New Jersey Devils end Leafs’ perfect start to the season

New Jersey Devils end Leafs' perfect start to the season
New-look Devils humble Maple Leafs for first loss of season
[5:10] About a minute into the penalty kill, the Leafs have done a pretty solid job limiting chances. Hall had a nice opportunity from the left circle, but not much else.

Unbeaten Devils end Maple Leafs' perfect start

In pre-season, the penalty boxes were suddenly filled with players who once got away with what they considered a love tap on the gloves. If there were memos sent around by the league to warn about stricter interpretations of the book or if teams held video sessions to be prepared for less tolerance, it seemed few paid attention. That’s changing as the month rolls on.

New-look Devils humble Maple Leafs for first loss of season

Unbeaten Devils end Maple Leafs' perfect start with 6-3 win

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That’s not it. A little over 90 seconds later, Wood showed how valuable his speed is to this team. Three Maple Leafs watch Wood skate past them after Adam Henrique lifts the puck into the zone. Then it was just him versus Anderson before he lifted the puck over the goalies shoulder for his second goal of the game.“I think that’s the way it is early (in a season),” Babcock said as his team took a 6.3 goals per game average into Wednesday night’s game against the New Jersey Devils. “I don’t think the goalies are dialed in like they normally are. I don’t think the team defence is dialed in like it’s going to be.
New-look Devils humble Maple Leafs for first loss of season
New-look Devils humble Maple Leafs for first loss of season

Unbeaten Devils end Maple Leafs’ perfect start By Kristen ShiltonSven Andrighetto had two goals, Matt Duchene and Nail Yakupov had a goal and an assist each, and Colorado held off Boston’s third-period rally.

Devils top Maple Leafs to remain undefeated
Devils top Maple Leafs to remain undefeated

It could end up being a shorter road than he once envisioned.unlikely Vegas expansion team, the Devils are one of three remaining undefeated teams.

2:31 NHL: Devils 6, Maple Leafs 3 is part of the NESN digital network.Pavel Zacha broke a 2-2 tie with a power-play goal at 9:58, getting open in the low slot to complete a passing sequence from Marcus Johansson to Bratt to Zacha, who converted his first shot of the season. Zacha’s second shot, a tip of John Moore’s point shot at 17:21 of the third period, capped the scoring.

Pittsburgh Penguins: Kris Letang scores first goal in win over Capitals by Thomas JosephColorado Avalanche: Team takes two in a row from Boston Bruins by Thomas JosephNew Jersey DevilsNew Jersey Devils: Brian Gibbons scores shorthanded in win over Torontoby Thomas Joseph1 hour agoFollow @ThomasJoseph237TweetSharexGPlusPinCommentBrian Gibbons had the highlight of the night, scoring a shorthanded goal to help the New Jersey Devils beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3. Both the Toronto Maple Leafs and New Jersey Devils entered Wednesday evening undefeated. With both teams ranking high in our recent power rankings, a great game was expected. The Devils wound up surprising everyone, topping the favored Maple Leafs 6-3 on the road.
Pavel Zacha scored unimpeded in the slot for a 3-2 lead at 9:58. Brian Gibbons scored on a 2-on-1 just 10 seconds after two Devils took minors at the same time. The Leafs had the 5-on-3, but a series of miscues and a bad pinch by Jake Gardiner led to Gibbons’ goal at 14:54.Not many projected Gibbons to be an opening-day option for the Devils, but so far, he has shown he belongs.
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Brian Gibbons 3-on-5 short-handed goal against Toronto was the first in @NJDevils regular-season history.

[7:01] The Devils take a delay of game penalty, likely in an attempt to score another shorthanded goal.
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Devils pass the test with 6-3 win over Maple Leafs

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Trailing 3-2 in the second period, the Leafs were presented with a golden scoring opportunity with a two-minute 5-on-3 power play in the second period.

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Van Riemsdyk opened the scoring on a power play at 8:33 of the first, stuffing the puck past Schneider. New Jersey answered 34 seconds later when Wood tipped in Steven Santini’s shot from the point. Wood scored again 1:38 later, taking advantage of a handling error by Calle Rosen before ripping a shot past Andersen.Van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal at 8:33 of the first period to put Toronto up 1-0, but Wood scored twice in 1:38 to give New Jersey the lead.

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Toronto peppers New Jersey goaltender with 50 shots but can’t make up for defensive breakdowns.But New Jersey’s Pavel Zacha scored a power play goal just over 10 minutes into the second period to retake the lead and the Devils added to their advantage when Brian Gibbons scored six minutes later with his team shorthanded two men.“We talked quite a bit about this game coming up and how it was going to be, and that’s exactly what I expected but I expected us to compete,” Babcock said. “They skated us into the ground. It was 2-2 at the end of one, but that flattered us. Obviously the message sent wasn’t received these last two days. By doing the pre-scout we knew what we were in for, we didn’t do our part. Disappointing.”Video: NJD@TOR: Zacha buries nice dish from Bratt for PPG

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Kris Letang and Conor Sheary also scored for the Penguins, who converted 3-of-6 power-play chances. Hornqvist returned after missing the first three games of the season following a procedure on his right hand in the offseason.

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