Andy Greene put in an iron-man performance for the New Jersey Devils in last night’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators. The Devils dominated defensively, holding the Senators to only 14 shots in 65 minutes of play.
Greene was a huge part of this defensive success. He played in over half the game, officially collecting an ice time of 32:37. Greene was not just a body while on the ice for this unusually large amount of ice time either. He blocked two shots, had two takeaways, and delivered one hit. #6 for the Devils also had two shots on goal and a +1 rating. He even assisted on Andrei Loktionov‘s goal, which tied the game at one in the second period.
On the season, the 30 year old has netted two goals and has collected nine assists for a total of 11 points. His +7 rating is also 68th best in the league. In last night’s effort, Greene was on the ice for ten minutes more than usual. Through 33 games played, which is iron-man enough and tied for first place in the league, Green has averaged an ice time of 22:25. This time is first among Devils defense-man this season and second among Devils players behind Ilya Kovalchuk‘s average ice time of 25:13.
Greene’s ice time was not a total surprise after captain Bryce Salvador suffered a lower body injury in the first period in last night’s game and did not return.
The fans thank you for last night’s performance, Andy.