5 Things to Know: Devils vs. Flames

By David Kolb

NEW JERSEY DEVILS (21-21-9) vs. CALGARY FLAMES (26-24-3)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG

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  • Tonight the Devils host the Calgary Flames for their second and final meeting this season
  • New Jersey is 5-4-1 in the last 10 games
  • The Devils are 10-9-3 at Prudential Center in 2016-17
  • The Flames are currently tied (with 55 points) for the last playoff position in the Western Conference

CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 13: Mikael Backlund #11 of the Calgary Flames skates against Kyle Quincey #22 of the New Jersey Devils during an NHL game on January 13, 2017 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

DID YOU KNOW?

New Jersey is 5-4-2 vs. the Pacific Division and 9-8-4 vs. the Western Conference this season

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  • Stefan Noesen has skated in two games for the Devils since being picked up off waivers last Wednesday
  • Has scored a goal in each of his first two games with New Jersey
  • This will be Noesen’s first career game vs. the Flames

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DID YOU KNOW?

Noesen selected in the first round, 21st overall in the 2011 NHL Draft by the Ottawa Senators

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“We want to come away with two points every night. We know we have to make up some ground. We have to play our best hockey, and we know we haven’t done that consistently.”

–Devils defenseman, Ben Lovejoy

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 24: Ben Lovejoy #12 of the New Jersey Devils takes the puck in the second period against the Los Angeles Kings on January 24, 2017 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

DID YOU KNOW?

Lovejoy is familiar with the Flames, having spent parts of three season playing for division rival Anaheim

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Stefan Noesen is the first Devils’ skater to score in his first two games with the club since forward Devante Smith-Pelly notched two in his first two tilts with the New Jersey last season.

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 31: Stefan Noesen #23 of the New Jersey Devils pounds gloves with teammates on the ice following his first period goal during an NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on January 31, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)

DID YOU KNOW?

Noesen had just two goals in 12 games with Anaheim earlier this season

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