Three Stars: 1. Antti Niemi 2. Adam Henrique 3. Damon Severson
The Devils have won three straight road games and have improved to 9-3-3=21 points on the season. It took New Jersey 17 games last season to reach the 20-point mark (10-6-1).
New Jersey extended its winning-streak to five games. The Devils are 8-1-2 over their last 10 games. The last time the Devils had a five-game win-streak was from Feb. 3-10, 2013.
The Devils are now 3-3 this season when the game is decided in overtime. They have won the last three games that have required extra time(two overtime wins, one shootout win).
This was the Devils’ first win in Dallas since Jan. 30, 2014 (0-2-0). The Devils are 4-2-1 vs. the Stars overall since the 2013-14 season.
New Jersey is 2-0-1 vs. the Central Division and is 4-0-1 vs. Western Conference opponents.
The Devils were 0-1 on the power play tonight and is 0-21 over the last six games. However, New Jersey was 2-2 on the penalty-kill tonight and is 4-5 (80.0%) while shorthanded over the last three contests.
The Devils out-shot Dallas, 33-24, including 24-15 over the final two periods.
New Jersey’s defensemen have provided five of eight Devils’ goals over the last three games.
Adam Henrique scored in overtime to give the Devils their fifth straight win. It was the fourth overtime goal of his career. He has three points (1g-2a) over his last three games.
Kyle Palmieri had the lone assist on Henrique’s game-winner. He has two points (1g-1a) over his last two games, both of which are game-winning points.
Damon Severson opened the scoring at 7:40 of the first period with his third goal of the season. He leads all Devils’ d-men with 12 points (3g-9a) and has three points over his last two games (1g, 2a). Severson is now tied with Taylor Hall (5g-7a) for the scoring lead on the club.
P.A. Parenteau and Beau Bennett recorded the assists on Severson’s marker.
Cory Schneider made his 12th start of the season and improved to 7-3-2. He stopped 23 of 24 shots (.958 save %).
Travis Zajac led New Jersey with a season-high six shots on goal.
Andy Greene led all Devils with 23:29 of ice time.
Ben Lovejoy blocked four shots.
Reid Boucher made his first appearance since Nov. 6 (three games). He had 12:12 of ice time and recorded one shot on goal.
Taylor Hall, lower body, did not play tonight.
Michael Cammalleri (personal) missed his third straight game.