DEVILS VS. RED WINGS
Tonight is the second of three games between the Devils and Red Wings in 2016-17. New Jersey fell, 5-4 OT, to Detroit at Prudential Center on Nov. 25. John Moore, Michael Cammalleri, Adam Henrique and Pavel Zacha each scored in the contest. Moore (1g-1a), Cammalleri (1g-1a), and Travis Zajac (2a) each collected two points. The clubs will meet for their their season-series and regular season finale on Apr. 9 at Joe Louis Arena. It will be the final regular season NHL game at The Joe.
New Jersey is 5-8-3 vs. Atlantic Division opponents and is 11-13-5 against the Eastern Conference in 2016-17. The Devils are 2-3-0 at Joe Louis Arena and are 4-5-2 overall vs. Detroit since the 2011-12 season. The Devils have won their previous four road games.
RED WINGS CONNECTIONS
John Hynes spent six seasons, 2003-09, as Head Coach of USA Hockey's National Development Program, which was based out of Ann Arbor during his tenure…Kyle Palmieri (2007-09) and Jon Merrill (2008-10) also played for the Nat'l Program…Kyle Quincey spent parts of eight seasons with the Red Wings (2005-08, 2012-16)…Andy Greene hails from Trenton, MI…Jon Merrill was born in Oklahoma City, OK but grew up in Brighton, MI…Merrill and Michael Cammalleri both attended the University of Michigan…Merrill and Detroit's Luke Glendening were teammates at UM for two seasons 2010-12…Red Wings' F Drew Miller was born in Dover, NJ…Kyle Palmieri and Riley Sheahan were teammates at Notre Dame (CCHA) in 2009-10. Stefan Noesen played for the Plymouth Whalers OHL from 2009-13.
Adam Henrique- Expected to play in his 400th NHL game as a Devil tonight.