Here's what you need to know for tonight's game in Columbus!
1. This is the fourth and final meeting between the Metropolitan Division rivals this season. The Devils lead the series 2-1-0 following a 3-2 loss at Prudential Center on March 6.
2. The Devils had points in a season-high four straight road games (2-0-2) before Saturday’s 3-1 loss at Carolina.
3. Cory Schneider (2-1-0, 1 ShO, 1.68 goals-against average, .945 save percentage) has started all three games for New Jersey. Schneider is 9-3-1, with two shutouts, a 1.96 GAA and .933 save % in 13 appearances vs. the Jackets and looking to end a personal four-game skid tonight (0-3-1).
4. Patrik Elias enters tonight on a three-game point streak (1g-2a). Elias is the Devils’ all-time leader with 4g-13a-17pts in 17 career games vs. the Blue Jackets.
5. Blue Jackets’ forward Cam Atkinson was named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week for the week ending March 29. He registered 4g-3a-7pts in three games, including his second career hat trick on Friday at Chicago. Atkinson has 7g-5a-12pts over the past ten games.
6. Columbus has won six in a row and is 10-2-0 over its last 12 games coming into tonight.