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10/20 Postgame Notes: NJD vs. ARI

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

Team Notes

• New Jersey won its second straight game and now has points in three straight (2-0-1=5pts).

• The Devils are now 4-0-1 in their last five games vs. Arizona at Prudential Center (last regulation loss, Dec. 15, 2007, 4-1).

• New Jersey improved to 116-93-205 in OT all-time (58-43-87 at home).

• The Devils outshot the Coyotes, 25-20. The allowed a season-low two shots against in the first period.

• Three of the club’s next four games will be played on the road, beginning Thursday night at Ottawa.

• The Devils will return to Prudential Center next Tuesday, Oct. 27 vs. Columbus.

Player Notes

Cory Schneider (18 saves) picked up his second straight win to improve to 2-1-1. He’s now 6-1-1 in nine career games vs. the Coyotes.

Adam Larsson scored his first career overtime goal (third game-winner) at 0:43 over the extra session. He also posted a shorthanded assist for his first multiple-point game since February 20 vs. Vancouver (3a). Larsson led the Devils with 23:55 of TOI tonight.

Travis Zajac scored a shorthanded goal with just 0:27 remaining in the second period, his first point of 2015-16. Three of Zajac’s last seven goals since January 6 have been SHG; he now has six in his NHL career. Zajac also assisted on both of New Jersey’s other goals for his first three-point game since March 31, 2014 vs. Florida (3g-1a-4pts) & won 17/25(68%) faceoffs on the night.

Mike Cammalleri’s goal was his second of the season. He has points in back-to-back games (1g-1a-2pts) and leads the Devils with 2g-3a-5pts overall. Cammalleri recorded eight shots on goal, his most since registering a career-high nine shots on January 7, 2010 vs. Florida.

Lee Stempniak assisted on the overtime goal after scoring the game-winner in OT on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

Jacob Josefson registered the primary assist on Zajac’s goal. Since the start of last season, he ranks seventh (tie) in shorthanded scoring with 3g-1a-4pts.

Jon Merrill (illness) and Tuomo Ruutu (lower body/maintenance) both missed their second straight game.

• Brian O’Neill returned to the lineup; Reid Boucher was the healthy scratch.

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