Devils Post-Game 11/29/14

New Jersey Devils 1 at New York Islanders 3

  • Attendance: 16,170
  • Three Stars: 1. Jaroslav Halak 2. Cal Clutterbuck 3. Calvin de Haan

Team Notes

  • New Jersey opened a three-game road trip, fell to 6-8-1 away from Prudential Center and to 9-11-4 overall.
  • The Devils are now 3-3-1 within the Metropolitan Division.
  • Tonight’s contest closed-out the club’s sixth of 18 sets of back-to-back games. New Jersey is now 2-2-2 in first games and 2-3-1 in second games when playing on consecutive dates.
  • The Devils were 4/4 on the penalty kill and are 33/35 (94.3%) over the past nine games.
  • New Jersey out shot New York, 35-28, including a 16-2 margin in the third period. The Devils posted 30+ shots on goal for the third time this season (also, October 18 & October 21) and out shot their opponent for the first time since November 10 at Boston.

Player Notes

  • Cory Schneider (25 saves + ENG) made his NHL-leading 23rd start and fell to 9-10-3 on the season.
  • Damien Brunner, who was a healthy scratch the previous four games, scored his second goal of the season. He has points in each of his last two appearances (1g-1a-2pts).
  • Adam Larsson was credited with the primary assist on Brunner’s goal and now has 2a in the last four games. Larsson led the club (tie, Damon Severson) with a career-high five shots on goal (previously, 4, April 25, 2013 vs. Pittsburgh).
  • Michael Ryder also picked up an assist on Brunner’s tally and is now has 4g-8a-12pts this season, which ties with Marek Zidlicky (3g-9a-12pts) for fourth on the team in points.
  • Adam Henrique (upper body) and Travis Zajac (lower body) missed tonight’s game due to injuries suffered on Friday vs. Detroit.
  • Ryane Clowe (hit to head, 11 games missed), Jon Merrill (arm, 13 games missed) and Bryce Salvador (lower body, nine games missed) also remain sidelined.

Statistics

Next Up

  • Tomorrow: TBA
  • Next Game: Tuesday vs. Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center (7:00 PM ET, MSG Plus, Sports Radio 66 AM & 101.9 FM WFAN).
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