New Jersey Devils 3 vs. Philadelphia Flyers 2 (SO)
Three Stars: 1. Jacob Josefson 2. Claude Giroux 3. Sergey Kalinin
- The Devils swept their home-and-home set with the Flyers.
- New Jersey finished the pre-season 3-4-0, with all three wins coming over the last four games.
- The Devils were 1-5 on the power play tonight and were 6-37 (16.2%) in the pre-season overall.
- The club went 4-5 on the penalty-kill and finished the pre-season 30-38 (78.9%).
- New Jersey outshot Philadelphia 31-23 tonight and held a 195-170 advantage in the pre-season overall.
- Tonight’s contest marked the team’s first overtime/shootout of the pre-season.
- Cory Schneider (21 saves + 3/3) made his fourth start of the pre-season and picked up his first victory.
- Jacob Josefson scored his first goal of the pre-season at 16:29 of the third period to tie the game at 2-2 and force overtime. He finished the pre-season with 1g-2a-3pts over the last two games. Josefson then scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Devils the win.
- Jiri Tlusty scored a power play goal 3:36 into the third period, his first goal/point of the pre-season.
- Travis Zajac recorded the primary assist on Tlusty’s marker and closed out the pre-season with 2g-1a-3pts over his final two games. He also went 11-16 (68.8%) in the face-off circle on the night.
- Andy Greene also picked up an assist on Tlusty’s goal, his team-leading (tie, Damon Severson) third helper of the pre-season, and logged a team-high 24:45 of TOI in the contest.
- Adam Henrique registered an assist on Josefson’s tally and finished the pre-season with 1g-1a-2pts in five appearances.
- John Moore also collected an assist on Josefson’s goal and finished tied for the team-lead with 1g-2a-3pts in the pre-season.
- Sergey Kalinin posted a team-leading five shots on goal and was named Third Star.
- Lee Stempniak, who agreed to a PTO with New Jersey on September 16, recorded three shots on goal in 17:45 of action tonight. He finished the pre-season with 1g-1a-2pts with 10 shots on goal and a team-leading (tie, Reid Boucher) +4 mark in five appearances.
- Following the game, the team released forward Tyler Kennedy from his PTO.
Head Coach John Hynes, Cory Schneider, Lee Stempniak and Jacob Josefson.
- Season-Opener: Friday October 9 vs. Winnipeg at Prudential Center (7:00 PM, MSG Plus 2, Sports Radio 66 AM & 101.9 FM WFAN).