CAR Carolina Hurricanes 0
Carolina Hurricanes Hurricanes Overall (15-22)
ATS (14-23)
O/U (12-25)
December 29 2018
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NJ New Jersey Devils 2
New Jersey Devils Devils Overall (14-23)
ATS (20-17)
O/U (22-13-2)
Final
Money Line Total: 6 Puck Line ATS
123
2433 Carolina Hurricanes -120 Under EVEN (-1.5) +215 UNDER: 2
000
2434 New Jersey Devils EVEN Over -120 (+1.5) -255 Cover: 3.5
011
Final
Money Line Total: 6 Puck Line ATS
2433 CAR -120 Under: EVEN (-1.5) +215 UNDER: 2
2434 NJ EVEN Over: -120 (+1.5) -255 Cover: 3.5
Line Movement
Money Line
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Money Line
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CAR
-120
NJ
EVEN
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CAR
-120
NJ
EVEN
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10:27 AM
CAR
-105
NJ
-115
12/29/2018
10:06 AM
NJ
-115
CAR
-105
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-105
NJ
-115
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-105
NJ
-115
Puck Line
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Puck Line
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CAR(-1.5)
+215
NJ
-255
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CAR(-1.5)
+215
NJ
-255
12/29/2018
10:27 AM
CAR(+1.5)
-280
NJ
+240
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10:06 AM
NJ(-1.5)
+240
CAR
-280
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CAR(+1.5)
-260
NJ
+220
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-260
NJ
+220
Total
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Total
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-120
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EVEN
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-110
6
-110
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10:27 AM
6
-110
6
-110
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10:06 AM

-125

+105
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9:15 AM

-125

+105
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8:54 AM

-110

-110
Recap

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Goaltending has been a soft spot for the New Jersey Devils as they tumbled into last place in the Eastern Conference.

Rookie Mackenzie Blackwood might be the solution as they try to climb back into the playoff chase.

Blackwood stopped 37 shots for his first shutout and Pavel Zacha scored short-handed as the Devils beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0 on Saturday.

It was the second straight victory for Blackwood, giving the Devils their first two-game winning streak since Nov. 13-15.

"It's huge," said Blackwood. "It's awesome. Everyone dreams about this kind of stuff. The challenge here is to just keep going, keep moving forward, keep having success."

The Devils certainly hope so. They are without Cory Schneider who remains sidelined with an abdominal strain. Keith Kinkaid, who helped backstop the Devils last season to their first playoff appearance in six years, hasn't been as effective with a 12-10-6 record.

Andy Greene added an empty-netter to seal the win with Zacha picking up an assist.

Curtis McElhinney made 28 saves for the Hurricanes who have lost four of their last five.

Once again, the power play fizzled for the Hurricanes. They went 0 for 5 with the man advantage, and have not scored a power-play goal in six straight games.

"It's really frustrating," Sebastian Aho said. "All those chances and you just can't score to help your team win. When you're on the first power-play unit, it's you job to score those goals."

Zacha broke a scoreless deadlock with 36 seconds left in the second period. He poked the puck away from Carolina's Justin Faulk and sped into the Hurricanes' zone. McElhinney made the initial stop and Zacha stayed with the play to collar the rebound and flip it into the net.

"On the breakaway, I was trying to see what the goalie does but the puck was a little bit wobbly there, so I tried to shoot it," Zacha said. "I was lucky I got a rebound back."

Carolina pressed for the equalizer in the third but couldn't beat Blackwood. He stoned Aho with a pad save with about six minutes left to preserve the shutout.

Teuvo Teravainen seemingly netted the tying goal with 1:58 left only to have the goal waved off for accidental goalie interference. The Hurricanes appealed the call, which was upheld by the video review.

"I had no idea what was going to happen there," Blackwood said. "You never know the way those go. It was fortunate enough to get waved off, and the boys battled all the way."

Justin Williams, the Hurricane closest to Blackwood, disagreed.

"It's upsetting. Very upsetting," Williams said. "That's how we have to score goals. Getting to the net and screening goaltenders. I was in front of the net. I didn't feel him touch me and I didn't feel I touched him."

The Hurricanes outshot the Devils 13-9 in the first period with most coming from the point or the perimeter. In the final seconds, Teravainen had one of the few good in-close chances, only to be denied by Blackwood.

