Three Stars: 1. Zack Smith 2. Bobby Ryan 3. Mike Condon
The New Jersey Devils fell to 12-12-6 on the season and to 4-11-4 on the road after losing their fifth consecutive game in regulation.
The Devils are now 1-3-2 in first games of back-to-backs and are 3-1-1 in second games.
Tonight was New Jersey’s first loss at Canadian Tire Centre since Apr. 10, 2014. The club is 3-2-1 in Ottawa and is 6-3-1 vs. the Senators overall since the 2013-14 season.
New Jersey dropped to 4-5-3 vs. the Atlantic Division and to 6-6-4 vs. Eastern Conference opponents.
The Devils were 0-1 on the power play tonight and are 1-14 (7.1%) with the man-advantage over the last five games.
New Jersey was 1-1 on the penalty kill and are 12-16 (75%) while shorthanded over the last five games.
New Jersey was out-shot, 30-31, and have been outshot in their last seven games.
At 10:50 of the first period Ottawa requested a Coach’s Challenge to review whether Taylor Hall interfered with Ottawa goaltender Mike Condon before the puck entered the net. 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. Therefore the original call stood – a good goal New Jersey Devils.
Michael Cammalleri notched the 600th point of his NHL career, assisting on John Moore’s goal. The assist also snaps a five-game points drought for Cammalleri. He needs 2pts for 100 with New Jersey.
John Moore established a new career-high for goals after scoring his fifth of the season at 10:50 of the first period.
Travis Zajac also assisted on Moore’s tally and has two helpers (2pts) in consecutive games. He was 9-16 (56%) in the faceoff circle tonight.
Keith Kinkaid made his eighth start of the season. He fell to 3-3-2 and stopped 28 of 30 shots.
Taylor Hall led the Devils in ice-time with 24:09. He also had four shots on goal and two hits.
Jacob Josefson made his first appearance after being a healthy scratch for the last seven games.
Luke Gazdic played in his second game of the season and had 5 PIM after dropping the gloves with Chris Neil at 1:48 of the first period.