Devils Post-Game: 10/11/17

New Jersey Devils 6 at Toronto Maple Leafs 3

  • Attendance: 19,103
  • Three Stars: 1. Pavel Zacha 2. Miles Wood 3. Cory Schneider

Team Notes

  • The Devils defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3 to improve to 3-0-0 in 2017-18. New Jersey is now 2-1-4 at Air Canada Centre since the 2013-14 season.
  • The club is 2-0-0 vs. the Atlantic Division and 2-0-0 against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The Devils have scored 16 goals in their first three games, which is the most to start a season since the club scored 17 at the start of the 1991-92 season.
  • New Jersey was 1-5 on the power play tonight and are 4-13 (30.7%) on the PP over the last 3 games.
  • The Devils were 6-8 on the penalty-kill tonight and are 15-18 (83.3%) over the last 3 games. New Jersey was 1-2 down two-men on the night, successfully killing a full two-minute 5-on-3 power play at 14:44 of the second period.
    • During the killBrian Gibbons scored a 3-on-5 shorthanded goal which was the first ever 3-on-5 goal in Devils’ history.
    • New Jersey has now scored a shorthanded goal in three consecutive games.
  • The Devils were out-shot 31-50. 

Player Notes

  • Miles Wood opened the scoring for the Devils deflecting a Steven Santini shot at 9:07 of the first period. Wood gave the Devils the lead 1:38 later with his second goal of the night.
  • Pavel Zacha also had two goals for his first multi-goal game and fourth multi-point game of his career.
  • Brian Gibbons goal was the first shorthanded goal of his career and his third point (2g-1a) in two games.
  • Adam Henrique had two assists, with his first coming on Gibbons’ shorthanded goal. Henrique has two shorthanded assists in two games and four points (1g-3a) in three games this season. He also led the Devils with five shots on net.
  • Jesper Bratt continued his three-game point streak with an assist on Zacha’s power play goal. Bratt has six points (3g-3a) in his first three career games.
  • Will Butcher added two assists, to bring his season and career total to five.
  • Blake Coleman scored his first goal of the season and the second of his career. Coleman also led the Devils with four hits.
  • Cory Schneider improved to 3-0-0 and stopped 47 of 50 shots. Schneider’s 47 saves ties a career high (11/29/11 vs CBJ). 
  • John Moore and Marcus Johansson also had assists.
  • Andy Greene led the Devils with five blocks and 20:54 TOI. 
  • Stefan Noesen led the Devils with 17 PIM.

Statistics

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