Devils’ Post-Game: 1/17/17

New Jersey Devils 4 at Minnesota Wild 3

  • Attendance: 19,051
  • Three Stars: 1. Kyle Palmieri 2. Jared Spurgeon 3. Jason Zucker

Team Notes

  • The Devils improved to 9-12-6 on the road and 19-18-9 overall as New Jersey  beat Minnesota to close out their season series. The Devils finished 2-0-0 against the Wild in 2016-17.
  • New Jersey finished their four-game Western Conference road-trip 3-0-1. 
  • The Devils are now 4-4-2 vs. the Central Division and are 9-7-4 against Western Conference opponents. 
  • New Jersey was 1-1 on the power play and is 2-11 (18.2%) with the man-advantage over the last five games.
  • The Devils were 2-3 on the penalty-kill tonight and are 15-17 (88.2%) over the last five games.
  • New Jersey was out-shot 35-26 by Minnesota. 
  • At 18:21 of the second period, video review confirmed the referee’s call on the ice that Adam Henrique’s shot did not completely cross the Minnesota goal line. No goal New Jersey.

Player Notes

  • Pavel Zacha opened the scoring for the Devils with a power play goal at 13:19 of the second period. It was his third goal of the season and his first since Nov. 25th vs. Detroit. 
  • Adam Henrique scored his 11th goal of the season at 5:23 of the third period and led the Devils with 4 shots. 
  • Kyle Palmieri scored his 10th goal of the season at 9:30 of the third period and added an assist on Zacha’s power play goal. He now has five multi-point games and 5 points (2g-3a) over his last four games. 
  • Beau Bennett got the game-winning goal at 17:43 of the third period. It was his third goal of the season. 
  • Taylor Hall assisted Henrique’s goal in the third period and now leads the team with 29 points. He has four points (2g-2a) over his last four games. 
  • Damon Severson set a career high in points (3g-19a-22pts) with his assist on Palmieri’s goal. He is now tied for the team-lead with 19 assists (tie, T. Zajac). 
  • Blake Coleman got his first NHL point with an assist on Bennett’s game-winning goal.
  • Karl StolleryP.A. Parenteau, Michael Cammalleri and Miles Wood also added assists on the night. 
  • Cory Schneider stopped 32 of 35 shots against the Wild and improved to 14-14-7. He has stopped 204 of 218 shots over his last eight starts (.936 save%).
  • Kyle Quincey led the Devils with 23:09 TOI. 


Next Up     *subject to change
Tomorrow: Off
Thu: 11 AM Practice at Prudential Center
Fri: 10:30 AM Morning Skate at Prudential Center
7:30 PM vs. Montreal Canadiens (MSG+, TOJN/WFAN)


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