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Comeback Win Capped by Moore’s OT Goal; Devils Defeat Canadiens 3-2


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Devils goaltender Corey Schneider denies Dale Weise of the Canadiens. Photo Credit: Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

EAST HANOVER, NJ – John Moore scored off his own rebound after a nice feed on a breakaway from Adam Henrique midway through the overtime period as the Devils came back from two goals down to defeat the Canadiens 3-2 at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday night.

Coming off a disappointing shootout loss to Montreal (18-4-3) last night, the Devils (12-9-2) did the same thing to the Canadiens as their opposition did to them less than 24 hours ago. This time, it was New Jersey that was losing 2-0 in the third period.

Then, Patrik Elias scored his first goal of the season when he tipped in a shot fired from the point by Adam Larsson. With just over 21 seconds left in the final frame, the Devils were still down by one when Kyle Palmieri blasted a one timer past Mike Condon to tie the game at two apiece.

The Devils did not get off to a good start in the opening frame as they were badly outshot 10-5 through the first 20 minutes. Cory Schneider bailed his team out with a couple of spectacular saves as the game remained scoreless heading into the second period.

Although they gave up the game’s first goal, New Jersey had a far better second period than the Canadiens. They dominated time of possession and had a couple of quality chances on net, but could not figure out Condon.

Schneider had another outstanding effort as he made 30 saves in the victory. He made a spectacular stop against Dale Weise just minutes into the game and fought off rebounds and screens all evening. The goal he gave up in the second was nearly impossible to stop as Nathan Beaulieu blasted a slap shot that deflected high off Alex Galchenyuk and into the cage.

While it appeared as if the Devils would have all the momentum going into the extra frame, they were on their heels through the first couple of minutes. PK Subban set up a good chance, but once again, Schneider stood tall. Infact, New Jersey had only two shots in overtime; Moore’s initial shot and then his rebound conversion.

The Devils earned three out of four points against the NHL’s top team in two days. They will next play host to the Colorado Avalanche (8-13-1) on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.



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