Three Stars: 1. Ryan Kesler 2. Ryan Getzlaf 3. Kyle Quincey
New Jersey finished its 2016-17 season series 1-1-0 vs. Anaheim and is 1-1-0 on its four-game Western Conference road trip.
The Devils had their five-game winning-streak snapped and are 6-2-2 over their last 10 games and are 3-4-2 on the road.
The Devils are now 2-1-0 vs. the Pacific Division and are 4-1-1 vs. the Western Conference.
New Jersey has not defeated the Ducks at Honda Center since Nov. 20, 2013 (4-3 OT). The club is 2-5-1 vs. Anaheim since the 2013-14 season.
The Devils scored two-goals in the second period 3:37 apart. Anaheim then scored two goals in a 16 second span to tie the game at two apiece.
The Devils were 0-3 with the man-advantage tonight and are 0-24 over the last seven games.
New Jersey was 2-2 on the penalty-kill and have not allowed a power play goal in the past three games (5-5).
The Devils out-shot Anaheim, 29-23, including 12-6 in the third period. The Devils have out-shot their opponents in their last five games and in seven of their last eight.
Anaheim requested a Coach’s Challenge to review whether a New Jersey player interfered with Anaheim goaltender Jonathan Bernier prior to Kyle Quincey’s goal. After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference infractions occurred before the puck crossed the goal line.
Devante Smith-Pelly scored his second goal of the season to give New Jersey a 1-0 lead at 10:32 of the first period. He also led the team with four hits tonight.
Kyle Quincey and John Moore recorded the assists on Smith-Pelly’s marker.
Quincey scored his second goal of the season to give New Jersey a 2-0 lead at 14:09 of the second period. It was Quincey’s first multi-point game (1g-1a) of the season and his first two-point game since Oct. 13, 2015 (1g-1a).
Pavel Zacha and Adam Henrique assisted on Quincey’s goal.
Henrique has four points over his last three games (1g-3a).
Jon Merrill made his season debut after missing the first 14 games of the season due to a broken right index-finger and logged 14:06 of ice-time.
Reid Boucher led all Devils with a season-high six shots on goal.
Moore led all Devils with 21:20 TOI and had three blocked shots.
Jacob Josefson was 6-9 (67%) in the faceoff circle.
Cory Schneider made his 13th start of the season and fell to 7-4-2 on the season. He stopped 20 of 23 shots (.870 save %).