RECAP: Devils Canít Solve Gibson, Drop Final Game Before Break

January 20, 2019 - Devils Army Blog - View Full Article

The Devils held the Ducks to 14-shots. –Getty Images

Game Summary

The New Jersey Devils werenít able to solve perennial†Vezina Trophy contender John Gibson, losing 3-2 to the Anaheim Ducks. The Devils will head into their week-long break and All-Star break with only 43 points, which is last in the Metropolitan Division.

The first period had a promising start. Jesper Bratt made a beautiful pass to set up Marcus Johansson, who backhanded one past Gibson (video below). Unfortunately for the Devils, the Ducks responded with two goals, one of which was on the power play. The second period was a very good one for the Devils, as they held a 16-6 advantage in shot attempts.

The Devils were able to keep it a one-goal game until Derek Grant put one upstairs with just over five minutes left. The Devils made a late comeback effort, courtesy of a Jesper Bratt goal with the extra attacker, but thatíd be the last score of the game. John Gibson, who made 29 saves, had a sensational game and was credited with the win. Mackenzie Blackwood only faced 14 shots and was given the loss.

 

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New Jersey Devils vs. Anaheim Ducks: LIVE score updates and chat (1/17/19)

January 19, 2019 - The Star Ledger - View Full Article

Nico Hischier, Blake Coleman, Mackenzie Blackwood, Nathan Bastian and the New Jersey Devils will play their final game before their bye week and the NHL All-Star break when they host Adam Henrique and the Anaheim Ducks at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Prudential Center in Newark. Blackwood will get the start in goal, while forward Miles Wood and defenseman Ben Lovejoy will both miss the game with injuries. Bastian will make his NHL debut. Watch video

Nico Hischier, Blake Coleman, Mackenzie Blackwood, Nathan Bastian and the New Jersey Devils will play their final game before their bye week and the NHL All-Star break when they host Adam Henrique and the Anaheim Ducks at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Prudential Center in Newark.

Blackwood will get the start in goal, while forward Miles Wood and defenseman Ben Lovejoy will both miss the game with injuries. Bastian will make his NHL debut.

Devils' lines vs. Ducks

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Here is everything you need to know about the home game:

What: New Jersey Devils (18-22-7) vs. Anaheim Ducks (20-19-9)

When: 1 p.m. EST, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019

Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

TV: MSG+

Live stream: MSG Go

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