Devils Pre-Game Notes: 10/20 @ Philadelphia


LAST GAME: OCT. 16 – NEW JERSEY 3 vs. COLORADO 5

 

The Devils fell to the Avalanche, 5-3, in their first of two head-to-head contests of their 2018-19 campaign.  Colorado handed New Jersey their first loss of the season (prev. 4-0-0).  New Jersey’s completed their five game home-stand, finishing 4-1-0, their best five-game home stand record since 2014-15 (4-0-1, Jan. 28-Feb. 6).

 

The Devils went 5-6 on the penalty kill, upping their season total to 18-20 (90%, fourth best in the league).

 

New Jersey has scored a power play goal in five consecutive games and scored multiple power play goals for the first time this season tonight.

 

Nico Hischier tallied two points on the evening (1G-1A), for his first goal, and multi-point game of the season.  Hischier now has 12 multi-point games in his career.

 

Taylor Hall recorded his 116th multi-point game of his career, (39 as a Devil; credit: Craig Seiden- NJD Radio Statistician) and first goal of the 2018-19 campaign (1G-2A).

 

Keith Kinkaid was handed his first loss for the first time this season, stopping 29 of 34 shots faced.  Kinkaid is now 4-1-0 with a 1.61 GAA, and .941 SV% on the season.

 

Brian Boyle, notched the third goal of the game, and second of the season with help from Kyle Palmieri, and Hall.  With the assist, Palmieri’s point streak is now up to five games (7G-1A).  Andy Greene led the team in TOI, skating in 24:03 minutes, and notched an assist on Hall’s goal.

 

The Devils and Avalanche next matchup will be on March 17, at the Pepsi Center.

 

TODAY’S GAME @ PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

 

Today is the first of four regular season contests between New Jersey and Philadelphia in 2018-19. In the 2017-18 season, the Flyers defeated the Devils in the regular season series with a record of 2-1-1 (5PTS).  New Jersey is 1-0-0 against Metropolitan opponents thus far, outscoring their in-conference foes, 6-0 (Oct. 11 vs WSH, W 6-0).

 

With a win in tonight’s game, Head Coach John Hynes will pass current San Jose Head Coach Pete DeBoer for second place on the Devils all-time coaching wins list (115).

 

Last season, Taylor Hall lead the Devils with six points (2G-4A) in the season series matchup.  Travis Zajac chipped in with a team leading 13 PIM, and recorded his first, and only fight of 2017-18.  For Philadelphia, Claude Giroux lead his club with six points (2G-4A).

 

The Devils and Flyers next face-off will be on November 15 at Wells Fargo Center.

 

INJURIES

 

Jesper Bratt (Fractured Jaw, suffered Oct. 4) is on I.R.

 

 

MILESTONES

 

Andy Green – 7 GP for 800 NHL/Devils career

 

Brian Boyle – 2 GP for 700 NHL career

 

Ben Lovejoy – 7 PTS for 200 NHL career

 

Travis Zajac – 4 A for 300 NHL/Devils career

 

 

PALMIERI’S POINTS

 

Kyle Palmieri tallied two goals, making him the first player in Devils franchise history to record two goals in each of the team’s first two games of the season (credit John Burd, NHL statistician).   Additionally, this is the first time in the Montvale, NJ natives career that Palmieri had multiple goals in back-to-back games played.

 

With his two goal performance on October 14 vs San Jose, Palmieri has officially put up the most goals and point by any player in New Jersey franchise history through the first three games of a season. I’ve updated the list below to include today’s stats.

 

Season Player Team G A P
2018-2019 Kyle Palmieri NJD 6 0 6
2014-2015 Michael Cammalleri NJD 4 1 5
1992-1993 Bobby Holik NJD 4 1 5
1989-1990 Sylvain Turgeon NJD 4 0 4

*credit NHL Statistics

 

 

HALL’S GOT HART

 

On June 20, Taylor Hall was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy, which is awarded annually to the “player judged most valuable to his team” in the National Hockey League. Hall is the first Devil to win the prestigious award.

 

In 2017-18, Hall set new career highs in goals (39), assists (54) and points (93) through 75 games played this season. In the 2018 calendar year, Hall recorded points in 36 of 39 games played, registering 57PTS (27G-30A).

 

Hall was also the first Devils player to reach the 90-point mark (39G-54A-93PTS) in a season since Zach Parise (45G-49A-94PTS) in 2008-09.

 

Additionally, Hall (93) posted a 41-point lead over Nico Hischier (52), which is the largest margin between the top two point producers on the Devils since the 2008-09 season (Z. Parise, 94 – P. Elias, 78 = 16 PT difference).

 

To add to the MVP’s incredible season, the Calgary, Alb. native recorded the longest point streak in the NHL last season and set the Devils franchise record (P. Elias, 1999-00; B. Gionta, 2005-06; 15 each). He registered at least one point in 26 straight appearances (18G-20A-38PTS) dating back to Jan. 2 at STL.

 

During that 26-game span, he missed three games, Jan. 22-25, due to an injury (right hand/thumb).

 

Halls’ consecutive point-streak was snapped at 19 games on Mar. 8 vs. the Winnipeg Jets (Jan. 30-Mar. 6, 13G-13A-26PTS).

