Devils Edge Blackhawks in OT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jack Hughes scored his second goal of the game less than a minute into overtime and the New Jersey Devils beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 after blowing a late two-goal lead on Friday night.
Dominik Kubalik and Kirby Dach forced the overtime, scoring in the final 3:53 of regulation with the Blackhawks’ net empty.
Dougie Hamilton scored on his first shot as a Devil and Andreas Johnsson gave his team a 3-1 lead early in the third period. Jonathan Bernier made 24 saves for the Devils, who are looking to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2017-18 season.
Alex DeBrincat also scored for Chicago, who are off to an 0-2 start after revamping their roster. Kevin Lankinen made 25 saves after being beaten 17 seconds by Hamilton after the opening faceoff.
Hughes got his game winner on an odd-man rush. He faked a shot in close to get Lankinen out of position and slid the puck into an open net.
FLYERS 4, SO
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller scored shootout goals and Vancouver scored four times in the second period.
WILD 2, DUCKS 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Foligno scored with 7.2 seconds remaining in regulation to lift Minnesota.
Foligno beat Anthony Stolarz between his legs from the slot to give the Wild a win in their season opener after dramatically remaking their roster, including buying out franchise stalwarts Ryan Suter and Zach Parise.
Kevin Fiala had a power-play goal and Cam Talbot made 28 saves for Minnesota.
Jakob Silfverberg scored on the power play for Anaheim, and Stolarz made 41 saves.