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Dougie Hamilton nets OT winner as Devils top Penguins, 2-1

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November 23, 2022;  Newark, New Jersey, USA;  New Jersey Devils defenseman Dougie Hamilton (7) celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third period at the Prudential Center.
November 23, 2022; Newark, New Jersey, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Dougie Hamilton (7) celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third period at the Prudential Center. / Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — Dougie Hamilton scored in overtime on the powerplay and Vitek Vanechek made 24 saves to give New Jersey Devils a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.

Jack Hughes and Niko Hishir assisted Hamilton, scoring the 11th goal of the season.

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Pittsburgh Markus Pettersson It looked like the winner had scored earlier in overtime, but the Penguins called for too many penalties in the game.

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The Devils won two consecutive overtime home wins, beating the Rangers 4-3 on January 7 in the same fashion.

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Hughes opened the scoring just 56 seconds into the game, beating the Penguins’ goaltender. Tristan Jarry in gloves for his 30th goal of the season. Hamilton made the only assist.

Hughes, 21, in his fourth season with New Jersey, became only the second player in Devils history to score 30 goals before his 22nd birthday. Brendan Shanahan reached the milestone on March 29, 1990.

Pittsburgh Sidney Crosby equalized with his 22nd goal of the season and 539th career goal in 6:25 of the first assisting period Jake Genzel and protector Jeff Petrie. Jarry had 23 saves.

Crosby leads the Penguins with 54 points in his 18th NHL season. He has 39 goals and 49 assists in 88 career games against the Devils, Crosby’s third-highest total against a single franchise (52 against the Philadelphia and 40 against the Islanders). The only active player to score 40 or more goals against three different franchises is a Washington player. Alexey Ovechkinwho did it against eight teams.

NOTES

Devils 17-10-2 against Eastern Conference and 9-5-2 against division rivals… Devils take lead Alexander Holtz and Fabian Zetterlund and protector Nikita Okhotiuk … Penguins scratched defensemen Ty Smith, Jan Rutta and go Kasperi Kapanen … the Devils won the previous meeting, 4-2 on Dec. 30 in Pittsburgh… The teams will meet again on Feb. 18 in Pittsburgh and April 4 in Newark.

NEXT

Devils: Host the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday.

Penguins: To host the Florida Panthers on Tuesday.



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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