This is the second meeting of the season between the clubs, first at Prudential Center. Cory Schneider
made a season-high 38 saves in the Devils' 2-1 shootout loss in Boston on Dec. 20.
2. The Devils have recalled three players from Albany (AHL), including right wing Paul Thompson, who's set to make his NHL debut. Also getting the call were center Jim O'Brien and defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani.
Mike Cammalleri (upper body), Patrik Elias (right knee) and Jacob Josefson (left foot) remain sidelined. Also out are forwards Tuomo Ruutu (lower body) and Tyler Kennedy (upper body), and defensemen John Moore (lower body) and David Schlemko (lower body)
3. Schneider, who starts tonight, has allowed two goals or less in 21 of his last 27 starts since Oct. 29 and is 13-10-4 with three shutouts, a 1.98 goals-against average and .931 save-percentage during that stretch. He ranks seventh (tie) in the NHL in wins (17), sixth (tie) in shutouts (3), fifth (tie) in GAA (2.06) and ninth in save % (.927).
4. Adam Henrique is one assist away from 100 for his NHL career. He had the lone Devils' goal in Wednesday's 2-1 loss in Montreal.
5. The Devils are 4-3-1 over their last eight home games and 8-3-3 vs. the Atlantic Division this season, including 2-2-1 at home.
6. Coach John Hynes' club opens a season-high four-game road trip in Minnesota on Sunday with stops in St. Louis on Tuesday, Colorado on Thursday and Arizona on Saturday.