Devils Post-Game 3/6/16

New Jersey Devils 1 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 6

  • Attendance: 15,856
  • Three Stars: 1. Evgeni Malkin 2. Bryan Rust 3. Nick Bonino

Team Notes

  • The Devils fell to 15-15-4 at home and to 31-29-7=69pts overall.
  • New Jersey trails the season series vs. Pittsburgh, 1-2-0.
  • Despite the loss, the Devils are 16-4-1=33pts vs. the Penguins at Prudential Center since 2008-09.
  • New Jersey is 9-14-2=20pts vs. the Metropolitan Division this season, including 5-6-2=12pts at home.
  • The Penguins outshot the Devils, 30-18.

Player Notes

  • Keith Kinkaid (24 saves) fell to 5-6-1 on the season. He’s appeared in three consecutive games for the first time in his NHL career.
  • Cory Schneider suffered a grade 1 MCL sprain in his right knee on Friday at Dallas and did not play tonight. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
  • Kyle Palmieri scored his team-leading 25th goal of the season. He has 5g-3a-8pts over the last ten games.
  • Reid Boucher registered the lone assist on Palmieri’s goal and has a career-high 6a overall this season (previously, 5a, 2013-14). He also led the Devils with four shots on goal.
  • Adam Henrique was 11/17  (64.7%) in the face-off circle.
  • Sergey Kalinin led the Devils with a career-high six hits (previously, 5, Feb. 14 vs. Los Angeles).
  • Jordin Tootoo received 4 PIM tonight. With 102 PIM overall this season, has reached the 100-PIM mark for the first time since 2008-09 (124 PIM) and for the fifth time in his NHL career.
  • Jacob Josefson was unable to play due to a upper body injury.
  • David Warsofsky (lower body) missed his second straight game.


Head Coach John Hynes, Keith Kinkaid, Andy Greene, Adam Henrique, Jordin Tootoo and Penguins’ Head Coach Mike Sullivan


Next Up

  • Monday: Off.
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM practice at Prudential Center’s practice rink.
  • Next Game: Thursday vs. San Jose Sharks at SAP Center at San Jose (10:30 PM ET, MSG Plus, Sports Radio 66 AM & 101.9 FM WFAN).
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