New Jersey Devils Post-Game Notes: At NY Islanders

New Jersey Devils 2 @ New York Islanders 1

Three Stars: 1. M. McLeod 2. Pavel Zacha 3. A. Beauvillier

Team Notes

The New Jersey Devils defeated the Islanders in a tight battle by a score of 2-1 at NYCB Live – Home of Nassau Coliseum. The victory marked New Jersey’s fifth over its last six contests.

The win also marked the fourth occasion this season that the Devils allowed one goal (Last time: May 1, at PHI, 4-1 win).

The Devils were 0/1 on the power play and 2/2 on the penalty kill.

Jersey’s team is 2-4-0-1 vs New York this season and 1-2-0-0 on the road.

New Jersey was 39% in the face-off circle (19/49).

The Devils were outshot, 33-25.

Player Notes

Pavel Zacha’s offense heroics continued Thursday night at Nassau Coliseum. The 24-year-old netted his 16th tally and earned the team’s first goal-scored (14:11, 1st period) for the fourth occasion this season (leads team).

Zacha has three goals over his last two games played.

Michael McLeod recorded his ninth tally for the 2020-21 campaign and earned his second game-winning goal for the year (1/31 at Buffalo). The tuck also marked McLeod’s first since Apr. 25 at Philadelphia (4-3 shootout loss).

Goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood earned his 14th win for 2020-21 and extended his winning streak to five games, which marks a season-high. The 24-year-old recorded 32 saves in the effort.

Blueliner Ryan Murray not only chipped one assist, but finished the night with a plus/minus rating of +2. Additionally, the veteran defenseman earned a season-high five blocked shots which led the Devils in the contest.

Nico Hischier and Jesper Bratt earned helpers on Zacha’s tally, while Damon Severson chipped in the assist on McLeod’s goal.

Hischier has collected points in consecutive contests (0g-2a), and Severson has totaled five assists over his last five games.

The Devils visit the Islanders again on Saturday which is the final matchup between the longtime rivals for 2020-21.

RECORD

Record18-28-7 (43 PTS)
Record on the Road12-10-4 (28 PTS)
All-Time Record vs New York93-125-22-16 (256GP)
All-Time Record at New York 38-74-11-6 (83GP)

STATISTICS

SHOTS ON GOAL

 1st2nd3rd TOTAL
Islanders8121333
Devils 1285  25

Devils Leaders

ShotsWill Butcher – 4
Faceoff WinsMichael McLeod – 11
Faceoff PercentageMcLeod — 69%
HitsNathan Bastian & McLeod – 4
Blocked ShotsRyan Murray – 5
TakeawaysDamon Severson – 2
TOIRyan Murray – 21:12

STATISTICS

*Tomorrow 12:00 p.m. practice at RWJBarnabas Health Hockey House

*Subject to change

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New Jersey Devils Pre-Game Notes: At New York Islanders

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New Jersey Devils (18-28-7) At New York Islanders (31-16-6) • 7:00 PM ET • NYCB Live – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum • MSG+/ MSG+ 2

LAST GAME VS BOSTON BRUINS

The New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins finished their 2020-21 regular-season series, after the Devils defeated Boston 4-3 in overtime. The contest also marked the Devils’ home finale – with three games remaining on the schedule.

Additionally, the victory marked the first time in team history that New Jersey earned five wins in one season vs the Bruins.

The Devils were 1/4 on the power play and 2/3 on the penalty kill.

Jersey’s team posted a 5-1-1-1 record overall vs. the Bruins this season and finished 2-1-0-1 against Boston at home.

New Jersey was 36% in the face-off circle (23/64).

The Devils were outshot, 36-21.

TONIGHT’S GAME AT NEW YORK

New Jersey and the Islanders face-off in the seventh of eight contests for the 2020-21 campaign, and close out the season series in consecutive contests at New York (Thursday & Saturday).

Last Matchup: vs. NYI: 3-2 shootout loss on Mar. 14

The Devils are 1-4-0-1 against New York for 2020-21 and 0-2-0-0 on the road vs the Islanders.

The Devils are 4-1-0-0 in their last five contests and have scored four-or-more goals in all four victories.

WHAT TO KNOW

Pavel Zacha set new career-highs after netting two goals on Tuesday. The 2015 sixth overall selection earned his 14th and 15th tallies for the season, which surpassed his career-high set in 2018-19 (13).

