The New Jersey Devils polished off the Pittsburgh Penguins to boost their home record to 6-1-1.
But the road has been a different story.
The Devils, sitting in last place in the Metropolitan Division, take a 1-7-0 record away from home into Philadelphia for Thursday night's game with the Flyers.
Tuesday night's 4-2 victory -- with Taylor Hall scoring two third-period goals and assisting on the other two goals -- came after the club returned from a 1-6 trip.
"Not just a win but an effort we can be proud of," Hall said after scoring on a breakaway with 8:07 left and then adding an empty-net goal. "It's not an effort where we solely relied on our goaltender to steal a game. We did a good job of eliminating chances against a high-powered team.
"Our game has to continue to grow that way. And when we play strong in our end, it allows us to just play more free up the ice and create more, have the puck more.
"It was a solid night for us." >> READ MORE
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