WATCH: Devils' Taylor Hall scores OT winner vs. Wild

October 23, 2016 - The Star Ledger - View Full Article

Watch Taylor Hall score his overtime winning goal for the Devils against the Wild.


NEWARK - There's a reason the Devils went out and traded for Taylor Hall in the offseason.

His offensive ability was capable of adding a new dimension to the Devils' offense, and Hall scored his third goal of the season when he netted the game-winner in overtime against the Wild on Saturday night at the Prudential Center.

Watch the video above to see Hall's game-winning strike 29 seconds in the extra frame.

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Even in win, offensive frustration mounts for Devils

October 22, 2016 - The Star Ledger - View Full Article

Even though the Devils grabbed a 2-1 win over the Minnesota WIld, offensive frustration was evident for the Devils.

NEWARK - As the shots mounted, so did the frustration.

The Devils found themselves down 1-0, and as the second intermission came and went, they couldn't break past Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk.

Stuck at six total goals through four games and two periods, the Devils were confounded.

"It's very frustrating and makes you almost second guess yourself when a goalie's playing like he did," left wing Taylor Hall said. "For the whole year, we're really struggling to score more than two goals, and it's hard not to have that in the back of your mind. But we stayed focus on the process and ended up squeaking out a win."

Brodeur on Devils: Times are changing

A weight seemed to lift off the Devils when PA Parenteau tied the game in the third period, on a goal that most people -- including Hall -- didn't realize went in. But the delayed reaction turned into a quick celebration as the Devils evened the score.

The Devils stayed even through the rest of relation before Hall netted the game-winning goal 29 seconds into overtime, delivering a much-needed 2-1 victory to put the Devils at 2-2-1.

Hall took a pass from center Adam Henrique in the extra frame, scoring on a low wrist shot. In the process, he gave Henrique his first point of the year after putting up 50 last season.

"You can't get frustrated in times like that. You just have to keep plugging away and trusting the system, and trusting each other, " Henrique said. "And tonight we did that."

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