New Jersey Devils 3 at Florida Panthers 4 (OT)
- Attendance: 11,597
- Three Stars: 1. Vincent Trocheck 2. Aaron Ekblad 3. Damon Severson
- New Jersey is now 0-0-2 against Florida in 2016-17 and is 1-2-2 against the Atlantic Division.
- New Jersey is 0-2-2 on the road and is 4-2-3 overall this season.
- The Devils are 3-0-2 over their last five games.
- New Jersey was 1/5 (20.0%) on the power play tonight and is 4/16 (25.0%) with the man-advantage over the last five games.
- The Devils were 1/3 (33.3%) on the penalty-kill tonight and are 13/18 (72.2%) while shorthanded over the last five games.
- New Jersey outshot Florida, 34-31, including 15-8 in the second period.
- Travis Zajac opened the scoring on the power play for New Jersey with his fourth goal of the season at 18:04 of the second period. Zajac is now ranked second (tie, Parenteau) on the club in goals.
- Zajac was also 10/16 (63%) in the faceoff circle.
- Kyle Palmieri and Damon Severson recorded assists on Zajac’s marker. Severson now has five assists (six points) over his last four games. He ranks third (tie) in the league with five power play assists.
- It was also Severson’s third multi-point game of 2016-17 and the 11th multiple point game of his career.
- P.A. Parenteau scored his fourth goal of the season at 4:49 of the third period to bring the Devils within one goal of Florida. It was his second goal over the last three games. He is now tied for second on the club in goals (Zajac).
- Parenteau has scored in each of the Devils’ two games against Florida this season.
- John Moore and Nick Lappin recorded assists on Parenteau’s goal. The helper was the second of Lappin’s career and his second over the last two games.
- Pavel Zacha tied the game at 3-3 with his first career NHL goal at 16:05 of the third period. Beau Bennett and Damon Severson notched the assists on Zacha’s tally.
- The assist was the first point of the season for Bennett and his first as a Devil.
- Taylor Hall logged a season-high 22:17 of ice time tonight and had six shots on goal.
- Andy Greene led New Jersey with 23:27 TOI and three blocked shots.
- Cory Schneider started in net for the eighth time this season and stopped 27 of 31 shots (.871 save %). He fell to 4-2-2 on the season overall and is 4-3-2 in his career against the Panthers.
Friday: 2PM Practice- Amalie Arena
Saturday: at Tampa Bay Lightning (7PM, MSG+2, WFAN)
Sunday: at Carolina Hurricanes (6PM, MSG+, WFAN/TONJ)