New Jersey Devils 2 vs Tampa Bay Lightning 4
Kalinin posts first career multi-goal game
Three Stars 1. Sergey Kalinin 2. Jonathan Drouin 3. Stephen GiontaTeam Notes
• The Devils finished their season series 0-3-0 against Tampa Bay. It is the third time in franchise history that New Jersey has been swept by Tampa Bay in a season series, (previously; 2001-02, 0-3-1 & 2003-04, 0-4-0).
• New Jersey was 0/1 on the power play tonight and is 6/26 (23.1%) over the last six games.
• The Devils were 2/2 on the penalty kill tonight and is 21/24 (87.5%) over the last six games.
• New Jersey has points in seven of its last 14 games (6-7-1=13pts). At 37-36-8=82pts, the club has already surpassed its win/point total from all of 2014-15 (32-36-14=78pts).
• The Devils have points in four of their last seven home games (3-3-1=7pts), and are 18-17-5=41pts at Prudential Center overall.
• The Devils will play their season finale of the 2015-16 season at home. New Jersey is playing its final game vs. the Atlantic Division. The Devils are 10-9-4=24pts vs. the Atlantic Division, including 4-6-1=9pts at home.
• The Devils have lost a season-high four consecutive games.
Keith Kinkaid (18 saves/21 shots against + ENG) made the start in goal tonight and fell to 9-9-1 on the season.
Sergey Kalinin scored his seventh goal of the season at 7:16 of the second period. It was his first goal since Feb. 23 vs. NYR. (19 games). John Moore and Stephen Gionta recorded the assists.
Kalinin scored his second goal, his eighth of the season at 9:26 of the third period, to record his first career mulit-goal game. Bobby Farnham and Gionta had the assists on the goal.
Gionta's two point night was his first multi-point game of the season, and the third time in his career that he recorded 2a in a game. (previously, Oct. 28, '14 & Jan. 31 '13).
Gionta has 10 assists this season which matches his career high, (also, 2012-13).
Farnham's assist comes after being a healthy scratch in the previous two games. (Apr. 2-5).
Adam Larsson led the Devils with 24:05 minutes of playing time.
Kalinin, Jacob Josefson and David Schlemko each had a team-leading three shots on goal.
Travis Zajac was 9/13 (69.2%) in the faceoff circle.
Joseph Blandisi had a season-high six penalty minutes.