Devils Transactions: Jan. 18

New Jersey has assigned D Mirco Mueller to Binghamton (AHL) on a conditioning assignment.

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Devils Pre-Game Notes: Jan. 18 vs. WSH

New Jersey Devils (23-12-8) vs. Washington Capitals (28-14-3)

 7PM • Prudential Center • MSG+ • The One Jersey Network

*Links for The One Jersey Network can be found on newjerseydevils.com and on Devils’ social media channels.

*Devils Game Notes Contacts: James Stolfi / Scott Litwack

Pre-Game Availability *subject to change
– 10:30AM Morning Skate at Prudential Center

Per Capitals PR, they will have a Morning Skate at 11:30AM at Prudential Center.

LAST GAME: JAN. 16  – NEW JERSEY DEVILS 4 @ NEW YORK ISLANDERS 1

The Devils snapped their season-long six-game, win-less streak on Tuesday after scoring four unanswered goals to defeat their Metropolitan Division rival, New York Islanders, 4-1.

It was the second of four games between the Devils and Islanders this season and the final one at Barclays Center. The Devils are 10-6-5 (23-12-8 overall) on the road, including 6-2-3 (12-6-5 overall) vs. the Eastern Conference and are 2-2-1 (4-5-1 overall) vs. the Metropolitan Division while on the road.

New Jersey out-shot the Islanders, 42-26.  The club has out-shot their opponents in four straight games, the longest such stretch of the season.

Defenseman Damon Severson scored two even-strength goals, including the game-winner, to lead New Jersey to victory at Barclays Center.  It was the Devils first win on the road against the Islanders on the road since March 1, 2014 (6-1 W) at Nassau Coliseum Before the game, New Jersey was win-less in nine games on Islanders’ home-ice (0-5-4).

Kyle Palmieri also scored his team-leading sixth power play goal, eight goal of the season.  Taylor Hall continued his points-streak, now at five games (4G-5A-9PTS), scoring the Devils’ fourth goal of the evening.

Keith Kinkaid started in goal and stopped 25 of 26 shots.  It was the Farmingville native’s first victory against his hometown club; he is 1-3-2 in his career against the Islanders.

Jesper Bratt had two assists tonight.  The rookie winger has 3 points (1G-2A) over the last two games. He now leads all Devils rookies with 29 points this season.  Andy Greene registered a season-high five penalty minutes tonight, recording the first fight of his NHL career (vs. B. Nelson).

TONIGHT vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS

Tonight is the third of four games against the Capitals this season and the Devils trail the season-series, 0-2-0.  New Jersey has not defeated Washington in their last five meetings, 0-5-0, since Dec. 29 at Capital One Arena (2-1 Ws).  Thus far the Devils have lost, 5-2, in each of the first two games totaling a 10-4 disadvantage in scoring.

Former Devil Devante Smith-Pelly has two assists (2PTS) vs. New Jersey this season.  Marcus Johansson also has two assists vs. his former club.

Sami Vatanen is expected to play in his 300TH NHL game.  He needs just one assist for 100 in his NHL career.

Cory Schneider is expected to dress for tonight’s game after sitting out on Tuesday at NYI due to illness.  Binghamton goaltender Ken Appleby was recalled but returned to the AHL on Wednesday afternoon.  Steven Santini was recalled from Binghamton although he remained in New Jersey with the club.

The clubs will meet for their season-series finale in the last game of the 2017-18 regular-season, April 7 at Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.

 

CURRENT INJURIES

MUELLER – IR, retro. to Nov. 13, fractured clavicle, 26 games missed. Has resumed skating with the team.
Total Man-Games Lost to Injury/Illness: 116
 

MILESTONES

VATANEN – Needs 1A for 100TH NHL /Expected to play in his 300TH NHL Game tonight
JOHANSSON – 5A for 200 NHL
HALL – 2PTS for 100 NJD / 6GP for 500 NHL
MOORE – 6PTS for 100 NHL

 

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Dec. 29: Dalton Prout cleared waivers and was assigned to Binghamton

Dec. 30: Acquired G Eddie Lack from Calgary for D Dalton Prout. Re-assigned G Eddie Lack to Binghamton.

Jan. 16: Assigned D Steven Santini to Binghamton (AHL). Recalled G Ken Appleby from Binghamton.

