Devils Today 11/26/14

Upcoming Schedule

  • Today: Off
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM practice at AmeriHealth Pavilion.
  • Friday: vs. Detroit Red Wings at Prudential Center (7:00 PM ET, MSG Plus, Sports Radio 66 AM & 101.9 FM WFAN).

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Devils Post-Game 11/25/14

New Jersey Devils 0 at Vancouver Canucks 2

  • Attendance: 18,606
  • Three Stars: 1. Ryan Miller 2. Cory Schneider 3. Alexandre Burrows

Team Notes

  • New Jersey completed its four-game road trip at 1-2-1, fell to 6-7-1 on the road overall and to 9-10-3 on the season. 
  • The Devils were shutout for the second time this season (November 4 vs. St. Louis).
  • New Jersey is now 6-19-3 all-time at Vancouver.
  • The Devils fell to 3-6-2 vs. the Western Conference this season.
  • New Jersey was 2/2 on the penalty-kill and is now 27/28 (96.4%) over the past seven games.
  • The Canucks outshot the Devils, 36-20.

Player Notes

  • Cory Schneider (34 saves) fell to 0-1-2 vs. his former club.
  • Dainius Zubrus led the Devils with four shots on goal.
  • Jaromir Jagr appeared in his 1,495th career game and tied Phil Housley for 16th in NHL history.
  • Peter Harrold, who was recalled from Albany (AHL) on November 17, made his NHL season debut.

Statistics

Next Up

  • Tomorrow: TBA
  • Next Game: Friday vs. Detroit Red Wings at Prudential Center (7:00 PM ET, MSG Plus, Sports Radio 66 AM & 101.9 FM WFAN).
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Prospect Report 11/25/14

New Jersey Devils prospect highlights from this past week include:

  • Brandon Baddock had 1g-3a-4pts in four games for Edmonton (WHL) as the Oil Kings went 1-1-2 last week.
  • Blake Coleman scored the game-winning/power play goal in  #7 Miami University of Ohio’s (NCHC) 1-0 win over Western Michigan on Friday. Coleman then posted 1g-2a-3pts in the Red Hawks’ 5-2 victory over WMU on Saturday to help complete the weekend sweep.
  • Alexander Kerfoot recorded two two-assist games for Harvard (ECAC) as the Crimson went 2-0-0 this week. He leads the team with 4g-9a-13pts and a +9 mark (tie) in eight games this season.
  • Ryan Kujawinski recorded 3g-1a-4pts in three games for Kingston (OHL) last week and now has points in six straight (6g-3a-9pts) overall.
  • John Quenneville had 1g-2a-3pts in Brandon’s (WHL) 7-4 win over Edmonton on Friday.
  • Complete statistics: Prospect Report 11-25-14
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Press Release – New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center to Hold Annual Toy Drive in Support of U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

The New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center will help usher in the holiday season with their annual toy drive on Friday, November 28. The drive will benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program as the team takes on the Detroit Red Wings at 7:00 p.m. For complete details, please see the press release below.

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Devils Pre-Game 11/25/14

New Jersey Devils (9-9-3) at Vancouver Canucks (14-6-1)

10:00 PM ET • Rogers Arena • MSG Plus • Sports Radio 66 AM & 101.9 FM WFAN

Pre-Game Availability

  • TBA

Tonight’s Game

  • Tonight’s contest closes-out the Devils’ four-game road trip (1-1-1) and is their Eastern Conference-leading 14th road game overall. 
  • New Jersey is playing its fifth straight game vs. the Western Conference; the team is 3-5-2 vs. the West this season.
  • The Devils’ penalty-kill unit had killed 23 consecutive power plays before allowing a goal in the third period on Saturday at Calgary and is 25/26 (96.2%) over the last six games.
  • Vancouver defeated Chicago 4-1 on Sunday to improve to 14-6-1. The Canucks lead the Western Conference with 65 goals scored this season. 
  • Henrik (5g-16a-21pts) and Daniel (4g-16a-2opts) Sedin are 1/2 in points for Vancouver; Radim Vrbata leads the club with ten goals.
  • Ryan Miller leads the NHL with 13 wins (tie, Pekka Rinne & Carey Price), including one shutout.

