Devils Post-Game 11/23/16

New Jersey Devils 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (SO)

  • Attendance: 13,752
  • Three Stars: 1. Michael Cammalleri 2. Travis Zajac 3. Auston Matthews

Team Notes

  • New Jersey snapped its season-long, three-game skid and is now 2-0 in the shootout and 7-0-1 at home this season.
  • The last time the Devils were undefeated in regulation through the first eight games of a season was in 1990-91 (7-0-1).
  • The Devils improved to 10-6-3=23pts on the season and are 4-3-2 vs. the Atlantic Division overall. New Jersey is 3-0-0 at home vs. Atlantic Division opponents.
  • New Jersey is 5-0-0 at home vs. Toronto since the 2013-14 season.
  • New Jersey ended its 0-29 power play drought, going 1-3 (33.3%) with the man-advantage.
  • New Jersey was 2-3 (66.7%) on the penalty-kill tonight and is 11-13 (84.6%) while shorthanded over the last five games.
  • The Devils were out-shot, 31-30, tonight, but out-shot Toronto, 29-28, in regulation-time.
  • New Jersey won 53% (36-68) of faceoffs tonight and out-hit the Maple Leafs, 19-9.

Player Notes

  • Michael Cammalleri returned to action after missing the last six games (personal reasons). He recorded a season-high four points (1g-3a), including a game-tying assist. The last time Cammalleri recorded four points in a game was Feb. 13, 2013 (3g-1a).
  • Cammalleri also had a career-high (tie, three times) nine shots on goal tonight.
  • Travis Zajac tallied three points (1g-2a) on the night. He opened the scoring for New Jersey at 0:32 of the second period. Zajac assisted on Cammalleri’s and Yohann Auvitu’s goals. It was Zajac’s second multi-point game of the season. He ended a five-game, point-less streak.
  • Auvitu tied the game at four apiece with 6:50 remaining in the third period. It was the second goal of the season for Auvitu in his first game returning from injury (upper body, three games missed).
  • Beau Bennett recorded his first goal of the season and his first goal as a Devil, ending the Devils’ 0-29 PP drought at 3:10 of the second period.  The goal was his first since Apr. 3, 2016 (18 games).
  • Jacob Josefson had the game-deciding goal in the shootout for New Jersey. He is now 1-2 on the season and is 10-20 (50.0%) in his career. It was the fourth game-deciding goal of his career.
  • Andy Greene and Kyle Quincey had one assist each for the Devils tonight. Greene led the Devils with 23:54 of ice-time.
  • Devante Smith-Pelly assisted on Bennett’s goal. He has three points over his last four games (1g-2a).
  • Cory Schneider made his 14th start of the season and improved to 8-5-2 on the season. He stopped 27 of 31 (.871 save %) shots and was 3-3 in the shootout.


Next Up
Tomorrow: OFF
Friday: vs. Detroit Red Wings (7:30PM, MSG+, TOJN/WFAN). 

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