Devils Pre-Game 12/6

New Jersey Devils (11-7-6) vs. Vancouver Canucks (11-12-2)

 7PM ET • Prudential Center • MSG+2 • TOJN/WFAN

Pre-Game Availability

  • 10:30 Morning Skate: Prudential Center

LAST GAME: NEW JERSEY 5 at NASHVILLE 4 (OT)

The Devils scored four unanswered goals to defeat Nashville, 5-4, in overtime and finish their four-game road-trip 1-1-2.

The Devils scored two goals (M. Cammalleri, A. Greene) within 30 seconds of each other in the opening minute of the third period to begin their comeback.

New Jersey was 1-3 (33.3%) on the PP and is 4-16 (25.0%) over the past five games. The Devils were 2-2 on the PK and have not allowed a power play goal in five straight games (19-19).

Michael Cammalleri scored his fourth career OT goal, his ninth of the season, to give the Devils the victory. Cammalleri also scored 0:25 into the third period. He has 6g-5a-11pts since Nov. 23 (six games).

Adam Henrique scored the Devils’ fourth goal, his fifth of the season, on the power play to force overtime.

Taylor Hall had 1g-2a-3pts. It was his first goal since Oct. 25 vs. Arizona (nine games). He assisted on Cammalleri’s overtime goal.

Andy Greene had 1g-1a-2pts for his first multi-point game 2016-17.

Keith Kinkaid made his sixth start of 2016-17 and improved to 3-1-2 on the season. He stopped 38 of 42 shots (.905 save %).

 

INJURIES

Beau Bennett (I.R., right leg laceration, three games missed).

Pavel Zacha (facial laceration) is day-to-day.

Total man-games lost to injury-illness: 50

 

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Dec. 3- Reid Boucher was claimed off waivers by Nashville from New Jersey.

Dec. 1- Taylor Hall was removed from Injured Reserve. Placed Reid Boucher on waivers.

Nov. 30- Beau Bennett was placed on I.R., retroactive to Nov. 28. Recalled John Quenneville from Albany (AHL).

Nov. 28- Miles Wood was recalled from Albany (AHL).

Nov. 23- Blake Pietila was assigned to Albany (AHL).

Nov. 16- Taylor Hall was placed on I.R. Recalled Blake Pietila from Albany (AHL).

Nov. 15- Jon Merrill was removed from I.R.

 

DEVILS VS. CANUCKS

Tomorrow is the first of two games between the Devils and Canucks in 2016-17. The clubs will meet for their season-series finale on Jan. 15 at Rogers Arena. 

New Jersey is 2-3-0 vs. the Pacific Division and is 5-4-2 against Western Conference opponents in 2016-17. 

The Devils were 2-0-0 vs. Vancouver in 2015-16.  Kyle Palmieri (OT) and Adam Henrique scored the game-winners for the Devils. 

New Jersey is 2-0-1 at Prudential Center and is 3-1-2 vs. the Canucks overall since the 2013-14 season.

Michael Cammalleri has seven points (4g-3a) in his last three contests vs. Vancouver.

Keith Kinkaid and Cory Schneider are a combined 3-1-2 all-time vs. Vancouver.

 

2015-16

Record: 2-0-0 (1-0-0 at home)

Goals For/Against: 7-5 (4-3 at home)

Shots For/Against: 50-69 (28-31 at home)

Power Play/Penalty Kill: 2-10 (20.0%)/13-14 (92.9%)

Leading Scorers: NJ- Michael Cammalleri (2g-3a-5pts), Taylor Hall (1g-3a-4pts), three players with 3pts. each.; Van.- Sven Baertschi (1g-1a-2pts), Alexander Edler (1g-1a-2pts), Bo Horvat (2a-2pts).

Goaltending: NJ- Keith Kinkaid (1-0-0, 2.85 GAA, .903 save %), Cory Schneider (1-0-0, 2.00, .947); Van.- Jacob Markstrom (0-1-0, 3.14 GAA, .864 save %), Ryan Miller (0-0-1, 3.80, .857 save %).

