New Jersey Devils: Amazing Game For Fans To Witness

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The New Jersey Devils and Washington Capitals had an incredibly entertaining game on Saturday afternoon. It had everything fans would want.

The New Jersey Devils had one of their more memorable wins against the Washington Capitals on Saturday afternoon. The biggest story of the game was the fact that Alex Ovechkin was sitting on 699 career goals. The question of whether or not he would become the eight-player in the history of the sport to score 700 goals had everyone’s eyes on this game.

The Devils got out to a 2-0 lead courtesy of some great play by Jesper Bratt and Nikita Gusev. They were both all over the ice which made a significant impact on the game as a whole. These two have been outstanding offensively for the majority of the season. These two are likely going to be key figures for this team going into next year and this game was proof of that.

Alexander Ovechkin scored that incredible 700th career goal in this game. It was a goal that tied the game for Washington in the third period. The entire Washington bench cleared to salute Ovechkin for reaching that incredible milestone. Even though it was a game-tying goal against the Devils, it is really cool to see a moment like that. He is a legendary player in this game and deserves to be treated as such.

Something special did happen in New Jersey’s favor, however. Damon Severson scored a goal with 1:59 left in the third period. It was a sweet goal after some pretty passing by Kyle Palmieri and Nikita Gusev. Severson’s goal would stand as the game-winner as the Devils won their 24th game of the season. It has been a miserable season pretty much from the start, but this game was very entertaining. There is a chance that this is the most memorable game of the season.

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The Devils now have a couple of nights to get ready for their next game. In between is the NHL trade deadline. This Washington game could be the last game a few of them will ever play for the Devils again. That is, unfortunately, the business of the NHL when you are on a bad team. The next game is against the Detroit Red Wings. It is a battle of two last-place teams, but they should be both motivated to play a hard game.