DEVILS VS. ISLANDERS
Tonight is the fourth and final game between New Jersey and the NY Islanders this season. The Devils trail the season-series 1-2-0, but won the only game played thus far at Prudential Center (3-2, Feb. 18). The Devils were win-less at Barclays Center this season; falling, 4-6, on Feb. 19 and most recently, 1-2, on Mar. 31. New Jersey has not defeated the Islanders at Barclays Center since the club changed arenas in 2015-16 (0-5-1).
It is also New Jersey's final home game of 2016-17. The club is 21-9-3 in home-closers and is 16-14-3 overall in season-closing games. Tonight opens the Devils' 18th of 18 sets of back-to-back games. The Devils will end their 2016-17 season tomorrow at Joe Louis Arena (5PM). The club is 5-8-4 in first games and is 7-6-4 in second games of back-to-back contests.
Tonight also marks the Devils final game against a Metropolitan Division opponent this season. The Devils are 11-15-3 vs. the Metro Division and are 18-27-7 overall against the Eastern Conference.
Travis Zajac's 34pts (12g-22a) vs. NYI is the most he has against any other opponent (tie, also vs. Phi.).