The Devils’ 13-game record-breaking run ended in a 2-1 defeat to the Maple Leafs

The Devils' 13-game record-breaking run ended in a 2-1 defeat to the Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs Snapped New JerseyThe Devils are now just one win away from a franchise record with a 13-game winning streak Wednesday night, 2-1

John Tavares And Pontus Holmberg They had first-period goals. Dougie Hamilton With 5:08 remaining in the third quarter, the Devils had scored the lone goal. Toronto goalie Matt Murray He made 34 saves, and was the beneficiary three New Jersey goals that had been disallowed. The third resulted in fans littering the ice in protest during the third period. This caused the Leafs to temporarily retreat to their locker room.

When they defeated the Devils, the Devils set a franchise-record with 13 consecutive wins Edmonton Oilers Monday night. New Jersey won 13 consecutive games previously from February 16 through March 23, 2001. This streak began on Oct. 25th and fuelled New Jersey's remarkable rise to the top in the Metropolitan Division (16-4-0) after finishing 28th last season in the NHL.

Wednesday's game was marred in the third quarter by New Jersey fans littering the ice in protest of the Devils' third goal.

The NHL Situation Room found that the Devils had failed to address a coach's challenge about goalie interference in their first period. Nathan Bastian “had a significant presence on the crease which impair Matt Murray's capability to play his position.” Another goal was disallowed after it was determined that Devils forward Tomas Tatar Murray made an incidental contact before the puck entered the net.

The third-period delay was caused by an apparent goal by Eric Haula of the Devils. He kicked the puck off Nick Robertson, Leafs forward, and it was waved off. Toronto's players, coaches and officials left the ice as fans tossed garbage and protested. Devils players signaled them to stop.

Hamilton's third-period goal turned the Devils' anger into cheers, and gave them late momentum. They couldn't score the equalizer, and their incredible winning streak was ended just one win short of breaking a franchise record.

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