Three Stars: 1. Pekka Rinne 2. Roman Josi 3. Keith Kinkaid
The Devils fell to 0-3-0 for just the second time in team history (2001-02, 0-4-0)
New Jersey was 1/2 on the power play and has now scored a PPG in each of its first three games (3/9, 33.3% overall).
The Devils outshot the Predators, 23-20, marking the first time they’ve outshot an opponent this season.
Keith Kinkaid (17 saves + 2 ENG) made consecutive starts for the first time in his NHL career.
Yann Danis was recalled from Albany (AHL) under emergency conditions earlier in the day and served as Kinkaid’s backup.
Cory Schneider (personal reasons) was unavailable to play tonight.
Kyle Palmieri scored a power play goal, his first as a Devil, and now has points in back-to-back games (1g-1a-2pts). He scored a career-high five PPGs with Anaheim last season. Palmieri now has six career goals vs. the Predators, his most vs. any opponent.
Andy Greene recorded the primary assist for his first point of 2015-16 and has already equaled his power play output from a season ago (0g-1a-1pt in 82 games played). Greene also led the team with a season-high 27:24 of TOI tonight.
Jacob Josefson also assisted on the goal for his first point of the season.
Lee Stempniak led the Devils with three shots on goal.
Tuomo Ruutu and Damon Severson returned to the lineup tonight after being healthy scratches on Saturday at Washington.
John Moore (right arm) missed his first game of the season due to injury.