New Jersey Devils Post-Game Notes: Feb. 22 vs. Washington Capitals

New Jersey Devils 3 vs. Washington Capitals 2

 

  • Attendance: 16,514*
  • Three Stars: Damon Severson 2. Mackenzie Blackwood 3. Alex Ovechkin

 

TEAM NOTES

 

  • The Devils defeated the Capitals, 3-2, in the fourth and final contest of the 2019-20 regular season series. New Jersey concludes the season series against Washington, 2-2-0 (4PTS), marking the first time since the 2013-14 season series where New Jersey secured two wins against Washington.
  • New Jersey improves to 7-4-1 (5-2-1 home) against Metropolitan Division rivals and 4-2-0 in matinee contests this season.
  • The Devils were 5-6 on the penalty kill (14-17 season series) and 2-3 (3-11 season series) on the power play.
  • The Caps outshot the Devils, 35-29.
  • New Jersey was 23-46 (50%) in face-offs tonight.
  • The Devils are 3-5-2 at Prudential Center and 5-13-2 overall against the Sharks since the 2015-16 season.

 

PLAYER NOTES

 

 

  • Mackenzie Blackwood got the start for his 40th of the season. Blackwood stopped 33 of 35 shots faced (.943), and improves to 21-12-7 on the season. Blackwood earns his sixth straight victory (6-0-0), marking the first Devil since Brodeur in 2009-10 (6-0-0). The Thunder Bay, ONT. native is now within one win of the Devils/Rockies/Scouts record for the longest by a rookie (S. Burke: 7-0-0; 1987-88) *credit NHL PR
  • Jesper Bratt opened the scoring, 12:55 into the opening frame assisted by Damon Severson. His tuck gives him his fourth point in five games played (3G-1A; 2/13-22). Bratt’s goal ties a career high (13) in a single season.
  • Wayne Simmonds notched the second goal of the game, 12:12 into the second period assisted by Bratt and Nikita Gusev. Bratt tallies his fifth multi-point game this season.
  • Alex Ovechkin tallied his 700th goal against New Jersey. The Russian native has tallied 30 goals and 34 assists for 64 points against New Jersey in his 15-year career.
  • Severson notched the game-winner, 18:01 into the third period assisted by Gusev and Kyle Palmieri. Gusev extends his assist streak to two games (4A).

 

 

 

STATISTICS

 

 

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE   *Subject to change

 

Tomorrow:  OFF

                 

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New Jersey Devils Pre-Game Notes: Feb. 22 vs. Washington Capitals

New Jersey Devils (23-27-10) vs. Washington Capitals (37-17-6)
1:00 PM ET • Prudential Center • MSG+ / NBSWA / NHLN • Devils Hockey Network

 

*Links for Devils Hockey Network can be found on newjerseydevils.com and on Devils’ social media channels.*

 

Check @NJDevils on Twitter for Morning Skate Interviews

Pre-Game Availability *subject to change

10:45 AM Media Availability at Prudential Center*

 

LAST GAME vs. SAN JOSE SHARKS

 

The Devils defeated the Sharks, 2-1, in the first of two contests of the 2019-20 regular season series. New Jersey opens the season series, 1-0-0 (2PTS) against San Jose this season and will face-off against the Sharks for the second and final time in one week, Feb. 27 @ SAP Center.

 

New Jersey improves to 6-4-1 (4-2-1 home) against Pacific Division opponents this season. The Devils were 1-6 on the penalty kill and 3-3 on the power play. The club has allowed one power play goal in their last 10 games played (26-27; 95%). The Sharks outshot the Devils, 37-25. New Jersey was 16-35 (46%) in face-offs.

 

Jesper Bratt got the Devils on the board, 16:15 into the second frame assisted by Pavel Zacha and Nikita Gusev. Bratt’s goal gives him his second points in two games played (1G-1A; 2/16-20).

 

P.K. Subban tallied the game winner for New Jersey, 2:56 into the closing period, assisted by Gusev. Subban’s power-play goal marks his second of the season. Gusev’s helper gives him his fifth career-multi-point game (first since Jan. 30 v NSH).

 

Dakota Mermis suited up for the first time in a Devils uniform. Mermis skated in 17:44, recording three shots.

 

Nico Hischier recorded his 200th game played in his Devils/NHL career. The 21 year-old, Swiss native has recorded 50 goals and 82 assists for 132 points in three seasons for the Devils.

 

Mackenzie Blackwood got the start for his 39th of the season. Blackwood stopped 36 of 37 shots faced (.972), and improves to 20-12-7 on the season. Blackwood becomes the third rookie goalie in Devils franchise history to record 20 wins in one season (last: M. Brodeur; 1993-94) *credit Craig Seiden, NJD Radio and the second rookie in Devils/Rockies/Scouts franchise history to recrd a win in 5+ consecutive appearances, joining Sean Burke from Mar. 20-Apr. 3, 1988 (7-0-0). *credit NHL PR

 

The Devils are 2-2-1 at Prudential Center and 3-5-1 overall against the Sharks since the 2015-16 season.

 

 

TODAY’S GAME vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS

 

Today’s contest marks the fourth and final contest between New Jersey and Washington in the 2019-20 regular season series. The Capitals lead the Devils in the 2019-20 season series, 2-1-0 (4PTS).  Today’s matinee marks the Devils sixth of nine. New Jersey will try to improve their 3-2-0 (2-2-0 home) record in day contests this season.

 

In the season series, the Devils are being outscored 12-10. New Jersey is 9-11 on the penalty kill and 1-8 on the power play in the three contests. Washington is outshooting New Jersey, 101-83 in the season series.

 

Will Butcher (3A), Nico Hischier (2G-1A) and Nikita Gusev (1G-2A) lead New Jersey in points last season, tallying three in three games played. Kyle Pamieri (4G-8A-12PTS) lead the Devils in scoring versus Metropolitan Division opponents this season.

 

Mackenzie Blackwood started one game against the Caps this season. Blackwood allowed five goals on 26 shots against (.808). Cory Schneider is a career 3-10-2 against Washington, posting a 2.76 in 16 games played.

