Devils Post-Game 10/25/16

New Jersey Devils 5 vs. Arizona Coyotes 3

  • Attendance: 12,756
  • Three Stars: 1. Travis Zajac 2. Taylor Hall 3. Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Team Notes

  • New Jersey is now 3-2-1 on the season and is 3-0-0 at home.
  • This is the first time the Devils are starting a season 3-0 at home since the 2002-03 season.
  • New Jersey’s season-high five goals scored tonight is the first time this season that the Devils have tallied more than two goals in a game in 2016-17.
  • After falling behind 1-0 to the Coyotes in the first period, the Devils scored three unanswered goals to take a 3-1 lead after two periods.
  • The Coyotes brought the game within one, with a goal from Oliver Ekman-Larsson at 7:51 of the third period.  Ekman-Larsson then tied the game at three apiece with his second goal of the night on an Arizona power play at 13:53 of the third period.
  • New Jersey responded with a power-play goal of their own to take back lead at 17:59 in the final frame and then secured the win with an empty-netter at 19:46.
  • The Devils were 2-3 on the power play tonight and were 2-3 on the penalty kill. The Devils have stopped 18-20 (90.0%) opponent power plays this season.
  • New Jersey outshot Arizona 35-31, including 17-6 in the second period. 

Player Notes

  • Taylor Hall tied the game at one apiece with his fourth goal of the season at 8:43 of the first period.
  • Hall then scored a power play goal at 9:40 of the second period to give New Jersey a 2-1 lead. He now has five goals over the last four games and leads New Jersey in goals.
  • It was his second two-goal game of the year.
  • Pavel Zacha assisted on each of Hall’s goals. It was his second and third assists and points of the season. It was his first two-point night since Apr. 9, 2016 (2a).
  • Damon Severson assisted on Hall’s second power play goal and Travis Zajac’s game-winner. He now how has four assists over the last four games.
  • Adam Henrique scored his first goal of the season when a Reid Boucher (assist) shot deflected off of his skate and into the Arizona net. Devante Smith-Pelly also tallied a secondary assist on Henrique’s goal.
  • Henrique was 11 for 16 (69%) in the faceoff circle tonight.
  • Boucher and Smith-Pelly both recorded their first points of the season with their assists.
  • Travis Zajac notched the game-winner on the power play at 17:59 of the third period. He helped seal the victory with an empty-net goal. Tonight was Zajac’s first multi-goal game of the season and his first since Mar. 10, 2016 vs San Jose (2g).
  • Ben Lovejoy assisted on Zajac’s second marker. It was his first point of the season and his first point as a Devil. He also led the Devils in ice-time with 22:49.
  • Kyle Quincey led New Jersey with three hits.
  • Cory Schneider made his sixth consecutive start in goal and stopped 28 of 31 shots (.903 save %). He improved to 3-2-1 on the season.

Statistics

Next Up

Wednesday: Noon- Practice
Thursday: 11 AM- Practice
Friday: 7:30 PM vs. Chicago (MSG+, WFAN)

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