Jan. 17: Assigned G Ken Appleby to Binghamton (AHL). Recalled D Steven Santini from Binghamton.

 

HALLIN’ IN THOSE POINTS
Taylor Hall ranks fourth in franchise history with .87 points-per-game among Devils’ that have at least 100 games played with the club.  This season he has
1. Kirk Muller – .94 (556 GP)
2. Alex Mogilny – .94 (121 GP)
3. Ilya Kovalchuk – .91 (222 GP)
4. Taylor Hall – .87 (113 GP)
5. Patrik Elias – .83 (1240GP)
H’ALL-STAR
The NHL announced its rosters for the NHL All-Star Weekend from Jan. 26-28 in Tampa Bay, FL.
Taylor Hall was selected to represent the Metropolitan Division at the 2018 NHL All-Star Game.  It is the second straight year the left-wing is New Jersey’s all-star representative at the annual event.  Hall will appear in his third consecutive All-Star Game having won the team portion the past two seasons: 2016 (Pacific Division with Edmonton) and 2017 (Metropolitan Division with New Jersey).
Hall is the only NHL player to play for the winning team each year since the game changed to the three-on-three format in 2016.
WHOA, WE’RE HALF WAY THERE
The Devils completed their 41st game, Jan. 7 at NYI, to formally reach the half-way point of the 2017-18 regular-season.
Thus far, the club has vastly improved from 2016-17 at the the season’s mid-point.
2017-18 2016-17
Overall  22-11-8 (52PTS) 16-17-8 (40PTS)
Goals For 127 92
Goals Against 121 119
Power Play 21.4% (27/126) 13.5% (19/141)
Penalty Kill 83.3% (24/144) 82.3% (22/124)
SHG 7 3
FORMER DEVILS GOING FOR GOLD
Former New Jersey Devil, Brian Gionta, will represent the United States as the team’s captain at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  The Rochester, NY native scored 152 goals, 160 assists for 312 points in 473 regular-season games from 2001-09.  In 2005-06, he scored 48 goals, 24 were PPGs, which still is the single-season record for the franchise.  He was a member of New Jersey’s 2003 Stanley Cup Championship Team.
Bobby Butler (2012-13, 14GP) and Brian O’Neill (2015-16, 22GP) were also named to the team. While Karl Stollery (2016-17, 11GP) was named to Team Canada.
EPISODE 4

Episode 4 of 82 Game Odyssey is available to stream now on newjerseydevils.com.  This episode focuses on how the club has responded to challenges with a team-first mentality at the mid-point of the season.

Episode 4 and all previous episodes can be found at newjerseydevils.com.

 

DEVILS WORLD TOUR

Michael McLeod, New Jersey’s 2016 first-round (12th overall) pick, won the Gold Medal with Team Canada at the 2018 IIHF U20 World Junior Championship.  He finished the tournament with 1G-3A-4PTS and two PIM in seven games.  It was his second time representing Canada.  He won silver in 2017.

 

Jesper Boqvist, NJD’s 2017 second-round (36th overall) pick and Fabian Zetterlund, NJD’s 2017 third-round (63rd overall) pick, won silver with Team Sweden. Boqvist scored 1G-1PT in six GP and Zetterlund notched 2G-2PTS through 7GP.

 

Joey Anderson, the United States’ captain and NJD’s 2016 third-round (73rd overall) pick scored 1G-1A-2PTS on Saturday to secure a Bronze Medal against the Czech Republic. The forward won gold with the Americans in 2017.  In 2018, Anderson finished with 4G-3A-7PTS in 7GP.

 

New Jersey had a total of seven prospects, the most out of all 31 NHL teams, at the World Junior Championship.  Anderson and Yegor Zaitsev represented their countries as captains, while Mikhail Maltsev served as an alternate captain for Russia.

 

*listed alphabetical order

PLAYER/TM. GP G A PTS PIM
ANDERSON, USA 7 4 3 7 0
BOQVIST, SWE 6 1 0 1 2
MALTSEV, RUS 5 0 2 2 6
McLEOD, CAN 7 1 2 3 4
STUDENIC, CZE 5 0 0 0 4
ZAITSEV, RUS 5 0 1 1 4
ZETTERLUND, SWE 7 2 0 2 4

 

 

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SAMI

New Jersey acquired defenseman, Sami Vatanen and a conditional third-round selection in the 2019 or 2020 NHL Draft from Anaheim in exchange for Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi and New Jersey’s third-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft, Nov. 30, 2014. He leads the club with in average ice-time, 21:53 through 19 games with New Jersey.

