Three Stars: 1. Erik Karlsson 2. Travis Zajac 3. Craig Anderson
The Devils finished their season-series with the Senators 0-3-0 for the first time in their history. The only other season that New Jersey failed to win a game vs. the Senators was in 2012-13 (0-1-2).
New Jersey is 5-4-1 over their last 10 games and is 3-3-1 at Prudential Center in the month of February.
The Devils are 7-10-3 vs. the Atlantic Division and are 15-16-5 against Eastern Conference opponents this season.
The Devils scored on their only power play of the evening and are 5-11 (45.5%) with the man-advantage over the last five games.
The club was 1-2 on the penalty-kill tonight and is 8-12 (66.7%) over the last five games.
New Jersey out-shot Ottawa, 30-23, including, 10-4 in the third period.
Travis Zajac tied Wilf Paiement for 9th all-time in franchise history, scoring his 153rd career goal, on the power play at 6:37 of the third period. It was Zajac’s 12th goal of the season.
Joseph Blandisi and Kyle Palmieri assisted on Zajac’s marker. Palmieri has points in consecutive games (1g-2a). Blandisi’s helper was his first of the season and his second point in the past two games (1g-1a).
Cory Schneider stopped 21 of 23 shots tonight and fell to 19-18-8 on the season.
Jacob Josefson was 7-8 (88%) in the faceoff circle tonight.
Taylor Hall led New Jersey with 22:59 of ice-time.
Kyle Quincey was activated off injured reserve after missing the last six games with an upper body injury. He skated in 20:44 of action and had two hits.
Next Up *subject to change
Thur: 4PM Practice at Prudential Center
Fri: 11AM Practice at Prudential Center
Sat: 9:30 AM Morning Skate at Prudential Center
5PM vs. NY Rangers (MSG+, TOJN/WFAN)