New Jersey Devils Post-Game Notes: 4/5 vs Toronto Maple Leafs

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  • Attendance: 16,514
  • Three Stars: 1. Miles Wood 2. Keith Kinkaid 3. Pavel Zacha
  • **See @NJDevils on twitter and newjerseydevils.com for post-game pressers and sound**

    TEAM NOTES

  • The Devils defeated the Maple Leafs in the third and final matchup of the regular season, 2-1.  The Devils finish the season-series against the Leafs, 2-0-1.  New Jersey extended their point streak to eight games (7-0-1), and first four game win streak since Feb. 13-18.
  • With tonight’s win, the Devils clinched their first playoff birth since their run to the Stanley Cup Final in 2012 (6 years).
  • New Jersey is third team from 2013-17 to make the playoffs after selecting the number one overall pick in the NHL draft (’13-MacKinnon-COL, ’16-Matthews-TOR, ’17-Hischier-NJD). *credit Craig Seiden, WFAN/TOJN Digital Statistician.
  • The Devils are 2-0-1 in 2017-18 and 6-2-0 against the Leafs at Prudential Center since 2012-13.
  • Tonight’s contest was the Devils final home game, and match up against an Atlantic Division opponent in the 2017-18 regular season.  New Jersey finishes 23-14-4 at home after finishing 16-17-8 in 2016-17.  The Devils finish 14-6-4 against Atlantic Division opponents.

     

     
    PLAYER NOTES

     

  • Pavel Zacha scored the first goal for New Jersey, his eighth of the year.  The goal tied his season high, which was set during last season (2016-17).  Zacha recorded three shots on net, and was awarded the third star of the night.
  • Patrick Maroon had two assist on the night, marking his seventh multi-point game on the season, and second multi-point game since debuting as a Devil (3/1 at FLA – 2A).  Since being acquired by the Devils at the Trade Deadline, Patrick Maroon has seven assists, which ranks 3rd on the team, and has tallied nine points.
  • Miles Wood scored the game winner for the Devils, 17:02 into the second period notching his second game winner of the season, and first goal since Mar. 17 (at LAK).  Wood recorded the most shots on the Devils tonight with five.
  • Keith Kinkaid stopped 31 of 32 shots (.968%) in the matchup, improving his record to 7-0-1 in his last eight games.  Kinkaid improves to 1-1-1 with a .952 SV% in his career against Toronto.

     

     

     

     

    STATISTICS

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