Three Stars: 1. Braden Holtby 2. Jakub Vrana 3. Cory Schneider
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).
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.