1. This is the third of four meetings between the two teams, who wrap up the season series at Prudential Center on March 25.
2. The Devils are seeking their first win versus Washington this season (0-1-1). New Jersey dropped a 3-2 shootout at The Rock on Feb. 6. Joseph Blandisi and Adam Henrique collecting goals in regulation, while Cory Schneider made 27 saves
3. Coach John Hynes' club is 8-4-2 over its last 14 games and 3-2-1 over its last six road games. Including tonight, four of New Jersey’s next five games will be played vs. Metropolitan Division opponents.
4. Andy Greene is expected to play in his 289th consecutive game tonight and surpass Aaron Broten (Mar. 27, 1986-Jan. 4, 1990) for the sixth-longest such stretch in Devils’ history. Jay Pandolfo is next on the list, having appeared in 307 consecutive games from Jan. 22, 2003-Nov. 28, 2007.
5. Tonight’s contest closes out the club’s eighth of 12 sets of back-to-back games. The Devils are 4-1-2 in second games when playing on consecutive dates.
6. The Capitals lead the President’s Trophy race with a record of 42-10-4. Chicago (38-18-5) is seven points behind Washington, despite the Capitals having five games in hand.