Three Stars: 1. Shea Weber 2. David Legwand 3. Jaromir Jagr
Tonight’s contest concluded the team’s three-game, Western Conference road trip (1-1-1=3pts). The Devils are now 6-10-6=16pts vs. the West this season.
Tonight’s game also closed-out New Jersey’s 14th of 22 sets of back-to-back games. The Devils are now 5-6-3 in first games and 7-2-5 in second games when playing on consecutive dates.
For the second straight game, the team allowed the tying goal with less than a minute to play in regulation. The Devils fell to 5-2 in overtime on the road and to 7-4 overall.
Despite the loss, New Jersey now has points in ten of its last 13 games (6-3-4=16pts) and in 17 of its last 23 contests (11-6-5=28pts).
New Jersey was 0/2 on the power play tonight but is 8/22 (36.4%) with the man-advantage over the last nine games. The Devils’ penalty-kill unit was 2/2 tonight and is 25/27 (92.6%) over the last nine.
Nashville out-shot New Jersey 33-26 tonight.
Cory Schneider (30 saves) made the start in goal tonight, his ninth in the last 12 games. Schneider is now 6-2-3 with one shutout, a 1.47 goals-against average & .945 save-percentage in his last 12 appearances.
Patrik Elias posted 1g-1a-2pts tonight and now has back-to-back multiple-point games and 4g-4a-8pts over the last six.
Jaromir Jagr scored the the 698th goal of his NHL career. He’s looking to become just the seventh player in NHL history to reach the 700-goal mark. Jagr is now 10 goals behind Mike Gartner (708) for sixth-place all-time.
Jagr added an assist and now has 1,038 in his NHL career, just two behind Marcel Dionne (1,040a) for ninth place all-time. He was +1 on the night and is now +300 for his career.
Travis Zajac recorded two assists tonight for his fourth 2-pt. game of the season and third in the past six games. He has 2g-6a-8pts in that span and is now tied for third on the club (Marek Zidlicky, 8g-21a-29pts) with 9g-20-29pts this season.
Anton Volchenkov left the game due to injury and did not return.