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Pregame Notes: 12/20 Devils vs Predators

New Jersey Devils (12-12-7) vs. Nashville Predators (13-12-5) • 7 PM • Prudential Center • MSG+ • TOJN

by New Jersey Devils / newjerseydevils.com

DEVILS VS. PREDATORS

Tonight is the second and final regular season game between the Devils and Predators this season. New Jersey defeated Nashville, 5-4 OT, Dec. 3 at Bridgestone Arena in their first meeting.

Michael Cammalleri scored two goals, including the overtime winner, to lead New Jersey to victory. Taylor Hall had 1g-2a-3pts on the night. Andy Greene (1g-1a-2pts) and Travis Zajac (2a-2pts) also had multiple-point games.

Keith Kinkaid stopped 38 of 42 shots for his second career victory over Nashville.

The Devils are 3-3-2 vs. Central Division opponents and are 6-6-2 against the Western Conference this season. New Jersey is 2-1-0 vs. Nashville at Prudential Center and is 4-2-1 vs. the Predators overall since the 2013-14 season.

 

PREDATORS CONNECTIONS

Vernon Fiddler played the first six seasons of his NHL career with the Predators, scoring 45g-48a-93pts in 305 games…Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero served as Nashville's Assistant GM from 1998-2006…New Jersey's Assistant General Manager Tom Fitzgerald played with Nashville from 1998-2002; Fitzgerald served the Predators as team captain during each of those four seasons…Senior Director of Player Personnel Dan MacKinnon spent six seasons, 2000-06, with the Predators' organization working as a scouting coordinator (two years) and as a pro scout (four years)…Predators' Assistant Coach Phil Housley appeared in 22 games for New Jersey during the 1995-96 season…Preds' D Anthony Bitetto was born in Island Park, NY.

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