Three Stars: 1. Artem Anisimov 2. Marian Hossa 3. John Moore
The Devils fell to 2-0-1 on their four-game home-stand and to 3-2-2 on the season overall. New Jersey faces off against the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow to conclude their first set of 18 back-to-back games this season.
New Jersey is now 3-0-1 at home in 2016-17.
The Devils scored on their first power play of the game and were 1-4 on the evening. They are 6-25 (24.0%) this season and 5-17 (29.4%) at Prudential Center.
New Jersey was 3-5 (60.0%) while shorthanded tonight, but have killed-off 21 of 25 (84.0%) opponent power plays this season.
The Devils outshot the Blackhawks, 32-29, including 28-12 over the first two periods.
New Jersey is now 1-0-1 vs. the Central Division in 2016-17
P.A. Parenteau scored his third goal of the season at 15:32 of the first period on the power play. He has two goals over his last three games. The goal was also his first power play point of the season.
Parenteau has four points (2g-2a) over his last three games against the Blackhawks.
Devante Smith-Pelly and Yohann Auvitu each recorded an assist on Parenteau’s goal. For Smith-Pelly, it was his second assist in the past two games. Auvitu tallied his second assist of the year; his first since his NHL debut on Oct. 13 at Fla.
John Moore scored his first goal of 2016-17 at 4:06 of the third period. It was his first goal since Mar. 12 at LA (OT).
Kyle Palmieri and Taylor Hall picked up the assists on Moore’s goal. Hall now has two assists (four points) over his last two games. It was Palmieri’s first assist since Oct. 18 vs. Ana.
Nick Lappin made his NHL debut. He logged 7:10 of ice-time, one shot and one hit.
Adam Henrique led all Devils with 21:00 TOI. He is one goal away from the 100th of his career.
Auvitu and Hall each led New Jersey with four shots on goal.
Keith Kinkaid made his season debut and stopped 26 of 29 shots (.897 save %).