Devils Post-Game 11/19/16

New Jersey Devils 2 at Los Angeles Kings 4

  • Attendance: 18,230
  • Three Stars: 1. Jeff Carter 2. Drew Doughty 3. Tanner Pearson

Team Notes

  • The Devils fell to 1-2-0 on their four-game Western Conference road trip and to 3-5-2 on the road overall. New Jersey is now 9-5-3=21pts on the season.
  • New Jersey is 2-2-0 vs. the Pacific Division and is 4-2-1 against Western Conference opponents in 2016-17.
  • Tonight was the Devils’ first loss at Staples Center since Oct. 30, 2010 (1-3). The Devils are 4-1-0 in Los Angeles since the 2011-12 season. New Jersey is 6-3-0 overall vs. the Kings since the 2011-12 season.
  • This is the first time this season that the Devils have lost in regulation in two consecutive games.
  • Devils’ defensemen have provided 7 the club’s 12 (58.3%)  goals over the last five games. They have 11 of the team’s 41 goals (26.8%) this season.
  • New Jersey was 0-2 on the power play and is 0-25 with the man-advantage over the last eight games. The Devils have not scored a power play goal since Nov. 3 at Fla.
  • The Devils were 1-1 on the penalty-kill and took a season-low (tie, 11/8 vs. Car.) two penalty minutes tonight. They have not allowed a goal while shorthanded for the past four games (6-6).
  • The Devils were out-shot, 23-28. This is the first time the Devils have been out-shot in two consecutive games in 2016-17.

Player Notes

  • John Moore scored his third goal of the season to open the scoring at 3:38 of the first period. He has three points over the last four games (2g-1a).
  • Reid Boucher and Devante Smith-Pelly recorded the assists on Moore’s goal. Smith-Pelly has points in two straight games (1g-1a).
  • Nick Lappin netted his third goal of the season after the Devils pulled the goalie for the extra attacker at 17:28 of the third period. He had a season-high four shots on net.
  • P.A. Parenteau and Beau Bennett had the assists on Lappin’s marker. Parenteau and Bennett each have two assists over their last three games.
  • Blake Pietila made his season debut tonight after being recalled from Albany (AHL) Nov. 16. He had 14:18 of ice-time and collected three hits.
  • Andy Greene skated in his 328th consecutive game (Mar. 6, 2012-Nov. 19, 2016) tying Sergei Brylin (Oct. 8, 2003-Apr. 6, 2008) for the third-longest games-played stretch in Devils’ history.
  • Kyle Quincey led the Devils with a season-high five shots on goal.
  • Damon Severson led New Jersey in ice-time with a season-high 24:20.
  • Vernon Fiddler was 5-8 (63%) on the faceoff circle
  • Cory Schneider made his fourth consecutive start in goal, his 14th of the season and fell to 7-5-2 on the season. He stopped 24 of 27 shots (.889 save %).

Statistics

Next Up
Sunday: TBA
Monday: at San Jose 10:30 ET (MSG+, TOJN/WFAN).

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