Devils earn 13th straight win, tieing franchise record
Ricky Gray | November 22, 2022
The celebration began after a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
The last time the New Jersey Devils won thirteen straight games was from February 16 to March 23, 2001, that team went on to play for the Stanley Cup.
They’ve done it again this year with the streak beginning on October 25, which now has them at the top of the Metropolitan Division at 16-3-0.
Remember that this is the same team that finished 28th in the NHL last season. After last night’s win, they’re the frontrunners in the NHL with a lot of potential to keep moving up.
Devils coach Lindy Ruff commented: “I think the team deserves a standing ovation. A run like this is incredible.”
Captain Nico Hischier added: “We're up there [in] the history book. Nobody's gonna take that from us now.
“It proves that we're a good team. That we can win hockey games. That we don't have to hide anymore.”
Goalie Vitek Vanecek, who has appeared in the of the Devils’ thirteen-straight victories, made twenty-seven saves to earn the win.
Ruff continued: “I feel like we haven't proven anything yet. I think we've done a lot of good things. We’ve played good hockey. But we're 19 games in.
“We've had a great run, but we know we're the hunted now. We can expect the best that every team can bring because we're getting recognition. That part we're going to have to deal with.”
Hischier noted: “It's definitely one of the most fun stretches I've ever been part of. I don't want it to end. It's definitely just fun. Like we say, just keep riding away the wave.”