The Devils lost to the Oilers in the last seconds of overtime, but the story is Brian Boyle's emotional goal, his first since he was diagnosed with cancer before the season started.
"I've never cried after a goal before," Boyle told MSG after the first period. "That's a great feeling. It's everything."
It was WWE night at the Prudential Center and neither team could be pinned in regulation. But Connor McDavid stepped up in overtime to set up Leon Draisaitl for the game winner.
- 5:33 NJD Brian Boyle, assists: Brian Gibbons, John Moore
- 6:50 EDM Anton Slepyshev, assists: Milan Lucic, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
- 18:25 NJD Drew Stafford, assists: Adam Henrique, Mirco Mueller
- 3:21 EDM Milan Lucic, assists: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Zack Kassian
- 4:43 EDM Leon Draisaitl, assists: Connor McDavid, Kris Russell
Saturday, the Devils host the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m.