The New Jersey Devils defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 on the road.
The New Jersey Devils sent a good team to Montreal but it was clearly the slightly less talented squad going on the road. However, this roster was highlighted by names like Jack Hughes, Dawson Mercer, Tyler Toffoli, Simon Nemec, and Akira Schmid.
Jack Hughes was nothing short of sensational as he had a goal and an assist. His assist on Dawson Mercer’s (who was also really good in this game) goal was as pretty as you’ll see all year long. He is going to be the team’s offensive leader and is already looking like he is ready to go.
Simon Nemec got his name on the scoreboard as well as he scored a goal. It wasn’t a pretty goal as it went into the net off a dump-in. He may never score an easier goal again in his life but he’ll take it as he tries to be noticeable.
This was also the first time that Toffoli suited up in any type of game for the Devils. The leadership and experience that he will provide this year should be so fun to watch.
Schmid played the first two periods and was good. He made 16 saves on 18 shots which helped his team get the win. Keith Kinkaid played in the third and gave up no goals on seven shots. These guys are all going to return to Jersey feeling good about themselves.