 

ALL-TIME-Record: 22-32-6 (15-13-3 at home)

Goals For/Against: 167-189 (97-84 at home)

Career Leading Scorers: NJ- Michael Cammalleri (17g-15a-32pts), Taylor Hall (7g-19a-26pts), two players with 8pts. each.; Van.- Henrik Sedin (3g-12a-15pts), Loui Eriksson (7g-6a-13pts), two players with 12pts. each.

Career Goaltending: NJ- Keith Kinkaid (1-0-0, 2.85 GAA, .903 save %), Cory Schneider (2-1-2, 2.17, .927); Van.- Richard Bachman (0-1-0, 6.00 GAA, .806 save %), Jacob Markstrom (1-4-0, 3.46, .869), Ryan Miller (13-11-6, 2.14, .926).

 

CANUCKS CONNECTIONS

Cory Schneider was Vancouver’s first choice, 26th overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft and played parts of five seasons with the Canucks from 2008-13. New Jersey traded the ninth overall selection in the 2013 Draft to acquire Schneider on Jun. 30, 2013. The Canucks used that pick to select Bo Horvat…John Moore and Derek Dorsett were teammates in both Columbus and with the NY Rangers; they were both acquired by NY in the trade that sent Marian Gaborik to the Blue Jackets…Brandon Sutter is the son of former Devils’ Head Coach Brent Sutter.

 

UPCOMING MILESTONES:

Taylor Hall – Needs 3GP for 400 in career.

Michael Cammalleri – Needs 1pt. for 600 in career. Needs 3pts for 100 with NJ. Needs 3GP for 800 in career. 

John Moore – Needs 3GP for 100 as a Devil.

Sergey Kalinin – Needs 5GP for 100 as a Devil/career.

Andy Greene– Needs 9pts. for 200 as a Devil/career.

 

DEVILS IN DETAIL

HOMELAND

The Devils are 7-0-2 at home this season and have won three of their last four games at Prudential Center. The Devils tied a franchise record for the longest streak of being undefeated in regulation at home (1987-88, 8-0-1). New Jersey is the only team in the NHL to not have a regulation loss at home in 2016-17. They have out-scored their opponents 30-22 on home ice.

ZAJAC ON CAREER PACE

Travis Zajac notched his second career hat-trick on Dec. 1 at Chicago (3g-3pts). He currently leads New Jersey with 20 points (8g-12a). Zajac is currently on pace to score 27 goals and 68 points this season. 27 goals and 68 points would be a new career-high. Zajac’s best offensive season came in 2009-10 when he notched 25g-42a-67pts. 

SEVERSON SCORING

Damon Severson leads defensemen and is fourth on the Devils in scoring with 3g-11a-14pts through 24 games in 2016-17. He has four multi-point games this season. He is ranked 16th (tie, 4 others) among defensemen in the NHL in points. Severson had 1g-20a-21pts in 72 games played in 2015-16.

DEFENSE PROVIDING OFFENSE

New Jersey’s defensemen have provided eight of the team’s last 32 goals over the last 11 games. The team’s blueliners have scored 14 of New Jersey’s 61 regulation/OT goals (22.9%) through 24 games this season. In 2015-16, the Devils’ defense provided 20 of the team’s 182 goals last season (10.9%).

DEVILS TUNE UP IN MUSIC CITY

The Devils rallied from a 4-1 deficit on Dec. 3 in Nashville to defeat the Predators, 5-4, in overtime. The comeback started when Michael Cammalleri and Andy Greene scored within 30 seconds of each other in the opening minute of the third period to bring New Jersey within one goal of the Preds. Adam Henrique then tied the game at 12:37 of the third period to force OT. Cammalleri then struck again in overtime with his fourth career OT goal as the Devils scored four straight to win the game.

HATS OFF FOR CAMMALLERI

Michael Cammalleri scored a natural hat trick, the sixth hat trick of his NHL career on Nov. 6 at Carolina. The three goals were the first three of his 2016-17 season. It was his first as a Devil and his first since Feb. 13, 2013 (Dal. 4 at Cgy. 7). It was the first natural hat trick of his career. On Nov. 23, he scored four points vs. Toronto (1g-3a) after returning from a six game absence (personal reasons). He had 11 points (7g-4a) from Nov. 6-25 (5GP).

