New Jersey Devils 7 at Chicago Blackhawks 5
- Attendance: 21,487
- Three Stars: 1. Miles Wood 2. Nico Hischier 3. Jan Rutta
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- The Devils begun their four-game road trip by defeating the Chicago Blackhawks and are now 11-4-2 overall and 6-1-1 on the road.
- New Jersey had a season-high seven goals overall and four goals in the second period (tie, Oct. 9 at BUF, 2nd Per.).
- Tonight’s game completed the Devils fourth of 16 back-to-back sets. The Devils are 3-1-0 in first games and 3-1-0 in the second games of back-to-backs. This was the second time this season that the Devils swept a back-to-back series.
- New Jersey is 1-0-0 against Chicago in 2017-18 and 2-2-1 at the United Center since 2013-14. The two clubs will meet once more in the regular season (Dec. 23 at NJ).
- The Devils are 2-1-0 against the Central Division (1-0-0 on the road) and 4-3-2 against Western Conference opponents.
- New Jersey was 2-3 on the power play and 1-3 while shorthanded.
- The Devils were out-shot, 44-38.
- Miles Wood recorded the first hat trick of his NHL career and added an assist for his first four-point game. It was the first Devils hat trick since Travis Zajac scored three goals on Dec. 1, 2016 in a 4-3 overtime loss at Chicago. Wood also led the Devils with a career-high seven shots on net.
- Taylor Hall registered the 400th point of his NHL career, on his 6th goal of the season in the second period. Hall also had the secondary assist on Wood’s first goal of the game, giving him five multi-point games this season.
- Andy Greene recorded his 200th point of his NHL career/as a Devil, on his second period goal. Greene also registered an assist on Hall’s goal, for his first multi-point game of the season. Greene also led the Devils with 26:15 TOI.
- Nico Hischier had a goal and two assists for the fourth multi-point game and second three-point game of his career. It was Hischier’s first goal and three-point night since Oct. 19 at OTT (2g-1a).
- Brian Gibbons scored the game-winning goal and his team-leading eighth goal of the season. Entering 2017-18, Gibbons had five goals in his NHL career.
- Steven Santini recorded his fourth assist of the season while also leading the team with 10 blocked shots and 5 hits. The 10 blocks was a career-high.
- Drew Stafford, Stefan Noesen, Blake Coleman, Jesper Bratt and Pavel Zacha also had assists.
- Keith Kinkaid stopped 39 of 44 shots and improved to 4-1-1.