Three Stars: 1. Mike Condon 2. Dion Phaneuf 3. Cory Schneider
The Devils fell to 2-2-0 on their season-long, five-game homestand. The team will play their fifth of five straight home games on Saturday night vs. the NY Islanders. The Devils will face off against Ottawa in their season-series finale next week, Feb. 21, at Prudential Center. The club has never been held without a point in a season-series vs. Ottawa. The only season ever that New Jersey failed to win a game vs. the Senators was the 2012-13 season (0-1-2).
It was the fourth time this season that New Jersey has been shut out by an opponent and the first time since Jan. 9 vs. FLA (0-3).
New Jersey is now 7-9-3 vs. the Atlantic Division and is 14-14-5 against Eastern Conference opponents.
The club is 3-2-0 at Prudential Center and is 6-4-1 overall vs. Ottawa since the 2013-14 season.
The Devils were 0-1 on the power play tonight and are 4-12 (33.3%) with the man-advantage over the last five games.
Ottawa was 1-2 on the power play. New Jersey is 12-14 (85.7%) on the PK over the last five games.
The Devils were out-shot, 35-21, including 12-6 in the third period.
Cory Schneider stopped 32 of 34 shots (+1 ENG) in the loss. It was his seventh consecutive start, which is the longest for him this season.
Beau Bennett was activated off injured reserve today after missing nine games with a lower body injury. He hit the post with a chance in the second period and skated in 13:47.
Kyle Quincey was placed on injured reserve with an upper body injury this afternoon, retroactive to Feb. 4. He has missed the last four games.
Taylor Hall led the team with three shots on net.
Andy Greene paced the team in ice-time with 21:20.
Jon Merrill had a season-high four blocked shots (tie, Jan. 21 at PHI).
Next Up *subject to change Tomorrow: Noon Practice at Prudential Center Sat: 10:30AM Morning Skate at Prudential Center 7PM vs. NY Islanders (MSG, TOJN/WFAN)
Sun: 6PM at NY Islanders (MSG+, TOJN/WFAN)