Subban boosts Devils to victory against Hurricanes
- P.K. Subban broke a tie in the third period for the New Jersey Devils in a 5-3 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Saturday.
- Subban skated to the net and redirected Miles Wood’s wrist shot from the right point for a 4-3 lead at 4:00.
- Damon Severson scored an empty-net goal to make it 5-3 with 49 seconds remaining.
- Wood, Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier scored for New Jersey (3-5-4), which ended a three-game winless streak (0-1-2), including a 4-3 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday. Mackenzie Blackwood made 24 saves.
- It was the Devils’ first win on the road (1-3-0).
- They were outscored 14-2 in the three losses.
“It’s been a long time coming, and it’s nice to see the guys be able to battle and get our first road win,” coach John Hynes said. “But most importantly to get rewarded for the things we have been talking about.”
- Erik Haula had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes (9-4-1), who had won three in a row, including 7-3 against the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.
- James Reimer made 21 saves.
“We never got going enough to create enough mojo,” Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “We were emotionally dead. We were a little tired tonight. We weren’t smart with the puck, so that’s what you get.”
- Devils forward Taylor Hall had an assist on Hughes’ goal to extend his point and assist streaks to five games (one goal, six assists). …
- New Jersey defenseman Sami Vatanen’s point streak ended at four games (three goals, two assists). …
- All three of Hughes’ goals have come on the power play. …
- Svechnikov extended his point streak to four games (five goals, two assists). …
- Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton’s point streak ended at six games, an NHL career high (two goals, six assists).
Sources & Credits: Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com, NJ Devils, CAR Hurricanes