New Jersey Devils 3 vs. Philadelphia Flyers 4 (OT)Team Notes
• The Devils lost in overtime for the first time this season (4-1).
• New Jersey closed out its third of 12 sets of back-to-back games. The Devils are 1-1-1 in first games and 1-1-1 in second games when playing on consecutive dates.
• The Devils earned a point but are winless in their last four home games (0-2-2); they’re 5-6-3 at Prudential Center overall.
• New Jersey is now 10-2-3 vs. Philadelphia since the start of the 2012-13 season.
• The Devils are now 5-4-1 vs. the Metropolitan Division this season, including 2-2-1 at home.
• New Jersey was 1/3 on the penalty kill and allowed a power-play goal on home ice for the first time since Oct. 31 vs. the New York Islanders, ending a streak of 23 straight kills over seven games. It marked just the third time this season the Devils allowed 2 PPG in a game (also, Oct. 24 at Buffalo & Oct. 10 at Washington).
• The Devils were 1/4 on the power play and have scored a PPG in 17 of their 26 games, including in eight of the last 11. New Jersey has converted 19 of its 92 opportunities overall (20.6%).Player Notes
Cory Schneider (21 saves) made the start in goal and fell to 11-7-3 on the season. He allowed more than two goals for just the second time in his last 14 starts since Oct. 29 (7-5-2, 1 ShO, 1.98 GAA, .929 save %).
Mike Cammalleri scored a power-play goal (the 100th PPG of his NHL career) with 1:00 remaining in regulation to force the overtime. He also recorded an assist for his eighth multiple-point game of the season. Cammalleri has points in back-to-back games (3g-2a-5pts) and leads Devils with 10g-18a-28pts overall.
Stefan Matteau scored his first goal of the season/since Apr. 3 vs. Montreal (13 games). It was an unassisted goal 6:36 into the first period.
Kyle Palmieri’s 10th goal of the season 1:55 into the third period tied the game at 2-2. He now has 3g over the last four games & 4g-3a-7pts in five career games vs. Philadelphia.
Lee Stempniak collected the primary assist on Cammalleri’s goal, which gives him assists/points in back-to-back games (2a).
Tyler Kennedy recorded the secondary assist on Cammalleri’s goal for his first power play point since Oct. 8, 2013 at the NY Rangers. He has 3a over the past two games.
Patrik Elias picked up the primary assist on Palmieri’s goal, has points in two straight (2a) & has 1g-3a-4pts over the last five games.
David Schlemko returned the lineup for the first time since Nov. 20 at Edmonton. He missed five games Nov. 22-Dec. 1 due to a lower body injury and was a healthy scratch last night in Carolina. Schlemko 16:00 of TOI tonight and was a +1.
Travis Zajac (upper body) did not play tonight.