 

Vatanen tied his career-high with points in four consecutive games, 1G-3A, from Dec. 27-Jan. 2.  It was the first time in his Devils’ career collecting points in four straight contests. He did so on four other occasions as an Anaheim Duck.

NO SWEAT

The Devils are 11-2-8 in one-goal games and are undefeated in regulation, 17-0-2, when leading after two periods. Since 2016-17, the Devils are 36-0-11 when leading after 40 minutes of play.

 

JOHNNY ROCKET

John Moore has scored two overtime goals this season (Oct. 19 at OTT & Nov. 12 at CHI) and has six OT tallies since joining NJD in 2015-16.

 

His six-career, sudden-death tallies lead all NHL defensemen, since 3-on-3 overtime was implemented before the 2015-16 season. He ranks second among all active players, behind LA’s Jeff Carter (7). In just his third campaign with the Devils, he is second in franchise history in OT goals by a defenseman (6, 2015-18) behind Hall-of-Famer Scott Niedermayer (8, 1991-2004)

 

GETTING GIBBY WITH IT

On Oct. 11 at Toronto, Brian Gibbons scored the first three-on-five shorthanded goal in franchise history. He set a new career-high with 18PTS this season after scoring his 12th goal, third shorthanded on Dec. 12 vs. Los Angeles in just his 30th game of 2017-18.

 

Gibbons notched a SHG on a penalty shot, Oct. 28 vs. ARI.  His three SHGs this season ranks 2nd (tie, E. Kane – BUF) in the NHL.

 


NJD by NATION (*most NHL/^fewest NHL)

  • USA – 15*
  • Canada – 3^
  • Switzerland – 1
  • Sweden – 2
  • Czech Republic – 1
  • Finland – 1

*active roster only

 

 


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Devils Audio: 1/16/18

Ben Lovejoy and Andy Greene joined Matt Loughlin and Chico Resch on The One Jersey Network during the Devils 4-1 win over the New York Islanders. Greene recorded his first career fight in the win, while Lovejoy had an assist on one of Damon Severson’s second goal of the game.

Lovejoy Intermission

Greene Post-Game

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Devils Pre-Game Notes: Jan. 16 at NYI

New Jersey Devils (22-12-8) at New York Islanders (22-18-4)

 7PM • Barclays Center • MSG+2 • The One Jersey Network

*Links for The One Jersey Network can be found on newjerseydevils.com and on Devils’ social media channels.

*Devils Game Notes Contacts: James Stolfi / Scott Litwack

Pre-Game Availability *subject to change
– 11:30 Morning Skate at Barclays Center

 

LAST GAME: JAN. 13  – NEW JERSEY DEVILS 3 vs. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS 5

The Devils lost, 3-5, to extend their season-long, win-less streak to six games, Dec. 30-Jan. 13 (0-3-3).  The club’s last win came on Dec. 27 vs. DET (3-1 W).  Saturday’s game was New Jersey’s sixth consecutive sellout at Prudential Center.

The Devils and Flyers will complete their 2017-18 season-series within one month.  The clubs will face-off again this Saturday, Jan. 20, at Wells Fargo Center (1PM, MSG+, TOJN). (also; Feb. 1 @ NJD, Feb. 13 @ PHI).

The Devils were 1-6 on the power play and were 0-2 on the penalty kill. It was the first time the Devils allowed multiple goals while shorthanded since Nov. 20 at Minnesota (2-4 PK).

Jesper Bratt scored his 11th goal of the season, 27th point, to give New Jersey a 1-0 lead. Bratt has points in three of his past four games (1G-2A), Jan. 2-13.  It was his first goal in seven games (Dec. 18 vs. ANA).

Nico Hischier (primary) and Taylor Hall (secondary) notched the assists on Bratt’s marker.  Hall also assisted Palmieri on his power play in the second frame and has eight points (3G-5A) over his last four games, Jan. 2-13.  Hischier notched his 19th assist of the season and has three points (1G-2A) over his last four games, Jan. 2-13.