 

Nicklas Backstrom (2G-4A) leads the Capitals in scoring against New Jersey with six points in three games played. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington in goals with four in three contests.

 

Ilya Samsonov started in Washington’s two victories against New Jersey. Samsonov allowed five goals on 56 shots against (.918), improving to 2-0-0 in his career against the Devils. Braden Holtby saw action in one game against the Devils allowing four goals and 21 shots faced (.810). Holtby is a career 17-4-3, posting a 2.03 GAA in 24 appearances against the Devils.

 

The Devils are 2-5-2 at Prudential Center and 4-13-2 overall against the Capitals since the 2015-16 season.

 

 

INJURIES

 

Sami Vatanen (I.R.) – 9 games missed; Lower-body injury sustained Feb. 1

Will Butcher (Out) – 1 game missed; Upper-body injury sustained Feb. 18

Nick Merkley (Day-to-day) – 1 game missed; Upper-body injury sustained Feb. 18

 

Total Man-Games Lost to Injury: 113

 

 

20th Reunion of 2000 Stanley Cup Champions

 

On February 1st, the Devils played the Dallas Stars, the opponent that the 2000 Stanley Cup Championship team defeated in six games when Jason Arnott scored one of the most iconic goals in Devils history.  The players, coaches and management will be honored pre-game where the ceremony will be highlighted by a special appearance by the Stanley Cup.

 

The special guests included:  Jason Arnott, Brad Bombardir, Martin Brodeur, Steve Brule, Sergei Brylin, Vladimir Bure (fitness coach), Jacques Caron (goaltending coach), Bob Carpenter (assistant coach), Ken Daneyko, Patrik Elias, Scott Gomez, Bobby Holik, Steve Kelly, Lou Lamoriello (general manager), Claude Lemieux, John Madden, Randy McKay, Sergei Nemchinov, Scott Niedermayer, Krzysztof Oliwa, Larry Robinson (head coach), Scott Stevens, Petr Sykora and Colin White.

 

 

HISCHIER IN ST. LOUIS

 

Although the Metropolitan team finished without the win, Devils fans can be pleased by the performance by Nico Hischier in his first NHL All-Star appearance.

 

The Devils representative at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game scored two goals in Metro’s 9-5 loss to Atlantic. He also registered an assist.

 

His first goal tied the game at 2-2 at 3:38 of the opening period. It was an impressive solo effort from Hischier, who possessed the puck for a long time in the offensive zone before cutting to the net and scoring.

 

His second goal made it 5-4 for Metro at 2:50 into the second, as he finished off a nice pass from Philadelphia’s Travis Konecny out in front.

 

Hischier’s helper came on Seth Jones’ goal at 6:04 of the first. The Brig, SWI native tied Konecny for the Metro’s lead in points with three and led the team in goals with two.

 

 

 

2020 WORLD JUNIOR PROSPECTS

 

 

Player Stats
Player Team Pos GP G A PTS PIM + / – TOI
BAHL, Kevin Canada (Gold) D 7 0 1 1 6 4
SMITH, Ty Canada (Gold) D 7 0 3 3 2 0
PASIC, Nikola Sweden (Bronze) F 7 0 1 1 0 -1
MISYUL, Daniil Russia (Silver) D 6 0 0 0 12 2
Goalie Team Pos GP GA SVS SVS% GAA W L
SCHMID, Akira Swtizerland G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

 

 

MILESTONES

 

*Mackenzie Blackwood – 1st NJD/NHL point (Feb. 6 @ PHI; 1A)

*Jesper Boqvist – 1st NHL/NJD goal (Nov. 26 vs. MIN)

*Will Butcher – 200th NHL/NJD GP (Jan. 11 @ WSH)

-5 PTS to 100 NJD/NHL

*Nikita Gusev – 1st NHL/NJD goal (Oct. 4 vs. WPG)

*John Hayden – 1st NJD point (1A; Nov. 23 vs. DET)

-1st NJD goal (Dec. 23 @ CHI)

*Nico Hischier – 100th NHL/NJD career points (Oct. 5 @ BUF; 1A)

-200th NJD/NHL (Feb. 20 vs. SJS)

*Jack Hughes – 1st NHL/NJD point (Oct. 17 vs. NYR; 1A)

-1st NHL/NJD goal (Oct. 19 vs. VAN)

*Nick Merkley – 1st NHL/NJD career point (Feb. 14 @ CAR; 1A)

-1st NHL/NJD goal (Feb. 16 vs. CBJ)

*Kyle Palmieri – 500th NHL GP (Oct. 10 vs. EDM)

100th NJD assist (Nov. 1 vs. PHI)

-300th NHL point (Oct. 30 vs. TB; 3G)

-50th NHL PPG (Oct. 30 vs. TB)

-150th NHL assists (Nov. 28 @ MTL)

*Damon Severson – 400th NHL/NJD GP

*Wayne Simmonds – 900th NHL GP

-3 PTS to 500 NHL

*Ben Street – 1st NJD point (1A; Jan. 7 vs. NYI)

*P.K. Subban – 100th NHL goal (Nov. 2 @ CAR)

-700th NHL GP (Feb. 13 vs. DET)

*Sami Vatanen – 100th NJD GP (Jan. 15 @ CBJ)

-400th NHL GP (Nov. 4 @ WPG)

*Miles Wood – 200th NHL/NJD GP (Oct. 4 vs. WPG)

*Pavel Zacha – 100th NHL/NJD point (Feb. 13 vs. DET; 2A)

*Travis Zajac – Passed John MacLean for fifth place in GP in NJD franchise history with 935 (Nov. 5 @ WPG)

-Tied Kirk Muller for third place on the Devils all-time points list (520) (Jan. 2 @ NYI; 1A)

-Passed Muller for third place on the Devils-all-time points list (522)(Jan. 9 @ NYR; 2A)

-2 G to tie Zach Parise four fourth place on the Devils all-time goals list

 

 

 

RECENT HAPPENINGS

 

October 6: Signed Joe Morrow to a one-year, two-way contract

-Placed and cleared waivers, to Binghamton (AHL)

October 12: Placed Andy Greene on I.R. retroactive to Oct. 9 @ PHI

-Recalled Matt Tennyson from Binghamton (AHL)

October 25: Placed Connor Carrick on I.R.