 

MASTERTON TROPHY WINNER

 

On that same night, Brian Boyle was awarded the Bill Masterton Trophy which is given annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. Boyle is the second Devil to win the admirable award.

 

Boyle was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Lukemia (CML), a form of bone marrow cancer, at the beginning of last years training camp. Boyle started treatment immediately, and returned to the team to face-off against the Edmonton Oilers on November 3.

 

NEW FACES BEHIND THE BENCH

 

The Devils brought in two new assistant coaches this past off-season after Geoff Ward (Associate Coach, CGY), and Ryan Clowe (Head Coach, Newfoundland – ECHL) left the team after the ECQF loss to TB.

 

Rick Kowalsky completed his eighth season as head coach of the AHL Devils (Albany, Binghamton) at the end of the 2017-18 season. He led the franchise to back-to-back playoff berths in 2015-16 and 2016-17. In 2015-16, the club had its most successful season to date, with 46 wins and 102 points, earning him the AHL Coach of the Year Award. Over his AHL coaching career, he has a record of 281 wins, 249 losses and 82 overtime/shootout losses in 612 games.

 

Mike Grier played 1,060 NHL games as a right wing over 14 seasons with Edmonton (1996-97 to 2001-02), Washington (2002-03 to 2003-04), Buffalo (2003-04 to 2005-06 & 2009-10 to 2010-11) and San Jose (2006-07 to 2008-09). He set career highs across the board in 1998-99 with Edmonton when he scored 20 goals, 24 assists and 44 points. In 101 Stanley Cup Playoff games, Grier tallied 14 goals and 14 assists for 28 points and 72 penalty minutes. He made the playoffs in 11 of his 14 seasons in the League. Grier officially retired on December 1, 2011. The 6-1, 225lb. forward played three seasons of collegiate hockey at Boston University, where he was teammates with Hynes.

 

For the past four seasons, Grier served as a Pro Scout with the Chicago Blackhawks.

 

DEVILS GO ABROAD

 

The Devils-Oilers matchup on Oct. 6 will be the 23rd NHL regular-season game played in Europe, the 11th such game played in Sweden, and the first NHL regular-season game played in Gothenburg as part of the NHL Global Series.

 

The Devils traveled to Bern, Switzerland, and played an exhibition game against SC Bern on Monday, Oct. 1 (3-2 Wo) at PostFinance Arena.

 

BEHIND THE GLASS

 

The National Hockey League (NHL®),NHL Network™ and the New Jersey Devils® today announced the launch of a new four-part, all-access series titled, Behind The Glass: New Jersey Devils Training Camp, premiering Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. ET on NHL Network. Making the first series of its kind focused on the NHL preseason, each 30-minute episode of Behind The Glass will offer fans an unprecedented look inside the NHL preseason through the lens of the Devils, who are coming into the 2018-19 NHL regular season following their first Stanley Cup Playoff appearance in six years.

 

“Behind The Glass will give hockey fans a never-before-seen look at the demanding process of building and making an NHL team during the preseason,” said NHL Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President Steve Mayer. “We’re excited to partner with the Devils and NHL Network on this all-new series that will uncover compelling stories, on and off the ice, and take fans places that cameras have rarely been allowed. We can’t wait for our fans to be in the room when final roster decisions are being made.”

 

“This will be a great opportunity for our fans, and hockey fans throughout the world, to get an exclusive inside look into who the New Jersey Devils are,” said New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center President Hugh Weber. “The entire organization is proud and excited to be involved in the series. It will allow viewers to witness another example of the culture and message that Ray Shero, John Hynes and our staff have been building for the past few years.”

 

Exclusive bonus content and clips from each episode of Behind The Glass will be shared by the NHL, NHL Network and the Devils across their digital and social media platforms using #BehindTheGlass. In addition to its schedule on NHL Network, each episode of Behind The Glass will also re-air on Sportsnet.

 

*Find all episodes (1-4) on the NHL Network*

 

NO SWEAT

 

The Devils are 26-8-9 in one-goal games and are undefeated in regulation, 36-0-2, when leading after two periods. Since 2016-17, the Devils are 55-0-12 when leading after 40 minutes of play

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Devils Pre-Game Notes: 10/18 vs Colorado

New Jersey Devils (4-0-0) vs Colorado Avalanche (3-1-2)
7:00 PM ET • Prudential Center • MSG+ • Devils Hockey Network

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

Check @NJDevils on Twitter for Morning Skate Interviews

Pre-Game Availability *
subject to change

10:30 AM at Prudential Center*

 

LAST GAME: OCT. 16 – NEW JERSEY 3 vs. DALLAS 0

 

The Devils defeated the Stars, 3-0, in their first of two head-to-head contests of their 2018-19 campaign. New Jersey remains undefeated at home against Dallas since March 15, 2000.

 

New Jersey is the only team without a loss of any kind in the 2018-19 campaign.  This is the fourth time in franchise history that the club has gone 4-0-0 (last: 1995-96 season).  Through the first four games, the Devils have scored a goal in the first three minutes of a period five times.

 

The Devils went 3-3 on the penalty kill, upping their season total to 13-14 (92.8%, third in the league).

