New Jersey Devils 0 vs. New York Islanders 1
Attendance: 16,514 (Sold Out)
Three Stars: 1. Jaroslav Halak 2. Cory Schneider 3. Casey Cizikas
• New Jersey has lost back-to-back games in regulation for the first time since Jan. 12-14.
• The Devils were shut out for the sixth time this season (last time, Jan. 26 at Pittsburgh, 2-0).
• New Jersey is 8-4-2=18pts over its last 14 games overall.
• The Devils finished their season series vs. the Islanders 1-3-0=2pts.
• New Jersey is 8-10-2=18pts vs. the Metropolitan Division this season, including 4-4-2=10pts at home.
• Tonight’s contest opened the club’s eighth of 12 sets of back-to-back games (tomorrow at Washington, 7:00 PM). The Devils are 3-4-1=7pts in first games and 4-1-2=10pts in second games when playing on consecutive dates.
• The Devils were 0/1 on the power play tonight; they had scored at least one PPG in each of their last four games.
• New Jersey was 4/4 on the penalty kill tonight and are 29/32 (90.6%) over the past nine games.
• The Devils outshot the Islanders, 27-24. They are 5-8-0 when outshooting an opponent this season.
Cory Schneider (23 saves) took the loss in goal. He fell to 8-5-1 in his last 14 starts & to 25-18-6 overall. Schneider has allowed two goals or less in 33 of his last 42 starts since Oct. 29 and is 21-16-5 with four shutouts, a 1.96 goals-against average & .932 save-percentage during that stretch.
Andy Greene played in his 288th consecutive game, dating back to Mar. 6, 2012, and has tied Aaron Broten (Mar. 27, 1986-Jan. 4, 1990) for the sixth-longest such stretch in Devils’ history. Jay Pandolfo is next on the list, having appeared in 307 consecutive games from Jan. 22, 2003-Nov. 28, 2007.
Tyler Kennedy and Travis Zajac led the Devils with four shots on goal.
Adam Henrique was 9/13 (69.2%) on face-offs tonight.
Jordin Tootoo received a five-minute major penalty for cross-checking and a game misconduct for a hit on Johnny Boychuk at 15:00 of the second period.
Jon Merrill was activated from Injured Reserve and returned to the lineup for the first time since Jan. 16 at Arizona. He missed 12 games with an upper body injury. Merrill registered one hit in 15:44 of action.