Last Game: November 22 – Devils 4 at Calgary 5 (SO)

  • New Jersey fell to 1-2 in the shootout, 6-6-1 on the road and to 9-9-3 overall. The Flames outshot the Devils, 37-29.
  • The Devils are now 17-31-8 all-time vs. the Flames, including 6-14-7 in the previous 27 games played in Calgary.
  • New Jersey closed-out its fifth of 18 sets of back-to-back games. The Devils are 2-2-1 in first games and 2-2-1 in second games when playing on consecutive dates.
  • New Jersey scored four goals for just the third time this season/first time since October 11 at Florida (5g).
  • Scott Clemmensen (33 saves + 2/4 SO) made his first start of the season & first with New Jersey since February 21, 2009 at the NY Islanders.
  • Mike Cammalleri scored a goal and also connected in the shootout in his first game vs. his former team since signing with New Jersey on July 1. He’s scored three goals in the last six games and leads the Devils with eight overall. 
  • Adam Henrique recorded 1g-1a-2pts for the third time this season and has points in back-to-back games (2g-1a-3pts). 
  • Tuomo Ruutu scored for the second time in as many games. It was his his fifth of the season and third in the last six games.
  • Travis Zajac netted his second power play goal/fourth overall. He has 3g over the last seven games.
  • Marek Zidlicky collected a pair of assists for his third multiple-point game of 2014-15. 
  • Patrik Elias provided the primary assist on Henrique’s goal and is now 1a away from becoming the 80th player in NHL history to record 600 career assists.
  • Jaromir Jagr was credited with the primary assist on Cammalleri’s goal and now has 708g-1,060a-1,768pts in his NHL career. He’s now just 3a behind Steve Yzerman for seventh-place all-time and trails Marcel Dionne (731g-1,040a-1,771pts) by 3pts for fifth in NHL history.
  • Martin Havlat notched 1a and has 1g-2a-3pts over the last four games.
  • Michael Ryder also picked up an assist and has 2a over his last four games.
  • Adam Larsson recorded his second assist of the season/over the last six games.

Devils vs. Canucks

  • Tonight’s game marks the first of two meetings between the teams in 2014-15.
  • The Devils were 0-0-2 vs. the Canucks last season; Vancouver out-scored New Jersey 6-4, but each team recorded 53 total shots on goal.
  • The Devils trail the all-time series vs. the Canucks 19-31-6, including a 6-18-3 mark in the previous 27 road games.
  • New Jersey is 3-9-2 vs. Vancouver since 1999-00.
  • Patrik Elias led the Devils with 2g-1a-3pts, while Daniel Sedin (2g-1a) and Henrik Sedin (3a) had 3pts each to lead the Canucks.
  • Cory Schneider was 0-0-2 with a 2.36 goals-against average & .906 save-percentage in his first two starts vs. his former club. 
  • Roberto Luongo (2-0-0, 1.89 GAA & .925 save %) started both games in goal for Vancouver.
  • Elias has 9g-7a-16pts all-time vs. the Canucks and needs one point to tie John MacLean (7g-10a-17pts) for the Devils’ record. 
  • Jaromir Jagr leads New Jersey’s active skaters with 13g-32a-35pts in 27 career games vs. Vancouver. 
  • Scott Clemmensen is 2-0-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average and .927 save % in two games vs. the Canucks.
  • The teams will face-off at Prudential Center on February 20.

Vancouver Connections

  • Cory Schneider was Vancouver’s 1st choice, 26th overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft and played parts of five seasons with the Canucks from 2008-2013.
  • New Jersey traded the ninth overall selection in the 2013 Entry Draft to acquire Schneider on Jun. 30, 2013. The Canucks used that pick to select Bo Horvat.
  • Steve Bernier played two seasons with Vancouver from 2008-2010.
  • Albany Devils’ forward Tim Sestito’s brother, Tom, plays for the Canucks.
  • Adam Henrique and Zack Kassian won the Memorial Cup with Windsor (OHL) in 2009-10.
  • Martin Havlat and Radim Vrbata both hail from Mlada Boleslav in the Czech Republic.
  • Head Coach Peter DeBoer coached Shawn Matthias while serving as Head Coach of the Florida Panthers for three seasons from 2008-2011.

