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25.5: Pageau gets the hat trick with an empty-net goal. | OTT 4, NJ 2
1:09: Blackwood pulled for the extra attacker.
2:01: Pageau potted his second of the game, banging home a rebound at the side of the net after Paul rang it off the post. | OTT 3, NJ 2
4:53: Blackwood makes an unbelievable stop at the doorstep on Nick Paul to keep the game knotted up. Shots on goal now 22-19 for the Devils.
6:30: Borowiecki’s shot from the left point beat a screened Blackwood to tie the game up. | NJ 2, OTT 2
8:20: Devils do some great work keeping the play in the Senators zone as they protect a one-goal lead.
10:00: Midway through the third, shots on goal were even at 2-2.
11:49: On a partial breakaway, Hall tried a backhand deke on Anderson but the Senators netminder was equal to the task.
17:35: Pageau was called for tripping to send the Devils to the power play.
19:19: Blackwood makes a big save to deny Brady Tkachuk early in the third.
20:00: Period three has started.
0.0: Shots on goal after two were 18-16 for the Devils.
2:03: Hughes split the Ottawa defense but was upended before he could get a good shot on net. Anderson kicked away the shot Hughes took while he was falling down.
6:26: The two sides engage in some pushing and shoving behind the net.
8:18: Shots in the period are now 4-4.
15:23: Almost five minutes into the middle frame, shots on goal were even at 2-2.
20:00: Period two has started.
0.0: After one, shots on goal were 11-7 for New Jersey.
2:08: THE BUTCHER! Will Butcher’s shot from the left circle goes upstairs to put the Devils in front by one once again. | NJ 2, OTT 1
2:45: Shots on goal now 8-6 for the Devils.
5:06: From a sharp angle, Pageau’s shot went in off Blackwood to tie the game. | NJ 1, OTT 1
10:10: Andy Greene got called for tripping to give Ottawa their first power play of the night.
11:03: Ottawa’s first shot of the game registered just prior to the nine-minute mark of the opening frame. Shots on goal at that point were 7-0 for the Devils.
13:31: Mark Borowiecki received two minutes for tripping, sending the Devils back on the power play.
14:43: Nikita Gusev’s shot goes under the glove of Anderson but off the post.
15:41: WAYNE TRAIN! Wayne Simmonds capitalized on the Devils rush after Nico Hischier blocked a Thomas Chabot shot resulting in a turnover. Simmonds broke in alone and deked out Senators netminder Craig Anderson. | NJ 1, OTT 0
18:16: Nikita Gusev was tripped by J-C Beaudin in the neutral zone, giving the Devils the game’s first man advantage.
20:00: Tonight’s game is now underway.
Hall – Hughes – Palmieri
Zacha – Hischier – Bratt
Coleman – Zajac – Gusev
Wood – Rooney – Simmonds
Greene – Severson
Butcher – Subban
Mueller – Tennyson
OUT: Carrick (injured), Vatanen (injured), Boqvist, Hayden
DEVILS:60 | PRE-GAME vs. OTT