Devils Post-Game – 1/31/14

New Jersey Devils 2 at Nashville Predators 3 (OT)

  • Attendance: 17,207
  • Three Stars: 1. Shea Weber 2. David Legwand  3. Jaromir Jagr

Game Notes

  • 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.

Statistics

Next Up

  • Tomorrow: TBA
  • Next Game: Monday vs. Colorado Avalanche at Prudential Center (7:30 PM ET, NBC Sports Network, News Radio 880 WCBS).
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