Devils Post-Game 4/6/17

New Jersey Devils 4 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 7

  • Attendance: 14,012
  • Three Stars: 1. Sidney Crosby 2. Kyle Palmieri 3. Jake Guentzel

Team Notes

  • The Devils finished their 2016-17 season-series with a 0-4-1 record vs. the Penguins. It is the first time since the 1994-95 season that New Jersey went win-less in a season against Pittsburgh (0-1-2). The club was 0-2-0 at Prudential Center vs. the Pens this season.
  • The Devils will face-off against the New York Islanders on Saturday at Prudential Center for their final home game of the 2016-17 season. It is also their final game against a Metropolitan Division opponent. New Jersey is 11-15-3 vs. the Metro and is 18-27-7 against the Eastern Conference.
  • The Devils were 1-3 on the power play tonight and are 2-19 (10.5%) over the last five games. They also surrendered a shorthanded goal at 1:56 of the third period. Their 12 shorthanded goals against is the most in the NHL.
  • New Jersey was 1-3 on the penalty kill tonight and are 20-25 (80.0%) while shorthanded over the last five games.
  • The Devils out-shot Pittsburgh, 38-28, in the contest. It was the first time in the last six games that they have out-shot an opponent.

Player Notes

  • Kyle Palmieri had one goal and one assist for his 14th multiple point game of the season. He recorded the 100th assist of his NHL career on John Moore’s goal in the second period. Palmieri needs one goal for 100 in his career and needs one point for 200 in his career. He leads New Jersey with 27 goals and 53 points (tie, T. Hall).
  • Travis Zajac also notched two assists tonight for his sixth multi-assist game of the campaign. He is second on the club with 31 assists on the season (Hall, 33).
  • Taylor Hall notched his 20th goal of the season on the power play at 5:34 of the second period. Hall is tied with Palmieri for the team lead with 53 points and is second (tie, A. Henrique) in goals. It is the fifth time in his seven season NHL career that he has scored at least 20 goals.
  • Moore extended his offensive career-high season, scoring his 11th goal, 10 seconds into the second period. It was the fastest goal New Jersey has scored this season. Moore has goals in two consecutive games. He had a season-high five shots on net (tie, Mar. 23 at Tor.).
  • Stefan Noesen notched his eighth goal of 2016-17, his sixth with New Jersey, at 4:59 of the opening frame.
  • Jacob Josefson notched an assist in his return to the lineup after missing the last 17 games due to an upper body injury.
  • Andy Greene also had an assist, his ninth, and has matched his 2015-16 point total (13).
  • Cory Schneider surpassed his games-played total from 2015-16, playing in his 59th match of the season. He stopped 21 of 28 shots and fell to 20-26-11 on the season.

Statistics

Next Up     *subject to change
Tomorrow: 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)

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