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Taylor Hall extends point streak, Maroon gets first goal as Devil as New Jersey beat Canadiens 6-4

New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) is congratulated by Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen (45) after scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Taylor Hall extended his point-scoring streak, Travis Zajac scored two power-play goals and the New Jersey Devils snapped a three-game skid with a 6-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Hall’s consecutive-points streak is the longest in the NHL this season. Hall, who had two assists, has recorded points in his last 26 appearances dating to Jan. 2. He missed three games before the All-Star break with a thumb injury during that span.

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Stefan Noesen, Blake Coleman, Patrick Maroon and Brian Boyle also scored for the Devils. Keith Kinkaid made 29 saves.

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Jacob de la Rose scored twice for the Canadiens, who had picked up at least one point in their previous seven games (3-0-4). Brendan Gallagher and Byron Froese had the other goals.

The Devils dominated the opening period, taking a 4-0 lead while outshooting the Canadiens 17-5.

Noesen got the Devils rolling, deflecting Will Butcher’s point shot past Charlie Lindgren at 8:25. New Jersey then broke it open with three goals in a span of 3:15 late in the period.

Butcher, back on ice after a brief locker-room visit for medical attention after suffering a facial cut, played a hand in New Jersey’s second tally with 3:27 remaining in the period.

Lindgren stopped Butcher’s initial shot, only to have Coleman steer home the rebound.

Zajac polished off the first period with his tallies. Kyle Palmieri fired a shot from the left circle that Zajac tipped in with 1:52 left. Hall got the point that extended the streak with 12 seconds remaining when Zajac slammed home his rebound.

Gallagher cut the Devils’ lead to 4-1 midway through the second period.

Maroon scored his first goal as a Devil about a minute later. He has points in all four games since coming to New Jersey in a trade with Edmonton. It was New Jersey’s third power-play goal of the game with Hall assisting.

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New Jersey Devils left wing Patrick Maroon (17) scores a goal on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Charlie Lindgren (39) as defenseman Jordie Benn (8) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Newark, N.J. The Devils won 6-4. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Devils acquired Maroon from the Edmonton Oilers last month before the NHL trade deadline passed.

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Boyle made it 6-1 later in the period with his first goal in 24 games.

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Montreal got a goal from de la Rose with 13.8 seconds remaining to close out the second period with a four-goal deficit.

De la Rose tallied again in the third, trimming New Jersey’s lead to 6-3 with 5:20 remaining. Frose closed out the scoring in the final minute.

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