New Jersey Devils Post-Game Notes: 3/23 at PIT

New Jersey Devils 4 at Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (OT)

  • Attendance: 18,658
  • Three Stars: 1. Taylor Hall 2. Nico Hischier 3. Sidney Crosby
  • **See @NJDevils on twitter and newjerseydevils.com for post-game pressers and sound**

    TEAM NOTES

  • New Jersey defeated Pittsburgh in overtime in the third of a four game series, 4-3.  The two clubs will meet for the fourth and final time in the regular season on Mar. 29 at Prudential Center.
  • The Devils finished their season long six-game road trip 4-2-0. The Devils are 24-15-5 against the East and 13-9-1 vs the Metropolitan Division.
  • New Jersey won their third consecutive game against Pittsburgh (3-0-0), for the first time since the 2012-13 season.  The Devils have not gone undefeated in a season series at Pittsburgh since the 2009-10 season, when they went 3-0-0 and 6-0-0 overall. New Jersey is 4-8-1 at Pittsburgh and are 12-11-2 overall against the Penguins since the 2012-13 season.
  • The Devils earned their 20th road win of the season, the most the club has won on the road since the 2011-12 season.
  • New Jersey started their 15th of 16 back-to-back sets tonight. The Devils improve to 8-5-2 in first games of back-to-backs and are 6-8-0 in second games. New Jersey will return home to face the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow night.
  • New Jersey scored three goals in the second frame in a span of 3:39.
  • The Devils defeated Matt Murray in overtime, handing Murray the first loss of his career against New Jersey (4-0-1).

    PLAYER NOTES

     

  • Taylor Hall surpassed his previous career high, in fewer games played, of 80 points (2013-14: 27-53-80, 75 GP; 2017-18: 33-48-81, 69GP).  Hall notched his 24th multi-point game this season (1G-2A), tying Ilya Kovalchuk (2011-12), Kirk Muller (1989-90), and Petr Sykora (1998-99) as Devils who have recorded 24 multi-point games in a season.  Coming into tonight’s contest, Hall has factored in at least 36% of the team’s goals this season.
  • Keith Kinkaid earned his 20th win of season, and first career 20-win season.  Kinkaid stopped 40 out of 43 shots, and improved to 3-0-0 this season (3-2-1 career) against Pittsburgh.
  • Will Butcher scored his third goal of the season on the Devils first power play of the game.  The goal snapped a 52 game goal drought for the rookie.  Butcher is now tied for third for most power play points by a Devils rookie defenseman (Eric Weinrich-20, Scott Niedermayer-19, Eric Gelinas-17, Will Butcher-17).
  • Blake Coleman scored the second goal for New Jersey with a one handed wrist shot.   Coleman has four goals in the last five games, and leads New Jersey in goals (4), and hits (24) in the teams last six games.
  • John Moore ended a 14 game point drought notching the helper on Nico Hischier’s 17th goal of the season.  Hischier earned his 11th multi-point game of the year (1G-1A) passing Viacheslav Fetisov (1989-90) for fourth all-time in New Jersey Devils history for multi-point games by a rookie.
  • Drew Stafford assisted Coleman’s goal, and now has three assists in his last two games.
  • Pavel Zacha, and Damon Severson added an assist each on goals 2 and 3 for New Jersey.

    STATISTICS

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