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The Hamburglar Stole The Show In Vegas

April 19, 2022, 8:25 AM ET [54 Comments]
Sam Woo
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These New Jersey Devils are not giving up!

Devils goaltender Andrew Hammond, AKA The Hamburglar, made 42 saves against the Vegas Golden Knights to secure a 3-2 win and a winning five game western road trip. The Devils went 3-1-1 with 7 points after coming off five straights losses. Nathan Bastian, Andreas Johnsson, and Jesper Boqvist each had a goal in the victory.

The Golden Knights are currently fighting for a wild card spot and put everything they could muster on Hammond all night. But the Devils kept playing physically and had 42 hits in this game. Overall, this was a feel good victory for the Devils as they held off the Golden Knight’s comeback.

“They’re a good team,” Devils head coach Lindy Ruff said. “And we knew at times they would have the edge and I thought we answered the call.”

The Devils finally got great goaltending from Hammond. However, the Devils were outshot 44 to 28.

“(Hammond) played an awesome game,” said Ruff. “He made a lot of great saves. He was there when we broke down, he was there in the early breakaways, he gave us a chance to settle into the game.”

Despite giving up 44 shots, the Devils defensive positioning was solid all night and was able to withstand the desperate Knights team’s offensive pressure.

The Devils will come home and play the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday at the Rock.

Game Recap


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