New Jersey Devils 0 vs. Florida Panthers 3
Three Stars: 1. Roberto Luongo 2. Reilly Smith 3. Cory Schneider
New Jersey was shut out for the third time this season as they completed their season series, 0-1-2, against the Florida Panthers. The club surrendered two empty-net goals in the third period.
The Devils have lost three consecutive games (0-2-1) since winning two straight Jan. 2-3.
Despite the loss, New Jersey is still four games above NHL .500 at home at 10-6-3.
New Jersey is now 5-7-3 vs. the Atlantic Division and is 10-11-5 against Eastern Conference opponents.
This was just the second loss to Florida at Prudential Center since the 2013-14 season (6-2-0). The Devils are 7-5-3 vs. the Panthers overall since the 13-14 season.
New Jersey was 0-2 on the power play and is 1-15 (6.7%) with the man-advantage over the last five games.
The Devils were 5-6 on the penalty-kill tonight and are 13-17 (76.5%) over the last five games.
New Jersey was out-shot 29-28.
Despite stopping 26 of 27 shots,
Cory Schneider fell to 12-14-6 on the season. He has stopped 120 of 127 shots-faced (.944 save%) over his last five games.
Kyle Quincey paced the Devils in ice-time tonight with 23:09.
Adam Henrique was 10-14 (71%) in the faceoff circle tonight.
Steven Santini recorded 5 hits tonight. He has 16 hits over five games played this season.
Taylor Hall had six shots on net.
Pavel Zacha registered a career-high five penalty minutes tonight after he received a major penalty for boarding in the first period. He has had six minor penalties in his 36 game NHL career.
Next Up *subject to change
Tomorrow: *12PM Practice at Prudential Center
Wed: *1:15PM Practice at Rogers Place
Thur: 11:30AM Morning Skate at Rogers Place
9PM ET at Edmonton (MSG+, TOJN/WFAN)
Fri: 11:30 AM Morning Skate at Scotiabank Saddledome
9PM ET at Calgary (MSG+2, TOJN/WFAN)
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