 On Dec. 3, Cammalleri scored two goals, including his fourth career OT goal to lead the Devils’ four-goal comeback to defeat the Nashville Predators 5-4 OT.

 Cammalleri was named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week for the period ending Nov. 27. He led the league that week with 4g-4a-8pts, including a four-point performance against Toronto on Nov. 23. Cammalleri ranks second on the club in points and is first in goals with 9g-8a-17pts.

HIT THE ROAD

The Devils play 5 of their next 7 games on the road. They play 19 of 29 games on the road in November and December. New Jersey is currently 4-7-4 away from Prudential Center this season. New Jersey has prevented opponents from scoring on 44 of 49 (89.8%) power play attempts on the road, which is second-best in the NHL (Car. 40-43, 93.0%). They are 19-19 on the PK over their last five road games.

ZAJAC CLIMBING THE FRANCHISE LEADERBOARD

Travis Zajac appeared in his 700th career game, all with New Jersey, on Oct. 13, 2016.  He ranks 12th all-time in games played in Devils’ history and is 7th all-time among forwards. He passed John Madden for 12th all-time with 713 career games with the Devils on Nov. 12 vs. Buf.  He tied Zach Parise (410pts) for 9th in Devils’ history on Dec. 3 at Nsh.  Zajac scored 3g on Dec. 1 at Chi. to pass Stephane Richer (147g) for sole possession 12th all-time in franchise history.  Captain Andy Greene is the second-most current-tenured Devil, having played in 665 games with New Jersey. 

IRON MAN

Andy Greene has skated in 335 consecutive games, dating back to Mar. 6, 2012. On Nov. 21, 2016 he passed Sergei Brylin for third all-time on the list, who played in 328 straight games from Oct. 8, 2003-Apr. 6, 2008. Greene’s streak is the second-longest in team history among defensemen, trailing only Ken Daneyko’s 388 game stretch from Nov. 4, 1989-Mar. 29, 1994. Travis Zajac holds the franchise record, skating in 401 consecutive games from Oct. 26, 2006-Apr. 10, 2011.

DEVILS WJC INVITES

Prospects F Blake Speers (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) and F Michael McLeod (Mississauga, Ont.) were invited to Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp, which will take place in Blainville, Que., Dec. 10-14. Speers, a Devils’ third-round choice in 2015, signed a three-year, entry-level contract in September and skated in three games with New Jersey before being assigned to Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) on Oct. 24. McLeod was New Jersey’s first selection (12th overall) at the 2016 NHL Draft. He signed a three-year, entry-level contract with NJ on Oct. 7. McLeod has 5g-18a-223pts in 23 GP with the Steelheads this season.

THIS DAY IN DEVILS HISTORY

On Dec. 6, 1992, the Devils defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 7-3, at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. Alexander Semak and Valeri Zelepukin each scored 1g-2a-3pts for the Devils, while Craig Billington stopped 31 of 34 shots (.912 save %) in the victory.

MEDIA GUIDE

The 2016-17 New Jersey Devils Media Guide and the latest NJD media information can be found at NJDevilsPR.com          

Media Guide Link: https://devilsmedia.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/2016-17-devils-media-guide-lr.pdf

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Devils’ Post Game 12/3

New Jersey Devils 5 at Nashville Predators 4 (OT)

  • Attendance: 17,113
  • Three Stars: 1. Michael Cammalleri 2. Kevin Fiala 3. Andy Greene

