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Brian Rafalski
Brian Rafalski
Defenseman
(ra-FALL-ski)
Number: 28
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 194
Shoots: Right
Born: Sep 28, 1973
Birthplace: Dearborn, MI, United States
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by DEVILS, June 18, 1999.

Career: Three-time Stanley Cup champion (Devils in 2000 and 2003, Red Wings in 2008)... Won a Silver Medal with Team U.S.A. at the 2010 Winter Olympics; named the tournament's Most Outstanding Defenseman

2010-11: Recorded 0G-8A-8P in his last 8 games... Registered 12 multi-point games on the season... Tallied 46GP-4G-34A-38P in intraconference matches

2009-10: Appeared in 78 games for DET... Finished season with 8G-34A-42P), second among DET D... Played in his 700th career game 10/22 at PHX... Led DET with a +23 rating... Finished second on DET in TOI/game (24:13) during the regular season... Notched 5 PPG and 1 GWG

2008-09: Finished with 59 points (10-49—59), tied for 3rd among NHL D... Set career highs with 49 assists and 59 pts... Scored the game-winning goal at the NHL’s Winter Classic on January 1 at Wrigley Field... Recorded his 400th career point on 1/17 at San Jose... Set a new franchise record for defensemen by recording at least 1 point in 7 consecutive games to start the season



Is first among Devils' defensemen/tied for fifth (J. Langenbrunner) with 2g-6a-8pts overall, including points in six of ten games...Appeared in his 100th career playoff game in game three at Ottawa; is one of seven players (M. Brodeur, S. Brylin, P. Elias, J. Langenbrunner, R. Matvichuk & J. Pandolfo) to accomplish milestone...Posted assist in game one vs. Ottawa...ECQF vs. TB: Tied for second (P. Elias) on squad/first among defensemen with 2g-5a-7pts; seven points in a six-game series are the most-ever by a Devils' defenseman...Totals include 1g-1a-2pts in games one/six and points in three straight April 18-22 (1g-3a-4pts)...Regular-season: Represented Eastern Conference at 2007 NHL All-Star Game and had two assists...One of six players in Devils' lineup to appear in all 82 games; also appeared in all 82 games last season, and has played in career-high 165 straight contests overall...Is tied for second (S. Gomez) on team with career-high 47 assists (43a, '00-01 & '05-06); is fifth with career-high 55 points (52pts, '00-01)...Goal/assist/point-totals are first among New Jersey defensemen, including last point with power play assist April 5 at Philadelphia, first career shorthanded tally March 10 at Buffalo and 300th career point with assist March 8 at Pittsburgh...Finished second on team (P. Elias) with 3g-27a-30pts on the power play...Appeared in his 500th NHL game January 6 at Ottawa...Totals include career-high eight-game assist/point-scoring streak March 22-April 5 (9a)...Posted two three-game streaks: January 7-12 (5a) and December 17-22 (3a)...Had points in back-to-back games 11 times, most recently March 8-10 (1g-1a-2pts)...Recorded 11 multiple-point games overall, with career-high (tie) three assists/points October 14 vs. Philadelphia...Posted ten two-point games, including two goals February 14 vs. Montreal...Also had 1g-1a-2pts February 16 vs. Pittsburgh, as well as 8 two-assist games, most recently March 24 at Florida...Has averaged 77 games over his seven NHL seasons; is +100 lifetime in 541 career regular-season games...Led the team’s defensemen in scoring three straight seasons 2000-03...Was first among Devils’ defensemen in 2006 post-season scoring with 1g-8a-9pts.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51

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