Three Stars: 1. Mikael Backlund 2. Adam Henrique 3. TJ Brodie
The New Jersey Devils finished their two-game, season-series 1-0-1 against Calgary.
The Devils will close-out their 12th of 18 sets of back-to-back games tomorrow vs. Columbus. The club is 3-5-4 in first games and is 6-2-3 in second games of back-to-backs.
New Jersey fell to 5-4-3 vs. the Pacific Division and to 9-8-5 against Western Conference opponents this season.
The Devils scored two power play goals (three opportunities) for the fifth time this season. The club is 5-18 (27.8%) with the man-advantage over the last five games.
New Jersey was 2-3 on the PK tonight and is 15-20 (75.0%) over the last five games.
The Devils were out-shot 29-38.
Adam Henrique notched his 14th goal of the season at 8:36 of the second period. He now has a three-game goal-streak and leads New Jersey in goals (tie, Palmieri). Henrique also assisted on Pavel Zacha’s power play marker to give him his seventh multiple-point game.
Zacha extended his point-streak to three games with his fifth power play goal of the season at 11:39 of the second period. He has 1g-2a-3pts over the last three games for the longest point streak of his 45 game NHL career.
Kyle Palmieri also scored a power play goal at 19:36 of the third period and has three goals (3pts) over the last two games. He shares the team-lead in goals, 14, with Henrique.
Miles Wood had the lone assist, his fifth, on Henrique’s goal and an assist on Palmieri’s PPG. He has two goals and three assists for five points over the last five games.
Taylor Hall and Michael Cammalleri each recorded one assist tonight. Cammalleri has five assists (5pts) over his last five games. Hall led the club with five shots on goal and blocked two Flames’ shots.
Andy Greene was activated off injured reserve this afternoon (lower body, missed 12 games; Jan. 6-31) and skated in a team-high 25:11.
Joseph Blandisi made his season debut tonight and led the team with three hits (also, Palmieri).
Cory Schneider stopped 34 of 38 shots in his 39th game of the season. He fell to 15-16-7 on the season.