Three Stars: 1. Jaromir Jagr 2. Martin Brodeur 3. Adam Henrique
The Devils improved to 2-0-1=5pts vs. the Islanders this season and to 8-3-0=16pts in their last 11 games at Nassau Coliseum.
New Jersey is now 12-8-3=27pts vs. Metropolitan Division opponents this season.
Today’s game opened New Jersey’s 16th of 22 sets of back-to-back games. The Devils are now 7-6-3 in first games and 7-4-4 in second games when playing on consecutive dates.
With the win, New Jersey has points in 14 of its last 18 games (9-4-5=23pts) and in 21 of its last 28 contests (14-7-7=35pts).
The Devils’ top-ranked penalty-kill unit was 3/3 today and is 42/45 (93.3%) over the last 13 games. New Jersey is 172/196 (87.8%) on the PK this season, which is tops in the NHL.
New Jersey was 4/8 on the power play today and is 6/11 over the last two games. It was the club’s second four-PPG effort of the season (October 26 at Boston). The Devils improved to 7-0-0 when recording more than one power play goal.
With 11 goals over the last two games, the Devils posted their highest two-game total since March 29-31, 2012 (11 goals, 2-0-0). They scored four goals in the second period, which ties a season-high (November 29 at Carolina, 3rd period).
New Jersey outshot New York 35-19 overall and 27-9 over the final two periods.
Martin Brodeur (18 saves) made the start this afternoon, his first appearance since January 26 vs. the New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium, and improved to 14-11-4 on the year.
Jaromir Jagr scored the 700th goal of his NHL career, becoming just the seventh player in NHL history to do so. He’s now just eight goals behind Mike Gartner (708) for sixth-place all-time.
Jagr added an assist and now has 1,040 in his NHL career, tying Marcel Dionne for ninth place all-time.
Adam Henrique scored for the second straight game (PPG) and has set a career-high with 17 goals overall this season. He leads the team with seven power play goals on the year. Henrique added an assist for his fifth multiple-point game and now needs just two points to reach 100 in his NHL career (44g-54a-98pts).
Ryane Clowe scored on the power play and now has goals in back-to-back games. He added an assist for his fourth multi-point game and is just five points shy of 300 in his NHL career (109g-186a-295pts).
Eric Gelinas recorded a 1g-1a-2pts on the power play and now has points in back-to-back games (1g-2a-3pts). He leads the Devils with 5g-11a-16pts with the man-advantage this season.
Marek Zidlicky also scored with the man-advantage, his ninth goal of the season; six of his nine goals have come on the power play. He added an assist on Gelinas’ goal and leads all Devils’ defensemen with 9g-22a-31pts on the year.
Mark Fayne notched his third goal of the season and first since January 21 vs. St. Louis.
Patrik Elias picked up a pair of assists and has 1g-4a-5pts over the last two games. It was his 12th multiple-point game of the season/sixth in the last 11 games.
Travis Zajac collected the primary assist on Jagr’s goal and is now just two helpers shy of 200 in his NHL career.
Andy Greene and Andrei Loktionov both have assists in back-to-back games.
Damien Brunner (lower body) and Bryce Salvador (collarbone) both missed today’s game.