DEVILS (2-0-0) at MAPLE LEAFS (3-0-0)
7:30 p.m. ET; SN, MSG, NHL.TV
Centers Auston Matthews and Nico Hischier, selected No. 1 in the 2016 and 2017 NHL Draft, respectively, will go head-to-head for the first time when the Toronto Maple Leafs play the New Jersey Devils at Air Canada Centre.
Matthews leads the Maple Leafs with five points (two goals, three assists) in three games. Hischier has one assist in two games.
The Maple Leafs have opened with three consecutive victories for the first time since 2013-14, and have not won four straight games to begin a season since 2010-11. Toronto has scored 19 goals, the second-most in its history after three games behind the 27 goals scored by the Toronto Arenas in 1917-18.
The Devils are looking for their first 3-0-0 start since 2014-15.
Players to watch
Devils forward Jesper Bratt, 19, is the first player in franchise history to have five points (three goals, two assists) through the first two games of his NHL career.
Matthews led the Maple Leafs with six shots on goal and scored in overtime to complete a three-goal comeback in a 4-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday.
They said it
"It's been refreshing. The way they see the game has been what's impressed me, their smarts all over the ice. They just go out and play, they're just a bunch of kids. It's like the Leafs last year, they'd just go out and make plays, confident with the puck all over the ice. It pushes everybody else in the room to be better." -- Devils forward Adam Henrique on the young players
"This team kind of reminds me of us last year, they've got a lot of new players with a lot of speed. They've got a very good forward group as well as defensemen and their goaltender is very good. We can't take this team lightly, they haven't lost a game yet. They're going to come in here, be ready to play and we'll have to make sure we are as well." -- Maple Leafs forward Mitchell Marner
Devils projected lineup
Taylor Hall -- Pavel Zacha -- Kyle Palmieri
Marcus Johansson -- Nico Hischier -- Jesper Bratt
Brian Gibbons -- Adam Henrique -- Jimmy Hayes
Miles Wood -- Blake Coleman -- Stefan Noesen
Andy Greene -- Damon Severson
John Moore -- Will Butcher
Mirco Mueller -- Steven Santini
Scratched: Dalton Prout, Ben Lovejoy
Injured: Travis Zajac (pectoral muscle), Drew Stafford (lower body)
Maple Leafs projected lineup
Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander
James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Mitchell Marner
Patrick Marleau -- Nazem Kadri -- Leo Komarov
Matt Martin -- Dominic Moore -- Connor Brown
Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev
Andreas Borgman -- Calle Rosen
Scratched: Eric Fehr, Josh Leivo
Injured: Connor Carrick (upper body)
Palmieri returns after missing the game Monday at the Buffalo Sabres with a lower-body injury. … Stafford took part in the morning skate and Devils coach John Hynes expects him to return by the end of the week. … Carrick will miss his second straight game.
The Devils and Maple Leafs share the NHL's best power play (37.5 percent). Toronto is 6-for-16 and New Jersey is 3-for-8.