November 1: Acquired G Louis Domingue for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft

November 15: Placed Sami Vatanen on I.R.

-Recalled Colton White from Binghamton (AHL)

November 17: Assigned Colton White to Binghmaton (AHL)

November 18: Placed Cory Schneider on waivers (cleared waivers, to Binghamton (AHL))

-Recalled Louis Domingue from Binghamton (AHL)

November 22: Placed Kevin Rooney on I.R.

November 23: Recalled Brett Seney from Binghamton (AHL)

November 29: Assigned Brett Seney to Binghamton (AHL)

December 5: Placed Matt Tennyson on I.R. retroactive to Dec. 3 vs VGK

December 6: Assigned Connor Carrick to Binghamton (AHL) on a conditioning stint

-Recalled Colton White from Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 10: Placed Nico Hischier on I.R.

-Recalled Michael McLeod from Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 13: Activated Nico Hischier off of I.R.

-Assigned Colton White to Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 14: Placed Louis Domingue on I.R.

-Recalled Evan Cormier from Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 16: Traded Taylor Hall and Blake Speers to Arizona in exchange for Arizona’s first-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft (top-three protected), Arizona’s third-round selection (conditional) in 2021, defenseman Kevin Bahl and forwards Nick Merkley and Nate Schnarr

Dec. 17: Assigned Evan Cormier to Binghamton (AHL)

-Recalled Gilles Senn from Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 18: Activated Connor Carrick off of I.R.

Dec. 24: Assigned Michael McLeod to Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 28: Activated Louis Domingue off of I.R. and assigned to Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 30: Signed prospect Nikita Okhotyuk to a three-year entry level contract.

Jan. 1: Assigned Gilles Senn to Binghamton (AHL)

-Recalled Louis Domingue from Binghamton (AHL)

Jan. 4: Recalled Ben Street from Binghamton (AHL)

Jan. 5: Activated Matt Tennyson off of I.R. and placed on waivers

Jan. 6: Matt Tennyson cleared waivers, assigned to Binghamton (AHL)

Jan. 11: Recalled Evan Cormier from Binghamton (AHL)

Jan. 12: Placed Ben Street on I.R.

-Assigned Evan Cormier to Binghamton (AHL)

-Recalled Cory Schneider from Binghamton (AHL)

Jan. 16: Placed Kyle Pamieri on I.R.

-Recalled Michale McLeod from Binghamton (AHL)

Jan. 18: Assigned Michael McLeod, Cory Schneider and Jesper Boqvist to Binghamton (AHL)

Jan. 27: Activated Kyle Palmieri off of I.R.

Feb. 3: Recalled Joey Anderson from Binghamton (AHL)

Feb. 4: Activated Ben Street off of I.R. and assigned to Binghamton (AHL)

-Recalled Colton White from Binghamton (AHL)

Feb. 13: Placed Sami Vatanen on I.R. retroactive to Feb. 1

-Recalled Nick Merkley from Binghamton (AHL)

Feb. 16: Traded Andy Greene to the New York Islanders in exchange for NYI 2021 NHL Draft second-round pick and David Quenneville

-Traded Blake Coleman to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Nolan Foote and VAN first-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft

Feb. 20: Recalled Cory Schneider and Dakota Mermis from Binghamton (AHL)

-Placed Louis Domingue on waivers (cleared waivers, to Binghamton (AHL))

 

 

 

HOW THEY WERE BUILT

 

In the System:

 

Joey Anderson (2016, 3rd round, 73rd overall)

Mackenzie Blackwood (2015, 2nd round, 42nd overall)

Jesper Bratt (2016, 6th round, 162nd overall)

Nico Hischier (2017, 1st round, 1st overall)

Jack Hughes (2019, 1st round, 1st overall)

Damon Severson (2012, 2nd round, 60th overall)

Colton White (2015, 4th round, 97th overall)

Miles Wood (2013, 4th round, 100th overall)

Pavel Zacha (2015, 1st round, 6th overall)

Travis Zajac (2004, 1st round, 20th overall)

 

 

Free Agency: Will Butcher, Kevin Rooney, Wayne Simmonds, Dakota Mermis

 

Trade: Connor Carrick, Louis Domingue, Nikita Gusev, John Hayden, Nick Merkley, Mirco Mueller, Kyle Palmieri, Cory Schneider, P.K. Subban, Sami Vatanen

 

 

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New Jersey Devils Pre-Game Notes: Jan. 14 @ Toronto Maple Leafs

New Jersey Devils (17-21-7) @ Toronto Maple Leafs (24-16-6)
7:00 PM ET • Scotiabank Arena • MSG+ / TVAS / SNO • Devils Hockey Network

 

*Links for Devils Hockey Network can be found on newjerseydevils.com and on Devils’ social media channels.*

 

Check @NJDevils on Twitter for Morning Skate Interviews

Pre-Game Availability *subject to change

11:30 AM Media Availability at Scotiabank Arena*

 

 

 

LAST GAME vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

 

The Devils defeated the Lightning, 3-1, in the second of three contests of the 2019-20 regular season series. New Jersey improves to (1-0-1; 3 pts) against Tampa Bay this season. New Jersey will face-off against Tampa for the third and final time, March 15 at Amalie Arena.

 

Tonight concludes the clubs 11th of 16 sets of back-to-back action. The Devils improve their 5-6-1 record in second games. The victory marks the first time the Devils have won both games in back-to-back play this season (last: 11/15 vs PIT, 11/16 @ MTL).

 

New Jersey improves to 6-6-2 (3-3-2 home) against Atlantic Division opponents this season. The Lightning outshot the Devils, 27-20. The 20 shots on goal ties a season low for the Devils in one game. New Jersey was 23-37 (62%) in face-offs tonight. The Devils are 4-3-1 at Prudential Center and 5-8-1 overall against the Lightning since the 2015-16 season.

