The Devils open a season-high four-game road trip tonight looking to snap a season-high three-game regulation losing streak (tie, Oct. 9-13). They're 3-3-1 over their last seven road games and 11-7-2 away from Prudential Center overall.
2. Coach John Hynes is looking to lead the Devils to their first win in their last four trips to Xcel Energy Center (0-3-0, last W Jan. 2, 2010). Andy Greene has registered three points (1g-2a) in his last four games against the Wild.
3. Defenseman David Schlemko and forward Tyler Kennedy return to the lineup tonight. Schlemko (lower body) and Kennedy (upper body) each missed the past two games.
4. Forward Joseph Blandisi was recalled from Albany (AHL) yesterday after Jiri Tlusty (upper body) was placed on injured reserve. Blandisi, who will play on the left side of Adam Henrique and Lee Stempniak, has 22 points in 24 games for the A-Devils this season. Henrique needs one assist to reach 100 for his NHL career.
5. Tonight's starter Cory Schneider is 8-6-0 in his career against the Wild, with a 2.42 GAA and .910 save percentage. He's 10-5-2, with two shutouts, a 2.04 GAA and .934 save percentage in 17 road starts this season.
6. Minnesota is 5-2-2 in its last nine games following last night’s 2-1 win at Dallas. Former Devil Zach Parise leads the Wild with 15 goals, including four in his last three games.