Devils’ Post-Game 12/6

New Jersey Devils 3 vs. Vancouver Canucks 2

  • Attendance: 13,126
  • Three Stars: 1. Taylor Hall 2. Ben Lovejoy 3. Daniel Sedin

Team Notes

  • The Devils established a new team record, starting the season undefeated in regulation through the first 10 home games, 8-0-2 (previously 8-0-1, 1987-88). New Jersey is the only team in the NHL to not have a regulation loss on home ice.
  • New Jersey is now 3-3-0 vs. the Pacific Division and is 5-4-2 vs. Western Conference opponents in 2016-17.
  • The Devils are now 3-0-1 at Prudential Center and are 4-1-2 vs. the Canucks overall since the 2013-14 season.
  • New Jersey had a season-high 28 penalty minutes tonight.
  • The Devils were 1-2 on the power play and are 4-13 (30.8%) with the man-advantage over the last five games.
  • New Jersey was 2-3 on the penalty kill and is 18-19 (94.7%) over the past five games. The goal-against was scored on a Canucks’ 5-on-3 power play in the second period. Before tonight, the Devils had not allowed a power play goal their last five games.
  • New Jersey was out-shot, 24-22, tonight.

Player Notes

  • Taylor Hall opened the scoring with his seventh goal of the season  for New Jersey at 3:42 of the first period. He also assisted on Kyle Palmieri’s marker giving him 1g-1a-2pts on the night. Hall has five points (2g-3a) over the past two games.
  • Ben Lovejoy scored his first goal of the season/as a Devil at 11:09 of the second period. It was also a game-winner; the third of his NHL career. It was his first goal in 30 games (Mar. 29 vs. Buf.)
  • Kyle Palmieri scored his fourth goal of the season on the power play. It was his first goal since Nov. 12 vs. Buf. (10 games). He has 1g-2a-3pts over the last three games.
  • Travis Zajac had an assist on Lovejoy’s game-winner. He has 6 points (3g-3a) over the last three games.
  • Kyle Quincey notched two assists tonight for his second multi-point game of the season. He has three assists over his last three games. He also had a season-high five hits tonight.
  • P.A. Parenteau tallied one assist, snapping his seven-game points-drought.
  • John Moore had a career-high 17 PIM (1 min., 1 maj., 1 misc.).

Statistics

Next Up
Wed: TBA
Thur: at Montreal (7:30PM, MSG+2, TOJN/WFAN)
Fri: vs. St. Louis (7:30PM, MSG, TOJN/WFAN)

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