It's the end of the Devils' three-game Western Canadian trip tonight in Vancouver. Despite Friday’s 5-1 loss at Edmonton, New Jersey has won 10 of its last 15 games and has points in 11 of its last 16 contests (10-5-1=21pts).
2. The Devils are seeking their sixth road win of the season (5-4-0) and looking to improve to .500 both against the Western Conference (4-5-1) overall, and against the West on the road (1-2-0).
3. Cory Schneider is expected to make his fifth start against the Canucks since being traded to New Jersey in 2013. Schneider is 1-1-2 with a 2.21 GAA and .920 save percentage in his previous four appearances versus Vancouver. He was 55-26-8 with nine shutouts in 98 games with Vancouver from 2008-13 and ranks first in Canucks’ history in both GAA (2.20) and save % (.927).
4. The Devils' power play has converted in 13 of 19 games this season and each of the last four games. Coach John Hynes' club has converted 15 of 66 opportunities overall and ranks third in the NHL with a 22.7% success rate with the man advantage (Boston, 33.9% & Dallas, 27.7%).
5. The PK is 34 for 37 (91.9%) over the past 11 games after going 21 for 29 (72.4%) over the first eight games of the season. Devils penalty killers rank 10th (tie) in the NHL, having gone 55 for 66 (83.3%) on the season. New Jersey's PK ranked 25th on Oct. 27.
6. Vancouver snapped a four-game winless stretch (0-3-1) with a 6-3 victory over Chicago at Rogers Arena on Saturday. The Canucks are 2-5-2 over their last nine games.