Hall has three-consecutive multi-point games:
Jan. 4 – one goal, two assists
Jan. 7 – one goal, one assist
Jan. 13 – 2 assists

Kyle Palmieri scored his seventh goal of the season to put the Devils ahead, 2-1.  It was his fifth power play goal of the season, which ties him with Taylor Hall and Brian Boyle for the team lead in PPGs.  The right-wing has three goals over the last eight games, Dec. 23-Jan. 13.

Will Butcher (primary) and Taylor Hall (secondary) notched the assists on Palmieri’s goal. Butcher has three assists over the last four games.

 

Cory Schneider made his 33rd appearance of the season.  He is now 5-5-1 in his 11 career games against Philadelphia. He stopped 20 of 25 shots.

Drew Stafford returned to the lineup after being a healthy scratch over the last seven games.  He scored New Jersey’s third goal of the evening. It was his first goal since Nov. 9 vs. EDM.

TONIGHT @ NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Tonight is the second of four games between the Devils and Islanders this season and the final one at Barclays Center.  On Feb. 24, the New Jersey will honor Patrik Elias by retiring his no. 26 jersey, when the season-series will shifts to Prudential Center before their fourth and final matchup on Mar. 31.

The Devils look to snap their season-long six-game, win-less streak.  Since Dec. 29, New Jersey has been out-scored, 17-26, by their opponents.  They have surrendered 3 or more goals in each of the six consecutive losses, averaging 4.33 goals-against per game.  New Jersey gave up just 12 goals in the six games prior to this most recent skid from Dec. 14-27.

The Devils lost, 4-5 SO, in their first game in Brooklyn after a five-round shootout.  Travis Zajac (2G), Taylor Hall (1G-1A), Miles Wood (1G-1A) each led New Jersey with two points.  The Devils were ahead 4-2, after scoring two goals early in the third period, however the Islanders tied the game and ultimately won the extra point.

Cory Schneider is expected to make the start in goal tomorrow. On Jan. 7 at Barclays Center, he stopped 34 of 38 shots and was 4-5 in the shootout.  In 10 career starts, Schneider is 3-5-2 with a 2.08 GAA and a .931 save-percentage against New York.

The Devils have scored seven shorthanded goals this season, which is tied for second in the NHL. The Islanders have allowed nine SHG this season, the most in the league.  New Jersey is 3-5-1 (2-2-1 road) vs. the Metropolitan Division and is 11-6-5 (6-2-3 road) against the East overall.

 

CURRENT INJURIES

MUELLER – IR, retro. to Nov. 13, fractured clavicle, 24 games missed. Has resumed skating with the team.

Total Man-Games Lost to Injury/Illness: 114

 

MILESTONES

LOVEJOY – Played in 100TH game with NJD, Jan. 2 at STL.
WOOD – Played in 100TH game NHL/NJD , Jan. 4 at DAL.

VATANEN – 2A for 100 NHL / 2GP for 300 NHL
JOHANSSON – 6A for 200 NHL
HALL – 3PTS for 100 NJD / 7GP for 500 NHL
MOORE – 6PTS for 100 NHL

 

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Dec. 14: Acquired F Michael Latta from Arizona for F Ryan Kujawinski.

Dec. 16: Assigned F Nick Lappin to Binghamton (AHL).

Dec. 18: Activated F Kyle Palmieri (broken right foot) off I.R.

Dec. 21: Activated F Marcus Johansson (ankle bruise) off I.R.

Dec. 28: Place D Dalton Prout on waivers.

Dec. 29: Dalton Prout cleared waivers and was assigned to Binghamton (AHL).

Dec. 30: Acquired G Eddie Lack from Calgary for D Dalton Prout. Re-assigned G Eddie Lack to Binghamton (AHL).

