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Six #DevilsFacts for the home opener

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils



Here's what you need to know for Saturday's home opener against the San Jose Sharks:

1.
New Jersey is 17-8-6 all-time in home openers, including 2-3-2 at Prudential Center.

2. The Devils are hosting a Western Conference opponent in an opener for the first time since October 8, 2010 (Dallas) and for the sixth time overall.

3. Cory Schneider (3-1-0, 2.96 GAA, .909 sv%) will start his first regular-season home opener as a Devil. As of Friday, he's tied for the League lead in wins, has faced the second-most shots (121), and has made the third-most saves (110).

4. Martin Havlat (day-to-day) played the last three seasons with the Sharks and could face his former team for the first time. Ryane Clowe spent the first eight seasons of his NHL career with San Jose and will be playing against the Sharks for the second time (March 2, 2014 at Prudential Center).

5. With an assist Thursday at Washington, Mike Cammalleri extended his scoring streak to four games (4g-2a-6pts) and joined Neal Broten (7 games, March 2-14, 1995, 3g-6a-9pts), Bobby Holik (5 games, Oct. 6-14, 1992) and Doug Gilmour as the only players to begin their Devils career with a point streak of four-or-more games.

6. Patrik Elias (2g), Adam Henrique (1g-1a) and Eric Gelinas (2a) each had two points vs. San Jose last season, while Patrick Marleau (1g-1a), Jason Demers (2a), Joe Pavelski (2a) and Joe Thornton (2a) each had two points to lead the Sharks.



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