SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 16: Oskar Lindblom #23 of the San Jose Sharks passes the puck against Michael McLeod #20 of the New Jersey Devils at SAP Center on January 16, 2023 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Kavin Mistry/NHLI via Getty Images)

The good times keep rolling for the local hockey teams. The New Jersey Devils took down the San Jose Sharks 4-3 in a shootout late Monday night to capture their fifth straight victory.

Tomas Tatar had the lone goal in the shootout as Devils goalie Vitek Vanecek stopped three shots on goal in the shootout to preserve the victory.

New Jersey had trailed San Jose 2-1, before rallying in the third period, tying the game twice. Nico Hischier tied the game at two 11 seconds into the period when he took a pass across the net and punched it past goalie James Reimer. Later in the period with San Jose clinging to a 3-2 advantage, Jake Hughes tied the game with 10 seconds to go sending the Devils bench into a frenzy. The Devils are only one point back of Carolina in the Metro Division.

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    Meanwhile the New York Rangers won for the sixth time in their last eight games with a 3-1 win over Columbus. Mike Zibanejad provided his 20th goal of the year to open the scoring for New York.

  • Islanders Stumble in Overtime

    The Islanders did not enjoy such good fortune in their game against Washington. The Isles held a 3-0 lead, only to see the Capitals rally to score four consecutive goals, including the game winner by Dmitry Orlov in overtime.

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