By John Schweibacher
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The New Jersey Devils put together a modest three-game winning streak to end 2015 and begin 2016, but came up short Monday night as they tried to match their season-best four-game win streak from back in October.

Instead, the Devils’ streak came to an end with a 1-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night at Prudential Center. Petr Mrazek made 22 saves in the win, as Detroit salvaged the third and final meeting between the clubs.

The shutout was just the second ever by the Red Wings against the Devils and only the third overall for Detroit against them in franchise history:
• 1/4/15 Detroit 1 at New Jersey 0, Petr Mrazek 22 saves
• 1/25/92 Detroit 7 at New Jersey 0, Tim Cheveldae 21 saves
• 11/30/74 Detroit 1 at Kansas City 0, Jim Rutherford 14 saves

It was also the fourth time Cory Schneider was on the losing end of a 1-0 game with the Devils, but the first time the game-winner did not come in the third period:
1/4/16 Det 1 at NJD 0, Dylan Larkin, 9:20 1st
12/2/14 Pit 1 at NJD 0, Evgeni Malkin, 2:32 3rd
• 11/4/14 Stl 1 at NJD 0, Vladimir Tarasenko, 4:55 3rd
• 4/7/14 Cgy 1 at NJD 0, Mark Giordano, 0:23 3rd

John Moore’s second overtime goal this season gave the Devils a 3-2 win against the Dallas Stars on Saturday night in Newark. Moore, who also had the game-winner in OT at Montreal on Nov. 28, is the fourth defenseman in Devils history to score at least two overtime goals in one season.

Here is the list of Devils’ defensemen with two or more overtime goals in a single season:
Scott Niedermayer, 2001-02 (4)
10/30/01: NJD 4 at Bos 3
2/12/01: NYI 2 at NJD 3
4/7/02: Bos 2 at NJD 3
 4/13/02: NJD 4 at Was 3
Scott Niedermayer, 2002-03 (2)
 11/19/02: Buf 3 at NJD 4
 12/28/02: Was 1 at NJD 2
Johnny Oduya, 2008-09 (2)
 11/26/08: NJD 3 at Fla 2
 3/3/09: NJD 3 at Tor 2
Andy Greene, 2013-14 (2)
 12/21/13: NJD 5 at Was 4
 3/20/14: Min 3 at NJD 4
John Moore, 2015-16 (2)
 11/28/14: NJD 3 at Mon 2
 1/2/15: Dal 2 at NJD 3

Cory Schneider posted his third shutout this season, making 36 saves in the Devils’ 3-0 win at Ottawa on Wednesday night. The Elias Sports Bureau notes that Schneider’s save total was the highest by a Devils goaltender in a road shutout in nearly six years — Jan. 12, 2010, when Martin Brodeur stopped 51 shots in a 1-0 shootout win against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

Before Wednesday’s game, the last time a New Jersey goaltender faced at least 36 shots on goal and registered a regulation-time road shutout was on Dec. 15, 2001, also in Ottawa, with Brodeur making 39 saves in a 2-0 win.

Here is the list of Devils’ goalies that made the most saves in a road shutout:
 1/12/10 NJD 1 at NYR 0 (SO), Martin Brodeur, 51 saves
 12/17/83 NJD 3 at Min 0, Chico Resch, 42 saves
 10/10/88 NJD 5 at NYR 0, Sean Burke, 41 saves
 1/28/99 NJD 2 at Bos 0, Martin Brodeur, 40 saves
 12/15/01 NJD 2 at Ott 0, Martin Brodeur, 39 saves
 11/6/96 NJD 2 at Det 0, Martin Brodeur, 36 saves
 2/4/99 NJD 2 at Stl 0, Chris Terreri, 36 saves
 12/30/15 NJD 3 at Ott 0, Cory Schneider, 36 saves
 11/18/84 NJD 6 at NYR 0, Ron Low, 35 saves
 12/21/09 NJD 4 at Pit 0, Martin Brodeur, 35 saves

The Devils beat the Hurricanes, 3-2, last Tuesday night at the Prudential Center. Eric Staal scored both goals for the Hurricanes in the loss. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Staal entered play on Tuesday having scored 317 goals in his 12 seasons in the NHL, but only five in 45 regular season games against the Devils and just one in his last 27 vs. New Jersey.

Here is the list of active NHL forwards who have scored the fewest goals against the Devils with a minimum of 46 career games played vs. New Jersey:
 Maxime Talbot, 5 goals, 48 games
 Brad Richards, 6 goals, 52 games
 Chris Neil, 6 goals, 46 games
 Mike Richards, 7 goals, 46 games
 Eric Staal, 7 goals, 46 games


Plus: Something New. Five of the Devils’ six overtime goals this season have come from newly acquired players: John Moore (2), Kyle Palmieri (2) and Lee Stempniak (1). Adam Larsson has the other.

Minus: Something Old. New Jersey was shut out for the first time in 2016, 1-0, vs. Detroit on Monday night. The Devils were blanked just four times overall in the calendar year of 2015 after being on the losing end of 10 shutouts in 2014.


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