The Toronto Maple Leafs snapped New Jersey’s 13-game successful streak on Wednesday evening, 2-1, leaving the Devils one win shy of a franchise document.
John Tavares and Pontus Holmberg had first-period targets for the Leafs. Dougie Hamilton had the Devils’ lone aim with 5:08 left within the third interval. Toronto goalie Matt Murray made 34 saves and was the beneficiary of three New Jersey targets that had been disallowed — the third of which triggered followers to litter the ice in protest within the third interval, forcing the Leafs to briefly retreat to the locker room space.
The Devils tied a franchise document with 13 consecutive wins once they defeated the Edmonton Oilers on Monday evening. New Jersey beforehand gained 13 straight video games from Feb. 16 to March 23, 2001. The present streak began Oct. 25 and fueled New Jersey’s gorgeous surge to the highest of the Metropolitan Division (16-4-0) after ending twenty eighth within the NHL final season.
Wednesday’s sport was marred by a delay within the third interval when followers in New Jersey littered the ice following the third occasion during which a Devils aim was disallowed.
The Devils failed on a coach’s problem for goalie interference within the first interval, because the NHL Scenario Room dominated that ahead Nathan Bastian “had a major presence within the crease which impaired Matt Murray’s capability to play his place.” One other aim was disallowed when it was dominated that Devils ahead Tomas Tatar made incidental contact with Murray previous to the puck coming into the web.
The second that triggered the third-period delay was an obvious aim by the Devils’ Eric Haula that was waved off as a result of he kicked the puck off of Leafs ahead Nick Robertson. Toronto’s gamers and coaches left the ice and their bench as followers tossed rubbish in protest, at the same time as Devils gamers signaled for them to cease.
Hamilton’s aim within the third interval turned that anger into cheers, giving the Devils late momentum. However they could not get the equalizer and their epic successful streak was stopped one victory wanting a franchise document.