 

Andy Greene notched the Devils first goal of the game, 3:10 into the second period assisted by Miles Wood and Jack Hughes. The tuck gives Greene his first of the season, and is now two goals away from his 50th of his NHL/NJD career.

 

Travis Zajac tallied the game winner for the Devils 9:52 into the second frame, assisted by Nikita Gusev and Damon Severson. Zajac is now two goals shy from tying Zach Parise for fourth place on the Devils all-time goals list. Gusev extends his point streak to three games (1/9-12; 1G-2A).

 

Wood notched the empty net goal, 19:59 into the third frame, the latest recorded goal in a period this season for New Jersey. Wayne Simmonds and Greene assisted Wood’s tuck. Wood extends his goal streak to two games, Greene notches his second multi-point game this season (1G-1A) and Simmonds extends his assist streak to two games.

 

Louis Domingue got the start for his seventh of the season (second consecutive). Domingue stopped 26 of 27 shots faced, and improves to 3-4-0 this season (2-1-0 vs. Atlantic).

 

 

 

TONIGHT’S GAME @ TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

 

Tonight’s contest marks the second of three contests between New Jersey and Toronto in the 2019-20 regular season series. The Leafs defeated the Devils in the first matchup at Prudential Center, Dec. 27, 5-4, in overtime.

 

The club opens up a three game road trip before the All-Star break. After Toronto, the Devils will travel to Washington and end in Columbus on Saturday.

 

New Jersey is 2-4 on the penalty kill, and 1-3 on the power play through one contest. The Maple Leafs are outshooting the Devils, 37-28. New Jersey is 24-46 (52%) in the face-off circle through one game played.

 

Nico Hischier (1G-2A), Kyle Palmieri (1G-2A) and Jesper Bratt (1G-2A) lead New Jersey in scoring against Toronto, tallying three points each in the late December matchup.

 

Mackenzie Blackwood fell in overtime in the first matchup. Blackwood stopped 32 out of 37 shots against. Louis Domingue is a career 1-0-0 against Tampa Bay, allowing two goals on 39 shots against (.949 SV%). Cory Schneider is 7-1-4, posting a 2.05 GAA in his career against the Leafs.

 

William Nylander (1G-2A) and John Tavares (1G-2A) lead Toronto in scoring against the Devils. Nylander notched the game winner for the Maple Leafs in the contest. Michael Hutchinson earned the victory allowing four goals in 62:30 minutes of action. Frederik Anderson is a career 6-2-0 against the Devils allowing 15 goals posting a 1.87 GAA.

 

The Devils are 1-2-3 at Scotiabank Arena and 4-5-4 overall against the Maple Leafs since the 2015-16 season. New Jersey will face-off against Toronto for the third and final time this season, March 17 at Scotiabank Arena.

 

 

 

INJURIES

 

Ben Street (I.R.) – 2 games missed; Upper-body injury sustained Jan. 9

Mackenzie Blackwood (Day-to-day) – 2 games missed; Upper-body sustained Jan. 9

Kyle Palmieri (Day-to-day) – 1 game missed; Lower-body sustained Jan. 11

 

Total Man-Games Lost to Injury: 84

 

 

 

PRIDE NIGHT

 

The New Jersey Devils will host their Fourth Annual Pride Night on Saturday, Jan. 4 vs. the Colorado Avalanche (7:00 p.m. game.  In honor of the NHL’s “Hockey is For Everyone” initiative, the Devils will hold a pregame Panel featuring gold medalist and U.S Women’s Ice Hockey Team Captain Meghan Duggan and LGBTQ athletes and coaches. Proceeds from the sales of player-used sticks wrapped with pride tape, pride-themed hats, shirts and more will benefit You Can Play and Garden State Equality. This year’s game is being held in collaboration with Newark Gay Pride, a volunteer organization that engages in advocacy, education, programming and recreational events in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Newark.

 

Pre-Game Pride Night Panel:

The Annual Pride Night Pregame Panel, in partnership with OutSports, featured Centenary University wrestler Alec Donovan, former student-athlete Arman Bashiri and Greenburgh North Castle UFSD Athletic Director and Basketball Coach Anthony Nicodemo and U.S. Women’s Olympic Team Captain and Gold Medalist Meghan Duggan as moderator. The diverse panel of athletes shared their insights on the challenges facing the LGBTQ community, recent successes and milestones, and ambitions for the future.

 

Pride Tape Stick and Drum Auction:

Devils players warm-up sticks and Mascot “N.J. Devil’s” drum, wrapped in Pride Tape, will be will be autographed and auctioned off following the game at NewJerseyDevils.com/Auction. The online auction is live through Jan. 18, 2020 with proceeds benefitting You Can Play and Garden State Equality.

 

Game Presentation Honors for LGBTQ Community Leaders:

In celebration of local LGBTQ community and industry leaders, the National Anthem will be sung by long-time Devils National Anthemguest singer Max DeFrancesco, a member of the LGBTQ community;  Newark Gay Pride will act as Honor Guard; and Backward Flag Brewery owner Torie Fisher will be honored as Hero of the Game.

 

Mystery Hats and Andy Greene Meet & Greet:

Fan who purchase a mystery hat outside Section 20 on Prudential Center’s Main Concourse, will receive a Devils hat signed by a “Mystery Player” on the team and five random fans who purchase will receive a “Golden” Mystery Hat, which grants them access to a post-game meet and greet with You Can Play Ambassador and Devils Captain Andy Greene. A portion of proceeds from Mystery Hat purchases go to You Can Play and Garden State Equality.

 

Devils Pride

 

On Monday, March 23, the New Jersey Devils will host Hockey is for Everyone: Gender Equality Night. The night will include an all-women pregame panel and networking event titled, Women in the Business of Hockey. The panel will feature influential women who hold various roles on the business side of hockey. Proceeds from 50/50 sales will benefit Devils Care Foundation with funds earmarked for Girls Youth Hockey Initiatives.

