New Jersey Devils 2 vs. Boston Bruins 1
Three Stars: 1. Keith Kinkaid 2. Reid Boucher 3. Travis Zajac
• New Jersey has points in seven of its last 10 games (6-3-1=11pts). At 37-32-8=82pts, the club has already surpassed its win/point total from all of 2014-15 (32-36-14=78pts).
• The Devils are 3-0-1=5pts over their last four home games and are 18-15-5=41pts at Prudential Center overall.
• New Jersey is played the first of its final six games vs. the Atlantic Division. The Devils are 10-5-4=24pts vs. the Atlantic, including 4-4-1=9pts at home.
• The Devils are 5/20 (25.0%) on the power play over their last six games.
• The Devils are 4-11-4 vs. the Bruins since 2010-11, including 3-6-1 at Prudential Center…Andy Greene has registered 2g-2a- 4pts in his last eight games vs. Boston…Travis Zajac has 5g-4a-9pts over his last seven games vs. the Bruins.
Keith Kinkaid (39 saves) made his first start since Mar. 19 vs. Columbus (4 games) and improved to 9-7-1 on the season.
Kinkaid’s 39 save performance marks a new career-high (prev. 38, Feb. 7, 2015 at MTL).
Travis Zajac scored his 14th goal of the season on the power play at 16:59 of the first period. It was the tenth time Zajac has recorded points in consecutive games this season. Reid Boucher and David Warsofsky recorded the assists.
Boucher also scored his eighth goal (GWG) of the season on the power play at 4:05 of the third period. Travis Zajac and Kyle Palmieri recorded the assists. Boucher has four game-winning goals this season.
Boucher has 2g-3a-5pts over the last five games and has five multiple point games this season.
Zajac had 1g-1a-2pts in the contest for his tenth multiple point game of the season.
Warsofsky’s assist was his first point as a Devil (9 GP).
Blake Pietila led the Devils with a season high four shots on goal.