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Pregame Notes: 1/12 Devils at Oilers

New Jersey Devils (16-18-8) at Edmonton Oilers (21-15-7)

by James Stolfi / newjerseydevils.com

DEVILS VS. OILERS

Tonight is the second and final game between the Devils and Oilers this regular-season. New Jersey fell, 2-1 OT, against Edmonton Jan. 7 at Prudential Center. Miles Wood scored the lone goal for New Jersey in the contest.

Cory Schneider stopped 41 of 43 shots on goal in the OT loss. He is now 7-3-1 with a 1.60 GAA in his career vs. Edmonton.The Devils open their four-game Western Conference road-trip tonight and their 10th of 18 sets of back-to-back games. New Jersey is 3-4-2 in first games and is 4-2-3 in second games of back-to-backs. New Jersey is 3-3-1 vs. the Pacific Division and is 6-7-3 against Western Conference opponents this season.

New Jersey is 1-1-1 in Edmonton and is 3-2-2 overall vs. the Oilers since the 2013-14 season.

OILERS CONNECTIONS

Mark Fayne was the Devils' fifth choice (155th overall) in the 2005 Entry Draft and played four seasons with NJ from 2010-14…Assistant Coach Geoff Ward spent five years with the Oilers' organization from 2001-06, including two-plus seasons as head coach of Edmonton's AHL affiliate; spent 2005-06 as Oilers' Development Coach…Vernon Fiddler was born in Edmonton, Alta…Taylor Hall spent six seasons with the Oilers before being traded to New Jersey for Adam Larsson…Larsson was the Devils' first choice (4th overall) at the 2011 NHL Draft…Luke Gazdic signed with the Devils this offseason after spending three seasons with the Edmonton organization.

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