Devils Post-Game 12/30/15

New Jersey Devils 3 at Ottawa Senators 0

  • Attendance: 19,825
  • Three Stars: 1. Mike Cammalleri 2. Cory Schneider 3. Erik Karlsson

Team Notes

  • The Devils won for the third time in the past four games and improved to 19-14-5=43pts overall.
  • New Jersey improved to 2-0-0 in the season series vs. the  Senators. The Devils now have points in seven of their last eight games played in Ottawa (4-1-3=11pts) and are 8-3-4=20pts vs. the Sens overall since 2011-12.
  • The Devils are 3-2-1=7pts over their last six road games and are 11-6-2=24pts away from Prudential Center overall.
  • New Jersey is 8-1-3=19pts vs. the Atlantic Division this season, including 6-0-2=14pts on the road.
  • Ottawa out shot New Jersey, 36-21, including 28-11 over the final two periods.
  • The Devils blocked 24 shots in the contest; Ottawa blocked just four.
  • Tonight’s contest closed-out the Devils’ fifth of 12 sets of back-to-back games. New Jersey is 2-2-1 in first games and 2-1-2 in second games when playing on consecutive dates. The Devils will not play another back-to-back set until Feb. 8-9 (at NY Rangers; vs. Edmonton).
  • The Devils finished the 2015 calendar year 38-31-12=88pts.

Player Notes

  • Cory Schneider stopped all 36 shots he faced, including 13 in the third period, to record his second shutout in his last six starts (Dec. 15 at Buffalo) & his third of the season overall. It was his 11th ShO with New Jersey and the 20th of his NHL career. Schneider improved to 10-4-2 on the road/16-10-5 overall. He’s now allowed two goals or less in 18 of his last 24 starts since Oct. 29.
  • Mike Cammalleri scored 2g to record his second multi-goal game (also, 2g-1a-3pts Dec. 3 at Carolina)/tenth multiple-point game of the season. Cammalleri gave the Devils a 1-0 lead with his third power play goal of 2015-16, an unassisted tally at 9:11 of the first period. He put the Devils ahead 2-0 with his 14th goal of the season at the 18:08 mark of the first.
  • Cammalleri scored his first game-winning goal of the season. He led the Devils/was tied for third in the NHL with eight GWG in 2014-15.
  • Lee Stempniak also scored, a shorthanded/empty-net goal at 19:44 of the third. He has points in ten of the last 14 games (4g-6a-10pts) and, with 9g-19a-28pts overall, has matched his total from all of last season (15g-13a-28pts in 71 games). It was Stempniak’s fourth career SHG/first since Dec. 4, 2013 vs. Phoenix.
  • Travis Zajac posted the lone assist on Cammalleri’s second goal and has 3a over the past two games.
  • Andy Greene appeared in his 267th consecutive game (dating back to Mar. 6, 2012), and has passed Aaron Broten (266, Dec. 6, 1982-Feb. 15, 1986) for sole-possession of the seventh-longest games-played stretch in Devils’ history. Broten is also sixth on the list, having appeared in 288 straight games from Mar. 27, 1986-Jan. 4, 1990. Greene’s streak is the second-longest in team history among defensemen, trailing only Ken Daneyko’s 388-game stretch from Nov. 4, 1989-Mar. 29, 1994.
  • Mike Sislo was recalled from Albany (AHL) earlier in the day and played in his first NHL game since Dec. 31, 2014 at Detroit. He registered a team-high/career-best five shots on goal in 12:00 of action.
  • Jon Merrill led the Devils with four blocked shots tonight.
  • Tyler Kennedy was a healthy scratch; he had played in 17 straight since being signed by the Devils on Nov. 27.

Statistics

Next Up

  • Tomorrow: TBA
  • Next Game: Saturday vs. Dallas Stars at Prudential Center (7:00 p.m. ET, MSG Plus, Sports Radio 66 AM & 101.9 FM WFAN).
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