Devils Post-Game 3/19/16

New Jersey Devils 3 at Columbus Blue Jackets 6

  • Attendance: 14,447
  • Three Stars: 1. Oliver Bjorkstand 2. Boone Jenner 3. Alexander Wennberg

Team Notes

  • New Jersey fell to 0-4-0 in its season series vs. Columbus and is 0-5-1 in its last six games vs. the Blue Jackets (last win, Feb. 28, 2015).
  • The Devils are 3-3-0=6pts over their last six road games and are 18-16-3=39pts away from Prudential Center overall.
  • Tonight’s contest opened a stretch of five straight games vs. Metropolitan Division opponents. The Devils are 9-15-2=20pts vs. the Metro overall and are 4-9-0=8pts on the road.
  • Tonight’s contest also opened club’s 11th 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 2/4 on the power play tonight; they were 0/12 over their previous six games.
  • Columbus outshot New Jersey, 34-30.

Player Notes

  • Keith Kinkaid (ND, 22:50, 3 goals allowed/19 shots against) was relieved by Yann Danis for the second time in his last three starts.
  • Danis (L, 36:46, 3 goals allowed/15 shots against) appeared in his second NHL game of the season.
  • Kyle Palmieri tied his career-high with 2g-1a-3pts tonight (1g-1a-2pts on the PP). He has points in back-to-back games (2g-2a-4pts) and has 4g-5a-9pts over the last eight contests. Palmieri leads the Devils with a career-high 10g-10a-20pts on the PP & a career best 27g-22a-49pts this season overall.
  • Adam Henrique scored a power play goal and has established a new career-high with 26g this season (previously, 25, 2013-14). He has 3g over the last two games and 7g over past nine contests.
  • Travis Zajac recorded 2a, for his ninth multiple-point game of the season. He has points in two straight (3a) & has 3g-4a-7pts over the last eight games. Zajac ranks fourth on the club with 12g-26a-38pts this season.
  • Damon Severson was credited with the primary assist on Palmieri’s first goal. He has points in back-to-back games (2a), has 5a over his last eight appearances and leads Devils’ defensemen with 17a overall.
  • Reid Boucher recorded the primary assist on Palmieri’s second goal. He has points in back-to-back games (1g-1a-2pts), 1g-3a-4pts over the past six games and 6g-8a-14pts in 30 appearances overall.


Next Up

  • Sunday: vs. Columbus Blue Jackets at Prudential Center (5:00 PM ET, MSG Plus, Sports Radio 66 AM & 101.9 FM WFAN).
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