Miles Wood (3-1—4) registered his first career hat trick and four-point game and the Devils overcame an early 4-1 deficit to defeat the Blackhawks and improve to 11-4-2 this season (24 points).
* Elias notes that New Jersey overcame a three-goal deficit to win a game in regulation for the first time since April, 18, 2006 at MTL. It also marked the first time the Devils scored seven goals on the road since Nov. 23, 2008 at TBL (7-3 W).
* The teams combined for six goals in the first period, marking the seventh time this season that one period featured at least six combined goals. The only instance in 2017-18 with more combined goals in a period came on Oct. 7 when the Maple Leafs (5) and Rangers (2) totaled seven goals in the first period.
* Nico Hischier, the first overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, tallied 1-2—3 to record his second career three-point game. Hischier shares second in points among NHL rookies with 3-11—14 in 17 games, three points behind Arizona’s Clayton Keller (11-6—17 in 19 GP).