Tonight's contest is the first of three regular season contests between New Jersey and Toronto in 2018-19. In 2017-18, New Jersey edged Toronto in their regular season series 2-0-1 (5PTS).
The Devils are 1-3-0 against Atlantic Division opponents, while Toronto is 2-1-0 versus Metropolitan Division clubs.
Last season, New Jersey clinched their first playoff birth since their run to the Stanley Cup Final in 2012 (6 years), when they defeated the Maple Leafs in their final matchup of the 2017-18 regular season. Miles Wood (2G), led the Devils with two points in the regular season series matchup. For Toronto, William Nylander (2G-1A), led his club with three points.
Cory Schneider matched up against Toronto two times last season, posting a 1.92 GAA on four goals allowed in 125 minutes, going 1-0-1 (7-1-4 carrer). For the Leafs, Frederik Andersen took the entire workload against the Devils, posting a 1-2-0 (4-2-0 career) record in 181 minutes allowing eight goals and 2.65 GAA.
The Devils are 2-1-3 at Scotiabank Arena, and 7-2-3 overall against the Leafs since the 2014-15 season.
New Jersey and Toronto next matchup will be on December 18, at Prudential Center.