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The young New Jersey Devils are making a name for themselves in the team record books.
Nico Hischier had three assists as the Devils beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Monday night to match a franchise mark with their 13th consecutive win.
“I think we’re up there with the history book,” Hischier said. “Nobody’s going to take that from us anymore and it feels good. It proves we’re a good team, that we can win hockey games, we don’t have to hide anymore.”
Jesper Bratt, Dawson Mercer, Damon Severson, Tomas Tatar and Yegor Sharangovich scored for the Devils, who haven’t lost since Oct. 24 against Washington. Vitek Vanecek made 27 saves for New Jersey.
“It’s a great win,” said Bratt, who led the team with 24 points. “So everything around the rink and being with people and playing these important games. It means a lot, and winning is the best thing in hockey.”
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The Devils still have three quarters of the season left, but they are on track to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2017–18 season.
Coach Lindy Ruff said, “We’ve put in a great performance. We know we’re in the hunt now.” “We know we’re going to expect probably the best every team can bring because we’re getting recognition. So we have to deal with that part. But 19 games in you can’t say, ‘We sent a message. . league.'”
“Obviously a tough game. Tough loss,” Skinner said. “They’re obviously a great team. They’re obviously still hot. They have some great players that make some great plays and it was tough to lose, especially two in a row to these guys. But we all make our mistakes.” We can learn from and move forward.”
Severson scored on a counter-attack minutes later to make the margin 3–1.
Tatar gave the Devils breathing room about a minute later, volleying down the rebound of Mercer’s shot and beating Skinner. Sharangovich added an insurance goal with 5:15 to go.
Jack Hughes had two assists for the Devils.