Devils Post-Game 11/3/15

New Jersey Devils 1 at New York Islanders 2

  • Attendance: 12,122
  • Three Stars: 1. Casey Cizikas 2. Brock Nelson 3. Travis Zajac

Team Notes

  • New Jersey had its four-game road winning streak snapped.
  • Despite the loss, the Devils have won six of their last eight (6-2-0) and have points in seven of their last nine games overall (6-2-1=13pts).
  • Tonight’s contest was the last of four consecutive games vs. divisional opponents. New Jersey is now 3-3-0 vs. the Metropolitan Division thus far (2-2-0 on the road).
  • The Devils were 1/5 on the power play tonight and are 10/44 (22.7%) on the season overall; New York had successfully killed 29 straight power plays prior to Travis Zajac’s third period goal. 
  • The Islanders outshot the Devils, 34-24.

Player Notes

  • Cory Schneider made his ninth consecutive start in goal (32 saves) and fell to 6-3-1 overall.
  • Travis Zajac scored his fifth goal of the season (fourth on the power play) and has 5g-3a-8pts over his last seven appearances. He’s matched his PPG total from all of last season and is just two shy of his career high (6, 2009-10 & 2006-07).
  • Kyle Palmieri collected the primary assist on Zajac’s goal and now has 2g-3a-5pts over the past four games. Palmieri leads New Jersey with 2g-4a-6pts on the power play. He also led the Devils with four hits tonight.
  • Eric Gelinas also assisted on Zajac’s goal, his second in the past three games. Gelinas has 1g-2a-3pts on the season, all coming on the power play.
  • Brian O’Neill led the Devils with a career-high four shots on goal.
  • Adam Henrique led New Jersey in TOI with 22:46 and was 11/17 (64.7%) in face-offs.
  • Stephen Gionta appeared in his 200th NHL game.
  • Jiri Tlusty missed his second game due to an upper body injury.
  • Stefan Matteau was a healthy scratch for the fourth consecutive game.


Next Up

  • Tomorrow: TBA.
  • Next Game: Friday vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Prudential Center (7:00 PM, MSG Plus, News Radio 880 WCBS).
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