Notes

  • BIG TEST OUT WEST: New Jersey will conclude its four-game, Western Canadian road trip tonight. Following Saturday’s 5-4 SO loss at Calgary, the Devils are now 3-9-3 in the Western Canadian cities (Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver & Winnipeg) over the past five seasons.
  • SCHNEIDER ESTABLISHES NEW FRANCHISE RECORD: Cory Schneider started his 20th consecutive game on November 21 at Edmonton and passed Martin Brodeur (19, October 6-November. 2, 2001) for the longest start streak to begin a season in Devils’ history. (credit Elias Sports Bureau)
  • ELIAS APPROACHING MILESTONES: Patrik Elias recorded 1a on November 22 at Calgary and now has career totals of 394g-599a-992pts in 1,176 games. He’s looking to become just the 91st player in league history to reach the 400-goal mark, the 80th to collect 600 assists, the 81st to compile 1,000 points and the 101st to appear in 1,200 games.
  • 500 CLUB: Dainius Zubrus appeared in his 500th game with the Devils on November 21 at Edmonton, becoming the 24th player in franchise history to do so. Andy Greene has skated in 498 games with New Jersey and is looking to become the eighth defenseman in team history to reach the 500 games-played milestone.
  • JAGR CLIMBING UP THE CHARTS: Jaromir Jagr scored the 708th goal of his career on November 10 at Boston and tied Mike Gartner for sixth-place in NHL history. He also played in his 1,488th career game on November 10 and passed Wayne Gretzky for sole-possession of 17th-place in league history; he’s expected to tie Phil Housley for 16th-place tonight (1,495 GP). Jagr recorded 1a November 22 at Calgary and now has 708g-1,060a-1,768pts in his career, which ranks sixth in league history. Marcel Dionne is fifth all-time with 731g-1,040a-1,771pts. He passed Steve Yzerman (692g-1,063a-1,755pts) for sole-possession of sixth-place with 2a on Oct. 9 at Philadelphia.  Jagr now trails Phil Esposito (717g) by nine goals for fifth place all-time. His 1,060a places him just three helpers behind Yzerman for seventh in NHL history. With 202 power play goals, he’s tied Yzerman for 15th-place; Wayne Gretzky is next on the list with 204 PPG. In addition, Jagr is only 6 shots away from tying Al MacInnis (5,157) for third place all-time. He extended his NHL records with the 19 OT/125th GWG of his career on October 25 at Ottawa.
  • SEVERSON ON RECORD PACE: Damon Severson leads New Jersey with 56 shots on goal this season. He’s currently on pace for 218 shots, which would break the Devils’ single-season record by a defenseman (Scott Stevens, 215, 1993-94). Bruce Driver holds the team-record for shots on goal by a rookie d’man (143, 1984-85), while Scott Gomez is tops among all first-year players in Devils’ history (204, 1999-00).
  • CORY’S NUMBER ONE: Cory Schneider ranks first with a 2.12 goals-against average (2nd, Jonathan Quick, 2.15) and a .926 save-percentage (tie, Tuukka Rask) among goaltenders that have played in at least 100 games since the start of 2010-11. Schneider finished his first season in New Jersey with a 1.97 GAA, which ranked third in the NHL and first among goaltenders who appeared in at least 35 games. Schneider posted the third-best single-season GAA in franchise history behind Martin Brodeur’s 1996-97 (1.88 GAA) and 1997-98 (1.89 GAA) campaigns.
  • CZECH IT OUT: Jaromir Jagr (708g-1,060a-1,768pts), Patrik Elias (395g-599a-994pts) are the two highest-scoring players from the Czech Republic in NHL history, while Martin Havlat (238g-347a-585pts) ranks third among active players and 15th all-time. Marek Zidlicky is fifth among all Czech defensemen with 81g-297a-378pts and 27th overall.
  • SHOOTOUT LOSING STREAK SNAPPED: On October 30 vs. Winnipeg, New Jersey won in the shootout for the first time since March 10, 2013 vs. Winnipeg. The Devils had lost an NHL-record 18 consecutive shootouts from March 15, 2013 at Philadelphia-October 24, 2014 vs. Dallas.
  • QUITE AN INTRODUCTION: Mike Cammalleri scored a goal in his first three games (4g) with New Jersey, becoming just the second player in Devils’ history to do so. Doug Gilmour scored in each of his first four games with New Jersey from February 26-March 4, 1997 (4g). Cammalleri recorded a point in each of his first five games (5g-2a-7pts) with New Jersey and joined Neal Broten (7 games, March 2-14, 1995, 3g-6a-9pts) and Bobby Holik (5 games, October 6-14, 1992, 5g-2a-7pts) as the only players to begin their Devils’ career with a point-scoring streak of five-or-more games. In the season-opener October 9 at Philadelphia, Cammalleri became just the sixth player to score 2g in his first game as a Devil, joining: Gary McAdam (11/2/83), Sylvain Turgeon (3g, 10/5/89), Claude Lemieux (10/4/90), Stephane Richer (10/5/91) and Mike Rupp (1/13/03). (credit Elias Sports Bureau)
  • MULTI-TALENTED: With 1g-1a-2pts on October 25 at Ottawa, Damon Severson recorded multiple points for the third time in his first eight NHL games, becoming the first defenseman in franchise history to do so. Tapio Levo set the previous mark with three multi-pt. games in his first 11 contests for the Colorado Rockies in 1981-82. (credit Elias Sports Bureau)
  • SEVERSON SCORES TWICE: Damon Severson scored 2g on October 16 at Washington, becoming just the second rookie defenseman in Devils’ history to do so. He joined Uli Hiemer, who recorded a hat trick on October 31, 1984 vs. Pittsburgh. At 20 years, 70 days-old, Severson is the youngest Devil with multi-goal game since Scott Gomez scored three on December 26, 1999 at the New York Rangers (20y 3d).
  • YOUTH MOVEMENT ON THE BLUE LINE: The Devils’ roster features five defensemen who are 24-years-old or younger: Seth Helgeson (24), Eric Gelinas (23 years), Jon Merrill (22), Adam Larsson (22) and Damon Severson (20).
  • RAFALSKI, VAIRO TO BE INDUCTED INTO U.S. HOCKEY HALL OF FAME: The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set for December 4 in Minneapolis, MN. This year’s class includes former Devils’ defenseman Brian Rafalski and Assistant Coach Lou Vairo. Rafalski spent eight seasons with New Jersey and was a member of its 2000 and 2003 Stanley Cup Championship teams. Vairo served the organization during the 1984-85 and 1985-86 seasons.

