Devils Post-Game 3/4/16

New Jersey Devils 2 at Dallas Stars 4

  • Attendance: 18,117
  • Three Stars: 1 Valeri Nichushkin. 2. Mattias Janmark 3. Colton Sceviour

Team Notes

  • New Jersey fell to 16-14-3=35pts on the road & to 31-28-7=69pts overall.
  • The Devils finished 1-1-0 in their season series vs. the Stars. 
  • New Jersey is 13-10-1=27pts vs. the Western Conference, including 6-5-0=12pts on the road.
  • Tonight’s contest closed-out the club’s tenth of 12 sets of back-to-back games. The Devils are 4-5-1=9pts in first games and 4-4-2=10pts in second games when playing on consecutive dates.
  • The Devils were 3/3 on the penalty-kill tonight and are 43/50 (86.0%) over the past 19 games.
  • Dallas outshot New Jersey, 25-20.

Player Notes

  • Cory Schneider (L, 41:57, 15 saves/18 shots) was relieved by Keith Kinkaid for the third time this season (also, Feb. 25 at Columbus & Dec. 13 at New York Islanders).
  • Keith Kinkaid (ND, 6 saves/6 shots + ENG) played in back-to-back games for the first time since Oct. 10-13.
  • Adam Henrique scored his 23rd goal of 2015-16 & now has goals in three straight games (4g) for the second time this season (Nov. 22-27, 3g). Henrique ranks second on the club in both goals and points (42) behind Kyle Palmieri (24g, 43pts).
  • Devante Smith-Pelly scored his eighth goal of the season and has 1g-2a-3pts in his first two games with New Jersey. Smith-Pelly has goals in each of his last three games overall and has 4g-1a-5pts over his last nine appearances.
  • Adam Larsson recorded the primary assist on Henrique’s goal, his 13th helper of the season. He also received the second fighting major (vs. Brett Ritchie) of the season/of his NHL career (also, Dec. 13 at New York Islanders vs. Steve Bernier). Larsson  was +1 & registered two shots on goal, three hits and four blocked shots tonight.
  • Sergey Kalinin also assisted on Henrique’s goal and has points in back-to-back games (2a) for the first time in his NHL career.
  • Damon Severson posted the primary assist on Smith-Pelly’s goal. He has 3a over his last five appearances and leads Devils’ defensemen with 15a overall.
  • John Moore also assisted on Smith-Pelly’s goal. He has points in back-to-back games and has tied his career-high with 3g-12a-15pts overall (also, 4g-11a-15pts, 2013-14).
  • David Warsofsky (lower body) did not play tonight.

Statistics

Next Up

  • Saturday: Travel Day – Off.
  • Sunday: vs. Pittsburgh Penguins at Prudential Center (5:00 PM ET, MSG Plus, Sports Radio 66 AM & 101.9 FM WFAN).
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