Devils all-star forward Taylor Hall was the hero for the team in their overtime 4-3 win against the Capitals, scoring the game-winning goal as well as picking up an assist earlier in the game, but he left the ice annoyed at a missed opportunity.
The Devils were leading the Capitals 3-1 in the second period before two Washington goals sent the game into overtime, earning the visitors a point. Hall rues that the Devils were unable to finish off the game.
"For us to take the next step as a group, it's being able to finish off those games," Hall said, via Amanda Stein of the Devils. "Don't even let Washington get a point in that game. For 55 minutes we played the way we wanted to, it's just having confidence that we can play that way the whole game, right till the end."
New Jersey remains in second four points behind the Capitals for first place in the division, though with two games in hand. A regulation win combined with the possibility that the Devils could win their two games in hand, they'd have control of first place.
The Devils are next in action on Saturday in Philly against the Flyers at 1 p.m.