New Jersey Devils 2 at Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (OT)
Three Stars: 1. Jack Johnson 2. Sergei Bobrovsky 3. Mike Cammalleri
Despite the loss, New Jersey won the season series vs. Columbus, 2-1-1=5pts.
The Devils are now 10-11-7 vs. the Metropolitan Division, including 4-7-3 on the road.
New Jersey is winless in six straight games (0-4-2) for the first time since October 3-17, 2013 (seven straight, 0-4-3).
The Devils fell to 1-6 in overtime this season.
Columbus outshot New Jersey, 31-26.
Cory Schneider (28 saves) made the start in goal and fell to 26-28-9 on the season. He allowed a penalty shot goal to Brandon Dubinsky in the second period. It was the third PS he’s faced this season: Alex Ovechkin, December 20 vs. Washington (save) & Tommy Wingels, October 18 vs. San Jose. Schneider has stopped 8/10 penalty shots he’s faced in his NHL career.
Mike Cammalleri registered his fifth two-goal game on the season. His first was a power play goal at 19:04 of the first period. It was his team-leading ninth power play goal of 2014-15, which is the most he’s scored in single-season since recording a career-high 19 PPG in 2008-09. He tied the game at 17:31 of the third period with his second shorthanded goal of the season/his career. Cammalleri has 27 goals overall, which is the third-highest total of his NHL career (39, 2008-09 & 34, 2006-07).
Eric Gelinas recorded the primary assist on Cammalleri’s power play goal and now has 3g-6a-9pts with the man-advantage this season. Twenty-six (8g-18a) of his 47 (13g-34a) career points have come on the power play (55.3%).
Adam Henrique also assisted on Cammalleri’s goal and has passed Scott Gomez (24a) for the team-lead with 25a on the season.
Dainius Zubrus picked up an assist on Cammalleri’s shorthanded goal and has points in back-to-back games (1g-1a-2pts) for the second time this season (December 4-6, 2a).
Adam Larsson collected his team-leading third shorthanded assist/point (tie, Jacob Josefson, 3 SHG).