Mackenzie Blackwood Leads Devils to 2-1 Shootout Win over Jets

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WINNIPEG — Nikita Gusev and Jesper Boqvist scored within the shootout to raise the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.

Nico Hischier scored in regulation for the Devils (Four-5-Four), who’re Four-1-2 of their previous seven video games.

Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 32 pictures for New Jersey, which was taking part in the second sport of a five-game street journey.

Andrew Copp scored in regulation for the Jets, who began a four-game homestand and misplaced for the primary time this season in further time.

Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves for Winnipeg (Eight-7-1), which went 1-Four in its final homestand at Bell MTS Place.

Winnipeg had gained its earlier seven video games in opposition to the Devils.

New Jersey led 1-Zero after the primary interval and the sport was tied 1-1 after two.

Hischier scored his second objective of the season at Four:44 of the primary off a rebound, extending his level streak to 4 video games with two objectives and three assists in that span. Taylor Corridor assisted, giving him eight factors in a six-game level streak, together with seven assists.

Copp tied it up at Eight:38 of the second when he deflected in a Josh Morrissey shot from the purpose.

Andrew Copp, Winnipeg Jets (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Jack Hughes went in alone on Hellebuyck late within the second, however the netminder stopped the primary general choose on this yr’s NHL draft.

New Jersey had a 12-Eight lead in pictures on objective after the primary interval, but it surely was squeezed to 21-20 after 40 minutes.

Jets veteran centre Bryan Little left the ice with 12:33 remaining within the third after teammate Nikolaj Ehlers blasted a one-timer from the purpose that hit Little on the left facet of the helmet. He collapsed to the ice and a few blood might be seen earlier than he skated off with trainers to the dressing room. Little missed the primary 9 video games of the season with a concussion.

The Devils held the 31-29 edge in pictures on objective after three intervals, however Winnipeg flipped it to 33-32 after additional time.

New Jersey travels to Calgary for a Thursday sport in opposition to the Flames. Winnipeg hosts the Vancouver Canucks Friday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Nov. 5, 2019.

Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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