Devils’ Post-Game 3/2/17

New Jersey Devils 0 at Washington Capitals 1  

  • Attendance: 18,506
  • Three Stars:  1. Braden Holtby 2. Jakub Vrana 3. Cory Schneider

Team Notes

  • New Jersey suffered their fifth consecutive loss (0-3-2) and are now 8-2-1 in their last 11 road games. 
  • The Devils finished their 2016-17 season-series with the Capitals with a record of 1-3-0. New Jersey is 6-6-1 at Verizon Center since the 2011-12 season.
  • The club is now 8-7-3 vs. the Metropolitan Division and is 15-17-7 against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • New Jersey was 0-4 on the power play tonight and are 5-13 (38.5%) on the PP over the last 5 games.
  • The Devils were 4-5 on the penalty-kill and are 8-12  (66.7%) over the last 5 games.
  • New Jersey was out-shot, 24-15, which was a season-low for the Devils. The team’s previous season-low was 17 shots on net (1/20 vs. MTL). 

Player Notes

  • Cory Schneider stopped 23 of 24 shots and fell to 19-19-10 this season. He has stopped 588 of the last 634 shots (.927 save%) he’s faced since Jan. 1 (22 GP), which is the third-best save-percentage during that time-span among goaltenders that have played at least 10 games.
  • Travis Zajac played in the 761st game of his NHL career (all with New Jersey) passing Randy McKay for 9th all-time in franchise history.
  • Jon Merrill skated in the 200th game of his career/as a Devil and contributed two shots and one hit on the night.
  • Kevin Rooney made his NHL debut and added one hit and a blocked shot in 9:58 TOI.
  • Kyle Palmieri and Miles Wood tied for the team lead with three shots on net apiece. 
  • Andy Greene led the team with 23:00 TOI, while Ben Lovejoy chipped in with five blocked shots.
  • Joseph Blandisi led the Devils with 7 PIM. 

Statistics

Next Up     *subject to change
Tomorrow: Practice 1PM at Agganis Arena – Boston University Campus
Sat: 11:30AM Morning Skate at TD Garden
7PM at Boston (MSG+, TOJN/WFAN)

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