Devils ex­tend un­beaten start to sea­son

The Jerusalem Post - - SPORTS -

Miles Wood and Pavel Zacha net­ted twice, Brian Gib­bons scored while killing off a two-man dis­ad­van­tage, and the New Jersey Devils de­feated the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3 in a bat­tle of pre­vi­ously un­beaten teams.

Goal­tender Cory Sch­nei­der made 47 saves for the Devils, who im­proved to 3-0.Blake Cole­man added a goal for the Devils, and Will Butcher and Adam Hen­rique had two as­sists apiece. James van Riems­dyk, Do­minic Moore and Aus­ton Matthews scored for Toronto, and Maple Leafs goalie Fred­erik An­der­sen stopped 25 shots.

Mean­while, Pa­tric Horn­qvist notched a goal and an as­sist in his first game of the sea­son, Matt Mur­ray stopped 20 shots, and Pitts­burgh de­feated Wash­ing­ton 3-2. Kris Le­tang and Conor Sheary also scored for the Pen­guins, who con­verted 3-of-6 power-play chances. Horn­qvist re­turned af­ter miss­ing the first three games of the sea­son fol­low­ing a pro­ce­dure on his right hand in the off­sea­son.

The Cap­i­tals’ Chris­tian Djoos, mak­ing his NHL de­but, had a goal and as­sisted on Alex Ovechkin’s eighth goal of the sea­son. Braden Holtby made 33 saves for Wash­ing­ton. Colorado im­proved to 3-1 with 6-3 vic­tory over Bru­ins. Sven An­drighetto had two goals, Matt Duch­ene and Nail Yakupov had a goal and an as­sist each, and the Avalanche held off Bos­ton’s third-pe­riod rally.

Se­myon Var­lamov stopped 20 shots, Tyson Jost and Alexan­der Ker­foot also scored, and Nathan MacKin­non and Gabriel Lan­deskog had two as­sists apiece for Colorado. The Avalanche swept the home-and-home se­ries with the Bru­ins. Brad Marc­hand, Tim Schaller and Torey Krug scored for Bos­ton. Tuukka Rask, who was pulled af­ter the sec­ond pe­riod, stopped 22-of-26 shots. Backup An­ton Khu­dobin was a per-fect 9-for-9 in the third pe­riod.

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