DEVILS VS. RANGERS
Tonight is the fourth and final game between the Devils and Rangers in the 2016-17 season. New Jersey is 0-1-2 vs. New York and is looking to avoid going win-less against the Rangers for the first time since 2014-15 (0-3-1). The Devils lost their last match-up, 4-3 OT, Feb. 25 at Prudential Center. Cory Schneider stopped 36 of 40 shots in the OT loss.
The Devils are 16-22-7 against the Eastern Conference and are 9-11-3 vs. Metro Division rivals this season. New Jersey is 3-3-1 at home and is 6-7-3 overall vs. New York since the 2013-14 season.
Kyle Palmieri has five points (3g-2a) over his last four games vs. the Rangers.
VP/GM Ray Shero's father, Fred, played three seasons with the Rangers from 1947-50 & served as their Head Coach from 1978-80…John Moore spent parts of three seasons with New York from 2013-15…Cory Schneider played under Rangers' Head Coach Alain Vigneault from 2008-13 when Vigneault served as Head Coach of the Vancouver Canucks…Kyle Palmieri was born in Smithtown, NY…Steven Santini is from Bronxville, NY…Devils' Assistant General Manager Tom Fitzgerald and Rangers' F Kevin Hayes are cousins…Rangers SVP/Assistant GM Jim Schoenfeld was New Jersey's Head Coach for parts of three seasons from Jan. 26, 1988-Nov. 6 1989.