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0.0: Devils win it!
57.0: Zajac fed Coleman for an easy tap-in and empty-net goal.
4:03: The Habs’ Armia was sent to the box.
7:56: Montreal registers its 46th shot of the game which is a season high for them. The 42 saves is also a career high for Blackwood.
11:23: 16 seconds later, Artturi Lehkonen stormed the Devils net and put the puck home to make it a one-goal game again. | NJ 5, MTL 4
11:39: SEVERSON SCORES! Damon Severson skated into the Canadiens zone and rifled home a shot from the right circle to put the visitors up by a pair. | NJ 5, MTL 3
15:29: The two teams engage in some pushing and shoving, culminating in Gallagher and Subban engaging in some jabs.
18:48: Price made three stops in succession off Taylor Hall.
20:00: Period three has started.
0.0: After two, shots on goal were 35-22 for Montreal.
8.7: Price absolutely robbed Kyle Palmieri to keep it a one-goal game.
4:15: Severson heads to the box, giving Montreal’s power play a chance to tie the game late in the period.
8:32: JESPER GETS #2! Jesper Boqvist scored his second of the season and his career, pouncing on a Nico Hischier rebound in the slot and firing it past Price to give the Devils their fourth lead of the night. | NJ 4, MTL 3
9:50: Midway through the game, shots on goal were 27-18 for the Habs.
10:58: Joel Armia tied the game for a third time for Montreal. After Price made a nice save on a redirection in front by Hall, the play went back the other way where Armia rifled a shot from the left circle past Blackwood for the goal. | NJ 3, MTL 3
14:52: Coleman’s shot hit Montreal defenseman Ben Chiarot in the face. He had to head to the dressing room for repairs but returned to the game.
16:44: MILES AHEAD! Miles Wood received a long feed from Pavel Zacha in the neutral zone and used his speed to break in all alone. He shot five-hole past Price to put the Devils back in front. | NJ 3, MTL 2
18:20: Jesper Kotkaniemi received a pass in close quarters, turned and rifled it from the right face-off circle to tie the game up. | NJ 2, MTL 2
20:00: Period two has started.
0.0: After one, shots on goal were 18-11 for Montreal.
27.0: Jack Hughes was called for tripping to give Montreal its first power play.
10:10: Jeff Petry was called for holding to send the Devils on their second power play of the game and period.
11:43: THE SCORING CONTINUES! Gusev chipped the puck over to Travis Zajac who batted the bouncing puck past Habs netminder Carey Price to put the Devils back in front. | NJ 2, MTL 1
12:19: Brendan Gallagher tipped a shot that snuck through the legs of Blackwood. It then went in off the skate of the Devils netminder, tying the game up. | NJ 1, MTL 1
12:41: GOOSE TO COLEMAN! Nikita Gusev made a great pass on a two-on-one over to Blake Coleman who tapped it into the wide-open net, putting the Devils on the board. | NJ 1, MTL 0
16:15: Mike Reilly is called for tripping to give the Devils the game’s first power play.
16:40: Shots on goal were 6-2 for the Canadiens early on.
18:55: Nick Cousins goes flying into Mackenzie Blackwood and the Devils goaltender is slow to get up after.
20:00: Tonight’s game is now underway.
Hall – Hischier – Palmieri
Coleman – Zajac – Gusev
Boqvist – Hughes – Simmonds
Wood – Zacha – Bratt
Greene – Severson
Vatanen – Subban
Butcher – Tennyson
OUT: Carrick (injured), Rooney (injured), Mueller, Hayden, Seney
DEVILS:60 | PRE-GAME at MTL