Additionally, Zacha’s 33 total points this season also mark a new career-high (2019-20, 32). Zacha leads the Devils with four game-winning goals and owns two multi-goal efforts. No. 37 has recorded 8PTS (5g-3a) over his last six games, which leads the Devils since that time (Yegor Sharangovich  & Jack Hughes, 6PTS).

Goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood enters tonight’s contest riding a four-game winning streak and has recorded 111 saves on 122 shots. Since Apr. 15th, only two goaltenders have more saves than Blackwood’s 227 (Tristan Jarry, 258 & Juuse Sarros, 299).

Sharangovich continued to shine and collected his 16th goal for 2020-21 on Tuesday, which ranks second on the Devils (Miles Wood, 17).

Sharangovich has recorded 6PTS (5g-1a) over his last five games, and his 16 goals rank second for rookies (tied, Jason Robertson). Additionally, three of his last five goals were earned in the third period.

Hughes recorded his eighth multi-point effort on Tuesday (0g-2a), and three of those outings were recorded over the last five games.

Kevin Bahl earned his second career NHL assist on Tuesday which was in his fourth NHL contest. The 6-foot-6 defenseman also logged 16:05 of time-on-ice (TOI) and 2:09 TOI on the penalty-kill.

Blueliner Damon Severson has collected four points (0g-4a) over his last five games, which included a multi-point effort on Tuesday. Severson ranks sixth all-time in Devils’ history with 183PTS (40g-143).

TONIGHT’S PLAYER TO WATCH

Jesper Bratt’s speed and playmaking abilities should be a key aspect vs a top defensive squad in the Islanders tonight.

SCORING LEADERS: FIRE & ICE VS ISLES

Ty Smith: 0-4-4

Janne KuokKanen: 3-0-3

Yegor Sharangovich: 1-2-3

Pavel Zacha: 2-0-0

Jack Hughes: 2-0-0

MUTUAL CONNECTIONS: FAMILIAR FACES IN DIFFERENT PLACES

New York General Manager & President of Hockey Operations Lou Lamoriello served as New Jersey’s GM/President from 1987-88 until the end of the 2014-15 campaign. Lamoriello led the Devils to three Stanley Cup championships and five Stanley Cup final appearances.

New York’s Travis Zajac dressed in 1,024 regular-season games for the Devils (2006-07 – 2020-21), which ranks third all-time.

Islanders’ defenseman Andy Greene skated in 923 regular-season games with New Jersey (2006-07 – 2019-20), which ranks sixth all-time. In 2015-16, Greene was named 12th captain in team history.  

New York’s Kyle Palmieri spent parts of six seasons with New Jersey, while recording 266PTS (140g-126a) in 397 games.

ALL-TIME: VS. NEW YORK

All-time franchise regular-season record vs. New York: 92-125-22-16

All-time franchise regular-season record at New York: 37-74-11-6

All-time leader in points vs New York Islanders: Patrik Elias (86), John MacLean (65), Kirk Muller (49), Zach Parise (39), Aaron Broten (38)

All-time franchise leader in goals vs New York Islanders: Patrik Elias (33), John MacLean (30), Stephane Richer (17), Zach Parise (17), Pat Verbeek (16), Aaron Broten (16), Kirk Muller (16)

All-time franchise leader in assists vs New York Islanders: Patrik Elias (53), John MacLean (35), Kirk Muller (33), Bruce Driver (32), Scott Gomez (28)

All-time franchise leader in win vs New York Islanders: Martin Brodeur (51), Chris Terreri (9), Johan Hedberg (4), Sean Burke (4)

 UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 8th: New Jersey @ Islanders, 7:00 p.m.

*Monday, May 10th: New Jersey @ Philadelphia Flyers, 7:00 p.m.

*Regular season concludes.

INJURIES

Andreas Johnsson (Day-to-Day) – 5 games missed; lower-body injury suffered Apr. 25

Mikhail Maltsev (Day-to-Day) – 2 game missed; lower-body injury suffered May 1

Ty Smith (Day-to-Day) – 1 game missed; upper-body injury suffered May 3

Total Man-Games Lost to Injury: 74

OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN; ‘HE-SCHIER’ GUY

New Jersey named center Nico Hischier the 12th captain in team history on February 20th.  

