Home sweet home.
After a nine-day road trip away from Prudential Center, the New Jersey Devils are back on home ice Tuesday. They host the St. Louis Blues at 7 p.m.
The Devils are coming off a road trip where they went 1-1-1, picking up three of a possible six points.
"I think on the trip, you know obviously you'd like to win all three," coach John Hynes said. "But I think some of the things we learned, we go into the second month of the season … you understand how hard it is to win in this league."
Hynes added after the shootout loss in Calgary: "I think the fact that we were able to get points out of this game and the Vancouver game are real positive things."
New Jersey remains in the top spot in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 9-3-1 and 19 points.
It will be a big week to collect points for New Jersey. They host the Blues Tuesday, Edmonton Thursday and the Panthers Saturday before visiting Chicago on Sunday.
"You want to win every game, but you got to continue to scrap and claw for points," Hynes said.
Any lineup changes for Tuesday night will be determined in warmups. After arriving home late Monday evening, Devils players were given the morning off as they prepare for the three-game home stand.