Team Notes

  • The Devils scored four unanswered goals to defeat Nashville, 5-4, in overtime and finish their four-game road-trip 1-1-2.
  • The OT win was the Devils third of the season and they are 4-5 overall in the three-on-three overtime period this season.
  • New Jersey is now 4-7-4 on the road.
  • New Jersey scored three unanswered goals in the third period to erase a three-goal deficit and tie the game at 4-4 before winning in OT.
  • The Devils are 3-1-2 vs. the Central Division and are 5-4-2 vs. the Western Conference this season.
  • New Jersey is 2-1-1 at Bridgestone Arena and is 4-2-1 vs. Nashville overall since the 2013-14 season.
  • The Devils scored two goals (M. Cammalleri, A. Greene) in the opening minute of the third period to bring the Devils within one goal, 3-4, of Nashville.
  • New Jersey was 1-3 (33.3%) on the power play tonight and is 4-16 (25.0%) over the past five games.
  • The Devils were 2-2 on the penalty-kill tonight and have not allowed a power play goal in five straight games (19-19).
  • The Devils were out-shot, 22-42, tonight and have been out-shot in four of their last five games.

Player Notes

  • Michael Cammalleri won the game for New Jersey in overtime with 28 seconds remaining. The OT goal was the fourth of his career. He leads the Devils with nine goals this season. Cammalleri also scored at 0:25 of the third period. He has 6g-6a-12pts since Nov. 23 (six games).
  • Adam Henrique tied at four apiece the game on the powerplay at 12:37 of the third period to force overtime.
  • Taylor Hall had 1g-2a-3pts tonight.  It was his first goal since Oct. 25 vs. Arizona (nine games). He also assisted Cammalleri’s overtime goal.
  • Andy Greene had 1g-1a-2pts tonight. It was his first multi-point game of the season. It was his first goal since Nov. 11 vs. Buf. He also blocked six shots tonight and had four hits.
  • Vernon Fiddler and Nick Lappin notched assists on Greene’s goal. Lappin has two points (1g-1a) over his last three games.
  • Kyle Quincey notched his fifth assist of the year on Hall’s goal.
  • Keith Kinkaid made his sixth start of 2016-17 and improved to 3-1-2 on the season. He stopped 38 of 42 shots (.905 save %).
  • Pavel Zacha suffered a facial laceration in the first period and did not return. He skated in 2:55 of action and had one shot tonight.

Statistics

Next Up
Sun: Off
Mon: TBA
Tues: vs. Vancouver (7PM, MSG+2, TOJN/WFAN).

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Devils’ Pre-Game 12/3

New Jersey Devils (10-7-6) at Nashville Predators (11-8-3)

 2PM ET • Bridgestone Arena • MSG+ • TOJN/WFAN

Pre-Game Availability

  • TBA

LAST GAME: NEW JERSEY 3 at CHICAGO 4 (OT)

The Devils fell, 4-3 OT, in their league-leading 11th overtime game this season and are now 0-1-2 on their four-game road-trip.

New Jersey was a perfect 4-4 on the penalty-kill and have not allowed a shorthanded goal in the last four games (17-17).

Travis Zajac recorded the second hat-trick of his NHL career. He leads the Devils in goals (8) and points (18).  Zajac has passed Stephane Richer for 12th all-time in franchise history with 149 career goals. It was his fourth multi-point game of the season. He had a season-high 6 shots (tie, Nov. 15 at Dal.)

Damon Severson, Kyle Palmieri (2a) and Michael Cammalleri all tallied assists in the game.

John Quenneville made his NHL debut and recorded two penalty minutes in 9:03 TOI.

Cory Schneider made his 18th start of the season in goal and fell to 8-6-4. He stopped 29 of 33 shots (.879 save %) and is 4-3-2 in his career vs. Chicago.

 

INJURIES

Beau Bennett (I.R., right leg laceration, two games missed).

Sergey Kalinin (illness, one game missed) is day-to-day.

Total man-games lost to injury-illness: 48

 

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Dec. 1- Taylor Hall was removed from Injured Reserve. Placed Reid Boucher on waivers.

Nov. 30- Beau Bennett was placed on I.R., retroactive to Nov. 28. Recalled John Quenneville from Albany (AHL).

Nov. 28- Miles Wood was recalled from Albany (AHL).

Nov. 23- Blake Pietila was assigned to Albany (AHL).

Nov. 16- Taylor Hall was placed on I.R. Recalled Blake Pietila from Albany (AHL).