 

Kyle Palmieri opened the scoring in the first period to become the first player in NHL history to score his team’s opening goal in four consecutive games at any point in the regular season (last: Johnny Bucyk from Dev. 2-11, 1965 with Boston).  Additionally, the New Jersey native becomes the third player to score a power-play goal in each of his team’s first four games in a season since the league started tacking the statistic (1993-94).  Palmieri joins Dino Ciccarelli (MIN – 1986-87, 5GP), and Bronco Horvath (BOS – 1959-60, 4 GP).*

 

Keith Kinkaid earned his fourth consecutive victory, stopping all 24 shots faced, recording his second shutout in three games. With the victory, Kinkaid improves to 4-0-0 (1.00 GAA, .961 SV%).  Kinkaid becomes the third different goaltender in franchise history to earn wins in each of his first four appearances in a season, joining Chris Terreri (1992-93, 1993-94, 1998-99), and Martin Brodeur (1995-96).*credit John Burd, NHL Statistician 

 

The Plano, TX native, Blake Coleman, notched his second goal of the season.  The goal marks Coleman’s third goal, in four games played against his hometown team.  Newcomer, J.S Dea, continued his goal streak to three games, setting a new career high.  Travis Zajac picked up his first helper of the year on Coleman’s goal.

 

The Devils will face-off with the Stars one more time on January 2 at American Airlines Center.

 

TONIGHT’S GAME vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE

 

Tonight is the first of two regular season contests between New Jersey and Colorado in 2018-19. In the 2017-18 season, the Devils swept the Avalanche in their regular season matchup, 2-0-0.  New Jersey outscored their Western Conference opponent, 6-2.

 

With a win in tonight’s game, Head Coach John Hynes will pass current San Jose Head Coach Pete DeBoer for second place on the Devils all-time coaching wins list (115).

 

Last season, Jesper Bratt, lead the Devils with four points (2G-2A) in the season series matchup. For Colorado, J.T Compher lead his club with two points (1G-1A).

 

Today’s matchup is New Jersey’s fifth and final game of a five-game home stand (4-0-0), their best five-game home stand record since 2014-15 (4-0-1, Jan. 28-Feb. 6). The Devils and Avalanche next matchup will be on March 17, at the Pepsi Center.

 

INJURIES

 

Cory Schneider (Hip Surgery) is rehabbing and skating with team.

Jesper Bratt (Fractured Jaw, suffered Oct. 4) is on I.R.

 

 

MILESTONES

 

Andy Green – 8 GP for 800 NHL/Devils career

 

Brian Boyle – 3 GP for 700 NHL career

 

Ben Lovejoy – 7 PTS for 200 NHL career

 

Travis Zajac – 6 A for 300 NHL/Devils career

 

 

PALMIERI’S POINTS

 

Kyle Palmieri tallied two goals, making him the first player in Devils franchise history to record two goals in each of the team’s first two games of the season (credit John Burd, NHL statistician).   Additionally, this is the first time in the Montvale, NJ natives career that Palmieri had multiple goals in back-to-back games played.

 

With his two goal performance on October 14 vs San Jose, Palmieri has officially put up the most goals and point by any player in New Jersey franchise history through the first three games of a season. I’ve updated the list below to include today’s stats.

 

Season Player Team G A P
2018-2019 Kyle Palmieri NJD 6 0 6
2014-2015 Michael Cammalleri NJD 4 1 5
1992-1993 Bobby Holik NJD 4 1 5
1989-1990 Sylvain Turgeon NJD 4 0 4

*credit NHL Statistics

 

 

HALL’S GOT HART

 

On June 20, Taylor Hall was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy, which is awarded annually to the “player judged most valuable to his team” in the National Hockey League. Hall is the first Devil to win the prestigious award.

 

In 2017-18, Hall set new career highs in goals (39), assists (54) and points (93) through 75 games played this season. In the 2018 calendar year, Hall recorded points in 36 of 39 games played, registering 57PTS (27G-30A).

 

Hall was also the first Devils player to reach the 90-point mark (39G-54A-93PTS) in a season since Zach Parise (45G-49A-94PTS) in 2008-09.

 

Additionally, Hall (93) posted a 41-point lead over Nico Hischier (52), which is the largest margin between the top two point producers on the Devils since the 2008-09 season (Z. Parise, 94 – P. Elias, 78 = 16 PT difference).

 

To add to the MVP’s incredible season, the Calgary, Alb. native recorded the longest point streak in the NHL last season and set the Devils franchise record (P. Elias, 1999-00; B. Gionta, 2005-06; 15 each). He registered at least one point in 26 straight appearances (18G-20A-38PTS) dating back to Jan. 2 at STL.

 

During that 26-game span, he missed three games, Jan. 22-25, due to an injury (right hand/thumb).

 

Halls’ consecutive point-streak was snapped at 19 games on Mar. 8 vs. the Winnipeg Jets (Jan. 30-Mar. 6, 13G-13A-26PTS).

 

MASTERTON TROPHY WINNER

 

On that same night, Brian Boyle was awarded the Bill Masterton Trophy which is given annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. Boyle is the second Devil to win the admirable award.

 

Boyle was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Lukemia (CML), a form of bone marrow cancer, at the beginning of last years training camp. Boyle started treatment immediately, and returned to the team to face-off against the Edmonton Oilers on November 3.

 

NEW FACES BEHIND THE BENCH

 

The Devils brought in two new assistant coaches this past off-season after Geoff Ward (Associate Coach, CGY), and Ryan Clowe (Head Coach, Newfoundland – ECHL) left the team after the ECQF loss to TB.