 

 

 

 

 

2020 WORLD JUNIOR PROSPECTS

 

 

Player Stats
Player Team Pos GP G A PTS PIM + / – TOI
BAHL, Kevin Canada (Gold) D 7 0 1 1 6 4
SMITH, Ty Canada (Gold) D 7 0 3 3 2 0
PASIC, Nikola Sweden (Bronze) F 7 0 1 1 0 -1
MISYUL, Daniil Russia (Silver) D 6 0 0 0 12 2
Goalie Team Pos GP GA SVS SVS% GAA W L
SCHMID, Akira Swtizerland G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

 

 

 

MILESTONES

 

*Jesper Boqvist – 1st NHL goal (Nov. 26 vs. MIN)

*Will Butcher – 200th NHL GP (Jan. 11 @ WSH)

*Blake Coleman – 200 GP NJD/NHL (Nov. 19 vs. BOS)

*Andy Greene – Passed Scott Niedermayer for 7th place all time in Devils/franchise GP (893)(Dec. 3 vs. VGK)

-900th NJD/NHL GP (Dec. 20 vs. WSH)

-2 G to 50 NJD/NHL

-5 A to 200 NJD/NHL

*Nikita Gusev – 1st NHL goal (Oct. 4 vs. WPG)

*John Hayden – 1st Devils point (1A; Nov. 23 vs. DET)

-1st Devil goal (Dec. 23 @ CHI)

*Nico Hischier – 100th NHL/Devils career points (Oct. 5 @ BUF; 1A)

*Jack Hughes – 1st NHL point (Oct. 17 vs. NYR; 1A)

-1st NHL goal (Oct. 19 vs. VAN)

*Kyle Palmieri – 500th NHL GP (Oct. 10 vs. EDM)

100th Devils assist (Nov. 1 vs. PHI)

-300th NHL point (Oct. 30 vs. TB; 3G)

-50th PPG (Oct. 30 vs. TB)

-150th NHL assists (Nov. 28 @ MTL)

*Damon Severson – 400th NHL/NJD GP

*Ben Street – 1st NJD point (1A; Jan. 7 vs. NYI)

*P.K. Subban – 100th NHL goal (Nov. 2 @ CAR)

*Sami Vatanen – 100th Devils GP (Jan. 15 @ CBJ)

-400th NHL GP (Nov. 4 @ WPG)

*Miles Wood – 200th NHL/NJD GP (Oct. 4 vs. WPG)

*Travis Zajac – Passed John MacLean for fifth place in GP in NJD franchise history with 935 (Nov. 5 @ WPG)

-Tied Kirk Muller for third place on the Devils all-time points list (520) (Jan. 2 @ NYI; 1A)

-Passed Muller for third place on the Devils-all-time points list (522)(Jan. 9 @ NYR; 2A)

-2 G to tie Zach Parise four fourth place on the Devils all-time goals list

 

 

 

RECENT HAPPENINGS

 

October 6: Signed Joe Morrow to a one-year, two-way contract

-Placed and cleared waivers, to Binghamton (AHL)

October 12: Placed Andy Greene on I.R. retroactive to Oct. 9 @ PHI

-Recalled Matt Tennyson from Binghamton (AHL)

October 25: Placed Connor Carrick on I.R.

November 1: Acquired G Louis Domingue for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft

November 15: Placed Sami Vatanen on I.R.

-Recalled Colton White from Binghamton (AHL)

November 17: Assigned Colton White to Binghmaton (AHL)

November 18: Placed Cory Schneider on waivers (cleared waivers, to Binghamton (AHL))

-Recalled Louis Domingue from Binghamton (AHL)

November 22: Placed Kevin Rooney on I.R.

November 23: Recalled Brett Seney from Binghamton (AHL)

November 29: Assigned Brett Seney to Binghamton (AHL)

December 5: Placed Matt Tennyson on I.R. retroactive to Dec. 3 vs VGK

December 6: Assigned Connor Carrick to Binghamton (AHL) on a conditioning stint

-Recalled Colton White from Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 10: Placed Nico Hischier on I.R.

-Recalled Michael McLeod from Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 13: Activated Nico Hischier off of I.R.

-Assigned Colton White to Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 14: Placed Louis Domingue on I.R.

-Recalled Evan Cormier from Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 16: Traded Taylor Hall and Blake Speers to Arizona in exchange for Arizona’s first-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft (top-three protected), Arizona’s third-round selection (conditional) in 2021, defenseman Kevin Bahl and forwards Nick Merkley and Nate Schnarr

Dec. 17: Assigned Evan Cormier to Binghamton (AHL)

-Recalled Gilles Senn from Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 18: Activated Connor Carrick off of I.R.

Dec. 24: Assigned Michael McLeod to Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 28: Activated Louis Domingue off of I.R. and assigned to Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 30: Signed prospect Nikita Okhotyuk to a three-year entry level contract.

Jan. 1: Assigned Gilles Senn to Binghamton (AHL)

-Recalled Louis Domingue from Binghamton (AHL)

Jan. 4: Recalled Ben Street from Binghamton (AHL)

Jan. 5: Activated Matt Tennyson off of I.R. and placed on waivers

Jan. 6: Matt Tennyson cleared waivers, assigned to Binghamton (AHL)

Jan. 11: Recalled Evan Cormier from Binghamton (AHL)

Jan. 12: Placed Ben Street on I.R.

-Assigned Evan Cormier to Binghamton (AHL)

-Recalled Cory Schneider from Binghamton (AHL)

 

 

 

NIC-OT

 

On Feb. 9th,2019, Nico Hischier (1G-1A) scored with 1:41 remaining in overtime to help the Devils overcome a three-goal deficit to win for the second time this season (also: Dec. 14 vs. VGK). The first-overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft (20 years, 42 days) became the first player in Devils franchise history to record three overtime goals before his 21st birthday. Among all active NHL players, only Ilya Kovalchuk (4) and Sean Monahan (4) scored more overtime tucks prior to turning 21. Hischier has scored the game winner in the clubs three overtime wins.

