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Devils’ franchise-record 13-game winning streak snapped by Maple Leafs

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The New Jersey Devils’ record winning streak is over. After 13 straight wins and the fifth longest streak in NHL history, the Devils saw their incredible streak snapped by the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Prudential Center on Wednesday.

Toronto scored two goals in the first 15 minutes of the game—one from Pontus Holmberg and the other from John Tavares—before the game turned into a defensive stalemate, and New Jersey failed to respond before Dougie Hamilton’s goal at 14 :52. third period. Hamilton’s goal proved to be all the Devils had as they lost 2-1 the night before Thanksgiving.

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While the Devils struggled to make a mark on the table, it wasn’t for lack of effort. Not one, not two, but three of their goals were not counted, which forced the fans to express their dissatisfaction with the refereeing throw beer on ice.

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New Jersey looked to win a 14th consecutive game, which would be the longest streak in franchise history. The team has only won 13 times in a row and that was in 2001.

Wednesday’s loss was the first for the Devils since October 24, when the Capitals beat them 6-3. They kept running, if they expected at all, winning 13 games in a row, including six games in two trips to Canada, with a 56-24 goal difference. An outstanding series helped New Jersey start the season with a score of 16:3, losing to the Bruins (17:2) and finishing second in the NHL.

For the past few years, the top of the NHL standings has been unfamiliar territory for the Devils. New Jersey last made the playoffs in 2017-18, and every season since then they have finished either last or penultimate in the Capital Division.

Despite the end of the winning streak, coach Lindy Ruff should be one of the first candidates for the Jack Adams Award due to the huge progress in his team and the development of young, rising stars Nico Hishir and Jack Hughes.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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