NOTES: Both teams were missing important forwards. For the Devils, Taylor Hall, last season's Hart Trophy winner sat out a second straight contest with a lower-body injury. Jordan Staal remained sidelined for a third game for the Hurricanes with an upper body injury. ... The game was delayed briefly in the first period when linesman Tim Nowak was struck by the puck and needed attention. He remained in the game. ... The goal light in one end of the Prudential Center repeatedly malfunctioned, flashing when there was no puck in the net.

UP NEXT

Hurricanes: Host Philadelphia on Monday.

Devils: Host Vancouver on Monday.

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Matchup
Hurricanes Overall
W/L 15-22
ATS 14-23
Goals For 2.5
Goals Against 2.9
Total 12-25
Hurricanes Away
W/L 6-11
ATS 6-11
Goals For 2.1
Goals Against 3.0
Total 5-12
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Devils Overall
W/L 14-23
ATS 20-17
Goals For 2.9
Goals Against 3.4
Total 22-13-2
Devils Home
W/L 10-8
ATS 11-7
Goals For 3.2
Goals Against 2.8
Total 9-8-1
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Game Summary
1st Period
CAR 12:24 Penalty to Calvin de Haan 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by John Quenneville)
NJ 10:21 Penalty to Sami Vatanen 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by Trevor van Riemsdyk)
NJ 00:04 Penalty to Steve Santini 2 minutes for Interference (Drawn by Brock McGinn)
2nd Period
CAR 11:44 Penalty to Calvin de Haan 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by John Quenneville)
NJ 8:52 Penalty to Will Butcher 2 minutes for Holding Stick (Drawn by Jordan Martinook)
NJ 2:34 Penalty to John Quenneville 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Trevor van Riemsdyk)
NJ 00:36 Shorthanded - GOAL scored by Pavel ZachaCAR 0 NJ 1
3rd Period
CAR 11:49 Penalty to Clark Bishop 2 minutes for High Sticking (Drawn by Sami Vatanen)
NJ 7:36 Penalty to Steve Santini 2 minutes for Interference (Drawn by Warren Foegele)
CAR 2:40 Penalty to Jordan Martinook 2 minutes for Roughing (Drawn by Stefan Noesen)
NJ 2:40 Penalty to Stefan Noesen 2 minutes for Roughing (Drawn by Jordan Martinook)
NJ 00:33 GOAL scored by Andy Greene assisted by Nico Hischier and Pavel Zacha (Empty Net)CAR 0 NJ 2
Box Score
Hurricanes
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Lucas Wallmark (C) 000100:0016:17
Brock McGinn (LW) 000120:0014:27
Jordan Martinook (LW) 000502:0014:38
Sebastian Aho (RW) 000400:0022:37
Janne Kuokkanen (C) 000100:008:41
Clark Bishop (C) 000012:0013:03
Teuvo Teravainen (LW) 000400:0019:51
Andrei Svechnikov (RW) 000320:0013:02
Micheal Ferland (LW) 000200:0015:52
Victor Rask (C) 000100:0010:30
Justin Williams (RW) 000100:0017:11
Warren Foegele (LW) 000110:0013:02

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Dougie Hamilton (D) 000300:0020:27
Jaccob Slavin (D) 000030:0023:47
Calvin de Haan (D) 000324:0018:37
Justin Faulk (D) 000110:0020:56
Trevor van Riemsdyk (D) 000520:0013:28
Brett Pesce (D) 000120:0017:15

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Curtis McElhinney (G) 28/291.966LOSS
Petr Mrazek (G) 0/00.000
Devils
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Jesper Bratt (LW) 000300:0014:00
Nico Hischier (C) 011200:0016:16
Drew Stafford (RW) 000000:008:44
Pavel Zacha (C) 112400:0018:37
Travis Zajac (C) 000200:0021:33
Kyle Palmieri (RW) 000400:0016:53
John Quenneville (C) 000202:008:12
Blake Coleman (C) 000110:0019:26
Miles Wood (LW) 000310:0014:27
Stefan Noesen (RW) 000212:0010:33
Brett Seney (LW) 000000:007:56
Brian Boyle (C) 000200:0013:50

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Andy Greene (D) 101220:0025:13
Damon Severson (D) 000000:0022:49
Will Butcher (D) 000022:0015:46
Sami Vatanen (D) 000142:0019:13
Ben Lovejoy (D) 000120:0020:16
Steve Santini (D) 000104:0014:16

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Keith Kinkaid (G) 0/00.000
Mackenzie Blackwood (G) 37/3701.000WIN
Officials
Linesmen Tim Nowak
Linesmen Scott Driscoll
Referee Peter MacDougall
Referee Eric Furlatt