Devils Post-Game 3/21/17

New Jersey Devils 3 vs. New York Rangers 2 (OT)

  • Attendance: 16,514 (sellout)
  • Three Stars: 1. Joseph Blandisi 2. Cory Schneider 3. John Quenneville

Team Notes

  • The Devils won the final match of the four-game, season-series in overtime against New York and finished 1-1-2. New Jersey was undefeated in regulation at home, 1-0-1, vs. the Rangers this season.
  • With the victory, New Jersey is now 9-13 in the three-on-three OT period in 2016-17. Their last overtime win was on Jan. 15 at Van. (2-1 OT).
  • The Devils scored one power play goal on three opportunities tonight and rank first in the NHL with a 33.3% PP% since Feb. 1.
  • New Jersey was 1-2 on the penalty-kill this evening and are 9-13 (69.2%) on the PK over the last five games
  • New Jersey was out-shot, 29-40, tonight, including 9-17 in the third period.
  • With the victory the Devils are now 17-22-7 against the Eastern Conference and are 10-11-3 vs. Metropolitan Division opponents.

Player Notes

  • Joseph Blandisi scored the first overtime goal of his NHL career with 55 seconds remaining in the extra frame. He also had an assist on John Quenneville’s first career NHL goal in the second period, giving him two points on the evening. Blandisi has six points (2g-4a) over his last six games.
  • Quenneville notched his first career goal on the power play at 15:16 of the second period. He had recorded his first career assist/point only two games prior (Mar. 17 at Pit.) to tonight. He also assisted on Blandisi’s overtime goal, giving him the first multi-point effort of his career.
  • Taylor Hall notched his 18th goal of the season at 18:22 of the second period. Hall has four goals and two assists over his last six games. He is second on the squad with 48 points.
  • Kyle Palmieri had the lone assist on Hall’s score and leads New Jersey with 49 points (18g-30a). He has seven points (5g-2a) over his last five games.
  • Pavel Zacha also notched a helper on Quenneville’s power play goal. Eleven of Zacha’s 21 points this season have been on the power play.
  • Cory Schneider made his second consecutive start in net and stopped 38 of 40 shots in the win.

Statistics

Next Up     *subject to change
Tomorrow: 11AM Practice at Prudential Center
Thur: 11:30AM Morning Skate at Air Canada Centre
7:30PM at Toronto (MSG+, TOJN)
Fri: OFF
Sat: 10:30AM Morning Skate at Prudential Center
7PM vs. Carolina (MSG+2, TOJN)
Sun: 9:30 Morning Skate at Prudential Center
5PM vs. Dallas (MSG+, TOJN)

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