Stars Shine As New Jersey Devils Win Fourth Straight

NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 16: Taylor Hall #9 of the New Jersey Devils plays the puck during the second period against Jason Spezza #90 and Brett Ritchie #25 of the Dallas Stars on October 16, 2018 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 16: Taylor Hall #9 of the New Jersey Devils plays the puck during the second period against Jason Spezza #90 and Brett Ritchie #25 of the Dallas Stars on October 16, 2018 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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The New Jersey Devils went into Tuesday night 3-0-0, looking to remain undefeated through four games for the first time in over 20 years.

The Devils welcomed in the 3-2-0 Dallas Stars to the Prudential Center on Tuesday. The Devils took them down 3-0 for Keith Kinkaid’s second shutout in four games. It has been a very impressive start for the Devils this season. They are 4-0 for the first time in over 20 years. There was a whole lot to like in this one.

Once again, Kyle Palmieri opened the scoring and became the first player in NHL History to score his teams first goal of the game for four straight games to start a season. That now ties him with Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak for second in the NHL with seven goals, only trailing Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews who has ten. Palmieri is on fire and fans can only hope he can keep up the hot streak.

Another game, another day that Ray Shero looks like a genius. Jean-Sebastien Dea has come from being waved to having a goal in three straight games. He’s had a remarkable start to the season and one can only hope that it continues. He has been an amazing depth player to start, and it is hard to see number 10 coming out of the lineup any time soon.

Texas native Blake Coleman has three goals in three consecutive home games against his hometown team. It was really great to see him light the lamp for the first time this season. Coleman looks very good, picking up where he left off last season.

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The Devils superstars are off to a slow start in terms of only goal scoring. Taylor Hall and Nico Hischier are both without a goal in four games, but Hall has four assists and Nico has two. That can be viewed as a positive because it shows the team’s scoring depth out of the gate.

Hischier is also clearly going to be one of the best 200 foot players in the league in the not so distant future. He kept the shutout for Keith Kinkaid alive with only a few minutes remaining by making a remarkable play on the Devils goal line to keep the puck out of the net.

Cory Schneider is going to have to earn his starting job back, as Kinkaid may have been the best goalie in the league to begin play this season. His second shutout passes his total of one from last season just four games in. He has a 1.00 goals against average and a .961 save percentage. This also shows how good the Devils have played, as they limited the high powered Dallas Stars to 24 shots, and lead the NHL with a +13 goal differential.