Winners of four of their last five games, the Devils are looking to sweep their three-game homestand tonight when they host the St. Louis Blues.
2. Tonight's starter Cory Schneider has three wins in eight career appearances against the Blues, including a 1.92 goals-against average and .935 save percentage.
3. Adam Henrique scored his 11th career shorthanded goal and added an assist for his fourth multiple-point game of the season in Tuesday's overtime win over Vancouver. Henrique led the Devils with 23:36 of TOI and now has 7g-4a-11pts overall.
4. Travis Zajac extended his points streak to a season-high three straight games (2g-2a-4pts) with an assist on Henrique’s goal. It’s Zajac's first three-game scoring streak since Mar. 8-14, 2014 (3 games, 2g-3a-5pts). He now has 6g-5a-11pts over his last eight appearances.
5. Former Devil Scott Gomez returns with St. Louis tonight. He has 1g-4a-5pts over his last five contests, including the game-winning goal Oct. 27 vs. Tampa Bay. Martin Havlat, who spent the 2014-15 season with New Jersey, was signed by the Blues on Nov. 6 and is expected to make his debut tonight.
6. Alex Steen (8g-5a) and Vladimir Tarasenko (7g-6a) lead the Blues with 13pts each. Steen has 4g-1a-5pts over the last four games; Tarasenko has points in back-to-back games (1g-2a-3pts).
"He's very dynamic out there," Devils captain Andy Greene said of Tarasenko. "He can play a lot of different ways. He skates really well and he has a really good shot. He's not afraid to try and beat you one on one. With him, it's just like when you play against a lot those top guys: time and space and you try to have good gaps on him and limit their chances. They're going to get chances, but you have to limit them to outside and not let them get second and third chances."