Devils Post-Game 4/7/16

New Jersey Devils 2 vs Tampa Bay Lightning 4

  • Attendance: 15,536
  • Three Stars: 1. Sergey Kalinin 2. Jonathan Drouin 3. Stephen Gionta

Team Notes

  • The Devils finished their season series 0-3-0 against Tampa Bay.  It is the third time in franchise history that New Jersey has been swept by Tampa Bay in a season series, (previously; 2001-02, 0-3-1 & 2003-04, 0-4-0).
  • New Jersey was 0/1 on the power play tonight and is 6/26 (23.1%) over the last six games.
  • The Devils were 2/2 on the penalty kill tonight and is 21/24 (87.5%) over the last six games.
  • New Jersey has points in seven of its last 14 games (6-7-1=13pts). At 37-36-8=82pts, the club has already surpassed its win/point total from all of 2014-15 (32-36-14=78pts).
  • The Devils have points in four of their last seven home games (3-3-1=7pts), and are 18-17-5=41pts at Prudential Center overall.
  • The Devils will play their season finale of the 2015-16 season at home. New Jersey is playing its final game vs. the Atlantic Division. The Devils are 10-9-4=24pts vs. the Atlantic Division, including 4-6-1=9pts at home.
  • The Devils have lost a season-high four consecutive games.

Player Notes

  • Keith Kinkaid (18 saves/21 shots against + ENG) made the start in goal tonight and fell to 9-9-1 on the season.
  • Sergey Kalinin scored his seventh goal of the season at 7:16 of the second period.  It was his first goal since Feb. 23 vs. NYR. (19 games). John Moore and Stephen Gionta recorded the assists.
  • Kalinin scored his second goal, his eighth of the season at 9:26 of the third period, to record his first career mulit-goal game.  Bobby Farnham and Gionta had the assists on the goal.
  • Gionta’s two point night was his first multi-point game of the season, and the third time in his career that he recorded 2a in a game. (previously, Oct. 28, ’14 & Jan. 31 ’13).
  • Gionta has 10 assists this season which matches his career high, (also, 2012-13). 
  • Farnham’s assist comes after being a healthy scratch in the previous two games. (Apr. 2-5).
  • Adam Larsson led the Devils with 24:05 minutes of playing time.
  • Kalinin, Jacob Josefson and David Schlemko each had a team-leading three shots on goal.
  • Travis Zajac was 9/13 (69.2%) in the faceoff circle.
  • Joseph Blandisi had a season-high six penalty minutes.

Audio

Head Coach John Hynes

Sergey Kalinin

Travis Zajac

Kyle Palmieri

Statistics

Next Up

  • Friday- TBA
  • Saturday- vs. Toronto Maple Leafs at Prudential Center (7 p.m., MSG Plus, WFAN)
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