At 22 years and 47 days old, he is the youngest captain currently in the NHL and second youngest in Devils’ history (Kirk Muller, 21 years and 243 days old; both Muller and Hischier were handed the captaincy at the start of their fourth NHL season. Hischier also becomes the second current Swiss-born captain in the League joining Roman Josi (Nashville).  

ROOKIES LEADING THE WAY

Since the 2015 NHL Draft, 20 Devils’ draft picks have played in at least one NHL game, thus far.

That is the most in the NHL for that timespan. Columbus is second with 15 players.

Rookie Stats: Y. Sharangovich (16-13-28), J. Kuokkanen (7-17-24), T. Smith (2-21-23), N. Bastian (3-7-10), N. Merkley (2-8-10), M. Maltsev (6-3-9), N. Foote (1-1-2), M. Studenic (1-1-2), T. Thompson (0-1-1) & K. Bahl (0-2-1).

Total: 38 goals | 74 assists | 112PTS

The last time in franchise history the Devils had a set of rookies that recorded at least 48 points through the team’s first 26 games was the 2017-18 season. New Jersey was led by Nico Hischier (5-13-18) and Will Butcher’s (2-16-18), followed by Jesper Bratt (8-9-17) and Blake Coleman (2-2-4). The four players combined for 17 goals, 40 assists for 57 points. 

UPCOMING MILESTONES

*Damon Severson – 1 goal away from tying Rob Ramage (41) for seventh in franchise history for goals by a defenseman 

– 1 power-play assists from 50 NJD/NHL 

*Aaron Dell – 1 win to 50 NHL 

*PK Subban – 1 power-play goals to 50 NHL 

MILESTONES ACHIEVED 

*Michael McLeod – Recorded 1st NHL/NJD goal/point (Jan. 26 vs PHI) 

*Janne Kuokanen  – Recorded 1st NHL/NJD assist/point (Jan. 26 vs PHI) 

1st NHL goal (Jan. 30 at BUF) 

*Lindy Ruff – Coached 1,500 game (Jan. 28 vs PHI) 

*Travis Zajac – 1,000th Game NJD/NHL (Feb. 21 at WSH) 

– Recorded 338th assist to pass Scott Stevens for sole possession of fifth place in franchise history for assists. (Feb. 28 vs WSH)  

– Tallied his 200th career regular-season goal (March 30 at BOS)

– Tied Bobby Holik (202) for third all-time in goals in franchise history (Apr. 4 vs. WSH)

– Recorded his 550th career point and ranks third-all time in franchise history (Apr. 6 vs. BUF)

*Sami Vatanen – Recorded 150th career assist (Mar. 4 vs NYR) 

*Damon Severson – 450th Game NJD/NHL (Mar. 6 vs NYR) 

*Jesper Bratt – 200th Game NJD/NHL (Mar. 7 at BOS) 

*Dmitry Kulikov – 700th NHL Game (Mar. 13 vs NYI) 

*Kyle Palmieri – Recorded 350th NHL point (Mar. 14 vs NYI) 

*Miles Wood – 300th NJD/NHL Game (Mar. 26 @ WSH) 

*P.K. Subban – 100th NJD Game (Mar. 26 @ WSH) 

*Ryan Murray – Earned his 100th career NHL assist (March 30 at BOS)

*Pavel Zacha – Skated in his 300th career regular-season game (April 2 vs. WSH)

*Jack Hughes – skated in his 100th career regular-season game (April 9 vs. PIT)

*Marian Studenic – recorded his 1st NHL goal (April 18th vs. NYR)

*Nolan Foote – Earned his 1st NHL point (April 18th vs. NYR)

               – Scored his 1st NHL goal (April 20th At PIT)

*Will Butcher — recorded his 100th & 101st career NHL point (April 20th At PIT)

*Damon Severson – Tied Paul Martin (137) for eighth place all-time in franchise history for assists by a defenseman (April 20th At PIT).

– Passed Ken Daneyko (178) for seventh place all-time in franchise history, and sixth in team history, for points by a defenseman (April 25th at PHI)

*Mackenzie Blackwood – Appeared in his 100th career game (April 27 vs PHI)

*Jack Hughes – recorded 50th career NHL point (May 1 at PHI)

RECENT HAPPENINGS

Apr. 24: Recalled defenseman Colton White from Binghamton.

