Lowly Devils Top Lowly Maple Leafs 5-1 | NBC New York

Lowly Devils Top Lowly Maple Leafs 5-1



    Devils center Adam Henrique celebrates after scoring against Maple Leafs goalie Garret Sparks during the second period. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Adam Henrique scored twice and Kyle Palmieri once to become the Devils' first 30-goal scorers in four years and New Jersey ended another disappointing season with a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

    Devante Smith-Pelly also scored and Cory Schneider made 19 saves for the Devils, who have missed the Stanley Cup playoffs the last four seasons. Palmieri scored into an empty net. Patrik Elias scored with 16 seconds left in what might be his final NHL game.

    Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau scored and Garret Sparks made 31 saves for the Maple Leafs, who finish with the NHL's worst record and will be missing the postseason for the third straight season.

    The Devils finished 38-36-8 in their first season under John Hynes, a six-point improvement.

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