New Jersey Devils 2 vs. Anaheim Ducks 1
- Attendance: 16,514 (sellout)
- Three Stars: 1. Taylor Hall 2. Michael Cammalleri 3. Yohann Auvitu
- New Jersey recorded its first win of the 2016-17 season with its victory over Anaheim.
- The Devils snapped a five-game winless against the Ducks dating back to Dec. 20, 2013.
- The Devils outshot the Ducks, 28-24, including 23-15 over the first two periods.
- New Jersey was 2-7 (28.7%) on the power play tonight. They were 0-5 on the man-advantage over their first two games this season.
- The Devils’ penalty-kill was 1-4 (25.0%) tonight and is 9-10 (90.0%) over the first three games this season.
- New Jersey is now 18-10-6 all-time in home-openers. It is their first victory in a home-opener since Jan. 22, 2013 vs. Phi. (3-0).
- New Jersey and Anaheim meet again Nov. 17 at Honda Center.
- Taylor Hall recorded two power play goals (his first two goals with NJ) in his Prudential Center debut. It is his first multi-goal game since Dec. 11, 2015 vs. NYR (2g).
- Travis Zajac and Michael Cammalleri tallied assists on Hall’s first power play goal at 12:35 of the second period. The assist was Cammalleri’s first point of the season.
- Zajac now has points in two consecutive games (1g-1a). He was 15-22 (68.1%) in the faceoff circle and led the team with 21:55 TOI.
- Zajac tied Bruce Driver for 13th all-time in games-played in franchise history.
- Damon Severson and Kyle Palmieri registered assists on Hall’s second power play goal (GWG) at 16:46 of the second period.
- Palmieri now has points in two consecutive games (1g-1a).
- Severson’s assist was his first point of the season.
- Devante Smith-Pelly and Cammalleri each had a team-high seven shots on goal tonight.
- Reid Boucher played in his first game of the 2016-17 season. He was a healthy scratch Oct. 13 and Oct. 15. Boucher logged 7:40 of ice-time and accumulated two penalty minutes in his season debut.
- Cory Schneider (1-1-1) recorded his first win of the season. He stopped 23 of 24 shots (95.8 save %). He has started in last three consecutive Devils’ home openers.
- Schneider also stopped a Ducks’ penalty shot when Chris Wager was hooked on a breakaway in the second period. Wagner missed the net. Schneider has not allowed a goal on the last five penalty shots he’s faced dating back to 2015-16.
Thursday: vs. Boston at TD Garden (7PM, MSG+, WFAN)