Pavel Zacha Scores At The OT To Raise The Devils Past Sabers – CBS New York
Nico Dawes blocked 24 shots to win in his first National Hockey League appearance, and Nico Hescher had a solid playing goal for New Jersey.
“We screwed up early on, and at that point my job was just to give the team a chance to win,” said Dawes. “Try to stop every disc that I have and help the team.”
Dylan Cousins scored a power-playing goal for Buffalo, and Dustin Tokarsky made 37 saves.
“Our goalkeeper was the newest player in the game, and he looked like him,” said Sabers coach Don Granato. “Obviously he had new energy, and he did what he had to do. He did a hell of a job for us.”
Hescher equalized at 5:52 of the third half, overtaking Doji Hamilton’s foul shot past Tokarski. New Jersey scored solid goals in play in consecutive games after starting the season 0-for-5 with the man advantage.
“It obviously feels good,” Hescher said. “But at the end of the day, it helps the team. It feels good for you, of course, but I always say, someone else scores, it’s a goal too, so it’s great that we got that win from behind and we still get those two points.”
The Cozens opened the scoring at 3:19 from the first. After fiancé Jeff Skinner drew a standing penalty on Devils defender Jonas Seigenthaler, Cozens fired on Daws’ blocker.
Daws has stopped the last 22 shots he’s faced, and also got an assist from the post during the first period when Buffalo forward Vinny Hinostrosa hit the crossbar and left the post to try.
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