Six #DevilsFacts for tonight's meeting with the Senators in Ottawa:
Ottawa has won four in a row, but hasn't played in a week. The Sens were scheduled to host Toronto on Wednesday, but the game was postponed because of the shooting near the Canadian Parliament building Wednesday morning. The Senators, Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens will stage a coordinated tribute immediately preceding their respective games that start at 7 p.m. tonight. 2.
Tonight’s contest opens a two-game road trip and will close-out the Devils' first of 18 sets of back-to-back games. Last season, the Devils were 10-6-6 in second games when playing on consecutive dates.
3. This is the first of three meetings with Ottawa this season. The Senators won last season’s series 2-1-0 and the Devils are 1-3-3 at Ottawa over the last four seasons.
4. Ottawa’s goaltending duo of Craig Anderson (3 starts) and Robin Lehner (2 starts) is a combined 4-1-0 with one shutout, a 1.97 goals-against average and .944 save-percentage through the season’s first five games.
5. Patrik Elias recorded an assist last night on Damien Brunner’s first goal of the season and now needs just seven more assists to reach 600 and 13 points for 1,000 in his NHL career. Ryane Clowe, who also assisted on Brunner’s tally, is three helpers shy of 200 in his NHL career.
6. In last night’s homestand finale against Dallas, the Devils were held without a power play opportunity for the first time since Feb. 19, 2012 at Montreal (W 3-1).