VANCOUVER, CANADA - NOVEMBER 1: Thatcher Demko #35 of the Vancouver Canucks makes a save on Jesper Boqvist #70 of the New Jersey Devils during the third period of their NHL game at Rogers Arena on November 1, 2022 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. New Jersey won 5-2. (Photo by Derek Cain/Getty Images)

The first place New Jersey Devils won their fourth in a row with another impressive offensive showcase, this time in a 5-2 victory at Vancouver on Tuesday night.

Five different Devils’ players scored goals on the night with Nico Hischier and Michael McLeod providing the early scoring in the opening period to send the Devils to a 2-0 lead.

Dawson Mercer and Yegor Sharangovich continued the offensive outburst into the second period as Jersey increased its lead to 4-0. Jack Hughes wrapped up the scoring with fourth goal of the season on an empty netter late in the third period.

MacKenzie Blackwood got the start in goal, recording 21 saves on 23 shots on goal. New Jersey now stands at 7-3 on the season, and find themselves in a first place tie with the New York Rangers.

  • Rangers Blank Flyers

    Speaking of the Rangers, they kept pace with the New Jersey Devils with a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Chris Krieder scored at the 4:07 mark of overtime to send the Blue Shirts to the thrilling victory.

    The night was another standout performance by goalie Igor Shesterkin, who earned his first shutout of the year, and ninth of his career. The Rangers improved to 6-3-2 with the win.

  • Islanders Make Statement in Chi-Town

    And lest us not forget the New York Islanders, who took care of the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 in the Windy City.

    Brock Nelson and Zach Parise each tallied their fourth goal of the season in the third period to lift the Islanders. Andres Lee opened the scoring in the first period with his fifth goal of the year.

    The Islanders are right in the mix in the Metro Division, standing at 6-4, with 12 points — two back of the Devils and Rangers.

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