Apr. 28: Assigned Marian Studenic and Colton White to Binghamton.

Apr. 29: Kevin Bahl called up from Binghamton

Apr. 30: Assigned Nolan Foote to Binghamton

May 3: Recalled A.J. Greer from Binghamton

May 5: Signed G Nico Daws to 3-year, entry-level contract

HOW THEY WERE BUILT 

In the System:

Nathan Bastian (2016, 2nd round, 41st overall) 

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

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

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

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

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

Michael McLeod (2016, 1st round, 12th overall) 

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

Yegor Sharangovich (2018, 5th round, 141st overall) 

Ty Smith (2018, 1st round, 17th overall) 

Marian Studenic (2017, 5th round, 143rd overall)

Tyce Thompson (2017, 4th round, 96th overall) 

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

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

Free Agency:  Will ButcherMatt TennysonScott Wedgewood 

Trade/Waivers: Aaron DellAndreas Johnsson, Janne KuokkanenRyan Murray. P.K. Subban, Jonas Siegenthaler, Nolan Foote, Kevin Bahl, A.J. Greer

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New Jersey Devils Post-Game: May 4 Vs Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins 3  @ New Jersey Devils 4 OT

Three Stars: 1. P. Zacha 2. Y. Sharangovich 3. J. Hughes

Team Notes

The New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins finished their 2020-21 regular-season series, after the Devils defeated Boston 4-3 in overtime. The victory and contest also marked the Devils’ home finale – with three games remaining on the schedule.

Additionally, the victory marked the first time in team history that New Jersey earned five wins in one season vs the Bruins.

The Devils were 1/4 on the power play and 2/3 on the penalty kill.

Jersey’s team posted a 5-1-1-1 record overall vs. the Bruins this season and finished 2-1-0-1 against Boston at home.

New Jersey was 36% in the face-off circle (23/64).

The Devils were outshot, 36-21.

Player Notes

Pavel Zacha not only earned his 14th goal for the 2020-21 campaign, but his first tally (PPG) also marked a career-high for the Czech Republic native.

Additionally, Zacha’s 32nd point tied his career high for points in a season, which was earned last season (8g-24a). Yet, the 24-year-old didn’t stop there.

Zacha netted his fourth game-winning goal after the forward went backhand top-shelf in overtime (2:42). The goal marked Zacha’s second overtime winner this season (Feb. 25 at BUF).

No. 37 has recorded 15 goals and 18 points for 33 points, which leads the Devils.

Jesper Boqvist earned his fourth goal for the year midway into the third period (9:10). The tally provided the Devils with a spark, after New Jersey trailed Boston, 2-1.

The Swedish native has recorded four goals and three assists for seven points in 25 games played this season. Let’s not forget that Boqvist earned four goals in 35 games played last season.

Goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood shined between the pipes all night. The 6-foot-4 netminder not only displayed big and timely saves against Boston, but recorded 33 saves and earned his 13th victory for the season.

Yegor Sharangovich netted his 16th goal for the season, and now ranks second on the team (Miles Wood, 17 goals).

Jack Hughes and Damon Severson finished the night with two assists each. The outing marked Hughes’ eighth multi-point effort for the season and he earned the primary assist on Zacha’s game-winning goal.

Nico Hischier, Marian Studenic and Will Butcher all collected one assist each, while Kevin Bahl recorded his second career assist in his fourth NHL contest.

New Jersey visits the New York Islanders on Thursday for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at NYCB LIVE – Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

RECORD

Record18-28-7 (43 PTS)
Record at Home7-17-3 (17 PTS)
All-Time Record vs Boston58-82-19-10 (168GP)
All-Time Record vs Boston at Home29-39-11-4 (83GP)

STATISTICS

SHOTS ON GOAL

 1st2nd3rdOT TOTAL
Boston15129   36
Devils 946  2   21

Devils Leaders

ShotsPavel Zacha, Nico Hischier & Jesper Bratt – 3
Faceoff WinsHischier – 13
Faceoff PercentageHischier — 50%
HitsNathan Bastian – 5
Blocked ShotsRyan Murray & Matt Tennyson – 2
TakeawaysMiles Wood & Yegor Sharangovich– 3
TOIDamon Severson – 25:39

STATISTICS

*Tomorrow 12:00 p.m. practice at RWJBarnabas Health Hockey House

*Subject to change

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New Jersey Devils Pre-Game Notes: May 4 Vs Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins (31-14-6) At New Jersey Devils (17-28-7) • 7:00 PM ET • Prudential Center • NESNplus/ MSG

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LAST GAME VS BOSTON BRUINS

The New Jersey Devils were shut out, 3-0, by the Boston Bruins.