 

 

HOW THEY WERE BUILT

 

In the System:

 

Jesper Boqvist (2017, 2nd round, 36th overall)

Mackenzie Blackwood (2015, 2nd round, 42nd overall)

Jesper Bratt (2016, 6th round, 162nd overall)

Blake Coleman (2011, 3rd round, 75th overall)

Nico Hischier (2017, 1st round, 1st overall)

Jack Hughes (2019, 1st round, 1st overall)

Damon Severson (2012, 2nd round, 60th overall)

Miles Wood (2013, 4th round, 100th overall)

Pavel Zacha (2015, 1st round, 6th overall)

Travis Zajac (2004, 1st round, 20th overall)

 

 

Free Agency: Will Butcher, Andy Greene, Kevin Rooney, Wayne Simmonds, Ben Street

 

Trade: Connor Carrick, Louis Domingue, Nikita Gusev, John Hayden, Mirco Mueller, Kyle Palmieri, Cory Schneider, P.K. Subban, Sami Vatanen

 

 

 

 

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New Jersey Devils Post-Game Notes: Jan. 12 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

New Jersey Devils 3 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 1

 

  • Attendance: 14,203
  • Three Stars: Louis Domingue 2. Travis Zajac 3. Andy Greene

 

 

TEAM NOTES

 

  • The Devils defeated the Lightning, 3-1, in the second of three contests of the 2019-20 regular season series. New Jersey improves to (1-0-1; 3 pts) against Tampa Bay this season.
  • New Jersey improves to 6-6-2 (3-3-2 home) against Atlantic Division opponents this season.
  • Tonight concludes the clubs 11th of 16 sets of back-to-back action. The Devils improve their 5-6-1 record in second games. The victory marks the first time the Devils have won both games in back-to-back play this season (last: 11/15 vs PIT, 11/16 @ MTL).
  • The Lightning outshot the Devils, 27-20. The 20 shots on goal ties a season low for the Devils in one game.
  • New Jersey was 23-37 (62%) in face-offs tonight.
  • The Devils are 4-3-1 at Prudential Center and 5-8-1 overall against the Lightning since the 2015-16 season.
  • New Jersey will face-off against Tampa for the third and final time, March 15 at Amalie Arena.

 

 

 

 

PLAYER NOTES

 

 

  • Louis Domingue got the start for his seventh of the season (second consecutive). Domingue stopped 26 of 27 shots faced, and improves to 3-4-0 this season (2-1-0 vs. Atlantic).
  • Andy Greene notched the Devils first goal of the game, 3:10 into the second period assisted by Miles Wood and Jack Hughes. The tuck gives Greene his first of the season, and is now two goals away from his 50th of his NHL/NJD career.
  • Travis Zajac tallied the game winner for the Devils 9:52 into the second frame, assisted by Nikita Gusev and Damon Severson. Zajac is now two goals shy from tying Z. Parise for fourth place on the Devils all-time goals list. Gusev extends his point streak to three games (1/9-12; 1G-2A).
  • Miles Wood notched the empty net goal, 19:59 into the third frame, the latest recorded goal in a period this season for New Jersey. Wood’s tuck was assisted by Wayne Simmonds and Greene. Wood extends his goal streak to two games, Greene notches his second multi-point game this season (1G-1A) and Simmonds extends his assist streak to two games.

 

 

 

 

 

STATISTICS

 

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE   *Subject to change

 

Tomorrow:  Travel to Toronto

                 

 

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New Jersey Devils Pre-Game Notes: Jan. 12 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

New Jersey Devils (16-21-7) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (27-13-4)
7:00 PM ET • Prudential Center • MSG+ / SUN • Devils Hockey Network

 

*Links for Devils Hockey Network can be found on newjerseydevils.com and on Devils’ social media channels.*

 

Check @NJDevils on Twitter for Morning Skate Interviews

Pre-Game Availability *subject to change

4:30 PM Media Availability at Prudential Center*

 

 

 

LAST GAME @ WASHINGTON CAPITALS

 

The Devils defeated the Capitals, 5-1, in the second of four contests of the 2019-20 regular season series. New Jersey improves to (1-1-0; 2 pts) against Washington this season. New Jersey will face-off against Washington for the third time, January 23 at Capital One Arena.

 

New Jersey improves to 5-6-2 (3-4-0 road) against Metropolitan Division rivals this season. The Capitals outshot the Devils, 34-22. New Jersey was 32-58 (55%) in face-offs tonight. The Devils are 2-7-1 at Capital One Arena and 4-12-2 overall against the Capitals since the 2015-16 season. Before tonight, the clubs last win at Capital One Arena was Dec. 29, 2016 (2-1 Wso).

 

Tonight opened the clubs 11th of 16 sets of back-to-back action. The Devils improve to 2-6-3 in first games.

 

Will Butcher suited up for his 200th NHL/NJD contest tonight. Butcher tallied 17:16 TOI and notched two helpers. Through 200 games played the Wisconsin native has tallied 13 goals and 78 assists for 88 points.

 

Nico Hischier opened the scoring 5:27 into the first period assisted by Butcher and Connor Carrick. Butcher’s helper snaps a six game pointless streak (12/27-1/9) while Carrick tallies his first assist since 10/10 vs. EDM (1A).

Nikita Gusev notched the game winner, 3:28 into the second frame assisted by Butcher and Wayne Simmonds. With his two assists, Butcher tallies his second two-assist game in his 2019-20 campaign.

 

Blake Coleman notched the clubs fifth shorthanded goal of the season, assisted by Travis Zajac and Andy Greene. Greene is now just six helpers away from his 200th NHL/NJD. Coleman’s short-handed tuck marks his second of the season and is now one shy of tying his season high of shorthanded goals (3).

 

Hischier tallied his second goal of the contest, 12:11 into the second assisted by Kyle Palmieri. Hischier’s two goal night marks his first of the season.