Nov. 15- Jon Merrill was removed from I.R.

 

DEVILS VS. PREDATORS

Tomorrow is the first of two games between the Devils and Predators in 2016-17. The clubs meet for their season-series finale on Dec. 20 at Prudential Center. The Devils are 2-1-2 vs. the Central Division and are 4-4-2 against Western Conference opponents in 2016-17.

New Jersey is 1-1-1 at Bridgestone Arena and is 3-2-1 vs. Nashville overall since the 2013-14 season. The Devils won their last meeting at Bridgestone Arena, 5-4 OT. Adam Henrique scored the overtime goal for New Jersey. 

Kyle Palmieri has 5pts (3g-2a) over his last three games vs. the Predators. P.A. Parenteau has 1g-3a-4pts in his last four outings against Nashville.

Cory Schneider and Keith Kinkaid are a combined 2-2-1 vs. the Preds in their career.

 

2015-16

Record: 1-1-0 (1-0-0 on the road)

Goals For/Against: 6-7 (5-4 on the road)

Shots For/Against: 56-54 (33-34 on the road)

Power Play/Penalty Kill: 4-5 (80.0%)/1-4 (75.0%)

Leading Scorers: NJ- Kyle Palmieri (2g-2a-4pts), five players with 2pts. each; Nsh.- Filip Forsberg (1g-3a-4pts), Roman Josi (2g-1a-3pts), four players with 2pts. each.

Goaltending: NJ- Keith Kinkaid (1-1-0, 2.52 GAA, .904 save %); Nsh.- Pekka Rinne (1-0-1, 2.95 GAA, .893 save %).

 

ALL-TIME-Record: 13-7-3 (8-2-2 on the road)

Goals For/Against: 67-55 (34-28 on the road)

Career Leading Scorers: NJ- Michael Cammalleri (12g-9a-21pts), Taylor Hall (6g-8a-14pts), two players with 10pts. each.; Nsh.- Mike Ribeiro (6g-10a-16pts), Mike Fisher (6g-6a-12pts), P.K. Subban (3g-8a-11pts).

Career Goaltending: NJ- Keith Kinkaid (1-1-0, 2.52 GAA, .904 save %), Cory Schneider (1-1-1, 3.00, .909); Nsh.- Pekka Rinne (3-2-2, 2.37 GAA, .918 save %).

 

PREDATORS CONNECTIONS

Vernon Fiddler played the first six seasons of his NHL career with the Predators, scoring 45g-48a-93pts in 305 games…Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero served as Nashville’s Assistant GM from 1998-2006…New Jersey’s Assistant General Manager Tom Fitzgerald played with Nashville from 1998-2002; Fitzgerald served the Predators as team captain during each of those four seasons…Senior Director of Player Personnel Dan MacKinnon spent six seasons, 2000-06, with the Predators’ organization working as a scouting coordinator (two years) and as a pro scout (four years)…Predators’ Assistant Coach Phil Housley appeared in 22 games for New Jersey during the 1995-96 season…Preds’ D Anthony Bitetto was born in Island Park, NY.

 

UPCOMING MILESTONES:

Taylor Hall – Needs 4GP for 400 in career.

Michael Cammalleri – Needs 4GP for 800 in career. Needs 3pts for 600 in career.

John Moore – Needs 4GP for 100 as a Devil.

Sergey Kalinin – Needs 5GP for 100 as a Devil/NHL.

 

DEVILS IN DETAIL

HOMELAND

The Devils are 7-0-2 at home this season and have won three of their last four games at Prudential Center. The Devils tied a franchise record for the longest streak of being undefeated in regulation at home (1987-88, 8-0-1). New Jersey is the only team in the NHL to not have a regulation loss at home in 2016-17. They have out-scored their opponents 30-22 on home ice.

ZAJAC ON CAREER PACE

Travis Zajac notched his second career hat-trick on Dec. 1 at Chicago (3g-3pts). He currently leads New Jersey with eight goals and 18 points. Zajac is currently on pace to score 28 goals and 64 points this season. 28 goals would be a new career-high. Zajac’s best offensive season came in 2009-10 when he notched 25g-42a-67pts. 

