Devils put 2 away fast to beat Canucks at home

Jersey Devils vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, Preview, and Odds - 11-10-2019

Devils score 2 quick goals, hold on to beat Canucks 2-1

New Jersey is 5-3-2 in its past eight games after starting the season 0-4-2.

Wayne Simmonds and Jesper Bratt scored 22 seconds apart in the second period to help the New Jersey Devils defeat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 at Rogers Arena on Sunday. He put it past goalie Jacob Markstrom for the Devils' second road power-play goal of the season. Taylor Hall sent a puck to Kyle Palmieri in the slot, where Palmieri took a hard hit but redirected a pass to Simmonds near the left post.

Boeser scored with 7:20 left in the second.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 4-4-2, averaging three goals, 5.1 assists, 4.7 penalties and 11 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with a.879 save percentage.

The Canucks' power play, part of the team's offensive problems the last six games, got a goal back for Vancouver at 12:40 of the second period when Brock Boeser at full speed blew a wrist shot past Blackwood's blocker after Quinn Hughes' neutral-zone drop froze the Devils.

The Canucks generated a unsafe power play in the first period before coming up empty, and they cashed in on their second chance in the second period.

The Devils have won 11 straight against the Canucks dating back to November 25, 2014.

Bratt quickly made it 2-0 at 12:10 when he deflected Damon Severson's point shot.

They will play another home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday before heading to Montreal for a road game against the Canadiens on Saturday to close the week.

On Sunday, Quinn Hughes earned an assist on Boeser's goal while Jack was kept off the scoresheet. Jack Hughes, an 18-year-old center selected No. 1 by the Devils in the 2019 NHL Draft, scored his first NHL goal in New Jersey's 1-0 home win against the Canucks on October 19, the first NHL game between the brothers.

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