The New Jersey Devils proved to be victorious over the Philadelphia Flyers this past weekend. Andreas Johnsson had a game of his life. He recorded two goals and two assists. Jesper Bratt also pitched in for the Devils having a goal and two assists as well. The Devils went on to dominate the Flyers, 5-2 Sunday evening.
The Devils have snapped a two-game losing streak and won their first game at home since early November. Dougie Hamilton had a goal alongside Nathan Bastian who also scored in the victory. Devils goalie Mackenzie Blackwood made 22 saves that help solidify the win in the third period.
“Total team effort,” Johnsson said. “We gave them a little opportunity at first to come back in the game, but we stayed with it and we were patient and we scored a couple of huge goals in the end.”
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Bratt broke a tie with eight minutes left in the third period. Johnsson, with fox-like abilities, stole the puck in the Flyers zone and fed Bratt who nailed the backhand shot. Bratt extended the point streak to four games. He now has 14 points, three goals, and ten assists in 12 games in November, per ESPN.
″(Bratt) did a great job screaming at me to let me know he was there,” Johnsson said. “I just had to put it on his stick and knew he was going to score once he got it.”
NHL Video Highlight – Jesper Bratt scores against the Philadelphia Flyers to make it 3-2. pic.twitter.com/SkL53xR0Li
— NJDevils Game Bot (@NJDevilsGameBot) November 29, 2021
“I think inside the room, that room feels good about what every line did,” New Jersey coach Lindy Ruff said. “I like to see (fourth-line) guys get rewarded.”
New Jersey Devil’s fight cancer
The New Jersey Devils held its annual Hockey Fights Cancer game on Sunday. A 12-year-old boy from Manahawkin, New Jersey, completed his treatment from leukemia in 2018. Lucas Files shakes hands and drops the puck for a ceremonial faceoff between captains of the Devils and Flyers.
Cancer survivor Lucas Files shakes hands with Nico Hischier and Oskar Lindblom after the ceremonial puck drop for Hockey Fights Cancer Night. Photo taken for the Devils. pic.twitter.com/668jSg0zGf
— Kate Frese (@KateFresePhoto) November 29, 2021
Have you ever seen a cooler bucket?
Cancer survivor and lifelong Devils fan, Lucas Files designed a 🔥 goalie mask for Blackwood, his favorite player. Mac will wear the mask for warm-ups, sign it and gift it back to Lucas! #HockeyFightsCancer | @RWJBarnabas https://t.co/L71ZtcMI74 pic.twitter.com/bhQmeBrbCJ
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) November 28, 2021