The defeat marked the fourth time this season that New Jersey suffered a shutout (4/15 @ NYR, 4-0).

The Devils were 0/1 on the power play and 1/1 on the penalty kill.

Jersey’s team is 4-1-1-1 vs. the Bruins this season and are 1-1-0-1 against Boston at home.

New Jersey was 51% in the face-off circle (28/55).

The Devils were outshot, 42-20.

TONIGHT’S GAME VS BOSTON

The Devils skate in their final home game for the 2020-21 season and conclude the regular-season series vs Boston.

A win tonight would mark the first time in team history that the Devils defeated the Bruins five times in a season.

WHAT TO KNOW

Last game’s shot differential (22) tied the highest total against New Jersey this season (1/19 at NYR, 4-3 win).

Per NHL Pr, the highest total that New Jersey has been outshot by in team history was 36 which was suffered in 1983-84 at St. Louis (6-5 overtime loss). The Devils were outshot 57-21.

Goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood is 3-0-1-1 vs Boston this season and owns a .950 save% in addition to a 1.71 goals-against-average (GAA) against the Bruins. The .950 save% marks his highest vs. any opponent this season and the GAA vs. Boston is the lowest vs any opponent for the 2020-21 campaign.

The 6-foot-4 goaltender enters tonight riding a three-game winning streak.

Rookie forward Yegor Sharangovich climbed his way up the points ladder for the Devils. The Belarus native ranks third on the team with 28PTS (15g-13a), and his 15 tallies are tied for second among rookie skaters (Jason Robertson, DAL).

Overall, New Jersey entails three youngsters ranked in the top ten for points by rookies: Sharnagovich, Janne Kuokkanen (7g-14a—24PTS) and Ty Smith (2g-21a—23PTS).

Defenseman Kevin Bahl dressed in his third career NHL contest on Monday and is one of seven New Jersey skaters who made their NHL debut this season. The 6-foot-6 blueliner logged 18:58 of time-on-ice (TOI).

Forward A.J. Greer (acquired via trade with NYI, Apr. 7) skated in his first game with the Devils and witnessed 8:33 TOI while dropping the gloves and recording a fighting major during the third period.

TONIGHT’S PLAYER TO WATCH

While New Jersey was shut out on Monday, Miles Wood provided his usual high-energy play and offensive boost vs Boston.

New Jersey’s leading goal-scorer (17) is two goals shy of tying a career-high 19 goals scored, which was earned in 2017-18. 

SCORING LEADERS: JERSEY’S TEA PARTY VS. BOSTON

Jack Hughes: 0-4-4

Miles Wood: 3-0-3

Ty Smith: 1-2-3

Jesper Bratt: 0-3-3

Pavel Zacha: 1-1-2

MUTUAL CONNECTIONS: HEART OF A CHAMPION & AN MVP

New Jersey assistant coach Mark Recchi spent parts of his final three NHL seasons with the Bruins (2008-09-2010-11) and won his third Stanley Cup in 2010-11.  

Boston forward Taylor Hall spent parts of four season with New Jersey (2016-17-2019-20), and earned the 2017-18 Hart Memorial Trophy – the first-ever Devils’ skater to earn the honor.

ALL-TIME: VS. BOSTON

All-time franchise regular-season record vs. Boston: 57-82-19-10

All-time franchise regular-season record vs Bruins at home: 28-39-11-4

All-time leader in points vs Boston Bruins: Patrik Elias (46), John MacLean (26), Scott Niedermayer (25), Petr Sykora (25), Wilf Paiement (24)

All-time franchise leader in goals vs Boston Bruins: Patrik Elias (24), John MacLean (14), Wilf Paiement (9), Scott Niedermayer (9), Jamie Langenbrunner (9)

All-time franchise leader in assists vs Boston Bruins: Patrik Elias (22), Petr Sykora (17), Scott Niedermayer (16), Scott Steven (16), Wilf Paiement (15)

All-time franchise leader in win vs Boston Bruins: Martin Brodeur (26), Chris Terreri (7), Mackenzie Blackwood (5), Scott Clemmensen (4), Denis Herron (2)

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Thursday, May 6th: New Jersey @ New York Islanders, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 8th: New Jersey @ Islanders, 7:00 p.m.

