Here's what you need to know for tonight's tilt vs. Toronto!
The Devils are looking to close their five-game homestand on a high note before Saturday's visit to Montreal. New Jersey has points in five straight games (4-0-1), its longest stretch since March 23-April 5, 2014 (4-0-3).
2. This is third and final meeting of the season between the Devils and Maple Leafs, and second on the Devils’ current homestand. New Jersey opened the five-game set with a 2-1 shootout win over the Leafs on Jan. 28.
3. Tonight’s starter Cory Schneider (2-0-0, 1.93 goals-against average & .935 save-percentage) has been in goal for both matchups with Toronto and is 6-1-1 in his last eight decisions.
4. Mike Cammalleri leads the NHL (tie, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Alex Ovechkin & Matt Beleskey) with seven game-winning goals and has 12 in his last 52 appearances dating back to March 12, 2014. He has scored the game-winner in each of the Devils’ last four non-shootout victories, matching the longest single-season streak of its kind in franchise history.
5. Scott Gomez enters tonight sixth on the Devils’ points list with 467 (120g-347a), just five behind Bobby Holik (202g-270a-472pts) for fifth in team history.
6. Toronto is trying to avoid a franchise-record 11th straight loss (0-9-1). The Maple Leafs, who are 3-17-1 in their last 21 games, have been shutout four times and outscored 30-10 during their current losing streak.