The New Jersey Devils’ shootout woes have finally come to an end.
After falling into a 1-0 hole to the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night, a goal from Michael Ryder tied the game with three and a half minutes left in regulation. The Devils were able to hold on for the rest of the contest and through overtime, taking them to the dreaded shootout.
The last time the Devils had a shootout victory was March 10, 2013, also against the Jets, meaning they were an imperfect 0-13 last season when those five minutes of four-on-four weren’t enough.
A shootout goal from Jacob Josefson was all the Devils needed to give New Jersey its fifth win of the season and first at home -- and finally end the streak of 18 consecutive shootout losses.
-- Judy Cohen