Devils Post-Game: 10/20/17 vs. San Jose

New Jersey Devils 0 vs. San Jose Sharks 3

  • Attendance: 14,381
  • Three Stars: 1. SJ- Martin Jones 2. SJ- Justin Braun 3. SJ- Melker Karlsson 

    **See newjerseydevils.com for post-game pressers and sound**

TEAM NOTES

  • The Devils three game win-streak was snapped tonight after being shut-out for the first time this season.  The last time New Jersey was shut-out was on Apr. 1 at PHI (1-0 L; 11 Games.
  • New Jersey is still seeking its consecutive win at home. After tonight, the club is .500, 2-2-0 at home.  However, the Devils are perfect on the road thus far, 4-0-0.
  • Tonight’s contest also closed-out New Jersey’s second of 16 sets of back-to-back games this season.  The club is an even 1-1-0 in both first and second matches.  Their third set starts in their next game, one week from today, when they host Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 27 and then take on the Arizona Coyotes the following night.
  • It was the Devils’ first game facing a Pacific Division opponent this season.  In 2016-17, the club was 5-6-3 overall vs. the Pacific.  New Jersey has not defeated the Sharks at home since Feb. 11, 2011 (0-4-2, six games) and are currently 1-1-0 against Western Conference competition.
  • The Devils will face the Sharks for the second and final time during the regular season on Mar. 20 at SAP Center.
  • The Devils took just 10 penalty minutes this evening and were 5-5 on the PK.  However, they went 0-5 on the power play; failing to score a PP goal for just the third time this season.
  • New Jersey was out-shot, 33-28, despite the two teams having 13 shots each after the first period.

PLAYER NOTES

  • Keith Kinkaid made his second start of the seaon (third game played) and suffered his first loss of the season.  Kinkaid replaced Schneider in goal last night vs. Ottawa to start the third period where he made nine saves and was credited with the victory.
  • Miles Wood led the club with six PIM this evening.  He is tied for second on the club with Stefan Noesen with 17 penalty minutes, which included a four minute, double minor for high-sticking.
  • Andy Greene led the club with 22:29 of ice-time tonight. He spent 6:50 on the penalty-kill.
  • Nico Hischier (2G-4A-6PTS) and Drew Stafford (3G-1A-4PTS) each entered the game with three-game, point-streaks that were snapped after San Jose netminder Martin Jones turned away all 28 shots he faced.
  • Mirco Mueller faced his former club for the first time since he was traded to New Jersey by San Jose, along with a 2018 fifth round pick for New Jersey’s second-round (Mario Ferraro, SJS) and fourth-round (Brandon Crawley, NYR) picks in the 2017 NHL Draft, June 17, 2017. He hit the crossbar with a point shot during the first period.
  • Dalton Prout, Stefan Noesen and Steven Santini were healthy scratches tonight.
  • Goaltender Cory Schneider, lower body, was placed on injured reserve (retroactive to Oct. 19) and missed his first game of the season tonight.  Scott Wedgewood was recalled to New Jersey from Binghamton (AHL) under emergency conditions.  Schneider is eligible to be activated on Friday, Oct. 27.

STATISTICS

Next Up     *Subject to change

Tomorrow:  OFF
Sunday: 11AM Practice at Prudential Center (open to season ticket members; all seats have been claimed).
Monday: 11AM Practice at Prudential Center

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