SEVERSON SCORING

Damon Severson leads defensemen and is third on the Devils in scoring with 3g-11a-14pts through 23 games in 2016-17. He has four multi-point games this season. He is ranked 13th (tie, 4 others) among defensemen in the NHL in points. Severson had 1g-20a-21pts in 72 games played in 2015-16.

DEFENSE PROVIDING OFFENSE

New Jersey’s defensemen have provided seven of the team’s last 27 goals over the last 10 games. The team’s blueliners have scored 13 of New Jersey’s 56 regulation/OT goals (23.2%) through 23 games this season. In 2015-16, the Devils’ defense provided 20 of the team’s 182 goals last season (10.9%).

TWO MONTHS IN THE BOOKS

The Devils finished 6-5-3 in the month of November. The Devils were 10-7-5=25pts through the first two months of this season. New Jersey was 12-9-2=26pts through the first two months of the 2015-16 season.

HATS OFF FOR CAMMALLERI

Michael Cammalleri scored a natural hat trick, the sixth hat trick of his NHL career on Nov. 6 at Carolina. The three goals were the first three of his 2016-17 season. It was his first as a Devil and his first since Feb. 13, 2013 (Dal. 4 at Cgy. 7). It was the first natural hat trick of his career. The last Devil to register three goals in a game was Jaromir Jagr on Jan. 3, 2015 (Phi. 2 at NJ 5). On Nov. 23, he scored four points vs. Toronto (1g-3a) after returning from a six game absence (personal reasons). He had 11 points (7g-4a) from Nov. 6-25 (5GP).

Cammalleri was named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week for the period ending Nov. 27. He led the league that week with 4g-4a-8pts, including a four-point performance against Toronto on Nov. 23. Cammalleri ranks second on the club in points and is second in goals with 7g-8a-15pts.

HIT THE ROAD

The Devils play 6 of their next 8 games on the road. They play 19 of 29 games on the road in November and December. New Jersey is currently 3-7-4 away from Prudential Center this season. New Jersey has prevented opponents from scoring on 42 of 47 (89.4%) power play attempts on the road, which is second-best in the NHL. They are 19-20 (95.0%) on the PK over their last five road games.

ZAJAC CLIMBING THE FRANCHISE LEADERBOARD

Travis Zajac appeared in his 700th career game, all with New Jersey, on Oct. 13, 2016.  He ranks 12th all-time in games played in Devils’ history and is 7th all-time among forwards.  He passed John Madden for 12th all-time with 713 career games with the Devils on Nov. 12.  He needs 2pts to tie Zach Parise (410pts) for 9th in Devils’ history.  Zajac scored 3g on Dec. 1 to pass Stephane Richer (147g) for sole possession 12th all-time in franchise history.  Captain Andy Greene is the second-most current-tenured Devil, having played in 664 games with New Jersey. 

IRON MAN

Andy Greene has skated in 334 consecutive games, dating back to Mar. 6, 2012. On Nov. 21, 2016 he passed Sergei Brylin for third all-time on the list, who played in 328 straight games from Oct. 8, 2003-Apr. 6, 2008. Greene’s streak is the second-longest in team history among defensemen, trailing only Ken Daneyko’s 388 game stretch from Nov. 4, 1989-Mar. 29, 1994. Travis Zajac holds the franchise record, skating in 401 consecutive games from Oct. 26, 2006-Apr. 10, 2011.

DEVILS WJC INVITES

Prospects F Blake Speers (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) and F Michael McLeod (Mississauga, Ont.) were invited to Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp, which will take place in Blainville, Que., Dec. 10-14. Speers, a Devils’ third-round choice in 2015, signed a three-year, entry-level contract in September and skated in three games with New Jersey before being assigned to Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) on Oct. 24. McLeod was New Jersey’s first selection (12th overall) at the 2016 NHL Draft. He signed a three-year, entry-level contract with NJ on Oct. 7. McLeod has 5g-17a-22pts in 22 GP with the Steelheads this season.

