NEWARK, N.J.: Egor Sharangovich scored his first NHL purpose within the closing seconds of extra time to propel the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday.
MacKenzie Blackwood made 27 saves and picked up his first victory of the season. Miles Wooden additionally scored for the second consecutive sport for New Jersey.
Boston’s Patrice Bergeron scored and Jaroslav Halak made 29 saves, together with two important stops within the closing minutes of the third interval to drive the additional session.
Devils defenseman Damon Severson made a nifty backhand go on the fringe of the offensive zone to arrange the 22-year-old Sharangovich with 1.7 seconds remaining in extra time.
Bergeron evened the rating with a shorthanded purpose at 17:16 of the second interval. Brad Marchand received a puck battle in opposition to Devils ahead Kyle Palmieri earlier than establishing the brand new captain of the Bruins.
Boston appeared to tie the sport shortly earlier than Bergerons strike, however the sport officers dominated Blackwood was unable to make a save as a result of incidental contact. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy unsuccessfully challenged the play, which led to the bench minor.
Wooden opened the scoring with a redirection at 16:15 of the primary interval. Jack Hughes maintained possession of the puck whereas the remainder of his teammates accomplished a change earlier than Ty Smiths shot from the purpose was tipped previous Halak.
Wooden netted his first of the season in a shootout loss Thursday. He was additionally penalized twice for goaltender interference within the contest, which preceded a struggle with Bruins defenseman Kevin Miller 19 seconds into the sport on Saturday.
Craig Smith made his debut with Boston after signing a three-year, $9.three million contract this offseason. He missed the opener as a result of a lower-body harm. The 31-year-old ahead performed the prior 9 seasons with the Nashville Predators
The Bruins are honoring the life and legacy of Travis Roy with a commemorative TR 24 emblem on their helmets this season. Roy was paralyzed from the neck down 11 seconds into his first shift with Boston College in 1995 and created the Travis Roy Basis to assist spinal twine harm survivors in 2012. Roy handed away in October on the age of 45.
SMITH EXTENDS POINT STREAK
Rookie defenseman Ty Smith recorded his first NHL help on Woods purpose within the first interval. The primary-round decide from the 2018 NHL draft additionally notched his first purpose within the Devils’ season-opening loss.
Nico Hischier missed his second straight sport with a leg harm. The 22-year-old middle sustained the harm whereas coaching in Switzerland in December however didn’t require surgical procedure. The Devils chosen Hischier with the primary general decide within the 2017 NHL Draft.
Saturday marked the primary of 11 afternoon video games for the Devils this season, seven of that are scheduled to be performed on the Prudential Heart in Newark, New Jersey.
Devils: Go to New York Rangers Tuesday
Bruins: Conclude three-game highway journey Monday in opposition to the New York Islanders ___
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