NEW JERSEY DEVILS NOTES:
Florida Panthers 4 New Jersey Devils 3
(1-2-0 – 2 PTS) (1-1-1 – 3 PTS)
Three Stars: 1. S. Reinhart 2. S. Bobrovsky 3. E. Haula
FLA: S. Reinhart (2, 1 PPG, GWG) , C. Verhaeghe, N. Mikkola
NJD: E. Haula (PPG), M. McLeod, J. Bratt (PPG/X-Attacker)
SCORE 1ST 2ND 3RD OT SO FINAL
Florida 2 1 1 – – 4
DEVILS 0 0 3 – – 3
PLAYER INJURY/Illness OUT SINCE GAMES MISSED
Tomas Nosek Lower-body Oct. 13 2
2023-24 Total Man-Games Lost : 2
New Jersey opens its 41st season since relocating to the Garden State from Colorado in 1982-83. New Jersey earned a franchise record 52 wins and 112 points in the standings last season. Jersey’s team did not suffer a shutout in 2022-23, and the last time the team was shutout was on Apr. 24, 2022, in a 3-0 loss to Detroit at the Rock. The 82 games played last season marked the longest stretch in franchise history for a single season that the team didn’t suffer a shutout. Prior to 2022-23, the longest stretch in a single season that the Devils did not suffer a shutout was 80 games, which were played from Oct. 9, 1987, to Apr. 3, 1988. The team’s longest stretch in franchise history over multiple seasons without experiencing a shutout against were 111 games played from Jan. 5, 1999, to Feb. 29, 2000. The team enters Friday night’s contest vs New York with 88 consecutive regular-season games without being shut out. Jersey’s team concluded a three-game homestand on Mon., Oct. 18, which resulted in a 4-3 loss to Florida. The team earned a 4-2 victory on opening night vs Detroit, but then dropped the next to contests (ARI & FLA). The Devils enter Friday night’s Metropolitan Division showdown as one of three teams (STL, DAL, per Oct. 19) in the NHL that haven’t scored a goal in the first period of play for 2023-24. Overall, the Devils were outshot 39-22 in the first period of play for the 2023-24 campaign. All of New Jersey’s contests were decided by one goal this season. In 2022-23, the Devils earned a 20-6-8 record for games decided by one goal, which ranked eighth in the NHL (CAR ranked 1st, 25-6-9). Friday night’s contest marks New Jersey’s first game vs a divisional foe. The Devils posted an 18-6-2 record vs the Metropolitan division in 2022-23. The team’s 18 wins vs the division ranked second for MET teams, while Carolina ranked first with a 19-6-1 divisional record. Friday’s contest also marks New Jersey’s first road contest for the 203-24 campaign. The Devils earned a 28-9-4 road record in 2022- 23, which ranked third in the NHL (BOS 1st, 31-8-2). New Jersey’s 28 road wins in 2022-23 tied the franchise record for the most road wins, which was logged in 1998-99 (28-10-3). New Jersey is scheduled to wear its black alternate jersey for the first time on Oct. 27, vs Buffalo.
RECORD WHEN SCORING FIRST
Scoring first…0-0-0…Trailing first…1-1-1
The longest duration of a game this season: 2:43, Oct. 13, vs ARI (4-3, SOL)
Team’s average: H: 6’2” | W: 197lbs | A: 27 years old
First game: 1-0-0 | home: 1-0-0 | road:
Second game: 0-0-1 | home: 0-0-1 | road:
New Jersey logged a 15-8-1 record in back-to-back games last season. The Devils were 6-5-1 in first half games played and 9-3-0 in second half games played for this matter in 2022-23. New Jersey’s next back-to-back set is scheduled for Oct. 24, at Montreal/ Oct. 25 vs Washington.
The Devils and New York face-off for the first of four matchups this season:
Nov. 28 vs NYI, 7:00 P.M.
Mar. 24 at NYI, 5:00 P.M.
Apr. 15 vs NYI, 7:00 P.M.
New Jersey logged a 1-2-0 record vs the Isles in 2022-23.
ALL-TIME vs NYI
NEW YORK ISLANDERS NOTES:
DATE NYI RESULT SCORE NYI SCORERS IN GOAL
Oct. 17, 2023
Win NYI 1 vs. ARI 0 Barzal Sorokin 14/14
Mathew Barzal scored his first goal of the season on the power play, while Noah Dobson and Kyle Palmieri each recorded assists as the New York Islanders defeated the Arizona Coyotes, 1-0, Tuesday night at UBS Arena. Ilya Sorokin turned aside all 14 shots faced in his first shutout of the season to help the Islanders earn their second straight win on home ice to start the 2023-24 campaign.
RECENT TRANSACTIONS & UPDATES
Oct. 12 Simon Holmstrom has been recalled from loan (Bridgeport).
Oct. 6 William Dufour, Aidan Fulp, Ruslan Iskhakov, Eetu Liukas, Kyle MacLean, Matt Maggio,
Travis Mitchell, Reece Newkirk and Calle Odelius have all been loaned to Bridgeport. Ken Appleby,
Dennis Cholowski, Arnaud Durandeau, Grant Hutton, Otto Koivula, Karson Kuhlman, Paul
LaDue, Brian Pinho, Robin Salo and Jakub Skarek have all been placed on waivers.
DATE LOCATION RESULT/TIME
Oct. 20, 2023 UBS Arena 7:30pm
Nov. 28, 2023 Prudential Center 7:00pm
Mar. 24, 2024 UBS Arena 5:00pm
Apr. 15, 2024 Prudential Center 7:00pm
THE ISLANDERS VS. NEW JERSEY
LAST FIVE MEETINGS (4-1-0)
Mar. 27, 2023 UBS Arena W (5-1)
Dec. 9, 2022 Prudential Center W (6-4)
Oct. 20, 2022 UBS Arena L (4-1)
Apr. 3, 2022 Prudential Center W (4-3)
Dec. 11, 2021 Prudential Center W (4-2)
Franchise History 147-87-22-8
NYI Home 84-36-11-3
NYI Away 63-51-11-5
Tonight, the New York Islanders host the New Jersey Devils in the first of four meetings between the two clubs this season. The last time these teams met was March 27, 2023, when Pierre Engvall and Bo Horvat each scored to help the Islanders earn a 5-1 win at UBS Arena. The Islanders face their first Metropolitan Division team of the season tonight. They finished the 2022-23 campaign with a 16-8-2 record against division opponents.
The Islanders will look to capture their third straight win as they round out their season-opening three-game homestand. The 2023-24 campaign is the first time since the 2014-15 season (4-0-0) that the Islanders have recorded a 2-0-0 start to the season. It is the sixth time in franchise history they have started 2-0-0, and the first time in franchise history that both of those season opening wins occurred on home ice. The Islanders’ 3-2 win over Buffalo was the first time they captured a season-opening win on home ice since January 1995 (30-15-6 in home openers in franchise history).
Tonight’s matchup begins the Islanders’ first back-to-back series of the season, as they travel to Buffalo tomorrow. Last season, the Islanders were 7-7-1 on the front-end of back-to-back games and 8-5-2 on the back-end. They will play 10 sets of back-to-back games this season after playing 15 in the 2022-23 campaign.