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New Jersey 6, Edmonton 3
When: 9:30 PM ET, Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
Referees: Gord Dwyer, Frederic L'Ecuyer
Linesmen: Michel Cormier, Matt MacPherson
Attendance: 18347

Kenny Agostino, Damon Severson and Kevin Rooney each collected a goal and an assist, and six New Jersey players scored as the visiting Devils snapped a seven-game losing streak and handed the Edmonton Oilers a crushing 6-3 loss Wednesday night.

Devils goalie Cory Schneider stopped 36 shots in the win.

Going into the game, the injury-riddled Devils had 18 skaters who had combined for 99 goals this season. Edmonton's top three snipers -- Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins -- had a combined 98 tallies, but that didn't matter.

Agostino put New Jersey on top 7:34 into the game. Just as the Devils killed a penalty, Agostino took a shot that Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen blocked with his arm, only to see it bounce up and over him into the net.

The Oilers subsequently took a 2-1 lead. Sam Gagner had a shot bank off him before going into the net to put his team on the board at 9:37 of the first period, and Alex Chiasson reached the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career by redirecting a McDavid shot-pass just under five minutes later.

But it was all Devils from there. Travis Zajac tied the game with a power-play goal with 19 seconds left in the opening period. Severson put the Devils ahead for good 6:23 into the second period with another man-advantage marker, ringing a long point shot off the post and into the net.

John Quenneville gave the Devils a two-goal lead with his first goal of the season, a long shot from the top of the left circle that spelled the end of the night for Koskinen. Rooney made it a 5-2 count by burying a loose puck soon after.

Edmonton's Matt Benning scored with 40.5 seconds left in the middle frame to give the hosts life, but Blake Coleman's short-handed goal 12 minutes into the third period sealed the deal.

McDavid collected a pair of assists to give him three consecutive 100-point seasons, but the Oilers lost for the second time in three games. They sit six points out of a playoff spot with 12 games remaining.

Koskinen stopped 14 of the 18 shots he faced. His replacement, Anthony Stolarz, made 15 saves on 17 shots.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
New Jersey   Edmonton
Kenny Agostino 2 Points Matt Benning 2
Kenny Agostino 1 Goals Matt Benning 1
Andy Greene 2 Assists Connor McDavid 2
Damon Severson 1 Power Play Goals Alex Chiasson 1
Blake Coleman 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Cory Schneider .923 Save Percentage Anthony Stolarz .882
Cory Schneider 36 Saves Anthony Stolarz 15
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
New Jersey 35 6 2-4 4-5 17 34
Edmonton 39 3 1-5 2-4 15 33
Upcoming Games
  • Edmonton will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Oilers have a W/L % of .469 after a win and .421 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game on the road against Vancouver. The Devils have a W/L % of .346 after a win and .378 after a loss.