Three Stars: 1. Anders Nilsson 2. Keith Kinkaid 3. Andy Greene
The Devils recorded their second-consecutive road win and improved to 7-3-3=17pts on the season. New Jersey is now 2-3-2 on the road and is 2-3-2 vs. the Atlantic Division.
It was New Jersey’s second overtime win of the season and its first OT win on the road.
The Devils have won three consecutive games for the first time in 2016-17. New Jersey is 1-1-1 in the first of back-to-back games. The Devils conclude their third set of 18 back-to-back games tomorrow at Prudential Center vs. Buffalo.
The club was 0-6 on the power play. The Devils are 1-19 (5.3%) over their last five games with the man-advantage.
The Devils had a five-on-three man-advantage for 1:25 in the second period which they did not score. The Devils are 0-2 in five-on-three chances in 2016-17.
New Jersey was 1-2 on the penalty-kill. They are 9-14 (64.3%) while shorthanded over their last five games .
The Devils have earned at least one point in eight of their last nine games (6-1-2).
New Jersey had a season-high 43 shots on goal, out-shooting Buffalo, 43-26.
Andy Greene scored the overtime goal on a penalty shot at 0:29 into the extra frame. It was the third overtime goal of his NHL career. It was the first penalty shot of his career.
Yohann Auvitu scored the first goal of his NHL career at 3:13 of the third period to tie the game at one apiece.
Taylor Hall and Travis Zajac recorded the assists on Auvitu’s goal. Zajac and Hall are tied for first on the club with 10 points each. The assist gave Zajac the 400th point of his NHL career. He is also on a team season-high five-game point streak (1g-4a).
Zajac was also 12-22 (55%) in the faceoff circle tonight.
Hall led New Jersey with 22:17 of ice time and six shots on goal.
Damon Severson led the club with four hits.
Michael Cammalleri missed tonight’s game (personal reasons).
Keith Kinkaid made his third start of the season in net and improved to 2-0-1. He stopped 25 of 26 shots in the contest and is 2-0-0 vs. the Sabres in his career.