Welcome to the second part of November. In this series we are recapping how the entire season played out and who the top performers for each month. When we last left off, the Devils lost to the Kings after going 3-0-1.
Game 20 – 6-8-5
The Devils remained at home to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Prudential Center.
Goals from Andy Greene (2), Adam Larsson (1), and two from Jaromir Jagr (6,7) helped New Jersey easily take care of the Penguins with a final of 4-1. Jagr, Travis Zajac, and Dainius Zubrus saw their plus/minus ratings go through the roof with a +4. Jagr led the team with 3 shots but 14 of 18 players were on the stat sheet with at least a shot on goal.
Martin Brodeur was the starting goaltender for the game and stopped 27-of-28 and posted a save percentage of .964. Brodeur received the first star of the game, while Andy Greene received the second star for his goal. Greene was also on the ice for almost 6 more minutes than the person who had the second highest ice time.
Game 21 – 7-8-5
The Devils then embarked on a western road trip to take on the teams of California. The first of the 3-game road trip was in the Honda Center to take on the previously undefeated-at-home Anaheim Ducks. The Devils managed to sneak out their second straight win and gave the Ducks their first home loss, albeit in Overtime. Travis Zajac was the hero with his 3rd goal of the season at 1:58 into the extra period.
Marek Zidlicky tied the game up at 1 (3), Eric Gelinas gave the Devils the temporary lead (2), and Jagr magically tied the game up with 1:01 left in the game (8). Gelinas had a goal and an assist on the game while Patrik Elias contributed with 3 assists. Zajac, Zidlicky, and Zubrus all had +2 ratings for the game. Jagr once again led the team in shots with 4.
Martin Brodeur started once again but did not have as great of a game. He stopped 22 shots but also gave up 3 goals and posted a .880 save percentage. Tedenby (6) and Josefson (15) were the scratches.