The 2022-23 New Jersey Devils have joined rarified company. With a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night, the Devils won their 13th consecutive game, tying them with the 2000-01 Eastern Conference Champion New Jersey Devils for the longest winning streak in franchise history.
Five different Devils scored, and goalie Vitek Vanecek recorded 28 saves in goal as the Devils once again dominated an opponent. In fact it marked the sixth game overall, and third time in their last four that New Jersey had scored five goals in a game.
“I guess we’re up there with the history book,” Nico Hischier said. “Nobody is going to take that from us now and it feels good. It proves that we’re a good team, that we can win hockey games, that we don’t have to hide anymore.”
Jesper Bratt, Dawson Mercer, Damon Severson, Tomas Tatar and Yegor Sharangovich all scored for the Devils on Monday night, with Bratt providing the opening address when he scored on a power play 2:25 into the first period. After Edmonton tied it on Leon Draisaitl’s 11th goal of the year, Mercer and Severson scored on back-to-back goals in the second period to put the Devils up 3-1 and in total control of the game.
The Devils (16-3) will host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday with a chance to set the franchise record for consecutive victories.