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11/27 Pregame Notes: Devils vs. Panthers

7PM ET • Prudential Center • MSG+ • The One Jersey Network

by James Stolfi / newjerseydevils.com

LAST GAME: NOV. 25 - NEW JERSEY 4 AT DETROIT 3 (OT)

The Devils defeated the Detroit Red Wings in their first game at Little Caesars Arena and improved to 14-5-4 overall, 3-2 in overtime and 8-2-2 on the road. New Jersey has earned 18 points on the road, which is currently the most in the NHL. The club is is 3-4-0 since 2013-14 and 14-20-2 all-time on the road against Detroit.

With the win, the Devils closed out their 5th of 16 back-to-back contests and are 4-1-0 in first games and 4-1-0 in second games of back-to-back sets. It was the third time this season the club has swept back-to-back games.

New Jersey surrendered their fastest goal to start a game this season, when Detroit's David Booth scored 0:34 into the first period (previously, 0:41, A. Anisimov, Nov. 12 at CHI).

New Jersey was 1-3 on the power play and is ranked 7th in the NHL with a 23.6 PP% (17 of 72). The Devils were out-shot by the Red Wings, 34-32, and are 11-4-1 when out-shot by opponents.

Brian Gibbons scored his team-leading 11th goal 2:31 into overtime. It was Gibbons' third game-winning goal this season/of his career and his first in overtime. 

Taylor Hall had two points (1G-1A) and recorded his seventh multi-point game this season. Hall has five points (2G-3A) over his last two games.

Brian Boyle and Nico Hischier notched the other two goals for the Devils. Boyle has a season long three-game point streak (2G-1A), while Hischier has two points (1G-1A) over his last two games.

Will Butcher had the primary assist on Hall's power play goal. Ten of Butcher's 16 assists have come on the man-advantage, which ranks fifth (tie, S. Gostisbehere - PHI) in the NHL.

Adam Henrique, Steven Santini and Miles Wood also had assists on the night. Santini matched his career-high from last season, after registering his fifth assist.

Keith Kinkaid made his sixth start of the season and stopped 31 of 34 shots. Kinkaid improved to 5-1-1 and 4-0-1 on the road, while picking up the first win of his career against Detroit (1-0-0).

TONIGHT'S GAME VS. FLORIDA

The Devils defeated the Florida Panthers 2-1, Nov. 11 at Prudential Center to end their season-long, four-game, win-less streak. New Jersey is 1-0-0 against Florida in 2017-18 and the two clubs will square-off for the final time during the regular season Mar. 1 at FLA. The Devils are 7-2-0 on home-ice vs. the Panthers since 2012-13. 

New Jersey is 7-0-2 (4-0-1 road) against the Atlantic Division and is 8-1-2 (5-0-1 road) vs. Eastern Conference opponents.

Kyle Palmieri capitalized on the Devils only five-on-three opportunity of the season, for the game-winning goal. Rookie defenseman Will Butcher had the primary assist.

Damon Severson scored his second goal of the season, while Nico Hischier and Jimmy Hayes added assists. 

Cory Schneider stopped 32 of 33 shots (.970 save%) to earn his seventh victory of the season.

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