Three Stars: 1. Kyle Palmieri 2. Nick Jensen 3. Adam Henrique
New Jersey improved to 1-0-1 in their three-game season-series with Detroit. The clubs will meet for their season-series and regular-season finale on Apr. 9 at Joe Louis Arena.
The Devils are now 6-8-3 vs. Atlantic Division opponents and are 12-13-5 against the Eastern Conference in 2016-17. The Devils are 3-3-0 at Joe Louis Arena and are 5-5-2 overall vs. Detroit since the 2011-12 season. The Devils have won their previous five road games.
New Jersey was 0-1 on the power play and is 3-17 (17.6%) with the man-advantage over the last five games.
The Devils were 4-5 on the penalty-kill tonight and have stopped 17-24 (70.8%) opposition chances over the last five games.
New Jersey scored two shorthanded goals and now have five on the season. It was the first time the Devils had two shorthanded goals in one game since Dec. 8, 2011 vs. OTT.
New Jersey killed off 1:16 of a Detroit 5-on-3 power play. The Devils are now 4-6 with a two-man disadvantage this season.
The Devils were out-shot 24-30.
Stefan Noesen opened the scoring with his fourth goal of the season at 1:28 of the first period. He now has two goals in his first two games as a Devil.
Kyle Palmieri recorded two goals on the night including his first career shorthanded goal at 6:21 of the first period. Palmieri scored his team-leading 13th goal at 19:26 of the second period. He also led the team with 4 shots on net.
Adam Henrique appeared in his 400th NHL game/as a Devils and scored his team-leading 13th goal (tie, Palmieri) and his second shorthanded goal of the season at 10:30 of the third period. With the goal Henrique passed Jason Arnott for 21st in franchise history with 111 goals.
Pavel Zacha and Jacob Josefson had the assists on Noesen’s goal and they each have two assists in their last two games.
Taylor Hall picked up his team-leading 21st assist and 32nd point on Palmieri’s goal in the second.
Cory Schneider improved to 15-15-7 on the season and stopped 27 of 30 shots. Schneider has stopped 258 of 278 shots over his last eleven games (.928 save%).
Kyle Quincey led the Devils with 22:51 TOI.
Karl Stollery had a team-high 5 blocks while Steven Santini led the team with 5 hits.