New Jersey Devils Post-Game Notes: 3/29 vs PIT

New Jersey Devils 3 vs Pittsburgh Penguins 4 OT

  • Attendance: 16,514
  • Three Stars: 1. Sidney Crosby 2. Taylor Hall 3. Brian Dumoulin
  • **See @NJDevils on twitter and newjerseydevils.com for post-game pressers and sound**

    TEAM NOTES

  • 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.

     

     

     

     

    PLAYER NOTES

     

  • 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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    STATISTICS

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