New Jersey Devils 3 vs. Florida Panthers 1
- Attendance: 16,278
- Three Stars: 1. Keith Kinkaid 2. Mike Cammalleri 3. Steve Bernier
- New Jersey now has points in a season-high four straight games (3-0-1), in eight of their last ten games (6-2-2) and is 5-1-2 over its last eight at Prudential Center.
- The Devils closed-out their 11th of 18 sets of back-to-back games. The team is now 4-4-3 in first games and 4-4-3 in second games when playing on consecutive dates.
- Florida outshot New Jersey 27-14 tonight. The Devils posted a season-low (tie) one shot on goal in the second period.
- Keith Kinkaid (26 saves) made his sixth start of the season (first since January 9 vs. the New York Islanders) and improved to 2-3-3. His shutout bid ended with 1:29 remaining in the third period.
- Mike Cammalleri scored his team-leading 16th goal/seventh power play goal/sixth game-winner & added an assist for his seventh multiple-point game. Cammalleri’s six game-winning tallies lead the NHL (tie, Alex Ovechkin, Matt Beleskey & Oliver Ekman-Larsson). He has 13 GWG over his last 51 appearances dating back to March 12, 2014.
- Steve Bernier posted 1g-1a-2pts and now has points in back-to-back games (2g-1a-3pts) & 5g-1a-6pts over his last six appearances. With 8g-8a-15pts this season, he’s posted his highest point-total since totaling 11g-11a-22pts with Vancouver in 2009-10.
- Jaromir Jagr scored his 10th goal of the season/the 715th of his career and now trails Phil Esposito (717g) by two goals for fifth-place in NHL history. It was his first goal since he recorded a hat trick on January 3 vs. Philadelphia.
- Scott Gomez picked up an assist tonight and, with 120g-347a-467pts in his Devils’ career, is now just five points behind Bobby Holik (202g-270a-472pts) for fifth in team history.
- Adam Henrique notched 1a and leads the Devils with 10g-17a-27pts overall.
- Dainius Zubrus was credited with the primary assist on Jagr’s goal, his first point since January 14 at Los Angeles (a).
- Andy Greene played in his 197th straight game, dating back to March 6, 2012, and has passed Scott Stevens (196 games, November 23, 1993-October 5, 1996) for the second-longest consecutive games-played streak by a defenseman in Devils’ history. Ken Daneyko (388 games, November 4, 1989-March 29, 1994) holds the record.
President/General Manager Lou Lamoriello, Keith Kinkaid, Mike Cammalleri and Steve Bernier.
- Tomorrow: Off.
- Monday: 10:30 AM practice at AmeriHealth Pavilion.
- Tuesday: vs. Ottawa Senators at Prudential Center (7:00 PM ET, MSG Plus, Sports Radio 66 AM & 101.9 FM WFAN).