-old forward said he was happy he and his teammates were able to turn the momentum of the game after the Ducks controlled most of his first 20 minutes. .

“We cleaned it up and got the audience back on our side,” Histier said.

Milestone: Ruff — third season off the New Jersey bench — has 783 all-time wins, moving up to fifth place ahead of Al Arbor’s 782. The 62-year-old Raf coached in Buffalo where he coached for 15 seasons and in Dallas where he coached for four years.

game notes
The Devils scratched defenseman Kevin Barr and forwards Jesper Boqvist and Fabian Zetterlund….The Ducks scratched defensemen Nathan Beaulieu and Colton White and forward Pabol Legenda…Devils and Ducks We split the two meetings last season…they’ll meet again in Anaheim on January 13th.


Devils: Thursday night at the New York Islanders.

Dax: Thursday night in Boston.