Palmieri, Devils rally to defeat Canadiens in OT
- Kyle Palmieri scored a power-play goal at 1:30 of overtime, and the New Jersey Devils rallied to defeat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 at Bell Centre on Saturday.
- Palmieri scored on a one-timer from the left face-off dot off a cross-ice pass from Taylor Hall after Canadiens forward Phillip Danault was called for hooking at 44 seconds.
“[Hall] made a great pass across. and then the shot just sneaked through there,” Palmieri said.
- Wayne Simmonds tied it 3-3 with a power-play goal at 15:12 of the third period, tapping in another cross-ice pass from Hall from the right side.
- The Devils went 2-for-6 on the power play, with each of their opportunities coming in the third period and overtime.
“Our power play started off very slow, but got two big ones there at the end,” Hall said.
- Nikita Gusev and Nico Hischier scored, and Mackenzie Blackwood made 31 saves in his fourth straight start for New Jersey (7-8-4), which defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Friday.
- Keith Kinkaid made 39 saves in his first game against his former team, and rookie defenseman Cale Fleury scored his first NHL goal for Montreal (11-5-4), whose three-game winning streak ended.
- Brendan Gallagher and Nick Suzuki scored for the Canadiens, who won 5-2 at the Washington Capitals on Friday.
“My job is to get them two points, so I didn’t do that tonight and it’s just back to the drawing board,” said Kinkaid, who made his first start in seven games since Oct. 31.
NHL Highlights | Devils vs Canadiens – Nov. 16, 2019
- Max Domi made a foolish mistake by knocking away Blake Coleman’s stick as he tried to get up off the ice.
- Hischier has five goals in seven games against Montreal. …
- Canadiens forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi played center in his return after missing seven games because of a groin injury.
- Suzuki, a rookie who has also played right wing, remained at center, with Max Domi moving to left wing after playing center regularly since the beginning of last season. …
- Montreal forward Charles Hudon made his season debut.
- He was recalled from Laval of the American Hockey League after Jonathan Drouin was placed on injured reserve Saturday (upper body). …
- Forward Paul Byron did not play because of a lower-body injury he sustained Friday.
Sources & Credits: NHL.com; NJ Devils, MTL Canadiens
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