For the second time just over two weeks, the New Jersey Devils play host to the Florida Panthers on Monday night at the Prudential Center.
The Devils (14-5-4) posted a 2-1 victory over the Panthers (8-12-2) on Nov. 11, the seventh win in their last nine games on home ice against Florida since the 2012-13 season. That victory also started New Jersey's current 5-1-3 run over the past nine games.
Most recently, the Devils skated to consecutive one-goal victories, edging the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 at the Prudential Center on Friday before beating the Red Wings 4-3 in overtime at Detroit on Saturday. The Devils have yet to lose in regulation in 13 one-goal games already this season, winning nine and dropping four in overtime or a shootout.
"That's the goal, always, to find a way to win those games," Devils rookie center Nico Hischier said of the team's success in tight games. "It's been huge for us that we won (Friday and Saturday). We've just got to keep it going. That's our goal every game, to find a way." >> Read more
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