New Jersey Devils 3 vs. Dallas Stars 0
- Attendance: 12,808
- Three Stars: 1. Keith Kinkaid 2. Kyle Palmieri 3.Blake Coleman
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- The Devils shutout the Stars, 3-0, in their first head-to-head matchup of the 2018-19 campaign.
- The Devils continue their 2018-19 season undefeated and their five game home stand with a 4-0-0 record. For the first time since the 1995-96 season the Devils have started 4-0-0
- New Jersey went 3-3 on the penalty kill tonight and are 13-14 on the season (92.8%).
- New Jersey has scored a goal in the opening three minutes of a period in all four games (credit Craig Seiden, Devils hockey statistician).
- Sami Vatanen led the team in time-on-ice, skating in 25:10 minutes.
- With tonight’s win, Devils head coach John Hynes is tied with current San Jose head coach Pete DeBoer for second place on the Devils all-time coaching wins list (114).
- The Devils are now 3-0-2 at Prudential Center, 4-1-2 overall against the Stars since the 2014-15 season, and are 3-0-0 against Western Conference opponents this season.
- New Jersey will matchup with Dallas on January 2nd at American Airlines Arena, in the clubs’ second and final matchup of the 2018-19 regular season.
- Keith Kinkaid got the start in net for the fourth straight game, playing all 60 minutes and shutting out the Stars, stopping all 24 shots faced. Kinkaid ties Chris Terreri’s franchise record with four starts and four wins to start a season. He also becomes the 14thNHL goaltender to record two shutouts in their teams’ first four games (credit Craig Seiden, Devils hockey statistician).
- Kyle Palmieri got the Devils on the board at 3:42 in the first frame on the power play, with the assist fromWill Butcher and Taylor Hall. This was Palmieri’s fourth power play goal of the season, becoming the third player to score a PPG in each of his team’s first four games in a season since the NHL officially began tracking the statistic in 1933-34 (credit Mike Biergard, NHL Statistics Reseacher). Hall extends his assist-scoring streak to 3 games (3a). With Palmieri’s opening goal, he becomes the first player in NHL history to score his teams opening goal in four consecutive games to begin a season (credit John Burd, NHL Statistics Researcher).
- Blake Coleman tallied his second goal of the season at 2:03 in the second period, getting the helper fromDamon Severson. Severson has a four-game assist-scoring streak (4a).
- Jean-Sebastian Dea recorded his third goal of the season at 16:19 in the second period to extend his goal streak to a career high, three games (3g). Dea is second on the team in goals this season behind Kyle Palmieri (7g)