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National Hockey League December 31 recap: Jack Hughes spoils a great performance by Conor McDavid

National Hockey League December 31 recap: Jack Hughes spoils a great performance by Conor McDavid

Jack Hughes scored his second goal of the game in overtime to allow the New Jersey Devils to finish 2021 with a 6-5 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Igor Charangovic equalized the match by blocking Doji Hamilton’s shot in the 31st minute, sending the match into overtime.

Hughes then beat Mike Smith with a shot to the wrist in a three-on-three session. Goalkeeper Oilers had previously made several impressive saves early in overtime.

Conor McDavid scored two goals in the loss.

Captain Oilers has now scored 19 goals this season. This was the 51st or more game of 2021 for McDavid. Wayne Gretzky has fared better, surpassing the McDavid mark six times in his career.

Keeler Yamamoto also scored a double in the loss for the Oilers, who suffered an eighth loss in their last ten matches.

The Oilers trailed 4-3 in the third game, but Devin Shore and Yamamoto scored twice in just over a minute midway through the game to give Edmonton the lead for the first time. the match.

Young Demons players led the attack in this game. Hughes, Nico Hescher, Dawson Mercer and Jan Kokanen hit the target for New Jersey in regulation.

The Oilers will travel to New York to face the islanders on New Year’s Day, in the third round of a five-game tour.

The Devils will return to action on Sunday against the Washington Capitals.

Successful last party of this year in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Golden Knights completely dominated the Anaheim Ducks with a 3-1 victory on Friday afternoon.

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Ryan Getslav denied Laurent Brossoit his first elimination of the season with a powerful goal with 12 seconds remaining.

Brossoit stops 15 balls just to earn the win.

Nicholas Roy opened the scoring midway through the first half, with his seventh goal of the season.

Former Canadian Adam Brooks doubled his lead with his second goal in the Knights uniform before the end of the first twenty.

Matthias Janmark completed the score at 4:39 of the second half.

John Gibson was left alone for most of the match, stopping 42 of the 45 shots directed at him.

Vegas has been denied an injured upper body Mark Stone, and Max Pasurietti, who will be absent indefinitely after undergoing wrist surgery.