 

Rick Kowalsky completed his eighth season as head coach of the AHL Devils (Albany, Binghamton) at the end of the 2017-18 season. He led the franchise to back-to-back playoff berths in 2015-16 and 2016-17. In 2015-16, the club had its most successful season to date, with 46 wins and 102 points, earning him the AHL Coach of the Year Award. Over his AHL coaching career, he has a record of 281 wins, 249 losses and 82 overtime/shootout losses in 612 games.

 

Mike Grier played 1,060 NHL games as a right wing over 14 seasons with Edmonton (1996-97 to 2001-02), Washington (2002-03 to 2003-04), Buffalo (2003-04 to 2005-06 & 2009-10 to 2010-11) and San Jose (2006-07 to 2008-09). He set career highs across the board in 1998-99 with Edmonton when he scored 20 goals, 24 assists and 44 points. In 101 Stanley Cup Playoff games, Grier tallied 14 goals and 14 assists for 28 points and 72 penalty minutes. He made the playoffs in 11 of his 14 seasons in the League. Grier officially retired on December 1, 2011. The 6-1, 225lb. forward played three seasons of collegiate hockey at Boston University, where he was teammates with Hynes.

 

For the past four seasons, Grier served as a Pro Scout with the Chicago Blackhawks.

 

DEVILS GO ABROAD

 

The Devils-Oilers matchup on Oct. 6 will be the 23rd NHL regular-season game played in Europe, the 11th such game played in Sweden, and the first NHL regular-season game played in Gothenburg as part of the NHL Global Series.

 

The Devils traveled to Bern, Switzerland, and played an exhibition game against SC Bern on Monday, Oct. 1 (3-2 Wo) at PostFinance Arena.

 

BEHIND THE GLASS

 

The National Hockey League (NHL®),NHL Network™ and the New Jersey Devils® today announced the launch of a new four-part, all-access series titled, Behind The Glass: New Jersey Devils Training Camp, premiering Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. ET on NHL Network. Making the first series of its kind focused on the NHL preseason, each 30-minute episode of Behind The Glass will offer fans an unprecedented look inside the NHL preseason through the lens of the Devils, who are coming into the 2018-19 NHL regular season following their first Stanley Cup Playoff appearance in six years.

 

“Behind The Glass will give hockey fans a never-before-seen look at the demanding process of building and making an NHL team during the preseason,” said NHL Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President Steve Mayer. “We’re excited to partner with the Devils and NHL Network on this all-new series that will uncover compelling stories, on and off the ice, and take fans places that cameras have rarely been allowed. We can’t wait for our fans to be in the room when final roster decisions are being made.”

 

“This will be a great opportunity for our fans, and hockey fans throughout the world, to get an exclusive inside look into who the New Jersey Devils are,” said New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center President Hugh Weber. “The entire organization is proud and excited to be involved in the series. It will allow viewers to witness another example of the culture and message that Ray Shero, John Hynes and our staff have been building for the past few years.”

 

Exclusive bonus content and clips from each episode of Behind The Glass will be shared by the NHL, NHL Network and the Devils across their digital and social media platforms using #BehindTheGlass. In addition to its schedule on NHL Network, each episode of Behind The Glass will also re-air on Sportsnet.

 

*Find all episodes (1-4) on the NHL Network*

 

NO SWEAT

 

The Devils are 26-8-9 in one-goal games and are undefeated in regulation, 36-0-2, when leading after two periods. Since 2016-17, the Devils are 55-0-12 when leading after 40 minutes of play

 

 

 

 

 

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Devils Post-Game Notes: 10/16 vs Dallas

New Jersey Devils 3 vs. Dallas Stars 0 

  • Attendance: 12,808
  • Three Stars: 1. Keith Kinkaid 2. Kyle Palmieri 3.Blake Coleman
  • **See @NJDevils on twitter and newjerseydevils.com for post-game pressers and sound**

    TEAM NOTES

  • The Devils shutout the Stars, 3-0, in their first head-to-head matchup of the 2018-19 campaign.
  • The Devils continue their 2018-19 season undefeated and   their five game home stand with a 4-0-0 record. For the first time since the 1995-96 season the Devils have started 4-0-0
  • New Jersey went 3-3 on the penalty kill tonight and are 13-14 on the season (92.8%).
  • New Jersey has scored a goal in the opening three minutes of a period in all four games (credit Craig Seiden, Devils hockey statistician).
  • Sami Vatanen led the team in time-on-ice, skating in 25:10 minutes.
  • With tonight’s win, Devils head coach John Hynes is tied with current San Jose head coach Pete DeBoer for second place on the Devils all-time coaching wins list (114).
  • The Devils are now 3-0-2 at Prudential Center, 4-1-2 overall against the Stars since the 2014-15 season, and are 3-0-0 against Western Conference opponents this season.
  • New Jersey will matchup with Dallas on January 2nd at American Airlines Arena, in the clubs’ second and final matchup of the 2018-19 regular season.