 

Miles Wood tallied the empty net goal 15:04 into the third frame. The goal went unassisted.

 

Louis Domingue got the start for his sixth of the season. Domingue stopped 33 of 34 shots faced, and improves to 2-4-0 this season (1-0-0 vs. Metropolitan).

 

 

 

TONIGHT’S GAME vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

 

Tonight’s contest marks the second of three contests between New Jersey and Tampa Bay in the 2019-20 regular season series. The Lightning defeated the Devils in the first matchup at Prudential Center on Oct. 30, 7-6, in overtime.

 

New Jersey is 0-1 on the penalty kill, and 1-5 on the power play through one contest. The Devils are outshooting the Lightning, 42-23. New Jersey is 29-44 (66%) in the face-off circle through one game played.

 

Tonight’s matchup concludes the Devils 11th of 16 sets of back-to-back play. The club improved to 2-6-3 in first contests last night, and now look to get back to .500 and improve their 4-5-1 record in second games this season.

 

Wayne Simmonds (3A) and Kyle Palmieri (3G) lead New Jersey in scoring against Tampa Bay, tallying three points each in the late October matchup. The Montvale, NJ native is the only Devils to record a hat trick this season so far. Palmieri’s opening goal is the fastest goal to start a game for New Jersey this season (1:10).   Andy Greene, Will Butcher, Nico Hischier and Jesper Bratt all notched two points in the tilt, too.

 

Mackenzie Blackwood has yet to matchup against the Lightning in his career. Blackwood looks to improve his 7-5-1 record against Atlantic Division opponents this season (.900 SV%). Louis Domingue is a career 1-2-0 against Tampa Bay, allowing six goals on 110 shots against (.945 SV%)

 

Tyler Johnson (1G-2A), Ondrej Palat (2G-1A) and Brayden Point (1G-2A) lead the Lightning in scoring against the Devils, tallying three points each through one game played. Curtis McElhinney saw 61:16 minutes of action allowing six goals on 42 shots against.

 

The Devils are 3-3-1 at Prudential Center and 4-8-1 overall against the Lightning since the 2015-16 season. New Jersey will face-off against Tampa Bay for the third and final time this season, March 15 at Amalie Arena.

 

 

 

INJURIES

 

Jack Hughes (Day-to-day) – 5 games missed; Upper-body injury sustained Dec. 31

 

 

Total Man-Games Lost to Injury: 79

 

 

 

PRIDE NIGHT

 

The New Jersey Devils will host their Fourth Annual Pride Night on Saturday, Jan. 4 vs. the Colorado Avalanche (7:00 p.m. game.  In honor of the NHL’s “Hockey is For Everyone” initiative, the Devils will hold a pregame Panel featuring gold medalist and U.S Women’s Ice Hockey Team Captain Meghan Duggan and LGBTQ athletes and coaches. Proceeds from the sales of player-used sticks wrapped with pride tape, pride-themed hats, shirts and more will benefit You Can Play and Garden State Equality. This year’s game is being held in collaboration with Newark Gay Pride, a volunteer organization that engages in advocacy, education, programming and recreational events in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Newark.

 

Pre-Game Pride Night Panel:

The Annual Pride Night Pregame Panel, in partnership with OutSports, featured Centenary University wrestler Alec Donovan, former student-athlete Arman Bashiri and Greenburgh North Castle UFSD Athletic Director and Basketball Coach Anthony Nicodemo and U.S. Women’s Olympic Team Captain and Gold Medalist Meghan Duggan as moderator. The diverse panel of athletes shared their insights on the challenges facing the LGBTQ community, recent successes and milestones, and ambitions for the future.

 

Pride Tape Stick and Drum Auction:

Devils players warm-up sticks and Mascot “N.J. Devil’s” drum, wrapped in Pride Tape, will be will be autographed and auctioned off following the game at NewJerseyDevils.com/Auction. The online auction is live through Jan. 18, 2020 with proceeds benefitting You Can Play and Garden State Equality.

 

Game Presentation Honors for LGBTQ Community Leaders:

In celebration of local LGBTQ community and industry leaders, the National Anthem will be sung by long-time Devils National Anthemguest singer Max DeFrancesco, a member of the LGBTQ community;  Newark Gay Pride will act as Honor Guard; and Backward Flag Brewery owner Torie Fisher will be honored as Hero of the Game.

 

Mystery Hats and Andy Greene Meet & Greet:

Fan who purchase a mystery hat outside Section 20 on Prudential Center’s Main Concourse, will receive a Devils hat signed by a “Mystery Player” on the team and five random fans who purchase will receive a “Golden” Mystery Hat, which grants them access to a post-game meet and greet with You Can Play Ambassador and Devils Captain Andy Greene. A portion of proceeds from Mystery Hat purchases go to You Can Play and Garden State Equality.

 

Devils Pride

 

On Monday, March 23, the New Jersey Devils will host Hockey is for Everyone: Gender Equality Night. The night will include an all-women pregame panel and networking event titled, Women in the Business of Hockey. The panel will feature influential women who hold various roles on the business side of hockey. Proceeds from 50/50 sales will benefit Devils Care Foundation with funds earmarked for Girls Youth Hockey Initiatives.

