Devils Lose To Maple Leafs 3-2 In Shootout

Toronto, ON - The New Jersey Devils could not pull out late magic like they did the night before and ended up losing the game in a shootout to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

New Jersey native James van Riemsdyk scored the game winner, beating Cory Schneider with a backhand on the first shootout shot. He also scored a power play goal for the Leafs in the second period.

Jaromir Jagr, Ryane Clowe, and Reid Boucher all failed to score for the Devils in the shootout. Schneider stopped the second and third attempts from Joffrey Lupul and Tyler Bozak

Jan 12, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique (14) celebrates his goal with left wing Ryane Clowe (29) against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Devils 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Ryane Clowe scored his first as a Devil on a breakaway just 28-seconds after van Riemsdyk scored the go ahead goal at 5:56 in the second.

Adam Henrique is heating up as of late as he put in his 11th goal on a power play chance 1:39 into the second period. He received a pass from Clowe in the right circle and he fired it past Jonathan Bernier‘s blocker. It was his fifth goal in just eight games.

The Leafs scored first with Tyler Bozak’s seventh of the year on a rebound in the slot.

The Devils got lucky when the Leafs had a goal waived off because of goaltender interference. It was questionable because van Riemsdyke did not seem to make much contact with Schneider. But when the goaltender hit the ice and the goal was scored it was convincing enough to be waived off.

The Devils and Schneider failed to win three games straight and now have a tough team in the Montreal Canadiens to play next on Tuesday night.

Topics: Devils, New Jersey Devils, NHL

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