Devils Post-Game 10/16/15

New Jersey Devils 1 vs. San Jose Sharks 2 (SO)

  • Attendance: 12,464
  • Three Stars: 1. Brent Burns  2. Adam Henrique 3. Martin Jones

Team Notes

  • The Devils picked up their first point of the season (0-3-1).
  • New Jersey was 1/6 on the power play and has now scored a PPG in each of its first four games (4/15, 26.7% overall).
  • The Sharks outshot the Devils, 34-32.
  • New Jersey fell to 61-57 all-time in the shootout & 37-29 at home. 

Player Notes

  • Cory Schneider (33 saves + 0/2 SO) made his second start of the season. He also stopped Patrick Marleau’s penalty shot in the second period and has now saved 9/11 in his NHL career & 4/6 as a Devil.
  • Schneider last faced a penalty shot on March 31, 2015 (vs. Brandon Dubinsky, Columbus, Score).
  • Schneider has faced a penalty shot in each of the Devils’ last two games vs. the Sharks at Prudential Center. He stopped Tommy Wingels’ attempt in last season’s home opener on Oct. 18 at The Rock.
  • Devils’ goaltenders have stopped 28/42 penalty shots in team history.
  • Adam Henrique scored a power play goal at 16:22 of the third period to tie the game at 1-1 and force overtime. It was Henrique’s second goal of the season & first on the power play. He also scored the Devils’ only goal in the shootout; it was just the second shootout goal of his career (2/13, 15.4%).
  • Henrique led New Jersey with a season-high seven shots on goal & led all forwards with 23:49 of TOI.
  • Damon Severson and Jordin Tootoo assisted on the goal, their first points of the season. It was Severson’s first assist since March 23 vs. Los Angeles (11 games) and Tootoo’s first since March 14 vs. Arizona (16 games).
  • Andy Greene led the Devils with 25:09 of TOI overall.
  • Travis Zajac missed the game due to a lower body injury.
  • John Moore returned to the lineup after missing Tuesday’s game with a right arm injury.
  • Eric Gelinas and Stefan Matteau were the healthy scratches.

Statistics

Audio

  • Head Coach John Hynes, Cory Schneider, Andy Greene, Adam Henrique, Jacob Josefson and San Jose Head Coach Peter DeBoer.

Next Up

  • Tomorrow: 12:00 Noon practice at AmeriHealth Pavilion.
  • Next Game: Sunday vs. New York Rangers at Madison Square (1:00 PM, MSG Plus, Sports Radio 66 AM & 101.9 FM WFAN).
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