Devils Post-Game – 10/19/13

New York Rangers 0 at New Jersey Devils 4

  • Attendance: 16,592 (sold out)
  • Three Stars: 1. Cory Schneider 2. Adam Henrique 3. Dainius Zubrus

Game Notes

  • New Jersey won for the first time in 2013-14, snapping a team-record seven-game winless stretch (0-4-3) to open the season. The previous record for winless games to open a season was four: 2001-02 (0-4-0) and 1994-95 (0-3-1).
  • Cory Schneider (22 saves) earned his first win/shutout as a Devil. It was the 10th shutout of his career and first since April 8 vs. Phoenix (19 saves). Schneider was facing the New York Rangers for the first time in the regular season.
  • Andrei Loktionov scored his first goal of the season 7:22 into the contest. It was his first game-winning goal as a Devil and the third of his NHL career.
  • Adam Henrique, Michael Ryder (PP) and Dainius Zubrus also scored for New Jersey.
  • Ryder’s goal was his third of the year, tying him with Damien Brunner for the team-lead.
  • Jaromir Jagr recorded two assists, the 300th two-point game of his NHL career. He’s now seven points shy of 1,700 and needs just one appearance to reach the 1,400 games-played mark.
  • Marek Zidlicky also posted a pair of assists and leads the the team with 0g-7a-7pts on the year.
  • Rostislav Olesz earned his first point as a Devil with an assist on Henrique’s tally. It was his first NHL point since February 16, 2011 vs. Philadelphia (g).
  • Anton Volchenkov notched his third assist of the year on Loktionov’s marker to tie Jagr for second on the team behind Zidlicky.
  • Mark Fayne, playing for the first time since October 8 at Vancouver, was a +2 on the night.
  • Patrik Elias (ill) and Damien Brunner (upper body) each missed their first game of the season.
  • Ryane Clowe, who was placed on Injured Reserve on October 16, retroactive to October 13, missed his second straight game.

Audio – Head Coach Peter DeBoer


Next Up

  • Tomorrow: 11:00 AM meeting at AmeriHealth Pavilion.
  • Next Game: Tuesday at Columbus (7:00 PM, MSG Plus, SportsRadio 66 AM & 101.9 FM WFAN).
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