Three Stars: 1. Mike Cammalleri 2. John Moore 3. Brad Malone
New Jersey’s five goals tonight were a season-high (also 5-4 SO win Oct. 22 at Ottawa).
The Devils extended their road winning streak to three games; they’re 8-4-0 away from Prudential Center overall.
New Jersey opened its third of 12 sets of back-to-back games (tomorrow vs. Philadelphia). The Devils are now 1-1-1 in first games and 1-1-0 in second games when playing on consecutive dates.
The Devils are now 16-7-1 vs. the Hurricanes since 2009-10, including 8-5-0 in games played in Carolina during that span.
New Jersey is now 5-4-0 vs. the Metropolitan Division this season, including 3-2-0 on the road.
New Jersey’s penalty kill unit was 2/2 tonight and is 53/58 (91.4%) over the past 17 games overall.
The Devils were 1/4 on the power play & have scored a PPG in 16 of their 25 games, including in seven of the last ten. New Jersey has converted 18 of its 88 opportunities overall (20.5%).
Carolina outshot New Jersey, 31-27.
Keith Kinkaid made his first start in goal since Nov. 20 at Edmonton (five games) & made a season-high 30 saves to improve 2-3-0 on the season.
Mike Cammalleri posted 2g-1a-2pts, his fifth 3pt. game/seventh multiple-point game of the season. He leads the Devils with 9g-17a-26pts overall.
Adam Henrique scored his team-leading 12th goal of the season/second on the power play/third game-winner. Henrique has 4g-2a-6pts over the past six games. He’s scored the game-winning goal in four of New Jersey’s last six wins vs. Carolina, including each of the last three.
Stephen Gionta recorded his first goal of the season/since Mar. 14 at Arizona (34 games).
Jacob Josefson also scored his first goal of the season; it was his first since Apr. 4 at the New York Rangers (27 games).
John Moore recorded 2a, his second multiple-point effort over the last three games. He now has 1g-4a-5pts over the past four games. Moore’s assist on Henrique’s goal was first power play point since Apr. 4 vs. San Jose (a).
Tyler Kennedy was credited with the lone assist on Cammalleri’s first goal, his first point as a Devil and the 200th of his NHL career (86g-114a).
Lee Stempniak collected the primary assist on Henrique’s goal, his 14th of the season, which surpasses his total from all of 2014-15 (13a in 71 games).
Patrik Elias picked up 1a tonight & has 1g-2a-3pts over the last four games.
Brian O’Neill, who was healthy scratch for the previous four games, registered the primary assist on Gionta’s marker, his second of the season/in his last four appearances.
Adam Larsson also assisted on Gionta’s goal, his third in the past six contests. He had 1g-2a-3pts over the first 19 games of the season.
Stefan Matteau returned to the lineup and accumulated a career-high nine PIM.
Travis Zajac (upper body) left the game in the first period and did not return.
Sergey Kalinin was a healthy scratch tonight; he had played in 21 straight since Oct. 16 vs. San Jose.
Bobby Farnham was a healthy scratch for the first time since Oct. 31 vs. the New York Islanders (14 games).