New Jersey Devils Post-Game Notes: 4/3 vs NYR

New Jersey Devils 5 vs New York Rangers 2

  • Attendance: 16,514
  • Three Stars: 1. Taylor Hall 2. Will Butcher 3. Travis Zajac
  • **See @NJDevils on twitter and newjerseydevils.com for post-game pressers and sound**TEAM NOTES
  • The Devils defeated the Rangers in the fourth and final matchup of the regular season, 5-2.  New Jersey finish the season-series against the New York Rangers, 3-1-0.  New Jersey also extends their point streak to seven games (6-0-1).
  • The Devils are 7-4-2 at home (includes loss at Yankee Stadium), and are 11-11-3 overall against the Rangers since the 2012-13 season.
  • This is the third time in Henrik Lundqvist’s career he has allowed 5+ goals when playing the ‪Devils (3/10/10 – 5GA, and 12/12/08 – 8GA) *credit Craig Seiden, WFAN/TOJN Digital Statistician.  The last time the Devils scored five goals against Rangers was Feb. 23, 2016 in a 5-2 victory.
  • New Jersey went 3-4 on the power play tonight, marking the third time this season the club has scored at least three power play goals in a contest (Mar. 6 vs MTL, and Oct. 7 vs COL).
  • The Devils earned two points tonight, upping their total to 93 on the season.  It is the most points New Jersey has earned since the 2011-12 season (102PTS). 

     

     

     

    PLAYER NOTES

     

  • Travis Zajac had one goal and one assist tonight, giving him his seventh multi-point game of the season.  Zajac opened the scoring :25 seconds into the first period, the fastest goal scored this season by the Devils.  The goal marked number 167 for Zajac, moving him into seventh place all time in New Jersey Devils history.
  • Taylor Hall tallied his 90th point tonight, with a power play goal in the first period.  Hall moves into fourth place for most points in a single season in Devils history, and is the fourth Devil to reach the 90-point mark (first since Zach Parise in the 2008-09 season).  Hall recorded his 39th goal of the season, putting him in 10th place for most goals scored in a regular season in Devils history.  Additionally, Hall passed his previous career high of 53 assists, notching his 54th and 55th assists on the year, both on Butcher’s goals.  Hall tallied four points in tonight’s contest (2G-2A), the second time he has accomplished so this season (Oct. 19 at OTT – 4A).  Hall extends his goal streak to four games, and point streak to nine games (8G-9A-17PTS).
  • Will Butcher scored the second power play goal of the game 10:40 into the first period.  The goal marks his 43rd point of the season, sliding him into ninth all time for points by a Devils rookie (passed: Viacheslav Fetisov-1989-90, Petr Sykora-1995-96, and Travis Zajac-2006-07).  Butcher tallied a second power play goal 6:53 into the second frame, marking his first multi-goal game of his career, and ninth multi-point game of the season.
  • Kyle Palmieri extended his point streak to six games (4G-4A=8PTS) tallying the primary assist on Butcher’s first power play goal.  His 20th helper puts him seven shy of tying his career high of 27 assists, accomplished twice in the 2015-16 season, and 2016-17 season.
  • Blake Coleman played in his 100th NHL/Devils game tonight, tallying one assist on Zajac’s goal, and fourth point in four games (2G-2A).
  • Keith Kinkaid started in his third game against the Rangers this season, stopping 22 of 24 shots faced tonight (.916%).  Kinkaid finishes the season against New York 2-1-0, and improves to 15-3-1 in his last 19 starts. 

     

     

     

    STATISTICS

UPCOMING SCHEDULE   *Subject to change

 

Tomorrow:  12PM Practice at RWJBarnabas Health Hockey House

 

Thursday: 10:15AM Practice at Prudential Center, 7PM Game at Prudential Center vs Toronto Maple Leafs

 

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