     

    PLAYER NOTES

     

  • Keith Kinkaid got the start in net for the fourth straight game, playing all 60 minutes and shutting out the Stars, stopping all 24 shots faced. Kinkaid ties Chris Terreri’s franchise record with four starts and four wins to start a season. He also becomes the 14thNHL goaltender to record two shutouts in their teams’ first four games (credit Craig Seiden, Devils hockey statistician).
  • Kyle Palmieri got the Devils on the board at 3:42 in the first frame on the power play, with the assist fromWill Butcher and Taylor Hall. This was Palmieri’s fourth power play goal of the season, becoming the third player to score a PPG in each of his team’s first four games in a season since the NHL officially began tracking the statistic in 1933-34 (credit Mike Biergard, NHL Statistics Reseacher). Hall extends his assist-scoring streak to 3 games (3a). With Palmieri’s opening goal, he becomes the first player in NHL history to score his teams opening goal in four consecutive games to begin a season (credit John Burd, NHL Statistics Researcher).
  • Blake Coleman tallied his second goal of the season at 2:03 in the second period, getting the helper fromDamon Severson. Severson has a four-game assist-scoring streak (4a).
  • Jean-Sebastian Dea recorded his third goal of the season at 16:19 in the second period to extend his goal streak to a career high, three games (3g). Dea is second on the team in goals this season behind Kyle Palmieri (7g)

    STATISTICS

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Devils Pre-Game Notes 10/16/18

New Jersey Devils (3-0-0) vs Dallas Stars (3-1-0)*
7:00 PM ET • Prudential Center • MSG+ • Devils Hockey Network

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

Check @NJDevils on Twitter for Morning Skate Interviews

Pre-Game Availability *
subject to change

10:30 AM at Prudential Center*

LAST GAME: OCT. 14 – NEW JERSEY 3 vs. SAN JOSE 2

 

The Devils defeated the Sharks, 3-2, in the first of two head-to-head contests in their 2018-19 campaign. New Jersey picked up their first win on home ice against San Jose since February 11, 2011 (0-4-2 previously).

 

Kyle Palmieri tallied two goals setting a new franchise record for most goals scored by any player in New Jersey franchise history through the first three games of a season (next: M. Cammalleri, 2014-15 – 4G-1A-5PTS). (credit John Burd, NHL statistician)

 

Keith Kinkaid earned his third consecutive victory, stopping 37 of 39 shots faced in 60 minutes of action. With the victory, Kinkaid improves to 3-0-0, the best record of his career, in his first three games played.

 

Taylor Hall continued his assist streak notching an even strength, and power play helper. J.S Dea scored his second goal in two contests, the best start to his NHL career. Devils captain, Andy Greene picked up his first point of the 2018-19 campaign with an assist on Palmieri’s second goal. Damon SeversonMirco Mueller, and Sami Vatanen notched an assist each, upping their totals to three assists in three games played.

 

New Jersey will face-off with with San Jose on December 10 at SAP Center, for the second of two meetings in their 2018-19 campaign. 

 

TONIGHT’S GAME vs. DALLAS STARS

 

Tonight is the first of two regular season contests between New Jersey and Dallas in 2018-19. In 2017-18, New Jersey and Dallas split their regular season series, 1-1-0.

 

With a win in tonight’s game, Head Coach John Hynes will be tied with current San Jose Head Coach Pete DeBoer for second place on the Devils all-time coaching wins list (114).

 

Last season, Brian Boyle, lead the Devils with four points (3G-1A), and in PIM (14) in the regular season series matchup. For Dallas, Alexander Radulov lead his club with four points (2G-2A)

 

The Devils are 2-0-2 at Prudential Center, 3-1-2 overall against the Stars since the 2014-15 season, and are 2-0-0 against Western Conference opponents this season.  Dallas’ last regulation win in New Jersey was back on March 15, 2000.

 

Tonight’s matchup is New Jersey’s fourth of a five-game home stand (3-0-0). The Devils and Stars next matchup will be on January 2, at American Airlines Center.

 

Palmieri’s Points

 

Kyle Palmieri tallied two goals, making him the first player in Devils franchise history to record two goals in each of the team’s first three games of the season (credit John Burd, NHL statistician).   Additionally, this is the first time in the Montvale, NJ natives career that Palmieri had multiple goals in back-to-back games played.

 

With his two goal performance on October 14 vs San Jose, Palmieri has officially put up the most goals/points by any player in New Jersey franchise history through the first three games of a season.

 

Season Player Team G A PTS
2018-2019 Kyle Palmieri NJD 6 0 6
2014-2015 Michael Cammalleri NJD 4 1 5
1992-1993 Bobby Holik NJD 4 1 5
1989-1990 Sylvain Turgeon NJD 4 0 4

*credit NHL Statistics 

 

 

HISTORY

 

SEASON OPENING RECORDS

 In season openers, New Jersey has a 20-10-6 record overall and 17-15-4 in home openers.

*The NHL record for assists in a season opener is five, set by Devils forward Greg Adams on October 10, 1985 against the Flyers and later matched by Pittsburgh forward John Cullen on October 5, 1990.

 

INJURIES

 

Cory Schneider (Hip Surgery) is rehabbing and skating with team.

 

Jesper Bratt (Fractured Jaw, suffered Oct. 4) is on I.R.

 

 

HALL’S GOT HART

 

On June 20, Taylor Hall was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy, which is awarded annually to the “player judged most valuable to his team” in the National Hockey League. Hall is the first Devil to win the prestigious award.

