Nothing better than a big scoring scoring 3rd period. At the start of the 3rd period, the Pittsburgh Penguins were beating the wheels off the New Jersey Devils with a resounding 6-0 score. The Pens got up on net early, they had a 4-0 lead before leaving the first period. Then they added 2 more in the 2nd for extra security. Well don’t place your bets yet because low and behold, sports always find a way to make shit interesting.
Devils captain, Nico Hischier broke the 40 minute shutout just 41 seconds into the 3rd period. 5 minutes after that, Yegor Sharangovich scored a short-handed goal to get the Devils 2, 3 minutes after him Nathan Bastian got them half way there with their 3rd goal.
Sidney Crosby interrupted the Devils’ goal fest with another one for the Pen’s to set the score at 7-3 but a minute after that Jack Hughes got his own and put it 7-4.
Next up, Nolan Foote scored his first NHL goal a minute after that (absolutely loooove to see it).
Although they had 7 minutes remaining to get this game even, the Devils only delivered one more goal with 40 seconds remaining from Andreas Johnsson that had them fall just one goal short from what would have been an outstanding comeback. (watch this sneaky one)
Although they couldn’t complete the full comeback and walked away 7-6, that was an amazing 20 minutes of hockey. People always get down and out when their team is down but let me tell you, if the 2016 Chicago Cubs taught me anything it’s “it ain’t over until it’s over”. You never know what can happen in these games and the Devils proved that one tonight. More dramatic hockey like this please.
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