DEVILS VS. STARS
Tonight is the second and final meeting between New Jersey and Dallas this season. The Devils defeated the Stars, 2-1 OT, on Nov. 15 at American Airlines Center. Adam Henrique scored the overtime goal, while Damon Severson had the other Devils' goal. The Devils are 6-3-2 against Dallas since the 2010-11 season. New Jersey has not lost to the Stars on home ice in regulation since the 1999-00 season (8-0-2).
Tonight's game also closes New Jersey's 16 of 18 sets of back-to-back games this season. New Jersey is 5-7-4 in first games and is 7-5-3 in second games of back-to-backs. The Devils are 5-5-2 vs. the Central Division and are 10-11-5 against Western Conference opponents.
Adam Henrique has six points (2g-4a) in his last four games vs. the Stars.
Assistant Coach Geoff Ward and Stars' F Tyler Seguin were both members of Boston's 2011 Stanley Cup Championship team…Taylor Hall and Seguin were drafted first and second overall, respectively, 2010 NHL Draft…Assistant GM Tom Fitzgerald played under Dallas' Head Coach Lindy Ruff in Florida from 1993-97 when Ruff served as an assistant coach for the Panthers…Blake Coleman and Stefan Noesen were born in Plano, Texas.