Hamilton scores in OT to present Devils 2-1 win over Penguins

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Dougie Hamilton scored in time beyond regulation on the power-play and Vitek Vanecek made 24 saves to present the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.

Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier assisted on Hamilton’s eleventh aim of the season.

Pittsburgh’s Marcus Pettersson appeared to attain the winner earlier in time beyond regulation, however the Penguins have been referred to as for a too many males penalty on the play.

The Devils have received two straight at house in time beyond regulation, beating the Rangers 4-3 on Jan. 7 in the identical method.

Hughes opened the scoring simply 56 seconds into the competition, beating Penguins netminder Tristan Jarry on the glove facet for his thirtieth aim of the season. Hamilton drew the lone help.

The 21-year-old Hughes, in his fourth season with New Jersey, is the second participant in Devils historical past to achieve the 30-goal mark earlier than his twenty second birthday. Brendan Shanahan reached the milestone on March 29, 1990.

Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby tied the competition along with his twenty second aim of the season — and the 539th of his profession — at 6:25 of the primary interval with assists from Jake Guentzel and defenseman Jeff Petry. Jarry had 23 saves.

Crosby leads the Penguins with 54 factors in his 18th NHL season. He has 39 objectives and 49 assists in 88 profession video games towards the Devils, Crosby’s third-highest whole towards one franchise (52 vs. Philadelphia and 40 vs. the Islanders). The one energetic participant with 40 or extra objectives towards three completely different franchises is Washington’s Alex Ovechkin, who has executed so towards eight groups.


The Devils are 17-10-2 towards the Jap Convention and 9-5-2 towards division opponents … The Devils scratched forwards Alexander Holtz and Fabian Zetterlund and defenseman Nikita Okhotiuk … The Penguins scratched defensemen Ty Smith, Jan Rutta and ahead Kasperi Kapanen … The Devils received the earlier assembly, 4-2 on Dec. 30 in Pittsburgh … The groups meet once more Feb. 18 in Pittsburgh and Apr. 4 in Newark.


Devils: Host the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday.

Penguins: Host the Florida Panthers on Tuesday.


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