 

In 2017-18, Hall set new career highs in goals (39), assists (54) and points (93) through 75 games played this season. In the 2018 calendar year, Hall

recorded points in 36 of 39 games played, registering 57PTS (27G-30A).

 

Hall was also the first Devils player to reach the 90-point mark (39G-54A-93PTS) in a season since Zach Parise (45G-49A-94PTS) in 2008-09.

 

Additionally, Hall (93) posted a 41-point lead over Nico Hischier (52), which is the largest margin between the top two point producers on the Devils since the 2008-09 season (Z. Parise, 94 – P. Elias, 78 = 16 PT difference).

 

To add to the MVP’s incredible season, the Calgary, Alb. native recorded the longest point streak in the NHL last season and set the Devils franchise record (P. Elias, 1999-00; B. Gionta, 2005-06; 15 each). He registered at least one point in 26 straight appearances (18G-20A-38PTS) dating back to Jan. 2 at STL.

 

During that 26-game span, he missed three games, Jan. 22-25, due to an injury (right hand/thumb).

 

Halls’ consecutive point-streak was snapped at 19 games on Mar. 8 vs. the Winnipeg Jets (Jan. 30-Mar. 6, 13G-13A-26PTS).

 

MASTERTON TROPHY WINNER

 

On that same night, Brian Boyle was awarded the Bill Masterton Trophy which is given annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. Boyle is the second Devil to win the admirable award.

 

Boyle was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Lukemia (CML), a form of bone marrow cancer, at the beginning of last years training camp. Boyle started treatment immediately, and returned to the team to face-off against the Edmonton Oilers on November 3.

 

NEW FACES BEHIND THE BENCH

 

The Devils brought in two new assistant coaches this past off-season after Geoff Ward (Associate Coach, CGY), and Ryan Clowe (Head Coach, Newfoundland – ECHL) left the team after the ECQF loss to TB.

 

Rick Kowalsky completed his eighth season as head coach of the AHL Devils (Albany, Binghamton) at the end of the 2017-18 season. He led the franchise to back-to-back playoff berths in 2015-16 and 2016-17. In 2015-16, the club had its most successful season to date, with 46 wins and 102 points, earning him the AHL Coach of the Year Award. Over his AHL coaching career, he has a record of 281 wins, 249 losses and 82 overtime/shootout losses in 612 games.

 

Mike Grier played 1,060 NHL games as a right wing over 14 seasons with Edmonton (1996-97 to 2001-02), Washington (2002-03 to 2003-04), Buffalo

(2003-04 to 2005-06 & 2009-10 to 2010-11) and San Jose (2006-07 to 2008-09). He set career highs across the board in 1998-99 with Edmonton when he scored 20 goals, 24 assists and 44 points. In 101 Stanley Cup Playoff games, Grier tallied 14 goals and 14 assists for 28 points and 72 penalty minutes. He made the playoffs in 11 of his 14 seasons in the League. Grier officially retired on December 1, 2011. The 6-1, 225lb. forward played three seasons of collegiate hockey at Boston University, where he was teammates with Hynes.

 

For the past four seasons, Grier served as a Pro Scout with the Chicago Blackhawks. He also served as an assistant coach for St. Sebastian’s High School in Needham, MA, where he played his scholastic hockey, and coached the Boston Junior Terriers.

 

Mark Dennehy will replace Kowalsky behind the bench for Binghamton. Dennehy coached for 13 seasons at Merrimack, posting 161 wins, and helped turn the program around. In 2010-11, he led the team to the most successful season in school history with a record 25 wins, as the Warriors advanced to the Hockey East Final and NCAA Regionals. For his efforts, Dennehy won the Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award as the conference’s top coach. For the past four seasons, he coached Devils’ draft pick Brett Seney who signed in March.

 

Ryan Parent will join Dennehy as an assist. Parent was a first-round draft pick of the Nashville Predators, 18th overall, in 2005. He played in 106 NHL games with Vancouver and Philadelphia, notching one goal and six assists. He also played in 27 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. The left-shooting defenseman played in 251 AHL games with seven teams between 2006 and 2016, where he registered four goals and 24 assists with 261 penalty minutes.

 

DEVILS GO ABROAD

The Devils-Oilers matchup on Oct. 6 will be the 23rd NHL regular-season game played in Europe, the 11th such game played in Sweden, and the first NHL regular-season game played in Gothenburg as part of the NHL Global Series.

 The Devils traveled to Bern, Switzerland, and played an exhibition game against SC Bern on Monday, Oct. 1 (3-2 Wo) at PostFinance Arena.

 

BEHIND THE GLASS

 

The National Hockey League (NHL®),NHL Network™ and the New Jersey Devils® today announced the launch of a new four-part, all-access series titled, Behind The Glass: New Jersey Devils Training Camp, premiering Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. ET on NHL Network. Making the first series of its kind focused on the NHL preseason, each 30-minute episode of Behind The Glass will offer fans an unprecedented look inside the NHL preseason through the lens of the Devils, who are coming into the 2018-19 NHL regular season following their first Stanley Cup Playoff appearance in six years.

“This will be a great opportunity for our fans, and hockey fans throughout the world, to get an exclusive inside look into who the New Jersey Devils are,” said New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center President Hugh Weber. “The entire organization is proud and excited to be involved in the series. It will allow viewers to witness another example of the culture and message that Ray Shero, John Hynes and our staff have been building for the past few years.”

