New Jersey Devils vs. Vancouver Canucks Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 1st 2022

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The sight of the New Jersey Devils across the ice Tuesday night will offer a reminder to the Vancouver Canucks of who they want to emulate and where they want to go.

The Canucks will look to continue climbing out of their early-season hole Tuesday, when they host the Devils in the first game of the season between the teams.

The Canucks haven't played since Friday, when they won for the second time in as many nights by cruising past the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-1. The Devils won their third straight Sunday afternoon, when they rolled to a 7-1 win over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets.

 

 


 

A big third period against the perennially contending Penguins provided some catharsis for the Canucks, who became the last team in the NHL to earn a win when they edged the Seattle Kraken 5-4 on Thursday.

Vancouver, which became the first team in NHL history to blow multi-goal leads in each of its four games, opened 0-5-2 while being outscored 15-2 in the third period.

The Canucks squandered a pair of one-goal leads against the Kraken before scoring twice in the third and further vanquished their demons Friday, when they scored three unanswered goals over the final 20 minutes despite being outshot 15-10.

"It's two games but you could tell it was like the weight of the world was lifted off our shoulders, quite frankly," said Canucks coach Bruce Boudreau after Friday's game. "Because every other third period has been like 'Oh, what's going to happen that's negative?' And I think once we got through the first three minutes, it was like 'OK, let's go.' And everybody just played and I thought it was really good."

The Devils have authored a pretty solid template for overcoming a slow start. New Jersey, which has missed the playoffs in each of the last four seasons, was outscored 10-4 in losing its first two games but has won six of seven since (6-1-0) while outscoring the opposition 27-13.

The Devils produced perhaps the most dominant win by an NHL team this season in Sunday's victory. Seven players scored a goal apiece and New Jersey produced 53 shots -- tied for the second-most in a game through Sunday -- while becoming just the second team to win a game by six goals. The New York Islanders also beat the Anaheim Ducks 7-1 on Oct. 15.

The complete victory Sunday was especially encouraging for the Devils, who edged the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche 1-0 on Friday night.

"This win shows character," said Devils center Nico Hischier, who had a goal and an assist. "We beat a great team on Friday and then put it behind us. If we win, we can't get too high and if we lose, we can't get too low. You need to have this consistency. We came out to play today. It was an all-around fun game. Every line played well."

--Field Level Media

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New Jersey Devils vs. Vancouver Canucks Recap NOV 1TH 2022

Nico Hischier's goal early in the first period Tuesday night sparked another wire-to-wire collective win for the red-hot New Jersey Devils, who beat the host Vancouver Canucks 5-2.

Michael McLeod, Dawson Mercer, Yegor Sharangovich and Jack Hughes also scored for the Devils, who have won four straight -- their longest winning streak since they won their first four games of the 2018-19 season.

Seven players scored a goal apiece for New Jersey in a 7-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday. Hischier is the only player to score in each of the last two wins.

Goalie Mackenzie Blackwood made 21 saves Tuesday night.

Bo Horvat scored twice for the Canucks, who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Goalie Thatcher Demko recorded 32 saves.

Hischier scored 4:36 into the first and just eight seconds into a power play. After winning a faceoff with Horvat, Hischier skated to the right of Demko, where the center placed his stick down for a pass from Jasper Bratt and tucked the puck into the wide open corner of the net.

The Devils doubled their lead with 1:56 left in the first, when McLeod scored on the rebound of a rebound by Miles Wood, who had pounced on the puck after Demko turned back a shot by Nathan Bastian.

The Devils scored a short-handed goal with four seconds left on the Canucks' power play. Mercer finished off a 2-on-1 when he took a pass from Sharangovich, who dished behind the feet of a sliding Oliver Ekman-Larsson and flicked a forehand into the upper corner of the net at 9:25.

Sharangovich capped another 2-on-1 opportunity barely two minutes later. John Marino's clearing pass hit Jesper Boqvist in stride before Boqvist passed behind Horvat and to Sharangovich, who fired a shot past the stick of a sprawling Demko with 8:23 remaining.

The Canucks scored just eight seconds into a power play with 3:37 left in the second. Horvat won a faceoff with Hischier before sending his shot from the slot past Blackwood, who was screened by teammate Jonas Siegenthaler as he battled with Andrei Kuzmenko.

Horvat scored another power-play goal after Demko was pulled with 3:37 left, but Hughes scored an empty netter with 1:02 left to end any comeback hopes for the Canucks.

--Field Level Media

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