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Game Preview: Devils vs. Red Wings

New Jersey hosts Detroit for a 1PM puck drop today during Military Appreciation Day at Prudential Center

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Today's matinee is the second of three regular season contests between New Jersey and Detroit. The Devils are 3-1-0 in day games so far this season, and are 1-4 against Atlantic Division opponents. The two clubs faced off on Nov. 1 in Detroit, when the Devils fell 4-3.

In the first matchup between the two clubs, Marcus Johansson (1G-1A), Nico Hischier (2A), and Travis Zajac (2A) led New Jersey in scoring with two points each. Blake Coleman (1G), and Sami Vatanen (1G) chipped in with one goal. Detroit's' Dylan Larkin (2A) led his squad with two points on the evening.

Cory Schneider got his first start of the 2018-19 season against Detroit, stopping 27 of the 31 shots faced. For the Red Wings, Jimmy Howard earned his fifth victory against New Jersey, allowing three goals on 28 shots faced. 

New Jersey and Detroit's third matchup will be on March 29th, at Little Caesars Arena.

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