Here's what you need to know for tonight's home game against the Senators!
1. The Devils are opening a four-game homestand tonight after playing 15 of their last 20 games on the road. They’ve played just 11 home games entering tonight, the lowest total in the NHL.
2. Patrik Elias has been activated from injured reserve and will return to the lineup tonight for the first time since Dec. 6. The Devils’ all-time leading scorer will skate left wing on a line with Travis Zajac and Martin Havlat.
3. Tonight’s starter Cory Schneider made 33 saves in the Devils’ 3-2 overtime win at Ottawa. New Jersey outshot the Sens, 35-29, in the contest.
4. Devils' special teams are enjoying one of their most successful runs of the season. The power play went 1-for-2 Monday at Long Island and is 6-for-14 (42.9%) with the man-advantage over the last seven games. The PP has climbed to seventh in the NHL, having converted 21 of 91 chances (22.5%).
5. New Jersey’s penalty kill was 3-for-3 on Monday, improving to 16-for-17 (94.1%) over the last five games.
6. Erik Karlsson is Ottawa’s leading scorer with 7g-13a-20pts this season. Mika Zibanejad has points in six of the last seven games (5g-4a-9pts).