Three Stars: 1. Darren Helm2. Henrik Zetterberg 3. Joe Whitney
New Jersey finished the 2014 calendar year with a record of 31-32-17=79pts (.494); the club was 36-35-18=90pts (.506) in 2013.
The Devils dropped the season series with the Red Wings, 0-2-1.
New Jersey fell to 8-13-2 on the road and to 13-19-7 overall.
New Jersey was 4/4 on the penalty-kill tonight and is now 36/39 (92.3 %) over the last 12 games.
Detroit outshot New Jersey, 28-13. The Devils’ 13 shots on goal were a season-low (previously, 16, December 8 at Carolina).
The Devils recorded just one shot on goal in the third period, the 15th time in team history they’ve posted one shot or fewer in a single period (last time, February 7, 2012 in a 1-0 win at the New York Rangers).
Cory Schneider (25 saves) made his NHL leading 35th start in goal and fell to 12-18-4.
Joe Whitney scored the first goal of his career in his third NHL game.
Tim Sestito collected the lone assist on Whitney’s goal, his first point of the season/since April 10 at Ottawa.
Dainius Zubrus appeared in the 1,200th game of his NHL career, becoming just the 102nd player in NHL history to do so.
Stephen Gionta (broken hand) missed his first game of the season, leaving Andy Greene as the only Devil to appear in each of the team’s 39 games this season.