New Jersey Devils Fans were unhappy that the referees did not count a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs and, in desperation, began to throw beer and other objects on the ice.
Maple Leafswho were leading 2-0 with 11:07 left in the third period against the Devils, a team on a 13-game winning streak, returned to their dressing room to avoid being hit by rubble.
Eric Howla, who scored against Toronto, took to the ice to tell fans to stop throwing things so they could restart play.
Some fans at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey did not understand the messages.
It was the Devils’ third goal of the game to be called off, this time Howla kicked a puck that appeared to bounce off his stick and into the net, scoring a shorthanded goal.
For the first time, the referees overruled a goal against the Devils. good shot from Jonas Siegenthaler, who saw Nathan Bastian get in the way of Maple Leafs goaltender Matt Murray. The judges immediately called the goal not scored.
Thomas Tatar then crashed into Murray as the goaltender cleared the puck out of his net, but it quickly returned to cross the red line to score a goal. However, the judges again called interference.
Seeing it for the third time, the cheers from the fans weren’t enough to show their disappointment.
Once play resumed, Devils defenseman Dougie Hamilton wasted no time in scoring New Jersey’s first goal. real the goal of the game, scoring deflections in front of Murray, is to make it a 2-1 game.
But that wasn’t enough, as Toronto finally inflicted New Jersey’s first loss in 14 games, ending their franchise-record winning streak. Pontus Holmberg and John Tavares became the scorers for the Maple Leafs.
Devils fans will leave the Prudential Center dissatisfied with how it all went, but will be hoping their team can start another winning streak when they play the Buffalo Sabers on Friday at 8:00 pm ET.