New Jersey is experiencing a new upturn after its formidable series of thirteen rank victories in the fall. Victorious 5-2 in Los Angeles, the Devils won a fourth game in a row.
This victory in Los Angeles is historic. The Devils have, in fact, become the first team to win 17 of their first 20 regular season games away.
Author of an assist for his 41st point of the season, Nico Hischier contributed to this success obtained despite the opener of Kevin Fiala. The best Swiss scorer in the NHL with 47 points scored in the 7th on a power play sequence. However, he had to miss the conversion of a penalty in the final period against Mackenzie Blackwood who made 34 saves.
If Nico Hischier and Jonas Siegenthaler can have a smile, the situation is much more tense for the Nashville of Roman Josi and Nino Niederreiter. Beaten 5-3 at home by Buffalo, the Predators conceded a third defeat in a row which will hinder their race towards the play-offs. Like Kevin Fiala, Roman Josi scored an unnecessary goal 5 against 4. Author of his 11th success of the season, the captain however left the ice with a record of -3.