Exclusive bonus content and clips from each episode of Behind The Glass will be shared by the NHL, NHL Network and the Devils across their digital and social media platforms using #BehindTheGlass. In addition to its schedule on NHL Network, each episode of Behind The Glass will also re-air on Sportsnet.

 

Season Finale for Behind The Glass: New Jersey Devils Training Camp

 

Monday, Oct. 15 Episode 4 7:30 p.m. ET

 

 

NO SWEAT

 

The Devils are 26-8-9 in one-goal games and are undefeated in regulation, 35-0-2, when leading after two periods. Since 2016-17, the Devils are 54-0-12 when leading after 40 minutes of play

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Devils Pre-Game Notes 10/14/18

New Jersey Devils (2-0-0) vs San Jose Sharks (2-2-1)
1:00 PM ET • Prudential Center • MSG+ • Devils Hockey Network

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

Check @NJDevils on Twitter for Morning Skate Interviews

Pre-Game Availability *
subject to change

10:45 AM at Prudential Center*

LAST GAME: OCT. 11 – NEW JERSEY 6 vs. WASHINGTON 0

 

The Devils shutout the Capitals, 6-0, in their first Metropolitan Division contest of their 2018-19 campaign. New Jersey improves to 4-6-1 at Prudential Center and are 5-12-3 overall against the Caps since the 2013-14 season. The last time the Devils scored six goals against Washington, was back on November 11, 2015 in a 6-5 shootout win (credit Craig Seiden, Devils Radio statistician).

 

Keith Kinkaid earned his fifth career shutout, stopping all 21 shots faced in 60 minutes of action. With the shutout, Kinkaid moves into fifth place on the Devils all-time list passing Sean BurkeCraig Billington, and Scott Clemmensen.

 

Kyle Palmieri tallied two goals, making him the first player in Devils franchise history to record two goals in each of the team’s first two games of the season (credit John Burd, NHL statistician).  Additionally, this is the first time in the Montvale, NJ natives career that Palmieri had multiple goals in back-to-back games played.

 

Marcus Johansson recorded his first goal of the season, and his first since December 29, 2017 vs. BUF (12 GP). Blake Coleman, and J.S Dea each recorded their first goal of the season (Dea’s first as a Devil). Brian Boyle notched his first multi-point contest of the 2018-19 campaign (1G-1A). New Jersey had 12 different players record a point.

 

New Jersey will matchup with Washington on November 30th in Washington, in the clubs’ second of four regular season contests during the 2018-19 season.

 

TODAY’S GAME vs. SAN JOSE SHARKS

 

Today is the first of two regular season contests between New Jersey and San Jose in 2018-19. In 2017-18, New Jersey fell to San Jose in their regular season series, 0-2-0.

 

Today’s matinee will move Head Coach John Hynes past current San Jose Head Coach Pete DeBoer for sole possession of third place on the Devils all-time games coached list (249).

 

Last season, Brent Burns led his squad with three points in the regular season series matchup (3A).

 

The Devils are 1-2-1 at Prudential Center, 2-5-1 overall against the Sharks since the 2014-15 season, and are 1-0-0 against Western Conference opponents this season.

 

Today’s matchup is New Jersey’s third of a five-game home stand (2-0-0). The Devils and Sharks next matchup will be on December 12, at SAP Center.

 

HISTORY

 

SEASON OPENING RECORDS

 

In season openers, New Jersey has a 20-10-6 record overall and 17-15-4 in home openers.

 

*The NHL record for assists in a season opener is five, set by Devils forward Greg Adams on October 10, 1985 against the Flyers and later matched by Pittsburgh forward John Cullen on October 5, 1990.

 

INJURIES

 

Cory Schneider (Hip Surgery) is rehabbing and skating with team.

Jesper Bratt (Fractured Jaw, suffered Oct. 4) is on I.R.

 

 

 

HALL’S GOT HART

 

On June 20, Taylor Hall was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy, which is awarded annually to the “player judged most valuable to his team” in the National Hockey League. Hall is the first Devil to win the prestigious award.

 

In 2017-18, Hall set new career highs in goals (39), assists (54) and points (93) through 75 games played this season. In the 2018 calendar year, Hall recorded points in 36 of 39 games played, registering 57PTS (27G-30A).

 

Hall was also the first Devils player to reach the 90-point mark (39G-54A-93PTS) in a season since Zach Parise (45G-49A-94PTS) in 2008-09.

 

Additionally, Hall (93) posted a 41-point lead over Nico Hischier (52), which is the largest margin between the top two point producers on the Devils since the 2008-09 season (Z. Parise, 94 – P. Elias, 78 = 16 PT difference).

 

To add to the MVP’s incredible season, the Calgary, Alb. native recorded the longest point streak in the NHL last season and set the Devils franchise record (P. Elias, 1999-00; B. Gionta, 2005-06; 15 each). He registered at least one point in 26 straight appearances (18G-20A-38PTS) dating back to Jan. 2 at STL.

 

During that 26-game span, he missed three games, Jan. 22-25, due to an injury (right hand/thumb).

 

Halls’ consecutive point-streak was snapped at 19 games on Mar. 8 vs. the Winnipeg Jets (Jan. 30-Mar. 6, 13G-13A-26PTS).

