Devils’ Post-Game 2/19/17

New Jersey Devils 4 at New York Islanders 6

  • Attendance: 15,795
  • Three Stars:  1. Ryan Strome 2. Taylor Hall 3. Andrew Ladd

Team Notes

  • The Devils split their home-and-home series with the Islanders and concluded the 13th of 18 sets of back-to-back games in 2016-17. New Jersey is 4-5-4 in first games and is 7-3-3 in second games of back-to-backs.
  • New Jersey is 8-6-2 vs. the Metro Division and is 15-15-5 against Eastern Conference opponents this season.
  • The Devils eight-game road point-streak (7-0-1) was snapped with the loss. The club is now 12-13-6 on the road this season. 
  • New Jersey was 2-4 on the power play tonight and is 4-12 (33.3%) with the man-advantage over the last five games.
  • The Devils were 1-2 on the penalty-kill tonight and are 13-15 (86.7%) over the last five games.
  • The Devils were out-shot, 32-30.

Player Notes

  • Miles Wood opened the scoring with his eighth goal of the season on the power play at 9:15 of the first period. It was his first goal in 10 games (2 g, Jan. 21 at PHI).
  • Kyle Palmieri scored his team-leading 16th goal of the season at 13:21 of the second period. Palmieri also added an assist on Wood’s power play goal and now has seven multi-point games this season. He also led the Devils with six shots on net.
  • Joseph Blandisi recorded his first goal of the season at 17:55 of the second period. Blandisi’s last NHL goal came on Feb. 14, 2016 vs. LA.
  • Taylor Hall added a goal and two assists for his third three-point game of the season. Hall leads the team and was the first Devil to 40 points (14 g-26 a) this season.
  • Travis Zajac assisted Palmieri’s goal in the second, and now has three points (1 g-2 a) in his last two games. Zajac also won 22 of 29 (76%) face-off’s on the night.
  • Keith Kinkaid made his 15th start of the season and fell to 6-7-2, while stopping 26 of 32 shots on goal. Kinkaid also recorded the first point of his NHL career with an assist on Hall’s power play goal.
  • Stefan Noesen, Steven Santini and Damon Severson also added assists on the night. 
  • Andy Greene led the Devils with 23:44 TOI, while Devante Smith-Pelly led the team with five blocked shots. 


Next Up     *subject to change
Mon: OFF
Tue: 10:30AM Morning Skate at Prudential Center
7PM vs. NY Islanders (MSG+, TOJN/WFAN)

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