Devils stay winless after blowing late lead


Leon Draisaitl scored the one aim within the shootout to offer the undefeated Edmonton Oilers a 4-Three victory over the winless Devils at Prudential Heart on Thursday evening.

Draisaitl, who additionally scored in regulation, linked within the third spherical of the shootout because the Oilers improved to 4-0-0.

James Neal and Connor McDavid additionally had Oilers targets. Mikko Koskinen stopped 28 pictures.

Kyle Palmieri, Nikita Gusev and Damon Severson scored for New Jersey (0-2-2). Mackenzie Blackwood made 19 saves.

Severson scored late within the third interval to offer the Devils their third lead of the sport. Severson, arrange by Taylor Corridor, scored his first of the season from the underside of the left circle with 4:25 remaining.

The lead didn’t stand as McDavid compelled the extra time, scoring a power-play aim with 1:06 left in regulation.

The whistle blew as McDavid knocked the puck previous Blackwood on a scramble in entrance. The referees went to a video evaluate earlier than confirming the tying aim.

Within the extra time, Corridor had two excellent possibilities for the Devils, together with a shot off the publish.

The red-hot Neal scored on the ability play with 27.eight seconds remaining within the second interval to drag the Oilers even at 2-2.

Neal, who leads the NHL with seven targets, deflected Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ shot to knot the rating along with his fifth aim within the final two video games.

Neal’s seven targets are a workforce document for Edmonton for essentially the most by means of the primary 4 video games of a season. Wayne Gretzky held the previous mark at six.

Earlier within the interval, Gusev took a feed from Jesper Bratt and hammered a shot from the highest of the proper circle to offer the Devils their second lead at 2-1.

The groups exchanged targets within the opening interval as Palmieri and Draisaitl scored.

Palmieri put the Devils on the board at 6:14 with an ideal particular person effort. Palmieri, enjoying in his 500th recreation, blocked an Oilers shot and sped up ice with Corridor on a 2-on-1 break. Palmieri took the shot, rifling the puck over Koskinen’s left shoulder for an unassisted tally.

Draisaitl evened it up at 9:17, whipping residence a shot from the left circle after an ideal setup feed from Darnell Nurse.

P.Ok. Subban left the Devils bench early within the interval, leaving New Jersey critically shorthanded on the blueline. They had been already lacking defenseman Andy Greene, a pregame scratch with an higher physique damage.

Subban returned for the beginning of the second interval.

The sport featured 5 gamers chosen first general within the NHL draft: Jack Hughes, Nico Hischier and Taylor Corridor (by the Oilers) for New Jersey; Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for Edmonton.