NEWARK, NJ (AP) — Dougie Hamilton struck late to level the game and scored a power-play goal with 1:06 in overtime to send the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night respectively.
Ondrej Palat also scored and Vitek Vanecek made 28 saves as the Devils improved to 7-0-1 in their last eight games. Vanecek has won his best eight consecutive career games, becoming New Jersey’s first goalie since Martin Brodeur in 2007-08.
Ben Hutton and William Karlsson scored for the Golden Knights, who were 2-5-1 in their last eight games. Rookie All-Star Logan Thompson had 35 saves for Vegas.
Hutton was in the box for tripping as Hamilton scored his 13th goal of the season with a shot between the circles. He also scored in overtime on Sunday to allow New Jersey to beat Pittsburgh.
Hamilton leveled the game 1:10 to play with a shot from the right point that appeared to be deflected off a defender.
Hutton and Karlsson had given the Golden Knights a 2-1 lead by less than three minutes in the second period.
Palat gave the Devils a 3:58 lead after the opening faceoff. He took a drop pass from Nico Hischier and was lucky when his close-range shot was deflected by defender Kaedan Korczak and flapped over Thompson’s waving glove.
NOTES: Teams will play again in Las Vegas on March 3rd. … Golden Knights F Mark Stone missed his fifth straight game with an upper-body injury. …Golden Knight F. Brett Howden played in his first game since Nov. 23. He was activated from long-term injured reserve. …Vegas is now 15-4-3 going
Golden Knights: at the Rangers on Friday night.
Devils: in Nashville on Thursday night.
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