*Monday, May 10th: New Jersey @ Philadelphia Flyers, 7:00 p.m.

*Regular season concludes.

INJURIES

Andreas Johnsson (Day-to-Day) – 4 games missed; lower-body injury suffered Apr. 25

Mikhail Maltsev (Day-to-Day) – 1 game missed; lower-body injury suffered May 1

Total Man-Games Lost to Injury: 74

OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN; ‘HE-SCHIER’ GUY

New Jersey named center Nico Hischier the 12th captain in team history on February 20th.  

At 22 years and 47 days old, he is the youngest captain currently in the NHL and second youngest in Devils’ history (Kirk Muller, 21 years and 243 days old; both Muller and Hischier were handed the captaincy at the start of their fourth NHL season. Hischier also becomes the second current Swiss-born captain in the League joining Roman Josi (Nashville).  

ROOKIES LEADING THE WAY

Since the 2015 NHL Draft, 20 Devils’ draft picks have played in at least one NHL game, thus far.

That is the most in the NHL for that timespan. Columbus is second with 15 players.

Rookie Stats: Y. Sharangovich (15-13-28), J. Kuokkanen (7-17-24), T. Smith (2-21-23), N. Bastian (3-7-10), N. Merkley (2-8-10), M. Maltsev (6-3-9), N. Foote (1-1-2), M. Studenic (1-0-1), T. Thompson (0-1-1) & K. Bahl (0-1-1).

Total: 37 goals | 72 assists | 109PTS

The last time in franchise history the Devils had a set of rookies that recorded at least 48 points through the team’s first 26 games was the 2017-18 season. New Jersey was led by Nico Hischier (5-13-18) and Will Butcher’s (2-16-18), followed by Jesper Bratt (8-9-17) and Blake Coleman (2-2-4). The four players combined for 17 goals, 40 assists for 57 points. 

UPCOMING MILESTONES

*Andreas Johnsson – 8 assists to 50 NHL 

*Damon Severson – 1 goal away from tying Rob Ramage (41) for seventh in franchise history for goals by a defenseman 

– 1 power-play assists from 50 NJD/NHL 

*Mackenzie Blackwood – 6 wins to 50 NJD/NHL 

*Aaron Dell – 1 win to 50 NHL 

*Jesper Bratt – 6 goals to 50 NJD/NHL 

*PK Subban – 1 power-play goals to 50 NHL 

– 5 points to 450 NHL 

– 10 power-play assists to 150 NHL 

MILESTONES ACHIEVED 

*Michael McLeod – Recorded 1st NHL/NJD goal/point (Jan. 26 vs PHI) 

*Janne Kuokanen  – Recorded 1st NHL/NJD assist/point (Jan. 26 vs PHI) 

1st NHL goal (Jan. 30 at BUF) 

*Lindy Ruff – Coached 1,500 game (Jan. 28 vs PHI) 

*Travis Zajac – 1,000th Game NJD/NHL (Feb. 21 at WSH) 

– Recorded 338th assist to pass Scott Stevens for sole possession of fifth place in franchise history for assists. (Feb. 28 vs WSH)  

– Tallied his 200th career regular-season goal (March 30 at BOS)

– Tied Bobby Holik (202) for third all-time in goals in franchise history (Apr. 4 vs. WSH)

– Recorded his 550th career point and ranks third-all time in franchise history (Apr. 6 vs. BUF)

*Sami Vatanen – Recorded 150th career assist (Mar. 4 vs NYR) 

*Damon Severson – 450th Game NJD/NHL (Mar. 6 vs NYR) 

*Jesper Bratt – 200th Game NJD/NHL (Mar. 7 at BOS) 

*Dmitry Kulikov – 700th NHL Game (Mar. 13 vs NYI) 

*Kyle Palmieri – Recorded 350th NHL point (Mar. 14 vs NYI) 

*Miles Wood – 300th NJD/NHL Game (Mar. 26 @ WSH) 

*P.K. Subban – 100th NJD Game (Mar. 26 @ WSH) 

