New Jersey Devils 1 vs. Philadelphia Flyers 0 (OT)
Three Stars: 1. John Moore 2. Keith Kinkaid 3. Steve Mason
The New Jersey Devils finished their season-series against Philadelphia with a 4-1-0 record. The club is 15-4-1 overall vs. the Flyers since the 2012-13 season.
Tonight was the second time the Devils shut out the Flyers at home in 2016-17. Cory Schneider also recorded a shutout 16-save shutout vs. Philadelphia on Dec. 22 (4-0).
The Devils improved to 11-14-3 against the Metropolitan Division and to 18-26-7 vs. Eastern Conference opponents. The club has two remaining home games against Metropolitan Division opponents this season; Apr. 6 vs. Pit and Apr. 8 vs. NYI.
New Jersey was 0-5 on the power play tonight and is 1-16 (6.25%) over the last five games.
The Devils were a perfect 4-4 on the penalty kill tonight and are 21-26 (80.8%) over the last five games.
New Jersey was out-shot by Philadelphia, 27-35, including 18-26 over the first two periods.
At 9:48 of the second period video review confirmed that Stefan Noesen’s shot did not cross the Philadelphia goal line. Therefore, the call on the ice was no goal.
Keith Kinkaid stopped all 35 shots he faced to record his first shutout of the season and the third of his NHL career. It was the most saves he has made in a shutout performance. He improved to 8-12-3 on the season.
John Moore scored the Devils’ game-winning goal in overtime. It was the fifth OT goal of his career, his fourth with New Jersey and his first of the season. He ranks second in franchise history among defensemen in overtime goals. Scott Niedermayer (8) ranks first.
Moore also set a new career-high, scoring his 20th point of the season (10g-10a).
Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri assisted on Moore’s OT winner. Hall leads all Devils’ skaters with 33 helpers and 52 points on the season. Palmieri’s assist was his 26th of the campaign. He ranks second on the Devils with 51 points.
Ben Thomson was recalled from Albany (AHL) this afternoon and made his NHL debut. He skated in 9:31 of action, recorded two hits, two penalty minutes and two shots.
Luke Gazdic was also recalled from Albany today had 8:18 of ice-time.
Next Up *subject to change
Tomorrow: Noon Practice at Prudential Center.
Thurs: 10:30AM Morning Skate at Prudential Center
7PM vs. Pittsburgh (MSG+, TOJN/WFAN)
Fri: Noon Practice (open) at Prudential Center
Sat: 9:30AM Morning Skate at Prudential Center
6PM vs. NY Islanders (MSG, TOJN/WFAN)
Sun: 5PM at Detroit (MSG+2, TOJN/WFAN)