Three Stars: 1. Cory Schneider 2. P.A. Parenteau 3. Adam Henrique
The New Jersey Devils snapped their season-long seven game losing streak (0-6-1) and are now 9-2-2 at home in 2016-17. The last time New Jersey scored four or more goals was Dec. 3 at Nsh. (W 5-4 OT, nine games).
This is the first time New Jersey has shut out an opponent in 2016-17 and the first time in 40 games; since Mar. 24, 2016 (3-0 W at Pit., Scott Wedgewood, 39 saves).
The Devils are now 3-1-2 vs. Metropolitan Division opponents and are 7-6-5 against the Eastern Conference.
New Jersey is 3-2-2 at home vs. Philadelphia and is 8-3-2 overall against the Flyers since the 2013-14 season.
The Devils had a season-high 32 penalty minutes tonight. Philadelphia’s 50 PIM is the most penalty minutes an opponent has had playing New Jersey this season.
New Jersey was 2-6 on the power play tonight and is 3-15 (20.0%) over the last five games.
The Devils were 2-2 on the penalty-kill tonight and are 8-10 (80.0%) over the last five games.
New Jersey out-shot Philadelphia, 22-16. The Flyers’ 16 shots on goal is the fewest shots the Devils’ have allowed in 2016-17.
At 5:47 of the second period, video review supported the referee’s call on the ice that the puck did not cross the New Jersey goal line. No goal Philadelphia.
Cory Schneider stopped 16 of 16 shots for his 22nd career shutout (his 13th with New Jersey). He is now 10-10-5 this season. His last shutout was Jan. 16, 2016 vs. Ari.
P.A. Parenteau and Adam Henrique led the way for New Jersey with one goal and one assist each.
Parenteau notched his first game-winner (PP) of the season at 7:40 of the first period, then assisted on Henrique’s goal at 13:49 of the second period. It was his first multi-point game of the season.
Henrique recorded his fifth two-point game of 2016-17.
Miles Wood scored his fourth goal of the season, the third in his last five games, at 13:26 of the first period.
Kyle Palmieri also scored for New Jersey on the power play at 18:38 of the third period. It was his first goal in seven games (Dec. 3 vs. Van.)
Damon Severson, Michael Cammalleri, Taylor Hall, John Moore and Andy Greene each notched one assist tonight.
Greene led the Devils with 23:13 of ice-time and had two blocked shots.
Cammalleri needs 1pt. for 100 with New Jersey.
Seth Helgeson made his season-debut. He logged 10:07 of ice-time, was a +1 and had 5 PIM after dropping the gloves with Dale Weise. It was the four fighting major of his NHL career.
Luke Gazdic returned to the lineup after being a healthy scratch for the past two games and led New Jersey with four hits.
Ben Lovejoy blocked four shots tonight.
Vernon Fiddler was 8-10 (80.0%) in the faceoff circle tonight.