Here’s what you need to know for tonight’s game against the Calgary Flames!
1. The Devils (25-26-9) have won four in a row for the first time since Feb. 3-10, 2013 (5-0-0) and are looking to reach NHL .500 for the first time since Nov. 24 (9-9-3).
2. New Jersey has points in 14 of its last 16 games at Prudential Center (11-2-3) and is 15-8-7 at home overall. The Devils start play tonight eight points behind Boston for the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.
3. Cory Schneider is 4-3-0 in his career against Calgary with a 1.97 goals-against average and .938 save percentage. Tonight will be the 52nd start of the season for Schneider, who is 12-7-5 with a 1.77 goals-against average, .935 save percentage and one shutout in 25 games at Prudential Center this season.
4. Four Devils enter tonight on three-game point streaks: ex-Flame Mike Cammalleri (4g-1a), Adam Larsson (5a), Jordin Tootoo (1g-2a) and Scott Gomez (1g-2a). Larsson has posted 1g-12a-13pts in 20 games since Jan. 3 – he had 13 points (2g-11a) in his previous 85 appearances dating back to the start of 2012-13.
5. The Flames, who are playing the second game of a seven-game road trip, are 7-5-1 since the All-Star break after yesterday’s 1-0 loss to the Rangers. Calgary starts the night one point behind Minnesota for the second wild card spot in the West.
6. Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau, a native of Carneys Point, N.J., has 13 points (2g-11a) in his last 18 games and ranks third on the Flames with 44 points (15g-29a) overall. He's second among all rookies in assists and points behind Nashville’s Filip Forsberg (31a-52pts).