New Jersey Devils 3 vs Pittsburgh Penguins 4 OT
- Attendance: 16,514
- Three Stars: 1. Sidney Crosby 2. Taylor Hall 3. Brian Dumoulin
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- The New Jersey Devils fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fourth and final matchup of the regular season in overtime, 4-3. The Devils finish the season-series against the Penguins, 3-0-1, and fall to 6-2-1 in their last nine games.
- New Jersey is now 2-0-1 on their four game home stand, and will face-off against the New York Islanders to wrap up their home stand on Saturday. This season, the Devils are 26-15-6 vs. Eastern Conference opponents and 14-9-2 against the Metropolitan Division.
- Nico Hischier and Will Butcher are the first pair of rookies in Devils franchise history to record 40+ points in the same season.
- New Jersey was 2-2 on the penalty kill, and ended the regular season series without allowing a power play goal to the Penguins (7-7 PK). Pittsburgh ranks first amongst all other clubs in the power play.
- The Devils play their next three of five games at home before finishing the regular season.
- Kyle Palmieri started the scoring for the Devils, notching his fifth point in three games (3G – 2A), and third straight game with a goal. Palmieri is now only four goals shy of tying his career high (30).
- Nico Hischier tallied his 50th point tonight on Palmieri’s goal. The tally makes Hischier the seventh rookie to reach the 50-point mark in franchise history, and the first since Adam Henrique (16G-35A-51PTS) in the 2011-12 season.
- Taylor Hall notched his 11th power-play goal of the season 14:41 into the second. Hall’s 86th point of the season ties Kirk Muller for seventh all-time in Devils history. Hall extends his point-streak to six games, and now has 12 points over eight games (4G-8A).
- Will Butcher had the lone helper on Hall’s goal, his 40th of the season. The assist slots Butcher into 20th for most assist by a NHL rookie defenseman *credit Craig Seiden. Additionally, Butcher is the fourth rookie defenseman in Devils franchise history to reach the 40-point mark in a season and first since Scott Niedermayer during the 1992-93 season.
- Blake Coleman scored New Jersey’s third goal of the game, his 12th of the season. Coleman has scored in back-to-back matchups against Penguins net minder, Matt Murray. The goal marks a new career high for Coleman.
- Keith Kinkaid deferred 31 out of the 35 shots he faced tonight (.886%). Tonight was the first time this season that Kinkaid has allowed more than three goals against the Penguins. Kinkaid falls to 3-2-2 in his career against Pittsburgh.
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UPCOMING SCHEDULE *Subject to change
Tomorrow: 12PM Practice at RWJBarnabas Health Hockey House.
Saturday: 10:30AM Practice at Prudential Center, 7PM Game at Prudential Center vs New York Islanders.