Apr 2, 2021; Newark, New Jersey, USA; Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) makes a save on New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes (86) during overtime at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Another slow start for the New Jersey Devils and another loss to the Washington Capitals was the story Friday night in New Jersey. The team only managed 23 shots and Vitek Vanecek was once again on his game meaning they needed a nearly perfect defensive effort to have a shot at garnering any points. With this loss, the Devils are only one game away from being swept in the extended eight-game season series with the division rival.