The play occurred with under five minutes to play in the Devils' 5-2 loss when P.K. Subban's point shot caught Hischier up high.
Hischier, 22, was playing in just his fifth game this season after missing the club's opening 11 contests due to both a leg injury and COVID-19 protocol.
The Swiss pivot had a goal and an assist in Saturday's tilt. He amassed 14 goals and 36 points over 58 games in 2019-20.
The Devils selected Hischier with the first overall pick at the 2017 draft. He was named team captain on Feb. 20.