NHL roundup: Leafs halt Devils’ winning streak at 13 games

November 24 – Matt Murray made 34 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs benefited from three disallowed New Jersey goals to hold on for a 2-1 victory over the Devils, whose 13-game winning streak, which tied a team high, ended Wednesday night in Newark, N.J.

John Tavares and rookie Pontus Holmberg scored in a span of 2:22 in the first period as the Maple Leafs handed New Jersey its first loss since Oct. 24.

Nathan Bastian, Damon Severson and Erik Haula had goals disallowed as the Devils were unable to break the record established by the 2000-01 team. Dougie Hamilton scored late in the third period for New Jersey, which fell to 9-1-0 against Canadian teams this year.

Haula’s disallowed goal — the Devils’ third of the game — created a brief delay with 11:07 remaining. After officials reviewed the play and determined there was no goal due to Haula making a distinct kicking motion when he hit the puck, fans began throwing beer and other objects on the ice and the Maple Leafs briefly headed to their locker room. Haula tried to defuse the situation by urging fans to stop throwing things.

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