 

H’ALL-STAR
The NHL announced its rosters for the NHL All-Star Weekend from Jan. 26-28 in Tampa Bay, FL.
Taylor Hall was selected to represent the Metropolitan Division at the 2018 NHL All-Star Game.  It is the second straight year the left-wing is New Jersey’s all-star representitive at the annual event.  Hall will appear in his third consecutive All-Star Game having won the team portion the past two seasons: 2016 (Pacific Division with Edmonton) and 2017 (Metropolitan Division with New Jersey).
Hall is the only NHL player to play for the winning team each year since the game changed to the three-on-three format in 2016.
WHOA, WE’RE HALF WAY THERE
The Devils completed their 41st game, Jan. 7 at NYI, to formally reach the half-way point of the 2017-18 regular-season.
Thus far, the club has vastly improved from 2016-17 at the the season’s mid-point.
2017-18 2016-17
Overall  22-11-8 (52PTS) 16-17-8 (40PTS)
Goals For 127 92
Goals Against 121 119
Power Play 21.4% (27/126) 13.5% (19/141)
Penalty Kill 83.3% (24/144) 82.3% (22/124)
SHG 7 3
FORMER DEVILS GOING FOR GOLD
Former New Jersey Devil, Brian Gionta, will represent the United States as the team’s captain at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  The Rochester, NY native scored 152 goals, 160 assists for 312 points in 473 regular-season games from 2001-09.  In 2005-06, he scored 48 goals, 24 were PPGs, which still is the single-season record for the franchise.  He was a member of New Jersey’s 2003 Stanley Cup Championship Team.
Bobby Butler (2012-13, 14GP) and Brian O’Neill (2015-16, 22GP) were also named to the team. While Karl Stollery (2016-17, 11GP) was named to Team Canada.
EPISODE 4

Episode 4 of 82 Game Odyssey is available to stream now on newjerseydevils.com.  This episode focuses on how the club has responded to challenges with a team-first mentality at the mid-point of the season.

Episode 4 and all previous episodes can be found at newjerseydevils.com.

 

DEVILS WORLD TOUR

Michael McLeod, New Jersey’s 2016 first-round (12th overall) pick, won the Gold Medal with Team Canada at the 2018 IIHF U20 World Junior Championship.  He finished the tournament with 1G-3A-4PTS and two PIM in seven games.  It was his second time representing Canada.  He won silver in 2017.

Jesper Boqvist, NJD’s 2017 second-round (36th overall) pick and Fabian Zetterlund, NJD’s 2017 third-round (63rd overall) pick, won silver with Team Sweden. Boqvist scored 1G-1PT in six GP and Zetterlund notched 2G-2PTS through 7GP.

Joey Anderson, the United States’ captain and NJD’s 2016 third-round (73rd overall) pick scored 1G-1A-2PTS on Saturday to secure a Bronze Medal against the Czech Republic. The forward won gold with the Americans in 2017.  In 2018, Anderson finished with 4G-3A-7PTS in 7GP.

New Jersey had a total of seven prospects, the most out of all 31 NHL teams, at the World Junior Championship.  Anderson and Yegor Zaitsev were represented their countries as captains, while Mikhail Maltsev served as an alternate captain for Russia.

*listed alphabetical order

PLAYER/TM. GP G A PTS PIM
ANDERSON, USA 7 4 3 7 0
BOQVIST, SWE 6 1 0 1 2
MALTSEV, RUS 5 0 2 2 6
McLEOD, CAN 7 1 2 3 4
STUDENIC, CZE 5 0 0 0 4
ZAITSEV, RUS 5 0 1 1 4
ZETTERLUND, SWE 7 2 0 2 4

 

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SAMI

New Jersey acquired defenseman, Sami Vatanen and a conditional third-round selection in the 2019 or 2020 NHL Draft from Anaheim in exchange for Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi and New Jersey’s third-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft, Nov. 30, 2014. He leads the club with in average ice-time, 21:56 through 18 games with New Jersey.

Vatanen tied his career-high with points in four consecutive games, 1G-3A, from Dec. 27-Jan. 2.  It was the first time in his Devils’ career collecting points in four straight contests. He did so on four other occasions as an Anaheim Duck.

NO SWEAT

The Devils are 11-2-8 in one-goal games and are undefeated in regulation, 16-0-2, when leading after two periods. Since 2016-17, the Devils are 35-0-11 when leading after 40 minutes of play.

 

JOHNNY ROCKET

John Moore has scored two overtime goals this season (Oct. 19 at OTT & Nov. 12 at CHI) and has six OT tallies since joining NJD in 2015-16.