 

 

 

 

 

2020 WORLD JUNIOR PROSPECTS

 

 

Player Stats
Player Team Pos GP G A PTS PIM + / – TOI
BAHL, Kevin Canada (Gold) D 7 0 1 1 6 4
SMITH, Ty Canada (Gold) D 7 0 3 3 2 0
PASIC, Nikola Sweden (Bronze) F 7 0 1 1 0 -1
MISYUL, Daniil Russia (Silver) D 6 0 0 0 12 2
Goalie Team Pos GP GA SVS SVS% GAA W L
SCHMID, Akira Swtizerland G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

 

 

 

MILESTONES

 

*Jesper Boqvist – 1st NHL goal (Nov. 26 vs. MIN)

*Will Butcher – 200th NHL GP (Jan. 11 @ WSH)

*Blake Coleman – 200 GP NJD/NHL (Nov. 19 vs. BOS)

*Andy Greene – Passed Scott Niedermayer for 7th place all time in Devils/franchise GP (893)(Dec. 3 vs. VGK)

-900th NJD/NHL GP (Dec. 20 vs. WSH)

-3 G to 50 NJD/NHL

-6 A to 200 NJD/NHL

*Nikita Gusev – 1st NHL goal (Oct. 4 vs. WPG)

*John Hayden – 1st Devils point (1A; Nov. 23 vs. DET)

-1st Devil goal (Dec. 23 @ CHI)

*Nico Hischier – 100th NHL/Devils career points (Oct. 5 @ BUF; 1A)

*Jack Hughes – 1st NHL point (Oct. 17 vs. NYR; 1A)

-1st NHL goal (Oct. 19 vs. VAN)

*Kyle Palmieri – 500th NHL GP (Oct. 10 vs. EDM)

100th Devils assist (Nov. 1 vs. PHI)

-300th NHL point (Oct. 30 vs. TB; 3G)

-50th PPG (Oct. 30 vs. TB)

-150th NHL assists (Nov. 28 @ MTL)

*Damon Severson – 400th NHL/NJD GP

*Ben Street – 1st NJD point (1A; Jan. 7 vs. NYI)

*P.K. Subban – 100th NHL goal (Nov. 2 @ CAR)

*Sami Vatanen – 100th Devils GP (Jan. 15 @ CBJ)

-400th NHL GP (Nov. 4 @ WPG)

*Miles Wood – 200th NHL/NJD GP (Oct. 4 vs. WPG)

*Travis Zajac – Passed John MacLean for fifth place in GP in NJD franchise history with 935 (Nov. 5 @ WPG)

-Tied Kirk Muller for third place on the Devils all-time points list (520) (Jan. 2 @ NYI; 1A)

-Passed Muller for third place on the Devils-all-time points list (522)(Jan. 9 @ NYR; 2A)

-3 G to tie Zach Parise four fourth place on the Devils all-time goals list

 

 

 

RECENT HAPPENINGS

 

October 6: Signed Joe Morrow to a one-year, two-way contract

-Placed and cleared waivers, to Binghamton (AHL)

October 12: Placed Andy Greene on I.R. retroactive to Oct. 9 @ PHI

-Recalled Matt Tennyson from Binghamton (AHL)

October 25: Placed Connor Carrick on I.R.

November 1: Acquired G Louis Domingue for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft

November 15: Placed Sami Vatanen on I.R.

-Recalled Colton White from Binghamton (AHL)

November 17: Assigned Colton White to Binghmaton (AHL)

November 18: Placed Cory Schneider on waivers (cleared waivers, to Binghamton (AHL))

-Recalled Louis Domingue from Binghamton (AHL)

November 22: Placed Kevin Rooney on I.R.

November 23: Recalled Brett Seney from Binghamton (AHL)

November 29: Assigned Brett Seney to Binghamton (AHL)

December 5: Placed Matt Tennyson on I.R. retroactive to Dec. 3 vs VGK

December 6: Assigned Connor Carrick to Binghamton (AHL) on a conditioning stint

-Recalled Colton White from Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 10: Placed Nico Hischier on I.R.

-Recalled Michael McLeod from Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 13: Activated Nico Hischier off of I.R.

-Assigned Colton White to Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 14: Placed Louis Domingue on I.R.

-Recalled Evan Cormier from Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 16: Traded Taylor Hall and Blake Speers to Arizona in exchange for Arizona’s first-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft (top-three protected), Arizona’s third-round selection (conditional) in 2021, defenseman Kevin Bahl and forwards Nick Merkley and Nate Schnarr

Dec. 17: Assigned Evan Cormier to Binghamton (AHL)

-Recalled Gilles Senn from Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 18: Activated Connor Carrick off of I.R.

Dec. 24: Assigned Michael McLeod to Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 28: Activated Louis Domingue off of I.R. and assigned to Binghamton (AHL)

Dec. 30: Signed prospect Nikita Okhotyuk to a three-year entry level contract.

Jan. 1: Assigned Gilles Senn to Binghamton (AHL)

-Recalled Louis Domingue from Binghamton (AHL)

Jan. 4: Recalled Ben Street from Binghamton (AHL)

Jan. 5: Activated Matt Tennyson off of I.R. and placed on waivers

Jan. 6: Matt Tennyson cleared waivers, assigned to Binghamton (AHL)

Jan. 11: Recalled Evan Cormier from Binghamton (AHL)

 

 

 

NIC-OT

 

On Feb. 9th,2019, Nico Hischier (1G-1A) scored with 1:41 remaining in overtime to help the Devils overcome a three-goal deficit to win for the second time this season (also: Dec. 14 vs. VGK). The first-overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft (20 years, 42 days) became the first player in Devils franchise history to record three overtime goals before his 21st birthday. Among all active NHL players, only Ilya Kovalchuk (4) and Sean Monahan (4) scored more overtime tucks prior to turning 21. Hischier has scored the game winner in the clubs three overtime wins.

 

 

HOW THEY WERE BUILT

 

In the System:

 

Jesper Boqvist (2017, 2nd round, 36th overall)

Mackenzie Blackwood (2015, 2nd round, 42nd overall)

Jesper Bratt (2016, 6th round, 162nd overall)

Blake Coleman (2011, 3rd round, 75th overall)

Nico Hischier (2017, 1st round, 1st overall)

Jack Hughes (2019, 1st round, 1st overall)

Damon Severson (2012, 2nd round, 60th overall)

Miles Wood (2013, 4th round, 100th overall)

Pavel Zacha (2015, 1st round, 6th overall)

Travis Zajac (2004, 1st round, 20th overall)

 

 

Free Agency: Will Butcher, Andy Greene, Kevin Rooney, Wayne Simmonds, Ben Street

 

Trade: Connor Carrick, Louis Domingue, Nikita Gusev, John Hayden, Mirco Mueller, Kyle Palmieri, P.K. Subban, Sami Vatanen

 

 

 

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