Devils Post-Game 2/27/15

New Jersey Devils 2 vs. Boston Bruins 3 (OT)

  • Attendance: 16,592 (sold out)
  • Three Stars: 1. Ryan Spooner 2.  Jordin Tootoo 3. Cory Schneider

Team Notes

  • New Jersey finished its season-high six-game homestand with a record of 4-1-1. 
  • The Devils now have points in 15 of their last 18 games at The Rock (11-3-4) and are 15-9-8 at home overall.
  • The Devils went 0-2-1 vs. Boston this season and are now 3-11-3 vs. the Bruins since the start of the 2010-11 season.
  • Tonight’s contest opened the club’s 15th of 18 sets of back-to-back games. The Devils are now 6-5-4 in first games and 5-6-3 in second games when playing on consecutive dates.
  • Boston outshot New Jersey, 34-31.

Player Notes

  • Cory Schneider (31 saves) made his league-leading (tie, Braden Holtby) 53rd start in goal and fell to 22-23-6 on the season. Despite the loss, Schneider is 10-5-2 with one shutout, a 1.79 goals-against average & .941 save-percentage in 19 appearances in 2015.
  • Jordin Tootoo tied the game with his sixth goal of the year and extended his point streak to a career-high five straight games (2g-3a-5pts).
  • Travis Zajac scored his first goal since January 19 at San Jose (14 games). It was his fourth power play tally of the season/ninth overall. 
  • Mike Cammalleri collected an assist on Tootoo’s goal and has tied the team season-high with points in five straight games (5g-2a-7pts). Cammalleri also had points in five straight from October 9-18 (5g-2a-7pts).
  • Adam Larsson also picked up an assist and, with 2g-16a-18pts on the season, has matched his career-high (2g-16a-18pts, 2011-12). Larsson has posted 1g-13a-14pts in 22 games since January 3; he had 2g-11a-13pts in his previous 85 appearances dating back to the start of 2012-13.
  • Adam Henrique registered the primary assist on Zajac’s tally and has 1g-3a-4pts over the last six contests. He’s tied (Cammalleri, 23g-9a-32pts) for the team-lead with 12g-20a-32pts on the year.
  • Jacob Josefson also assisted on Zajac’s marker for his first point since February 7 at Montreal (g).
  • Jon Merrill appeared in his 100th NHL game.
  • Mark Fraser returned to the lineup for the first time since February 9 vs. Edmonton and played in the 200th game of his NHL career.

Audio

Post-game reactions from President/General Manager Lou LamorielloCory Schneider, Jordin Tootoo and Adam Henrique.

Statistics

Next Up

  • Tomorrow: vs. Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena (5:00 PM ET, MSG Plus 2, Sports Radio 66 AM & 101.9 FM WFAN).
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