New Jersey Devils 6 at Toronto Maple Leafs 3
- Attendance: 19,103
- Three Stars: 1. Pavel Zacha 2. Miles Wood 3. Cory Schneider
- The Devils defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3 to improve to 3-0-0 in 2017-18. New Jersey is now 2-1-4 at Air Canada Centre since the 2013-14 season.
- The club is 2-0-0 vs. the Atlantic Division and 2-0-0 against Eastern Conference opponents.
- The Devils have scored 16 goals in their first three games, which is the most to start a season since the club scored 17 at the start of the 1991-92 season.
- New Jersey was 1-5 on the power play tonight and are 4-13 (30.7%) on the PP over the last 3 games.
- The Devils were 6-8 on the penalty-kill tonight and are 15-18 (83.3%) over the last 3 games. New Jersey was 1-2 down two-men on the night, successfully killing a full two-minute 5-on-3 power play at 14:44 of the second period.
- During the kill, Brian Gibbons scored a 3-on-5 shorthanded goal which was the first ever 3-on-5 goal in Devils’ history.
- New Jersey has now scored a shorthanded goal in three consecutive games.
- The Devils were out-shot 31-50.
- Miles Wood opened the scoring for the Devils deflecting a Steven Santini shot at 9:07 of the first period. Wood gave the Devils the lead 1:38 later with his second goal of the night.
- Pavel Zacha also had two goals for his first multi-goal game and fourth multi-point game of his career.
- Brian Gibbons goal was the first shorthanded goal of his career and his third point (2g-1a) in two games.
- Adam Henrique had two assists, with his first coming on Gibbons’ shorthanded goal. Henrique has two shorthanded assists in two games and four points (1g-3a) in three games this season. He also led the Devils with five shots on net.
- Jesper Bratt continued his three-game point streak with an assist on Zacha’s power play goal. Bratt has six points (3g-3a) in his first three career games.
- Will Butcher added two assists, to bring his season and career total to five.
- Blake Coleman scored his first goal of the season and the second of his career. Coleman also led the Devils with four hits.
- Cory Schneider improved to 3-0-0 and stopped 47 of 50 shots. Schneider’s 47 saves ties a career high (11/29/11 vs CBJ).
- John Moore and Marcus Johansson also had assists.
- Andy Greene led the Devils with five blocks and 20:54 TOI.
- Stefan Noesen led the Devils with 17 PIM.