Jack Hughes records three points as Devils top Blue Jackets, 3-1

Jack Hughes black jersey Blue Jackets

Jack Hughes black jersey Blue Jackets

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jesper Bratt scored the consent objective early in the 3rd duration, Mackenzie Blackwood made 31 conserves and the New Jersey Devils beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Thursday night for their 4th win in 5 video games.

The groups will finish the home-and-home series Saturday night in Columbus.

Bratt took a pass from Jack Hughes — who had an objective and 2 helps — and whipped the puck past goalie Joonas Korpisalo on a power play at 1:16 for his 10th objective of the season. Nathan Bastian likewise helped. The 23-year-old Bratt leads the Devils with 32 points, and has 2 objectives and 6 helps in his last 5 video games.

Tomas Tatar likewise scored for New Jersey.

The Devils played without essential forwards Yegor Sharangovich, Pavel Zacha and Andreas Johnsson since of COVID-19 procedure however had the ability to create another triumph as Blackwood made 17 conserves in the very first, 7 in the 2nd and 7 more in 3rd.

Hughes included an empty-netter at 18:40 to seal the triumph, his ninth objective of the season. Hughes has a five-game points streak, with 4 objectives and 8 helps.

Max Domi scored for Columbus, and Korpisalo made 25 conserves. Heaven Jackets lost their 3rd straight, stopping working to score on 4 power-play opportunities.

Tatar opened the scoring for the Devils 51 seconds into the video game, tapping the puck past Korpisalo for his 8th objective of the season. Domi connected it at 4:54 of the very first with his 8th objective.

The Blue Jackets had 5 video games delayed in between Dec. 18 and Dec. 28 since of COVID-19 concerns and have actually played simply 4 video games considering that Dec. 16.


Columbus forward Jakub Voracek played his 1,000th profession video game. The 32-year-old Voracek was prepared seventh general by Columbus in 2007 and played his very first 3 NHL seasons for heaven Jackets prior to he was traded to Philadelphia where his skated for 10 seasons. He re-joined heaven Jackets in a trade last July in which the Flyers got Web Cam Atkinson.

NOTES: Blue Coats defenseman Jake Christiansen made his NHL launching … The Devils scratched defenseman Mason Geertsen and goaltender Jon Gillies…. New Jersey defenseman Dougie Hamilton was put on the hurt list retroactive to Jan. 2 after suffering a damaged jaw taking that day versus Boston … Heaven Jackets scratched forward Alexandre Texier, defenseman Gabriel Carlsson and goaltender Elvis Merzlikins.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.