The New Jersey Devils played host to the Washington Capitals on Friday night at the Prudential Center in Newark to kick off game one of their two-games series.
And they’re not off to a good start.
That because the Capitals were able to pull ahead in the third period and never looked back, winning by a final score of 3-1.
The Caps scored the go-ahead goal to open the third period on a short-hander by Jason Chimera (assisted by Troy Brouwer and John Erskine) before Marcus Johansson (assisted by Karl Alzner) made it academic with a 13-foot backhand at 10:33.
The Capitals improve to 10-4-0 with the win while the Devils drop to 7-6-1 in defeat.