Devils Post-Game – 11/30/13

Buffalo Sabres 0 at New Jersey Devils 1 (OT)

  • Attendance: 15,226
  • Three Stars: 1. Cory Schneider 2. Steve Bernier 3. Jhonas Enroth

Game Notes

  • New Jersey won its second straight game and is now 11-7-2=24pts in its last 20 games after going winless in its first seven (0-4-3=3pts).
  • Tonight marked the 14th time in Devils’ history that the team has gone into overtime tied 0-0. New Jersey has won 7 (5 OT, 2 SO), lost four in OT/1 SO, and tied twice.
  • The Devils out shot the Sabres 24-15 tonight, and allowed a season-low (tie) three shots on goal in the first period and third periods.
  • The Devils were 3/3 on the penalty-kill, are 16/16 over the past six games and are are 19/20 over their last seven home games. New Jersey owns the league’s best penalty-killing record at home (32/34, 94.1%) and is second overall (78/89. 87.6%) behind Vancouver (81/92, 88.0%).
  • New Jersey has won three straight overtime decisions and improved to 4-5 in overtimes/shootouts this season.
  • The Devils completed their seventh of 22 sets of back-to-back games. New Jersey is now 3-3-1 in first games and 3-3-1 in second games when playing on consecutive dates.
  • Cory Schneider (15 saves) recorded his second shutout of the season and the 11th of his NHL career. He has won his last three starts and is 3-1-1 with a 0.97 goals-against average and .957 save-percentage in his last five starts since November 8. Schneider is fifth in the NHL with a 1.72 GAA this season.
  • The Devils have scored just 18 goals in Schneider’s 12 starts this season (1.5 goals/game).
  • Steve Bernier scored his first career overtime goal. It was his second of the season/first since October 17 at Ottawa.
  • Andy Greene had the primary assist and now has points in a team season-high (tie, Jaromir Jagr) five straight games (1g-5a-6pts). He has 2g-8a-10pts in his last 12 games & 3g-10a-13pts on the season, which is ties Marek Zidlicky (3g-10a-13pts) for the team-lead among defensemen.
  • Adam Henrique also assisted on the goal, and now has points in back-to-back games (1g-1a-2pts).
  • Ryan Carter (lacerations) left the game in the first period and did not return.

Audio – Head Coach Peter DeBoer

Statistics

Next Up

  • Tomorrow: New Jersey will have a select group of skaters tomorrow at 1:30 PM. The team will meet at 2:30 PM before immediately departing for Montreal.
  • Monday: vs. Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre (7:30 PM ET, MSG Plus, Sports Radio 66 AM & 101.9 FM WFAN).
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