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.

Audio

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

Statistics

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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