New Jersey Devils Post-Game Notes: Feb. 22 vs. Washington Capitals

New Jersey Devils 3 vs. Washington Capitals 2

 

  • Attendance: 16,514*
  • Three Stars: Damon Severson 2. Mackenzie Blackwood 3. Alex Ovechkin

 

TEAM NOTES

 

  • The Devils defeated the Capitals, 3-2, in the fourth and final contest of the 2019-20 regular season series. New Jersey concludes the season series against Washington, 2-2-0 (4PTS), marking the first time since the 2013-14 season series where New Jersey secured two wins against Washington.
  • New Jersey improves to 7-4-1 (5-2-1 home) against Metropolitan Division rivals and 4-2-0 in matinee contests this season.
  • The Devils were 5-6 on the penalty kill (14-17 season series) and 2-3 (3-11 season series) on the power play.
  • The Caps outshot the Devils, 35-29.
  • New Jersey was 23-46 (50%) in face-offs tonight.
  • The Devils are 3-5-2 at Prudential Center and 5-13-2 overall against the Sharks since the 2015-16 season.

 

PLAYER NOTES

 

 

  • Mackenzie Blackwood got the start for his 40th of the season. Blackwood stopped 33 of 35 shots faced (.943), and improves to 21-12-7 on the season. Blackwood earns his sixth straight victory (6-0-0), marking the first Devil since Brodeur in 2009-10 (6-0-0). The Thunder Bay, ONT. native is now within one win of the Devils/Rockies/Scouts record for the longest by a rookie (S. Burke: 7-0-0; 1987-88) *credit NHL PR
  • Jesper Bratt opened the scoring, 12:55 into the opening frame assisted by Damon Severson. His tuck gives him his fourth point in five games played (3G-1A; 2/13-22). Bratt’s goal ties a career high (13) in a single season.
  • Wayne Simmonds notched the second goal of the game, 12:12 into the second period assisted by Bratt and Nikita Gusev. Bratt tallies his fifth multi-point game this season.
  • Alex Ovechkin tallied his 700th goal against New Jersey. The Russian native has tallied 30 goals and 34 assists for 64 points against New Jersey in his 15-year career.
  • Severson notched the game-winner, 18:01 into the third period assisted by Gusev and Kyle Palmieri. Gusev extends his assist streak to two games (4A).

 

 

 

STATISTICS

 

 

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE   *Subject to change

 

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