 

MASTERTON TROPHY WINNER

 

On that same night, Brian Boyle was awarded the Bill Masterton Trophy which is given annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. Boyle is the second Devil to win the admirable award.

 

Boyle was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Lukemia (CML), a form of bone marrow cancer, at the beginning of last years training camp. Boyle started treatment immediately, and returned to the team to face-off against the Edmonton Oilers on November 3.

 

NEW FACES BEHIND THE BENCH

 

The Devils brought in two new assistant coaches this past off-season after Geoff Ward (Associate Coach, CGY), and Ryan Clowe (Head Coach, Newfoundland – ECHL) left the team after the ECQF loss to TB.

 

Rick Kowalsky completed his eighth season as head coach of the AHL Devils (Albany, Binghamton) at the end of the 2017-18 season. He led the franchise to back-to-back playoff berths in 2015-16 and 2016-17. In 2015-16, the club had its most successful season to date, with 46 wins and 102 points, earning him the AHL Coach of the Year Award. Over his AHL coaching career, he has a record of 281 wins, 249 losses and 82 overtime/shootout losses in 612 games.

 

Mike Grier played 1,060 NHL games as a right wing over 14 seasons with Edmonton (1996-97 to 2001-02), Washington (2002-03 to 2003-04), Buffalo (2003-04 to 2005-06 & 2009-10 to 2010-11) and San Jose (2006-07 to 2008-09). He set career highs across the board in 1998-99 with Edmonton when he scored 20 goals, 24 assists and 44 points. In 101 Stanley Cup Playoff games, Grier tallied 14 goals and 14 assists for 28 points and 72 penalty minutes. He made the playoffs in 11 of his 14 seasons in the League. Grier officially retired on December 1, 2011. The 6-1, 225lb. forward played three seasons of collegiate hockey at Boston University, where he was teammates with Hynes.

 

For the past four seasons, Grier served as a Pro Scout with the Chicago Blackhawks. He also served as an assistant coach for St. Sebastian’s High School in Needham, MA, where he played his scholastic hockey, and coached the Boston Junior Terriers.

 

Mark Dennehy will replace Kowalsky behind the bench for Binghamton. Dennehy coached for 13 seasons at Merrimack, posting 161 wins, and helped turn the program around. In 2010-11, he led the team to the most successful season in school history with a record 25 wins, as the Warriors advanced to the Hockey East Final and NCAA Regionals. For his efforts, Dennehy won the Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award as the conference’s top coach. For the past four seasons, he coached Devils’ draft pick Brett Seney who signed in March.

 

Ryan Parent will join Dennehy as an assist. Parent was a first-round draft pick of the Nashville Predators, 18th overall, in 2005. He played in 106 NHL games with Vancouver and Philadelphia, notching one goal and six assists. He also played in 27 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. The left-shooting defenseman played in 251 AHL games with seven teams between 2006 and 2016, where he registered four goals and 24 assists with 261 penalty minutes.

  

 

BEHIND THE GLASS

 

The National Hockey League (NHL®),NHL Network™ and the New Jersey Devils® today announced the launch of a new four-part, all-access series titled, Behind The Glass: New Jersey Devils Training Camp, premiering Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. ET on NHL Network. Making the first series of its kind focused on the NHL preseason, each 30-minute episode of Behind The Glass will offer fans an unprecedented look inside the NHL preseason through the lens of the Devils, who are coming into the 2018-19 NHL regular season following their first Stanley Cup Playoff appearance in six years.

 

Produced by NHL Network in association with NHL Original Productions, Behind The Glass will follow the Devils organization through every step of the preseason, showing viewers all that goes into constructing an NHL roster, from rookies reporting to veterans looking to make an impact, and final roster cuts. Over four weeks, general manager Ray Shero and head coach John Hynes will share behind-the-scenes insight into their evaluations on the more than 50 players vying for 23 roster spots.

 

“Behind The Glass will give hockey fans a never-before-seen look at the demanding process of building and making an NHL team during the preseason,” said NHL Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President Steve Mayer. “We’re excited to partner with the Devils andNHL Network on this all-new series that will uncover compelling stories, on and off the ice, and take fans places that cameras have rarely been allowed. We can’t wait for our fans to be in the room when final roster decisions are being made.”

 

“This will be a great opportunity for our fans, and hockey fans throughout the world, to get an exclusive inside look into who the New Jersey Devils are,” said New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center President Hugh Weber. “The entire organization is proud and excited to be involved in the series. It will allow viewers to witness another example of the culture and message that Ray Shero, John Hynes and our staff have been building for the past few years.”

 

Exclusive bonus content and clips from each episode of Behind The Glass will be shared by the NHL, NHL Network and the Devils across their digital and social media platforms using #BehindTheGlass. In addition to its schedule on NHL Network, each episode of Behind The Glass will also re-air on Sportsnet.

 

Premiere Dates for Behind The Glass: New Jersey Devils Training Camp

 

Monday, Oct. 15 Episode 4 7:30 p.m. ET

 

 

NO SWEAT

 

The Devils are 25-8-9 in one-goal games and are undefeated in regulation, 35-0-2, when leading after two periods. Since 2016-17, the Devils are 54-0-12 when leading after 40 minutes of play.

 

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