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10/16 Postgame Notes: NJD vs. SJS

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

Team Notes

• The Devils picked up their first point of the season (0-3-1).

• New Jersey was 1-for-6 on the power play and has now scored a PPG in each of its first four games (4/15, 26.7% overall).

• New Jersey fell to 61-57 all-time in the shootout and 37-29 at home.

Player Notes

Cory Schneider (33 saves + 0/2 SO) made his second start of the season. He also stopped Patrick Marleau’s penalty shot in the second period and has now stopped 9 of 11 in his NHL career and 4 of 6 as a Devil.

Schneider last faced a penalty shot on March 31, 2015 (vs. Brandon Dubinsky, Columbus, Score).

Schneider has faced a penalty shot in each of the Devils’ last two games vs. the Sharks at Prudential Center. He stopped Tommy Wingels’ attempt in last season’s home opener on Oct. 18 at The Rock.

Adam Henrique scored a power play goal at 16:22 of the third period to tie the game at 1-1 and force overtime. It was Henrique’s second goal of the season & first on the power play. He also scored the Devils’ only goal in the shootout; it was just the second shootout goal of his career (2/13, 15.4%).

Henrique led New Jersey with a season-high seven shots on goal and led all forwards with 23:49 of TOI.

Damon Severson and Jordin Tootoo assisted on Henrique's goal, their first points of the season. It was Severson’s first assist since March 23 vs. Los Angeles (11 games) and Tootoo’s first since March 14 vs. Arizona (16 games).

Andy Greene led the Devils with 25:09 of TOI overall.

Travis Zajac missed the game due to a lower body injury.

John Moore returned to the lineup after missing Tuesday’s game with a right arm injury.

Eric Gelinas and Stefan Matteau were the healthy scratches.

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