Three Stars: 1. Ben Scrivens 2. Dwight King 3. Cory Schneider
New Jersey was shutout for the fifth time this season.
The Devils fell to 1-4-3 against the Western Conference.
Tonight the Devils opened their fifth of 22 sets of back-to-back games. The team is playing at home on consecutive dates for the first time since a 4-2 win over Philadelphia, followed by a 3-1 loss to Montreal on April 1-2, 2011. New Jersey is 1-3-1 in first games and 0-1-3 in second games of back-to-backs this season.
This weekend marks the 33rd time in franchise history that the Devils have played home games on consecutive days. New Jersey is now 19-13-1 in first games and 22-9-1 in second games all-time when playing a back-to-back set at home.
New Jersey allowed an empty-net power play goal with 3 seconds remaining in the contest. It was just the second PPG the Devils have allowed at Prudential Center this season (22/24, 91.7%). New Jersey’s penalty-killers are 21/23 (91.3%) over the past five games.
Cory Schneider (19 saves) fell to 1-5-3 on the season. He’s been the starting goaltender in four of the five games in which the Devils have been shut out.
Adam Henrique and Jaromir Jagr led New Jersey with four shots on goal.
Anton Volchenkov (lower body) did not play. Mark Fayne made his first appearance since November 3 at Minnesota.
Jacob Josefson and Mattias Tedenby were the healthy scratches.