DEVILS VS. CANADIENS
Tonight is the third and final meeting between the Devils and Canadiens in 2016-17. Montreal leads the season-series, 2-0-0. New Jersey fell, 2-5, Dec. 8 at Bell Centre and 1-3 on Jan. 20 at Prudential Center. The Devils have been out-scored 3-8 in the first two matches.
New Jersey is 7-10-3 vs. the Atlantic Division and is 15-16-6 against Eastern Conference opponents. The Devils are 3-4-2 at Prudential Center and are 7-7-3 overall vs. Montreal since the 2011-12 season.
Cory Schneider made a season-high 44 saves vs. the Canadiens on Dec. 8. Taylor Hall (2g-4a) and Adam Henrique (3g-3a) each have six points in their last five games against Montreal.
Michael Cammalleri played three seasons with Montreal from 2009-12…Devante Smith-Pelly played in 66 games for the Habs between 2014-16, scoring 7g-8a-15pts…New Jersey traded Stefan Matteau to acquire Smith-Pelly on Feb. 29, 2016. Matteau played in 44 games for the Devils between 2013-16, scoring 3g-2a-5pts…P.A. Parenteau, a Hull, Que. native, skated in 56 games with Montreal in 2014-15…Assistant Coach Alain Nasreddine was born in Montreal; he played eight games for the Canadiens during the 1998-99 season…Nasreddine also saw action for both Quebec and Hamilton of the AHL during the 1999-00 campaign…Consultant Jacques Laperriere played his entire Hall-of-Fame career with the Canadiens and was a member of six Stanley Cup Championship teams…IceCaps' forward Bobby Farnham skated in 50 games with New Jersey in 2015-16…Canadiens' Associate Coach Kirk Muller played seven seasons with the Devils from 1984-91, served as captain for four seasons from 1987-1991 and ranks third in team history with 185g-335a-520pts.