THIS DAY IN DEVILS HISTORY

On Dec. 3, 1987, the Devils defeated the St. Louis Blues, 4-2, at Brendan Byrne Arena. Joe Cirella scored the game-winner, while Alain Chevier stopped 18 of 20 shots in the win.

MEDIA GUIDE

The 2016-17 New Jersey Devils Media Guide and the latest NJD media information can be found at NJDevilsPR.com          

Media Guide Link: https://devilsmedia.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/2016-17-devils-media-guide-lr.pdf

 

 

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Devils’ Post Game 12/1/16

New Jersey Devils 3 at Chicago Blackhawks 4 (OT)

  • Attendance: 21,351
  • Three Stars: 1. Marian Hossa. 2 Travis Zajac 3. Marcus Kruger

Team Notes

  • The Devils fell, 4-3OT, in their league-leading 11th overtime game this season and are now 0-1-2 on their four-game road-trip. New Jersey is now 3-5 in the three-on-three overtime in 2016-17 and are 3-7-4 on the road overall.
  • The Devils finished their season series with Chicago with a 0-0-2 record. New Jersey is 1-2-1 at United Center and is 2-3-3 vs. the Blackhawks since the 2013-14 season.
  • New Jersey is 2-1-2 vs. the Central Division and is 4-4-2 vs. Western Conference opponents in 2016-17.
  • The Devils were 1-2 on the power play tonight and are 4-16 (25.o%) over their last five games.
  • New Jersey was a perfect 4-4 on the penalty-kill and have not allowed a shorthanded goal in the last four games (17-17).
  • The Devils and Blackhawks each had 33 shots on goal tonight.
  • At 1:27 of the third period, Chicago requested a Coach’s Challenge to review the “Interference on the Goalkeeper” decision that resulted in a “no goal” call, a decision that was reached after the officials huddled to discuss the play. After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee determined that Chicago’s Richard Panik interfered with New Jersey goaltender Cory Schneider before the puck crossed the goal line.
  • At 6:27 of the first period, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play at the New Jersey net. Video review determined that the puck completely crossed the New Jersey goal line before the net became displaced. However, the referee informed the Situation Room that he deemed the play dead before the puck crossed the goal line. This was not a reviewable play therefore the referee’s call on the ice stood as no goal for Chicago.

Player Notes

  • Travis Zajac recorded the second hat-trick of his NHL career. He leads the Devils in goals (8) and points (18). His last three goal performance was Mar. 31, 2014 vs. Fla.
  • Zajac has passed Stephane Richer for 12th all-time in franchise history with 149 career goals. It was his fourth multi-point game of the season.
  • Zajac also had a season-high 6 shots (tie, Nov. 15 at Dal.).
  • Damon Severson had an assist on Zajac’s first goal. Severson has points in two straight games (2a). He leads Devils’ defensemen with 3g-11a-14pts.
  • Kyle Palmieri notched helpers on both of Zajac’s goals. He has points in three of his last four games (4a).
  • Michael Cammalleri had the sole assist on Zajac’s third goal. He has 4g-5a-9pts over his last five games.
  • John Quenneville made his NHL debut and recorded two penalty minutes plus one hit in 9:03 TOI.
  • Taylor Hall was activated off I.R. earlier in the day (torn meniscus in right knee, eight games missed). He had three hits, three blocked shots and two shots on goal in 19:49 of action.
  • Cory Schneider made his 18th start of the season in goal and fell to 8-6-4 on the season. He stopped 29 of 33 (.879 save %) and is 4-3-2 in his career vs. Chicago.
  • John Moore led New Jersey with 22:37 TOI.
  • Adam Henrique was 8-13 (62%) in the faceoff circle tonight.

Statistics

Next Up
Fri- TBA
Sat- at Nashville (2PM, MSG+, TOJN/WFAN)

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Devils’ Transactions 12/1

New Jersey has placed F Reid Boucher on waivers to create a roster spot for LW Taylor Hall. Hall has been activated off Injured Reserve.

Boucher is eligible to clear waivers on Saturday and if he does, will be assigned to Albany.

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