His six-career, sudden-death tallies lead all NHL defensemen, since 3-on-3 overtime was implemented before the 2015-16 season. He ranks second among all active players, behind LA’s Jeff Carter (7). In just his third campaign with the Devils, he is second in franchise history in OT goals by a defenseman (6, 2015-18) behind Hall-of-Famer Scott Niedermayer (8, 1991-2004)

GETTING GIBBY WITH IT

On Oct. 11 at Toronto, Brian Gibbons scored the first three-on-five shorthanded goal in franchise history. He set a new career-high with 18PTS this season after scoring his 12th goal, third shorthanded on Dec. 12 vs. Los Angeles in just his 30th game of 2017-18.

Gibbons notched a SHG on a penalty shot, Oct. 28 vs. ARI.  His three SHGs this season ranks 2nd (tie, E. Kane – BUF) in the NHL.

 

NJD by NATION (*most NHL/^fewest NHL)

  • USA – 15*
  • Canada – 3^
  • Switzerland – 1
  • Sweden – 2
  • Czech Republic – 1
  • Finland – 1

*active roster only


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Devils Post-Game Notes: Jan. 13 vs. PHI

New Jersey Devils 3 vs. Philadelphia Flyers 5

  • Attendance: 16,514 (6th consecutive sellout)
  • Three Stars: 1. Sean Couturier   2. Jakub Vorachek   3. Jesper Bratt

    **See @NJDevils on twitter and newjerseydevils.com for post-game pressers and sound**

POST-GAME NOTES

New Jersey lost, 3-5, in their first game of the 2018 calendar year at Prudential Center in front of a sold out crowd at Prudential Cential. It was the sixth consecutive sellout for the club.

The Devils’ extended their season-long, win-less streak to six games, Dec. 30-Jan. 13.  The club’s last win came on Dec. 27 vs. DET (3-1 W).  They have three regulation losses and three OT/SO losses during that span.

Since Dec. 29, New Jersey has been out-scored, 17-26, by their opponents.  They have surrendered 3 or more goals in each of the six consecutive losses, averaging 4.33 goals-against per game.

  • New Jersey gave up just 12 goals in the six games prior to this most recent skid from Dec. 14-27.

The Devils and Flyers will complete their 2017-18 season-series within one month.  The clubs will face-off agains on Jan. 20 at Wells Fargo Center (1PM, MSG+, TOJN). (also; Feb. 1 @ NJD, Feb. 13 @ PHI).

New Jersey out-shot Philadelphia, 29-25, but were limited to just five shots in the second period.

The Devils were 1-6 on the power play tonight and were 0-2 on the penalty kill. It was the first time the Devils allowed multiple goals while shorthanded since Nov. 20 at Minnesota (2-4 PK).

PLAYER NOTES

Jesper Bratt scored his 11th goal of the season, 27th point, to give New Jersey a 1-0 lead at 5:43 of the first period. Bratt has points in three of his past four games (1G-2A), Jan. 2-13.  It was his first goal in seven games (Dec. 18 vs. ANA).

Nico Hischier (primary) and Taylor Hall (secondary) notched the assists on Bratt’s marker.  Hall also assisted Palmieri on his power play in the second period.  Hall has eight points (3G-5A) over his last four games, Jan. 2-13.  Hischier notched his 19th assist of the season and has three points (1G-2A) over his last four games, Jan. 2-13.

Hall has three-consecutive multi-point games:
Jan. 4 – one goal, two assists
Jan. 7 – one goal, one assist
Jan. 13 – 2 assists

Kyle Palmieri scored his seventh goal of the season to put the Devils ahead, 2-1, in the second period.  It was his fifth power play goal of the season, which ties him with Taylor Hall and Brian Boyle for the team lead in PPGs.  The right-wing has three goals over the last eight games, Dec. 23-Jan. 13.

Will Butcher (primary) and Taylor Hall (secondary) notched the assists on Palmieri’s goal. Butcher has three assists over the last four games.

Cory Schneider made his 33rd appearance of the season.  He is now 5-5-1 in his 11 career games against Philadelphia. He stopped 20 of 25 shots.

Drew Stafford returned to the lineup after being a healthy scratch over the last seven games.  He scored New Jersey’s third goal of the evening. It was his first goal since Nov. 9 vs. EDM.

STATISTICS

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE   *all times subject to chan
Tomorrow: Noon Practice at Prudential Center
Monday: 11AM Practive at Prudential Center
Tuesday: 11:30 Morning Skate at Barclays Center
7PM at NY Islanders

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