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NJD TV: Parise's stock continues to rise

Third-year forward set new career highs for second straight season

Tuesday, 05.6.2008 / 9:39 AM ET / Features
By Eric Marin
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NJD TV: Parise\'s stock continues to rise

Zach Parise continued to improve in his third NHL season.


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newjerseydevils.com – Things just keep looking up for Zach Parise.

After two straight years of career highs, including back-to-back 30-goal campaigns, it's hard to imagine how things could be any better for the Devils' forward, who recently completed his third National Hockey League season.

Parise took major strides in his junior year, potting 32 goals and 33 assists for 65 points. He led the Devils in scoring for the first time, while eclipsing his previous career highs set in '06-07 (31g-31a-62pts).

The Minneapolis native was also chosen to wear the alternate captain's 'A' for Team USA at the 2008 IIHF World Championship, showing just how far New Jersey's young star has risen since being selected with the Devils' first choice, 17th overall, in the 2003 Entry Draft.

There's no reason to believe that Parise won't continue taking steps forward when the puck drops on the new season this October. Until then, NJD TV presents some of Parise's highlights from the last year.

Parise has recorded back-to-back 30-goal seasons.
October 17 at Pittsburgh: His third multipoint performance in four games helped lift the Devils to consecutive wins. The left wing rounded out a three-assist night with a brilliant set up of Arron Asham's game-winning tally in the third period. New Jersey edged Pittsburgh 5-4 at Mellon Arena.

Assist #1 700K / Assist #2 700K /
Assist #3 700K


November 17 at Philadelphia:
With his fifth multipoint game through the first 20 games of the season, Parise fuels New Jersey's 6-2 romp of the Flyers. It was the first victory of what would become the Devils' season-high nine-game winning streak.

Goal 700K / Assist #1 700K /
Assist #2 700K


November 21 at Pittsburgh:
Parise's first two-goal effort of '07-08 kept the Devils rolling with their third win in four games against the Penguins. A pair of Parise's power-play tallies put the Devils ahead 2-0 en route to a 2-1 victory over their Atlantic Division foes.

Goal #1 700K / Goal #2 700K


November 30 vs. Montreal:
Parise nets the first hat trick of his NHL career with a four-point night (3g-1a), including two power-play goals. The Devils trampled the Habs for a 4-0 victory at Prudential Center.

Goal #1 700K / Goal #2 700K / Goal #3 700K 


December 5 vs. Boston:
Two straight goals by Parise, including a power-play marker, completed the Devils' comeback from a 3-0 deficit in the first period. New Jersey pulled off a 4-3 OT decision against the visiting Bruins.

Goal #1 700K / Goal #2 700K


January 22 at Philadelphia:
New Jersey notched its fifth-straight win against the Flyers on the strength of two more goals by Parise. He scored on the power play in the second period and at even strength just 32 seconds into the third as the Devils handed Philadelphia a 7-3 drubbing at Wachovia Center.

Goal #1 700K / Goal #2 700K


February 4 vs. Pittsburgh:
Parise picked up his 20th goal of the season with the overtime clincher in the Devils' 4-3 defeat of the Penguins. He added two assists for a three-point contest, powering the Devils to their fourth win in six games over Pittsburgh.

OT Goal 700K / Assist #1 700K / Assist #2 700K


February 23 vs. NY Islanders:
A five-game goal-scoring streak extended Parise's point streak to a season-high six games (5g-2a). He had a goal and an assist versus New York to lead the Devils to a 4-2 triumph.

Goal 700K / Assist 700K


March 8 at Toronto:
Parise extended a run of five goals in three games with a pair against the host Maple Leafs. After burning Toronto twice on March 4, Parise returned for two more just four days later, collecting his 29th and 30th of the campaign in a 2-1 win at Air Canada Centre.

Goal No. 30 broke a 1-1 tie with just 49 seconds left in regulation, and the Devils completed a four-game sweep of their season series with the Leafs.

Goal #1 700K / Goal #2 700K


April 1 at NY Islanders:
Parise struck 29 seconds into overtime for his 32nd of the season, tying Patrik Elias with a team-high eight game winners. New Jersey's 2-1 OT victory at Nassau Coliseum was its second in the final three games of the season series against the Islanders.

Goal 700K 


April 6 vs. NY Rangers:
  The Devils got the point they needed to clinch home ice in the first round of the playoffs by virtue of a 2-2 regulation tie versus New York. But Parise came through in the clutch, extending the shootout as New Jersey got its first win of the season against the Rangers, 3-2. One of Parise's signature moments from '07-08.

Game highlights 700K


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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59