New Jersey Devils Post-Game Notes: 3/27 vs CAR

New Jersey Devils 4 vs Carolina Hurricanes 3

  • Attendance: 15,521
  • Three Stars: 1. Stefan Noesen 2. Kyle Palmieri 3. Taylor Hall
  • **See @NJDevils on twitter and newjerseydevils.com for post-game pressers and sound**TEAM NOTES
  • New Jersey defeated Carolina Hurricanes in the fourth and final matchup of the regular season, 4-3.  The Devils finish the season-series against the Canes, 3-1-0, and improve to 6-2-0 in their last eight games.
  • New Jersey is 6-4-1 at home and 14-8-1 overall against Carolina since 2012-13. This season, the Devils are 26-15-5 vs. Eastern Conference opponents and 14-9-1 against the Metropolitan Division.
  • The Devils earned their first 40-win season since 2011-12 (48 W).
  • New Jersey was 3-3 on the penalty kill tonight, and ended the regular season series without allowing a power play goal to the Hurricanes (10-10 PK).
  • The Devils play their next four of six games at home before finishing the regular season. 

    PLAYER NOTES

     

  • Pavel Zacha notched the opening goal for the Devils 5:54 into the first frame.  Since returning from injury on Mar. 23, Zacha has recorded a point in three consecutive games.
  • Taylor Hall had the secondary assist on Zacha’s goal.  Hall earned his 50th helper, and is the first Devils player that has accomplished such since 2011-12 (Patrik Elias – 52).   Hall notched points 84 and 85 tonight.  His 84th point places him for seventh all-time in Devils history.  Hall tallied his 25th multi-point game of the season (3A), putting him tied for second in Devils history with Zach Parise (2008-09), and Elias (2000-01) for most in a single season.
  • Kyle Palmieri recorded his 10th multi-point game of the season (2G-1A).  This is the sixth time in his career that Palmieri has recorded a three-point game (five with New Jersey).  With his second power play goal of the game, Palmieri now leads the club in power play goals this season (11).
  • Will Butcher added two assists on the night (35 and 36) for his seventh multi-point game of the season.  The first assist set the new record for most assists by a Devils rookie defenseman in a single season.  Butcher is now only two assists away from tying the all-time franchise record for most assists by a Devils rookie defenseman (1977-78 Barry Beck – Colorado – 38).
  • Stefan Noesen scored his third game winner of the season, 18:27 into the third frame.  Noesen scored with help from Andy Greene, and Michael Grabner.
  • Keith Kinkaid started his fourth game against the Hurricanes stopping 30 out of 34 shots (.882%).  In his career against Carolina, Kinkaid is now 7-2-0 and 12-5-0 against Metropolitan Division opponents in 2017-18.  Kinkaid joins Martin BrodeurChris Terreri, and Johan Hedberg as the only Devils goaltenders to face Carolina at least four times in a single season (first time in his career). 

     

     

     

     

     

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