*Ryan Murray – Earned his 100th career NHL assist (March 30 at BOS)

*Pavel Zacha – Skated in his 300th career regular-season game (April 2 vs. WSH)

*Jack Hughes – skated in his 100th career regular-season game (April 9 vs. PIT)

*Marian Studenic – recorded his 1st NHL goal (April 18th vs. NYR)

*Nolan Foote – Earned his 1st NHL point (April 18th vs. NYR)

               – Scored his 1st NHL goal (April 20th At PIT)

*Will Butcher — recorded his 100th & 101st career NHL point (April 20th At PIT)

*Damon Severson – Tied Paul Martin (137) for eighth place all-time in franchise history for assists by a defenseman (April 20th At PIT).

– Passed Ken Daneyko (178) for seventh place all-time in franchise history, and sixth in team history, for points by a defenseman (April 25th at PHI)

*Mackenzie Blackwood – Appeared in his 100th career game (April 27 vs PHI)

*Jack Hughes – recorded 50th career NHL point (May 1 at PHI)

RECENT HAPPENINGS

Apr. 19: Alexander Holtz signed three-year, entry-level contract for 2021-22.

Apr. 19: Tyce Thompson and Nikita Okhotyuk reassigned to Binghamton.

Apr. 19: Reassigned Connor Carrick to taxi squad.

Apr. 19: Loaned Matt Tennyson to taxi squad.

Apr. 24: Recalled defenseman Colton White from Binghamton.

Apr. 28: Assigned Marian Studenic and Colton White to Binghamton.

Apr. 30: Assigned Nolan Foote to Binghamton.

HOW THEY WERE BUILT 

In the System:

Nathan Bastian (2016, 2nd round, 41st overall) 

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

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

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

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

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

Michael McLeod (2016, 1st round, 12th overall) 

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

Yegor Sharangovich (2018, 5th round, 141st overall) 

Ty Smith (2018, 1st round, 17th overall) 

Marian Studenic (2017, 5th round, 143rd overall)

Tyce Thompson (2017, 4th round, 96th overall) 

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

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

Free Agency:  Will ButcherMatt TennysonScott Wedgewood 

Trade/Waivers: Aaron DellAndreas Johnsson, Janne KuokkanenRyan Murray. P.K. Subban, Jonas Siegenthaler, Nolan Foote, Kevin Bahl, A.J. Greer

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New Jersey Devils Post-Game Notes: May 3 vs Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins 3 @ New Jersey Devils 0

Three Stars: 1. P. Bergeron 2. Scott Wedgewood 3. T. Rask

Team Notes

The New Jersey Devils were shut out, 3-0, by the Boston Bruins.

The defeat marked the fourth time this season that New Jersey suffered a shutout (4/15 @ NYR, 4-0).

The Devils were 0/1 on the power play and 1/1 on the penalty kill.

Jersey’s team is 4-1-1-1 vs. the Bruins this season and are 1-1-0-1 against Boston at home.

New Jersey was 51% in the face-off circle (28/55).

The Devils were outshot, 42-20.

Player Notes

Goaltender Scott Wedgewood started between the pipes for the first time since Apr. 20, at Pittsburgh. The 28-year-old recorded 39 saves against Boston.

Forward Michael McLeod led the Devils in the face-off circle with 11 wins (61%).

Will Butcher led all New Jersey defensemen with three shots on goal (SOG), while Pavel Zacha led all forwards with three SOG.

The Devils and Boston close out their 2020-21 regular-season series on Tuesday for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at Prudential Center.

RECORD

Record17-28-7 (41 PTS)
Record at Home6-17-3 (15 PTS)
All-Time Record vs Boston57-82-19-10 (167GP)
All-Time Record vs Boston at Home28-39-11-4 (82GP)

STATISTICS

SHOTS ON GOAL

 1st2nd3rd TOTAL
Boston17205   42
Devils 4511     20

Devils Leaders

ShotsWill Butcher & Pavel Zacha – 3
Faceoff WinsMichael McLeod – 11
Faceoff PercentageMcLeod — 61%
HitsNathan Bastian & McLeod – 3
Blocked ShotsRyan Murray – 3
TakeawaysNico Hischier – 3
TOIDamon Severson – 22:02

STATISTICS

*Tomorrow 12:00 p.m. practice at RWJBarnabas Health Hockey House

*Subject to change

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