Stempniak registered a power-play goal and an assist in Friday's shootout loss to the Canadiens. Stempniak, a career journeyman, was aggressive in this home contest, setting seven shots on goal. Unfortunately for the winger, he was denied by Mike Condon on a shootout attempt.
Stempniak dished out a pair of assists in Sunday's win over the Canucks. Stempniak has been surprisingly productive thus far, and Sunday's contest makes it two games in a row with multiple points. The 32-year-old is already almost halfway to his point total from last season and sports a solid plus-5 rating.
Stempniak had a goal and an assist, as well as the game-winner in a 5-4 shootout win Thursday against the Senators. The veteran winger has really turned back the clock with New Jersey, scoring the goal that forced overtime and the shootout winner. He's starting to look like a legit top-six forward and is definitely logging top-six minutes. He led Devils' forwards in ice time with 23:43 on the top unit with Adam Henrique and Mike Cammalleri. Odds are this kind of production won't continue for Stempniak, so better capitalize while New Jersey is hot.
Stempniak got the secondary assist on Adam Larsson's overtime-winner Tuesday against the Coyotes. It was Stempniak's second point in as many games and it came on the most crucial goal of the night. Stempniak has been a pleasant surprise for New Jersey so far and has seen more playing time than he's been used to late in his career. He's seen over 18 minutes of ice time in each of his past three games, including 20:24 against Arizona. In a top-six role with the Devils, Stempniak should be primed for a renaissance type of season.
Stempniak recorded a secondary assist on the power play in a loss to the Jets on Friday. Stempniak received just over a minute and a half on the man advantage in the contest, a total that could increase if he keeps producing in those situations. Counting the Blues, a team that drafted him in 2003, Stempniak has played for eight teams with this year being his first tour with the Devils.
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