NEWARK, N.J. — Kaapo Kahkonen made 32 saves in his NHL debut, defenceman Ryan Suter scored the winner early within the third interval and the all of a sudden sizzling Minnesota Wild beat the Devils Three-2 on Tuesday evening in a sport the NHL stated New Jersey received credit score for a aim that ought to not have counted.
Zach Parise and Jordan Greenway additionally scored because the Wild prolonged their point-scoring streak to seven video games (Four-Zero-Three).
Jesper Boqvist scored the disputed aim and Kyle Palmieri tallied on an influence play because the Devils continued to alternate good video games and unhealthy video games. Louis Domingue, making his second straight begin, had 26 saves.
On the game-winner, Ryan Hartman gained a faceoff and Ryan Donato discovered Suter within the left circle for a rocket over Domingue Three:00 into the interval.
Whereas the Wild had been defending the lead, the NHL issued an announcement saying Boqvist’s earlier aim shouldn’t have counted as a result of the referees didn’t uphold a problem by Wild coach Bruce Boudreau in opposition to Wayne Simmonds enjoying the puck with a excessive stick earlier than the aim.
Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau (AP Picture/Hannah Foslien)
It didn’t matter. The Wild, who blew third-period leads of their final two video games, held on.
The Wild took leads in every of the primary two intervals solely to see the Devils tie the rating.
Parise, who helped the Devils attain the Stanley Cup Closing in 2012, gave Minnesota a 1-Zero lead 5:30 after the opening faceoff by tipping a power-play shot by Suter previous Domingue. It got here Four seconds after Blake Coleman was penalized.
Boqvist tied it together with his first NHL aim as his shot from the highest of the correct circle appeared to hit of the stick of Minnesota centre Luke Kunin. Boudreau didn’t problem the aim. He challenged Simmonds enjoying the puck in centre ice with a excessive stick after which enjoying it within the offensive zone.
Wayne Simmonds, New Jersey Devils (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)
Referees Brad Meier and Mitch Dunning seemed on the videotape and dominated it a superb aim at 12:44.
“Since New Jersey’s Wayne Simmonds excessive sticked the puck within the impartial zone after which performed the puck within the attacking zone, a missed sport stoppage occasion occurred,” the league stated in an announcement launched through the third interval. “Minnesota’s problem ought to have resulted within the New Jersey aim being disallowed.”
Greenway scored on a breakaway halfway via the second interval to place the Wild again in entrance.
A little bit greater than three minutes later, Palmieri scored his ninth of the season, redirecting a cross-ice, power-play cross by Taylor Corridor into an open internet.
Wild G Devan Dubnyk missed his fifth consecutive sport due to a household situation. … The groups gained’t play once more till March 26 in Minnesota.
Wild: Return dwelling for Black Friday matinee in opposition to Ottawa.
Devils: At Montreal to face Canadiens on Thursday.
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