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.
Hughes was credited with the tying tally! Let's go, baby! pic.twitter.com/l9BZzR2zZL— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) January 16, 2023