Tonight marks the fourth and final contest between New Jersey and Carolina in the 2018-19 regular season.
The Devils lead the season series against the Hurricanes 2-1-0 (4PTS). New Jersey dropped the first contest at PNC Arena in November, but then came back to win the next two head-to-head contests. The club has outscored their Metropolitan Division rival, 6-4.
Pavel Zacha will suit up in his 200th NHL/Devils game tonight. Through 200 career games, Zacha has posted 28 goals, 45 assists, for 73 points in four seasons with the club. The Brno, Czech native made his NHL/Devils debut during the 2015-16 season where he appeared in one game against the Maple Leafs where he posted two helpers. Devils blueliner Connor Carrick will also suit up in his 200th NHL game. Carrick has tallied 11 goals, and 31 helpers for 41 points in seven years.
Zacha (3G-1A) leads the Devils in scoring against the Hurricanes with four points in three games played. Nico Hischier holds the most assist against Carolina this season with three. Nino Niederreiter (2A) leads his club with two points in the season series.
Cory Schneider is 6-5-1 against Carolina in his career, allowing 24 goals, posting a 1.92 GAA. Mackenzie Blackwood earned his first career shutout against Carolina on Dec. 29th stopping all 37 shots against.