Devils’ Post-Game 2/12/17

New Jersey Devils 1 vs. San Jose Sharks 4

  • Attendance: 16,514 (sellout)
  • Three Stars:  1. Brent Burns 2. Joe Thornton 3. Kevin Lebanc

Team Notes

  • The Devils’ two-game, win-streak was snapped this afternoon as the club finished its season-series, 0-2-0, against San Jose. New Jersey has not defeated the Sharks at Prudential Center since Feb. 11, 2011 (0-3-2) and is 2-5-2 overall vs. SJ since the 2010-11 season.
  • New Jersey is now 1-3-0 in matinee games this season and are 0-2-0 at Prudential Center.
  • With the loss, the Devils fell to 5-5-3 against the Pacific Division and is 9-9-5 vs. Western Conference opponents in 2016-17.
  • The Devils were 0-2 on the power play tonight and are 5-11 (45.5%) over the last four games with the man-advantage. This was the first time in three games that New Jersey failed to convert at least once on the power play.
  • New Jersey was 6-6 on the penalty-kill tonight, including killing off a 1:42 three-on-five man-disadvantage in the first period. The Devils are 4-6 this season in killing opponent five-on-three power plays.
  • The Devils were out-shot, 38-22, including 19-3 in the first period.
  •  New Jersey and San Jose were even in face-offs with each club going 25-for-50.
  • Brent Burns tied his career-high with 11 shots on goal (also, Nov. 1, 2016 at Ari.). It was the most shots an opponent had against the Devils this season.

Player Notes

  • P.A. Parenteau notched his 13th goal of the season at 11:42 of the first period. It was his first goal since Jan. 6 vs. Tor. (14 games). He needs 7pts to reach 300 in his career.
  • Taylor Hall had the primary assist on Parenteau’s goal. He has five points (2g-3a) over his last five games. Hall also has three goals and two assists (5pts) over his last five games vs. the Sharks. He leads New Jersey with 23 assists.
  • Jacob Josefson also had an assist on Parenteau’s marker. He has one goal and four assists over his last eight games. 
  • Cory Schneider started in net for the seventh consecutive game. He stopped 34 of 37 shots in 58:55 of action, falling to 17-16-8 on the season. He has stopped 379 of 408 shots over the last 15 games for a .929 save-percentage.
  • Travis Zajac was 10-16 (63%) in the faceoff circle tonight.
  • John Moore was activated off injured reserve after missing the previous 17 games due to a concussion. He skated in 16:41 and collected two hits and one blocked shot.
  • Andy Greene led all Devils’ skaters with 25:21 of ice-time tonight.


Next Up     *subject to change
Tomorrow: 11AM Practice at Prudential Center
Tuesday: 10:30AM Morning Skate at Prudential Center
7PM vs. Colorado (MSG, TOJN/WFAN)
Wednesday: Noon Practice at Prudential Center
Thursday: 10:30PM Morning Skate at Prudential Center
7PM vs. Ottawa (MSG+, TOJN/WFAN)

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