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1/23 Postgame Notes: NJD @ WIN

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

New Jersey Devils 3 at Winnipeg Jets 1

Three Stars: 1. Lee Stempniak 2. Michael Cammalleri 3. Dustin Byfuglien

Team Notes

• New Jersey extended its winning streak to a season-high four consecutive games (tie, Oct. 18-24).

• The Devils are 6-5-1=13pts over their last 12 road games and are 14-9-2=30pts away from Prudential Center overall.

• New Jersey is 10-9-1=21pts vs. the Western Conference this season, including 5-4-0=10pts on the road.

• The Devils split the season series with the Jets (1-1-0) & snapped a three-game losing streak at MTS Centre (last win, Jan. 14, 2012, 2-1).

• The Devils were 1/2 on the power play tonight and are 3/4 over the last two games; they were 0/19 over the previous eight contests.

• Winnipeg outshot New Jersey 23-16, including 19-6 over the final two periods.

Player Notes

Cory Schneider (22 saves) won for the fifth time in his last six starts, improved to 13-6-2 on the road & to 22-14-5 overall. He’s now allowed two goals or less in 26 of his last 34 starts since Oct. 29 & is 18-12-4, with four shutouts, a 1.96 goals-against average & .932 save-percentage during that stretch.

Lee Stempniak scored two goals tonight to record his first multi-goal game as a Devils/since Apr. 4, 2015 vs. Vancouver. Stempniak scored his 13th goal of the season at 11:41 of the first period to give the Devils a 1-0 lead. He netted his 14th of the year 8:42 into the third to put the Devils ahead 3-0. Stempniak has points in four straight (4g-2a-6pts), has 5g-2a-7pts over the last six games & has points in 16 of the last 25 contests (9g-9a-18pts). He has 2g-4a-6pts over his last five games vs. Winnipeg.

Jacob Josefson scored the first power play goal/third game-winning goal of his NHL career. It was his second of the season/first since Dec. 3 at Carolina (12 appearances).

Michael Cammalleri recorded two assists for his 11th multiple-point game of the season. He has 3a in three games since being activated from Injured Reserve and leads the Devils with 14g-24a-38pts overall.

David Schlemko collected the primary assist on Josefson's game-winner and has points in back-to-back games (3a). He now has 4g-8a-12pts overall, which is just 2pts shy of his career-high (4g-10a-14pts, 2010-11). Schlemko now has 0g-7a-7pts on the power play, which is a career-high (previously 5 PPA, 2010-11).

Joseph Blandisi also assisted on Josefson's game-winner and has points in consecutive games (1g-3a-4pts) for the first time in his NHL career. Blandisi now has 1g-5a-6pts over the last six games.

Eric Gelinas registered the primary assist on Stempniak's 2nd goal, his first assist/point since Nov. 3 at the New York Islanders.

Tuomo Ruutu led New Jersey with a season-high (tie, Dec. 19 vs. Anaheim) five hits tonight.

Bobby Farnham returned to the lineup after missing the previous four games due to a suspension. He recorded one shot on goal, one hit and one blocked shot in 11:02 of action.

Seth Helgeson, who was recalled from Albany (AHL) yesterday, made his NHL season debut. He registered two hits in 14:55 of TOI.

Sergey Kalinin (ill) was unable to play tonight.

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