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NHL News: Devils down Leafs in OT for 11th consecutive win


Yegor Sharangovich scored 57 seconds into overtime and the visiting New Jersey Devils defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 Thursday night for their 11th straight win.

Sharangovich scored on the rebound of a shot by Jack Hughes for his fourth goal of the season. William Nylander had tied the game for Toronto late in the third period.

The Devils matched the second-longest winning streak in team history, a run from March 28-April 18, 2006. The team record is 13 consecutive wins in the 2000-01 season.

Jesper Bratt and Nico Hischier also scored for the Devils. Vitek Vanecek stopped 25 shots.

Auston Matthews had goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs, who fell to 5-1-2 in their past eight games. Matt Murray recorded 30 saves while making his second successive start after not playing since Oct. 12 because of a groin injury.

Toronto took the lead on a power play at 15:15 of the first period.

Matthews scored his eighth goal of the season from the low slot on a feed from Michael Bunting. Mitchell Marner also earned an assist, the 11th straight game in which he has recorded a point. Dougie Hamilton was serving a high-sticking penalty.

Bratt tied the game 24 seconds later with his seventh goal, a 13-foot wrist shot on a pass from the right boards by Erik Haula. Brendan Smith also picked up an assist.

New Jersey had a 12-9 advantage in shots on goal after one period.

Hischier completed a two-on-one break with Fabian Zetterlund to score his ninth goal of the season at 3:02 of the second period.

The Devils led 20-15 in shots on goal after the second period.

Toronto went on the power play at 7:41 of the third period when Damon Severson was called for cross-checking. The Devils limited the Maple Leafs to one shot on goal during the two minutes.

The Maple Leafs started another power play at 14:43 of the third when Michael McLeod was penalized for delaying the game. Vanecek was forced to make a good save early in the man-advantage situation.

Nylander tied the game with his eighth goal of the season at 17:51 of the third period off assists from Matthews and Morgan Rielly.

–Field Level Media









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