NHL: Hischier scores first two goals, Devils rally past Senators

OTTAWA, ON – John Moore scored 1:20 into overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 5-4 win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday.

Moore leads defensemen with five overtime goals since the NHL went to 3-on-3 overtime for the 2015-16 season, one more than Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks and Shayne Gostisbehere of the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Devils, who trailed 4-2 entering the third period, matched their best start since the 2002-03 season (6-1-0).

Nico Hischier, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, scored his first two NHL goals.

Marcus Johansson scored with 4:55 remaining in the third period to tie the game 4-4.

New Jersey goaltender Cory Schneider made 20 saves before he was replaced by Keith Kinkaid for the third period because of a lower-body injury. Kinkaid made nine saves.

Kyle Turris, Derick Brassard, Alexandre Burrows and Tom Pyatt scored, and Craig Anderson made 41 saves for the Senators (3-1-3), who have not won at home (0-1-3).

Hischier put the Devils ahead 1-0 at 2:30 of the first period when he took a pass from Drew Stafford from behind the net and lifted a shot past Anderson. After Turris tied the game 1-1 on the power play at 2:57, Hischier scored his second at 4:21. After jamming in the puck at the left post, the goal was upheld after it was challenged by the Senators for goaltender interference.

Brassard (at 5:07) and Burrows (at 7:15) scored 2:08 apart in the second period to give Ottawa a 3-2 lead. The goal was Burrows’ 200th in the NHL. Pyatt made it 4-2 at 15:49 of the second period.

The Senators also could not hold a two-goal, third-period lead in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals on Oct. 5.