Bratt’s additional time winner carries Devils previous Penguins, 2-1

Jesper Bratt scored on a wraparound at 2:50 of additional time and the New Jersey Devils beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1

PITTSBURGH — Jesper Bratt scored on a wraparound at 2:50 of additional time and the New Jersey Devils beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Sunday.

Bratt took a move from Pavel Zacha and rapidly circled the web, tucking a shot between the submit and the skate of Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry.

The Devils received for the third time in 4 video games. They received for the second time in three video games in opposition to Pittsburgh since Sunday’s sport was the third consecutive assembly between the groups. The Devils had three wins of their earlier 13 video games earlier than Sunday.

Bratt scored his second of the season and continued a four-game level streak, whereas Sami Vatanen additionally scored his second of the season for New Jersey. Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 35 pictures for the Devils. He performed his first sport since aggravating an upper-body damage throughout warmups on Thursday.

Sidney Crosby scored his twelfth of the season for Pittsburgh. The Penguins misplaced for the third time in 4 video games, following a six-game win streak. Jarry made 33 saves for Pittsburgh.

Crosby opened the scoring at 3:37 of the primary interval. He was close to the objective line when he took a cross-ice move from Jake Guentzel and snuck a shot between Blackwood’s outstretched skate and the submit.

Vatanen tied the sport at 4:48 of the second interval. The Devils swarmed the Pittsburgh internet following an influence play and Vatanen transformed when his slap shot beat Jarry to the glove facet. Vatanen, who’s one level from 200 within the NHL, has factors in three of his previous 4 video games.


The Devils performed their sixth of 11 back-to-back units on Sunday. They’re winless within the first six video games (0-6-0), however improved to 3-2-1 within the second sport following Sunday’s additional time win.


Crosby has stepped up with Evgeni Malkin out of the lineup, with a lower-body damage.

Crosby has 62 targets and 176 factors in 145 video games performed with out Malkin. Final season, Crosby had six targets and 18 factors in 12 video games with out Malkin. This season, Crosby has one objective and three factors in three video games with out Malkin, who had an eight-game scoring streak earlier than sustaining his damage final Tuesday in opposition to Boston.

Pittsburgh has been with out winger Jason Zucker since Feb. 23. The Penguins additionally just lately misplaced middle Teddy Blueger within the final week, whereas ahead Brandon Tanev missed his second straight sport on Sunday.


New Jersey continues a six-game highway journey Tuesday at Philadelphia.

Pittsburgh closes the month with 4 residence video games, beginning Wednesday in opposition to Buffalo.


Extra AP NHL protection: and—Sports activities

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