New Jersey Devils 2 at Winnipeg Jets 5
- Attendance: 15,321
- Three Stars: 1. Matt Hendricks 2. Mathieu Perreault 3. Connor Hellebuyck
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- The Devils lost to the Winnipeg Jets and are now 11-5-3 overall and 6-2-2 on the road. The club is 1-1-1 on their current four-game road trip.
- New Jersey gave up a season-high five goals against in the second period (previously 4 goals in the 1st per., Nov. 12 at CHI).
- New Jersey is 0-1-0 against Winnipeg in 2017-18 and 1-4-0 at Bell MTS Place since 2013-14. The Devils are 16-10-4 all-time on the road vs. the Jets/Thrashers franchise. The two clubs will close out their regular season series on March 8 at Prudential Center.
- The Devils are 2-2-0 (1-1-0 road) vs. the Central Division and are 4-4-2 overall against the Western Conference.
- New Jersey was 0-2 on the power play and took no penalties for the first time this season.
- The Devils out-shot the Jets, 36-34. New Jersey is now 2-1-2 in games where they out-shoot their opponent.
- At 7:00 of the second period, video review determined that Brian Gibbons’ shot at 6:52 entered the Winnipeg net. Therefore, the clock was reset to show 13:08 (6:52 elapsed time) and good goal for New Jersey.
- Brian Gibbons scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season at 6:52 of the first period.
- Will Butcher scored the first goal of his career/as a Devil and added an assist on Gibbons’ goal. Butcher currently leads all rookies in assists, with 14, and is tied for the team-lead with Taylor Hall. Tonight was Butcher’s fourth multi-point game of his career.
- Nico Hischier had the primary assist on Butcher’s goal, his 12th of the season, and led the team with seven shots. Hischier’s seven shots on net was a career-high and tied a season-high (seven other occurrences) for the Devils.
- Taylor Hall had an assist and his team-leading 20th point of the season. Hall is the first player to reach the 20 point-mark for the Devils in 2017-18.
- Blake Coleman had the primary assist on Gibbons’ goal.
- Cory Schneider stopped 17 of 22 shots and fell to 7-4-2. Schneider is now 3-5-1 in his career against the Jets.
- Keith Kinkaid replaced Schneider at the start of the third period, and stopped all 12 shots he faced. It was the second time this season Kinkaid relieved Schneider mid-game.
- Damon Severson led New Jersey with 21:46 TOI, while Steven Santini had a game-high five hits.
- Travis Zajac won 73% (11-4) of face-offs he took.