New Jersey Devils 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 4
- Attendance: 19,092
- Three Stars: 1. Brayden Point 2. Victor Hedman 3. Nikita Kucherov
- The Devils fell to 4-3-3 on the season and finished their season-series with Tampa Bay 1-2-0. New Jersey has not defeated the Lightning in Tampa Bay since Oct. 14, 2014 (four games).
- New Jersey is now 0-3-2 on the road this season and is 1-3-2 vs. the Atlantic Division.
- The Devils have not started a season win-less on the road through their first five games since 2013-14 (0-5-2).
- New Jersey allowed four unanswered goals after opening the scoring at 14:39 of the first period.
- The Devils were 0-4 on the power-play tonight and are 2-17 (11.8%) with the man-advantage through the first five road games this season.
- New Jersey’s penalty-kill was 3-4 (75.0%) tonight and is 14-17 (82.3%) through the first five road games of the season.
- New Jersey outshot Tampa Bay, 38-35, including 18-6 in the final frame.
- The Devils blocked 17 Lightning shots tonight and had 13 of their shots-attempts blocked.
- Damon Severson scored his second goal of the season at 14:39 of the first period to put the Devils ahead 1-0. His first goal of the season was a game-winning goal, Oct. 29, vs. Tampa Bay. He now has 2g-7a-9pts through the first ten games of the season and leads the Devils in points. Severson has 2g-3a-5pts over his last three games.
- Severson is one of six NHL defensemen to lead their team in scoring.
- Taylor Hall and Travis Zajac assisted on Severson’s marker.
- Hall now has 199 career assists.
- Zajac led New Jersey with a season-high five shots on goal and a season-high four hits. He was 18-30 (60.0%) in the faceoff circle tonight.
- Andy Greene played in his 321st consecutive game tonight, tying Kirk Muller for the fourth-longest games-played stretch in Devils’ history. Muller played in 321 consecutive games from Apr. 5, 1987-Mar. 31, 1991. Sergei Brylin is third all-time on the list, having played in 328 straight games from Oct. 8, 2003-Apr. 6, 2008.
- Greene also led New Jersey with 21:56 of ice-time.
- Cory Schneider made his ninth start of the season and fell to 4-3-2. He stopped 31 of 35 shots (.886 save %). He is now 3-4-1 vs. Tampa Bay in his career.
Sunday: at Carolina Hurricanes (6PM, MSG+, WFAN/TONJ)
Tuesday: vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7PM, MSG+, TONJ)