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Pregame Notes: 1/7 Devils vs. Oilers

New Jersey Devils (16-17-7) vs. Edmonton Oilers (20-13-7) 7PM • Prudential Center • MSG+ • TOJN

by James Stolfi / newjerseydevils.com

DEVILS VS. OILERS

Tonight is the first of two games between the Devils and Oilers this season. New Jersey was 1-1-0 against Edmonton in 2015-16.

New Jersey is 2-1-0 vs. Edmonton at Prudential Center and is 3-2-1 overall since the 2013-14 season.

The Devils are 3-3-0 vs. Pacific Division opponents this season and are 6-7-2 against the Western Conference.

Cory Schneider has a 1.57 GAA in 12 career games vs. Edmonton.

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.

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