Devils Post-Game 2/28/15

New Jersey Devils 2 at Columbus Blue Jackets 0

  • Attendance: 17,814
  • Three Stars: 1. Cory Schneider 2. Andy Greene  3. Curtis McIlhinney

Team Notes

  • New Jersey snapped a three-game road losing  streak and improved to 11-18-2 away from Prudential Center overall. 
  • The Devils lead the season series vs. Columbus 2-0-0 and are now 8-8-5 vs. the Metropolitan Division.
  • New Jersey closed-out its 15th of 18 sets of back-to-back games tonight. The club is now 6-5-4 in first games and 6-6-3 in second games when playing on consecutive dates.
  • Columbus outshot New Jersey, 33-19.

Player Notes

  • Cory Schneider (33 saves) recorded his second shutout in the last four games. It was his fourth of the season, seventh as a Devil & the 16 of his NHL career. 
  • Schneider is 11-5-2 with two shutouts, a 1.69 goals-against average & .944 save-percentage in 20 appearances in 2015.
  • Andy Greene scored  his second goal of the season (GWG) & in the last five games.
  • Travis Zajac added an empty-net goal and now has goals in back-to-back games for the second time this season (November 10-11, 2g-1a-3pts).
  • Mike Cammalleri collected an assist on Zajac’s goal and now has points in a team season-high six straight games (5g-3a-8pts). Cammalleri held the previous mark with points in five straight from October 9-18 (5g-2a-7pts). He leads the Devils with 23g-10a-33pts overall.
  • Patrik Elias registered the lone assist on Greene’s goal, his first helper since January 28 vs. Toronto (14 games).
  • Stephen Gionta also assisted on Zajac’s tally, his second in the last four games.
  • Michael Ryder returned to the lineup for the first time since February 13 at Chicago; he was a healthy scratch in 14 of the previous 15 games.

Statistics

Next Up

  • Tomorrow: TBA
  • Next Game: Tuesday vs. Nashville Predators at Prudential Center (7:00 PM ET, MSG, Sports Radio 66 AM & 101.9 FM WFAN).
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