Hischier made some nifty passes that were not converted both on even strength and the power play.

Halfway through the fourth quarter, New Mexico State, which closed as a 13.5-point underdog, led 31-24. But a late flurry of touchdowns by Appalachian State would result in rough loss for those who bet the underdog.

The Mountaineers scored three touchdowns in a five-minute span, capped off by Jalin Moore’s 56-yard run to give his team a 45-31 lead with 2:12 left. New Mexico State would get one last chance for a backdoor cover, but after driving into Appalachian State territory, Tyler Rogers was picked off for the sixth time in the game, resulting in a half-point loss for those who bet the Aggies.

Final score: Appalachian State 45, New Mexico State 31 (Appalachian State covers).

Adam Henrique, Jimmy Hayes and John Moore also scored as the Devils fielded a lineup with eight new players. Kyle Palmieri added two assists before leaving in the second period with a leg injury. Cory Schneider made 40 saves.

Hischier was the player the crowd at the Prudential Center wanted Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys to see. He was hailed as a conquering hero in pre-game introductions, and the Cheap China Jerseys first time he stepped on the ice there were chants of “Nico” for the 18-year-old Swiss center.

The kid didn’t disappoint despite not picking up a point. He skated well, had six shots on goal and forced Bernier to make a good save on a snap shot and another in close coming out of the circle.