Erik Haula’s

The New Jersey Devils awoke on Wednesday with the intention of breaking their own franchise record for consecutive victories. But John Tavares and the Toronto Maple Leafs had other ideas, defeating the Devils 2-1 in New Jersey.

For the Devils, it was a particularly difficult defeat. They had three goals disallowed by the referees, to start. In the third period, fans began hurling random objects into the ice out of frustration with the game’s officials, which caused play to be stopped for a considerable amount of time.

Erik Haula’s

 

Of course, the defeat frustrates even Devils players. It’s difficult to understand how it feels to win 13 straight games in the harsh NHL and be on the verge of setting a record, only to lose as New Jersey did on Wednesday.

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Even though the Devils did not receive a favorable outcome, they did not perform poorly against the Maple Leafs. “We clashed. Everything was left in the open. After the game, Devils forward Erik Haula stated.

Indeed. Despite the defeat, the Devils played well overall as shown by the large 35-20 shot advantage they had over Toronto. 15 to 9 in favor of New Jersey, who also won more faceoffs (36-25).

Simply put, the Devils struggled to get going, allowing Toronto to take a 2-0 lead in the first period. This was crucial for the Maple Leafs’ confidence, especially considering that they were playing on the road against a team that was poised to make history.

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