New Jersey Devils 4 at Minnesota Wild 3
- Attendance: 19,051
- Three Stars: 1. Kyle Palmieri 2. Jared Spurgeon 3. Jason Zucker
- 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.
- 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 Stollery, P.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
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)