DEVILS VS. JETS
Tonight is the second and final meeting between New Jersey and Winnipeg this season. The Devils lost their first match-up vs. the Jets, 2-3, on Nov. 29 at MTS Centre. Nick Lappin and Miles Wood scored the goals in the loss. The goal was the first of Wood's NHL career.
The Devils are 5-5-2 vs. the Central Division and are 10-11-5 against Western Conference opponents. New Jersey is searching for its first win at home since a 3-2 victory Feb. 18 vs. NYI (4 games).
New Jersey is 2-3-0 in its last five games overall against Winnipeg and are 16-9-4 all-time at home vs. the Jets/Thrashers franchise.
Taylor Hall has 16 points (5g-11a) in 10 career games vs. the Jets.
Travis Zajac was born in/spends his summers in Winnipeg…Damon Severson was born in Brandon, Manitoba…Jon Merrill and Jacob Trouba were teammates at the University of Michigan for the 2012-13 season and with Team USA at the 2011-12 World Junior Championships…Blake Pietila, Andrew Copp and Jacob Trouba all played for the US Nat'l Development Program in 2010-11…Manitoba Moose forward Patrice Cormier was the Devils' third choice (2nd round), 54th overall, in the 2008 Draft…Devils' pro scout Claude Noel served as head coach of the Jets for two-plus seasons from 2011-14.