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2/19 Pregame Notes: Devils vs. Islanders

New Jersey Devils (25-23-10) at New York Islanders (26-21-10) 6PM ET • Barclays Center • MSG • TOJN/WFAN

by New Jersey Devils @NJDevils / newjerseydevils.com

DEVILS VS. ISLANDERS

Tonight is the second of four games between the Devils and Islanders in 2016-17. New Jersey won the first game of this home-and-home set 3-2 last night at Prudential Center. The clubs will meet again on Mar. 31 at Barclays Center before wrapping up their season-series Apr. 8 at The Rock.

This is New Jersey's 13th of 18 sets of back-to-back games this season. The club is 4-5-4 in first contests and is 7-2-3 in second games on consecutive days.

The club is 8-5-2 vs. the Metropolitan Division and is 15-14-5 against Eastern Conference opponents. The Devils have not defeated the Isles on the road since Mar. 1, 2014 (0-3-2), but is 10-9-6 overall against them since the 2011-12 season.

Travis Zajac's has more points vs. the Islanders, 33pts (12g-21a), than any other opponent in his career.

ISLANDERS CONNECTIONS

Kyle Palmieri was born in Smithtown, NY…Keith Kinkaid hails from Farmingville, NY…P.A. Parenteau skated in 161 games for the Islanders from 2010-2012. He was claimed off waivers by New Jersey from New York on Oct. 11, 2016…Assistant Coach Alain Nasreddine spent two seasons, 2002-04, with the Islanders organization; he saw action in three NHL games with the club in 2002- 03…Stephen Gionta spent 10 seasons with the Devils' organization between the AHL and NHL and was a member of their 2012 Eastern Conference Championship team…Eric Boulton recorded 115 PIM in 51 games for New Jersey in 2011-12; he did not see any playoff action…Isles' Assistant Coach Bob Corkum played a combined 29 regular season & playoff games for New Jersey during the 2000-01 season…NYI Goaltending Coach Mike Dunham spent five seasons with the Devils' organization from 1993-1998 and won the AHL Calder Cup with the Albany River Rats in 1995.

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