Three Stars: 1. Mike Green 2. Adam Henrique 3. Frans Nielsen
The Devils fell to 7-0-2 at Prudential Center this season and to 10-6-4 overall. Despite the defeat, New Jersey is still undefeated in regulation through nine home games, which ties a franchise record dating back to 1987-88 when the Devils began their season 8-0-1.
New Jersey is now 3-4 in OT this season and is 1-2 at home.
Tonight, New Jersey opened its fourth of 18 sets of back-to-back games. The Devils are 1-1-2 in the first game of back-to-backs this season.
New Jersey is now 6-3-3 vs. Eastern Conference opponents and is 4-3-3 vs. the Atlantic Division in 2016-17.
The Devils are 2-2-2 vs. Detroit at home and are 3-5-2 overall since the 2013-14 season.
The Devils were 1-5 (20.0%) on the power play tonight and are 2-16 (12.5%) over the last five games.
New Jersey was 3-3 on the penalty kill and is 12-14 (85.7%) over the last five games.
The Devils surrendered their second shorthanded goal of the season at 7:23 of the first period while New Jersey had a four-minute, man-advantage (R. Sheahan, high-sticking).
The Devils were out-shot, 19-33. Their 19 shots is the fewest shots the Devils have had this season.
New Jersey requested a Coach’s Challenge to review whether Detroit was off-side prior to Dylan Larkin’s goal (Detroit’s third). After reviewing all available replays and consulting with the Linesman, NHL Hockey Operations staff confirmed that Larkin had possession and control of the puck as he entered the attacking zone. According to Rule 83.1, “a player actually controlling the puck who shall cross the line ahead of the puck shall not be considered ‘off-side,’ provided he had possession and control of the puck prior to his skates crossing the blue line.”
Adam Henrique tied the game at four apiece at 14:49 of the third period. It was his fourth goal of the season. Henrique was also 9-14 (64%) in the faceoff circle tonight.
Pavel Zacha scored a power play goal at 5:56 of the second period. It was Zacha’s second goal of the season and his first since Nov. 3 at Fla. (10 games).
Michael Cammalleri notched his fifth goal of the season and his second in two games at 4:06 of the second period. Cammalleri now has nine points over his last four games played (5g-4a). Cammalleri also led New Jersey with a season-high 23:38 of ice-time and led the Devils with four shots on goal.
John Moore scored his fourth goal of the season to open the scoring at 6:01 of the first period. That goal ties his career high (two times, 2013-14 in 74 GP & 2015-16 in 73 GP). He also recorded an assist on Henrique’s goal for his first multi-point game of the season.
Travis Zajac tallied two assists and now has 5g-10a-15pts on the season. He now has five points (1g-4a) over the last two games.
Kyle Palmieri skated in his 100th game as a Devil and recorded his fifth assist of the season in his first game returning from injury (upper body soreness, two games).
Beau Bennett had an assist on Zacha’s goal and his two points (1g-1a) over the last two games.
Kyle Quincey registered an assist of Henrique’s goal and has points in consecituve games (2a) for the first time this season.
Cory Schneider made his 16th start of the season and fell to 8-5-3 on the season. He stopped 28 of 33 shots (.848 save %). He is now 7-0-1 at home this season.
Ben Lovejoy blocked four shots tonight, the most out of any Devils’ players.