Blackwood Comes Up Big As Devils Edge Canucks

Wayne Simmonds and Jesper Bratt scored 22 seconds apart in the first period and Mackenzie Blackwood made 30 saves in the New Jersey Devils' 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.


VANCOUVER, British Columbia (CBSNewYork/AP) — Wayne Simmonds and Jesper Bratt scored 22 seconds apart in the first period and Mackenzie Blackwood made 30 saves in the New Jersey Devils‘ 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.

Brock Boeser had a power-play goal for Vancouver. The Canucks are 0-3-1 in their last four games.

Simmonds opened the scoring on a power play with 8:12 left in the first period. Taylor Hall sent a pass into the Canucks’ zone that Kyle Palmieri directed to Simmonds. He put it past goalie Jacob Markstrom for the Devils’ second road power-play goal of the season.

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

Boeser scored with 7:20 left in the second. He took J.T. Miller’s pass, used his speed to skate into the Devil’s zone, then beat Blackwood with a low shot to the far corner.

It was the second head-to-head brother clash between Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes, the 20-year-old defenseman picked seventh overall in the 2018 draft, and Jack Hughes, the 18-year-old center picked No. 1 by the Devils this year. In an Oct. 19 meeting, Jack Hughes scored his first NHL goal in the Devils’ 1-0 win over the Canucks. On Sunday, Quinn Hughes earned an assist on Boeser’s goal while Jack was kept off the scoresheet.

NOTES: Vancouver’s Brandon Sutter played in his 701st career game. He’s the sixth member of the Sutter family to play 700 or more games. … The Devils are 8-0-3 in their last 11 games against Vancouver. … Markstrom stopped 25 shots.

UP NEXT

Devils: Host Ottawa on Wednesday night.

Canucks: Host Nashville on Tuesday night.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

 

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