Devils' franchise-record 13-game winning streak snapped by Maple Leafs

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The New Jersey Devils’ franchise-record winning streak is over. After gathering 13 straight success, connected for the fifth-longest streak in NHL history, the Devils saw their unlikely run snapped by the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Prudential Center on Wednesday. 

Toronto scored 2 objectives in the video game’s very first 15 minutes — one from Pontus Holmberg and another from John Tavares — prior to the video game developed into a protective stalemate, with New Jersey stopping working to react up until an objective from Dougie Hamilton at 14:52 in the 3rd duration. The Hamilton objective ended up being all the Devils had, as they lost 2-1 the night prior to Thanksgiving. 

Though the Devils had a hard time to make a mark on the scoreboard, it wasn’t from an absence of effort. Not one, not 2, however 3 of their objectives were prohibited, leading fans to reveal their annoyance with the officiating by tossing beer onto the ice

New Jersey was seeking to win its 14th straight video game, which would’ve been the longest streak in franchise history. The group has actually just won 13 in a row another time, which remained in 2001. 

Wednesday’s loss marked the Devils’ initially considering that Oct. 24, when the Capitals beat them 6-3. They continued to go on a run couple of, if any, anticipated, winning 13 in a row — consisting of 6 video games over 2 Canada journey — with a 56-24 objective differential. The exceptional streak assisted New Jersey begin the season 16-3, simply behind the Bruins (17-2) for the second-best record in the NHL. 

The top of the NHL standings has actually been unknown area for the Devils over the last couple of years. New Jersey last made the playoffs in 2017-18, and every season considering that they ended up either last or 2nd to last in the Metropolitan Division. 

Regardless of the winning streak ending, coach Lindy Ruff needs to be an early prospect for the Jack Adams Award since of his group’s big turn-around and the advancement of young, growing stars Nico Hischier and Jack Hughes. 

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