New Jersey is now 1-1-0 vs. Boston in 2016-17. The clubs wrap-up their season-series Mar. 4 at TD Garden.
The Devils are now 3-3-2 in first games of back-to-backs. Tonight opened New Jersey’s eighth of 18 sets of back-to-back games.
New Jersey is now 5-5-3 vs. the Atlantic Division and is 9-9-5 against Eastern Conference opponents.
The Devils are 3-2-1 at Prudential Center and are 4-5-2 vs. the Bruins overall since the 2013-14 season.
New Jersey was 0-6 on the power play and is 1-28 (3.6%) over the last five games.
The Devils did not convert on their 1:09 five-on-three advantage and are 0-5 with two-man opportunity this season.
New Jersey was 2-2 on the penalty kill and is 13-15 (86.7%) over the last five games.
The Devils out-shot Boston 26-22.
At 19:56 of the first period video review confirmed the referee’s call on the ice that the puck did not cross the New Jersey goal line. No goal Boston.
Cory Schneider recorded the 23rd shutout of his NHL career, his 14th with New Jersey, after stopping 22 of 22 of shots. It is his second shutout of the season and his second in his last four starts (Dec. 22: 4-0 vs. Phi.)
P.A. Parenteau scored the game-winner, his 11th goal of the season, at 4:12 of the first period. It was his second GWG of the season. He has five goals in his last eight games.
Sergey Kalinin notched his second goal of the season when a Miles Wood pass deflected off his skate and into the net. Kalinin also assisted on Taylor Hall’s empty-net tally, giving him two points on the night. The assist was Wood’s first in his NHL career.
Hall also recorded two points in his first game back from injury (lower body, two games missed). He leads New Jersey in points with nine goals and 16 assists (25pts).
Steven Santini made his season-debut tonight and recorded the first assist of his NHL career on Parenteau’s goal. He skated in 11:53, was a +2, and recorded two hits.
Jon Merrill also notched one assist tonight on Kalinin’s third period marker.
Andy Greene led the Devils in ice-time with 24:13.