Devils Post-Game 2/21/15

New Jersey Devils 3 vs. Carolina Hurricanes 1

  • Attendance: 15,610
  • Three Stars: 1. Andy Greene 2. Adam Larsson 3. Adam Henrique

Team Notes

  • The Devils extended their winning streak to a season-high three straight (tie, January 31-February 6 & October 9-14) and are now 10-2-3 in their last 15 games at Prudential Center.
  • New Jersey closed-out its 14th of 18 sets of back-to-back games. The team is now 6-5-3 in first games and 5-6-3 in second games when playing on consecutive dates.
  • The Devils’ penalty-kill unit was 2/2 tonight and is 10/10 over the last four games.
  • Carolina outshot New Jersey 32-19, including a 21-9 margin over the final two periods.

Player Notes

  • Keith Kinkaid (W, 33:59, 17 saves/17 shots against) made his eighth start of the season/first since February 7 at Montreal and improved to 3-4-3. He left due to injury in the second period and did not return.
  • Cory Schneider (ND, 26:01 14 saves/15 shots against) made his first relief appearance since March 31, 2014 vs. Florida.
  • Adam Henrique’s unassisted, game-winning goal extended his point scoring streak to a season-high three straight games (1g-2a-3pts). He leads the Devils with 12g-19a-31pts on the year.
  • Andy Greene scored his first goal of 2014-15 to snap a 70-game goal-less drought. Greene’s last goal was the overtime game-winner on March 20, 2014 vs. Minnesota.
  • Tuomo Ruutu scored his seventh goal of the season/first since February 6 vs. Toronto (six games).
  • Scott Gomez collected an assist on Ruutu’s goal and, with 120g-352a-472pts in his Devils career, has tied Bobby Holik (202g-270a-472pts) for fifth in team history. He’s also just two assists behind John MacLean (354a) for third-place in Devils’ history. Gomez has 4a over the last five games and 10a over his last 15 appearances.
  • Adam Larsson collected 1a tonight and has points in back-to-back games (4a) for the fourth time this season.
  • Jordin Tootoo picked up an assist on Greene’s tally and has points in two straight games (1g-1a-2pts) for the first time since April 24-25, 2013 (1g-1a-2pts).
  • Mike Cammalleri recorded 1a tonight and has points in back-to-back games (2g-1a-3pts).
  • Eric Gelinas appeared in his 100th NHL game.


President/General Manager Lou LamorielloCory Schneider, Andy GreeneAdam Henrique and Carolina Head Coach Bill Peters.


Next Up

  • Tomorrow: Off
  • Monday: vs. Arizona Coyotes at Prudential Center (7:00 PM ET, MSG Plus, Sports Radio 66 AM & 101.9 FM WFAN).
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