The Devils are opening their final homestand of the season looking to sweep their three-game season series against the Buffalo Sabres.
2. Coach John Hynes' club has points in seven of its last 12 games (6-5-1). His Devils have points in four of their last five home games (3-1-1) and are 18-15-5 at Prudential Center, overall.
3. Devils' all-time leading scorer Patrik Elias returns to the lineup tonight for the first time since Dec. 19 after missing 45 games with a knee injury. He'll skate on a line with Jacob Josefson and Mike Sislo.
4. Cory Schneider gets the start in goal. He's 5-2-2 with a 1.52 goals-against average and .936 save percentage with two shutouts in his career against the Sabres.
5. New Jersey has points in 14 of its last 15 games vs. Buffalo (10-1-4), is 5-0-0 over the last five at home and 31-10-10 vs. the Sabres since 2001-02.
6. Tom Gulitti of The Record covers his final Devils game tonight after 14 years on the beat. The Devils organization wishes him all the best as he moves on to NHL.com.