Three Stars: 1. Jeff Carter 2. Peter Budaj 3. Anze Kopitar
The New Jersey Devils finished their two-game, season-series 0-2-0 against the Los Angeles Kings. This is the first time the Devils have been win-less against the Kings in a season since the clubs played only one match during the 2010-11 season (0-1-0). New Jersey is now 10-8-3 at home in 2016-17.
New Jersey is 4-4-0 against Los Angeles since the 2013-14 season.
The Devils are now 5-4-2 against the Pacific Division and are 9-8-4 vs. Western Conference opponents.
New Jersey was 0-4 on the power play and is 3-14 (21.4%) with the man-advantage over the last four games.
The Devils were 1-2 on the penalty-kill tonight and are 16-21 (76.2%) over the last five games.
New Jersey and Los Angeles each had 25 shots on net. The Devils out-shot the Kings, 10-5, during the final frame.
At 6:14 of the second period, video review confirmed the referee’s call on the ice that the Los Angeles net was displaced before the puck crossed the goal line. Therefore, no goal was awarded to New Jersey.
Kyle Quincey scored his fourth goal of the season at 7:19 of the third period to bring New Jersey within two goals. He has two points (1g-1a) over the last two games. Quincey leads New Jersey with a +7 rating.
Michael Cammalleri and Miles Wood were credited with the assists on Wood’s marker. Cammalleri has three assists over his last two games. Wood has two goals and one assist over his last two games.
Wood also paced the club with five shots on net.
Cory Schneider made his 35th start of the season and was credited with the loss. He was relieved by Keith Kinkaid at the start of the second period. Schneider stopped eight of 11 shots in 20:00 of action. Kinkaid stopped all 13 shots he faced during the final two periods.
Damon Severson led the club with 22:19 of ice-time.