Three Stars: 1. Adam Henrique 2. Filip Forsberg 3. Travis Zajac
New Jersey is 8-1 in games decided in overtime this season.
The Devils finished 1-1-0 in their season series vs. the Predators.
New Jersey won at Bridgestone Arena for the first time since Oct. 15, 2011 (0-1-1).
The Devils snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 31-27-7=69pts overall.
The Devils are 16-13-3=35pts on the road.
New Jersey is 13-9-1=27pts vs. the Western Conference this season, including 6-4-0=12pts on the road.
Tonight’s contest opened the club’s tenth of 12 sets of back-to-back games. The Devils are 4-5-1=9pts in first games and 4-3-2=10pts in second games when playing on consecutive dates.
The Devils scored three power play goals for the first time since Oct. 21, 2014 at the New York Rangers. They are 6/16 (37.5%) with the man-advantage over the past five games on the road & are 17/50 (34.0%) in their last 18 games overall
Nashville outshot New Jersey 34-33 overall, but the Devils held a 6-0 advantage in overtime.
Keith Kinkaid (30 saves)is 2-0-1 over his last three starts and improved to 5-5-1 on the season overall.
Adam Henrique tied the game with just 39.7 seconds remaining in regulation and scored the third OT goal of his career (PPG) 1:54 into the extra session. It was Henrique’s tenth multiple-point game of the season. He has scored in back-to-back-games (3g), has 22g overall this season and leads the Devils with a career-high six game-winning goals.
Kyle Palmieri tied a career-high with 1g-2a-3pts. He now has 4g-3a-7pts over the past eight contests. Palmieri leads the Devils with 9g-9a-18pts on the power play and 24g-19a-43pts overall.
Travis Zajac scored a power play goal and assisted on Henrique’s game-winner for his seventh multiple-point game of 2015-16. It was his fifth PPG of the season/tenth overall. Zajac has 3g-7a-10pts over the last 14 games.
Devante Smith-Pelly posted 1g-1a-2pts in his first game with the Devils. It was his second multiple-point game of the season (also, 2g Nov. 25 at New York Rangers). He also recorded three shots on goal, two hits and one blocked shot in 18:10 of action. Smith-Pelly has goals in each of his last two games played (also, Feb. 27 vs. Toronto) and 3g-1a-4pts over his last eight appearances.
David Schlemko recorded 2 PPA for his third multiple-point game. He ranks third on the club with 1g-11a-12pts on the power play and leads Devils’ defensemen with 6g-13a-19pts overall.
John Moore collected the secondary assist on Henrique’s game-winner and now has 2g-2a-4pts in OT this season.
Jacob Josefson registered the primary assist on Palmieri’s goal. He has 2g-8a-10pts with the man-advantage this season and 3g-10a-13pts overall.
Jon Merrill registered the primary assist on Smith-Pelly’s goal, his third helper of the season/first since Dec. 29 vs. Carolina (15 games).
Sergey Kalinin also picked up an assist on Smith-Pelly’s goal and has 1g-2a-3pts over the past five games.
David Warsofsky also made his Devils’ debut. He recorded one shot on goal and two blocked shots in 18:21 of TOI.
Adam Larsson registered a season-high seven hits (tie, Dec. 22 at Detroit) and led the Devils with 22:35 of TOI.