Here’s what you need to know for tonight’s game against the Rangers!
1. This is the third of four meetings between Hudson River rivals this season. New York leads the season series 2-0-0 following a 3-1 win at MSG on Dec. 27. The fourth and final tilt is Tuesday at Prudential Center.
2. Devils leading scorer Adam Henrique has two points (1g-1a) in two games against the Rangers this season. He has four points (3g-1a) in 16 career appearances against the Devils’ cross-river rivals.
3. Tonight’s starter Cory Schneider is looking to snap a personal five-game slide (0-3-2). He’s 1-2-1 with one shutout, a 1.83 GAA & .930 save % in five career games vs. the Rangers.
4. Tuomo Ruutu is set to play in his 699th NHL game tonight. The former first ninth-overall pick has played in 73 of the Devils’ 79 games this season, posting seven goals and five assists.
5. Patrik Elias is the Devils’ career leader with 22g-50a-72pts in 82 games vs. the Rangers.
6. New York clinched the Metropolitan Division with a 3-2 win at Minnesota on Thursday and has won 19 of its last 26 contests (19-5-2), including 15 of the last 21 games (15-5-1).