New Jersey Devils 2 at Edmonton Oilers 3 OT
Three Stars: 1.Patrick Maroon 2. Leon Draisaitl 3. Taylor Hall
New Jersey fell to 6-12-6 on the road and 16-18-9 overall as they completed their season series, 0-0-2, against the Edmonton Oilers.
The Devils have lost four consecutive games (0-2-2) since winning two straight Jan. 2-3.
New Jersey completed the first leg of their 10th of 18 sets of back-to-back games. The Devils are 3-4-3 in first games and are 4-3-2 in second games of back-to-backs.
The Devils are now 3-3-2 vs. the Pacific Division and are 6-7-4 against Western Conference opponents.
New Jersey was 0-3 on the power play and is 1-12 (8.3%) with the man-advantage over the last five games.
The Devils were 4-4 on the penalty-kill tonight and are 15-19 (78.9%) over the last five games.
New Jersey was out-shot 34-18.
Travis Zajac opened the scoring at 18:06 of the first period with his 9th goal and team-leading 26th point (tie, T. Hall) of the season.
Steven Santini scored his first career goal at 19:09 of the second period.
Kyle Palmieri and Michael Cammalleri each added an assist on Zajac’s goal.
Taylor Hall and P.A. Parenteau assisted on Santini’s goal. Hall and Zajac are now tied for the team-lead in assists and points with 9g-17a-26pts apiece.
Despite stopping 31 of 34 shots, Cory Schneider fell to 12-14-7 on the season. He has stopped 151 of 161 shots-faced (.938 save%) over his last six games.
Blake Coleman made his NHL debut, while Karl Stollery played his first game for the Devils. Stollery was tied (4 others) for the team lead with 3 hits.
Ben Lovejoy led New Jersey with 23:19 TOI.
Next Up *subject to change
Tomorrow: *11:30AM Morning Skate at Scotiabank Saddledome
9PM ET at Calgary (MSG+2, TOJN/WFAN)
Sat: 12:45PM Practice at Rogers Arena
Sun: 8:30 AM Morning Skate at Rogers Arena
7PM ET at Vancouver (MSG+, TOJN/WFAN)
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