Milestone Watch

  • Steve Bernier needs five assists for 200 in his NHL career.
  • Patrik Elias needs five goals to reach 400, one assist to reach 600 and six points to reach 1,000 in his NHL career. 
  • Andy Greene needs two games played to reach 500 in his NHL career.
  • Jaromir Jagr needs six games played to reach 1,500 in his NHL career.
  • Tuomo Ruutu needs eight assists to reach 200 in his NHL career.
  • Marek Zidlicky needs three assists to reach 300 in his NHL career.
  • Dainius Zubrus needs 10 games played to reach 1,200 in his NHL career.

Injuries

  • Bryce Salvador (I.R., lower body, six games missed) is out tonight.
  • Ryane Clowe (I.R., hit to head, eight games missed) is out tonight.
  • Jon Merrill (I.R., arm, suffered November 1, ten games missed) is day-to-day.
  • Total man-games lost to injury/illness: 53.

Recent Transactions

  • November 17 – Bryce Salvador was placed on Injured Reserve, retroactive to Nov. 10. Keith Kinkaid was assigned to Albany (AHL). Scott Clemmensen and Peter Harrold were recalled from Albany.
  • November 11: Martin Havlat was activated from I.R.; he was placed I.R. on October 27, retroactive to October 21. Ryane Clowe was placed on I.R., retroactive to November 6, and Seth Helgeson was recalled from Albany (AHL).
  • November 8: Mike Sislo was assigned to Albany. He had been recalled on Nov. 6.
  • November 7: Jon Merrill was placed on I.R., retroactive to November 1, and Jordin Tootoo was activated from I.R.

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