Hall hits double to lift Devils past road-weary Ducks 2-1
October 20, 2016, 12:18 am TWN
NEWARK, New Jersey -- New Jersey's Taylor Hall made his new fans very happy with two power-play goals in a 4:11 span of the second period as the Devils posted their first win of the season; a 2-1 over the road-weary and penalty-plagued Anaheim on Tuesday.
Elsewhere, Joe Pavelski scored the late winner as San Jose edged the New York Islanders, while Washington had a couple of power-play goals in handing Colorado its first loss of the season.
Hall, the former No. 1 overall draft pick who was acquired in a major trade with Edmonton in June, tied the game at 1-1, putting the rebound of a shot by Mike Cammalleri into an open net at 12:35, and doubled up soon after as the Devils beat the Ducks for the first time in six attempts.
Sami Vatanen scored on a power play for Anaheim, which has just one point from four games with one more to play in its five-game road trip to start the season.
San Jose's Pavelski scored with 2:11 left to lift the Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Islanders.
Melker Karlsson and Tomas Hertl also scored to help the Sharks.
On the tiebreaking goal, Joe Thornton sent a pass into the slot and Pavelski deflected it in. It gave Pavelski his fifth point in two games.
The Islanders trailed 1-0 after getting outplayed in the first period, but took the lead with two goals 2:10 apart in the second period.
Washington's T.J. Oshie scored twice and Alex Ovechkin picked up his first goal of the season, helping the Capitals beat Colorado 3-0.
Ovechkin and Oshie each scored on the power play to end Washington's man-advantage scoring drought this season, and the Avalanche lost for the first time under new coach Jared Bednar.
Dallas' Jason Spezza scored midway through the third period to give the Stars a 2-1 win at Nashville.
Adam Cracknell added his second goal of the season for Dallas.
Mike Fisher scored for Nashville early in the second period to tie it 1-1.
Ottawa's Tom Pyatt, Mark Stone and Chris Kelly had a goal and an assist each as the Senators defeated Arizona 7-4.