5 Things to Know: Devils at Capitals

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW JERSEY DEVILS (25-25-12) @ WASHINGTON CAPITALS (42-13-7)

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1 Where They Stand

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  • Tonight at the Verizon Center in D.C., the Devils will face off against the Capitals for the fourth time this season.
  • The Devils are 4-4-2 in the last 10 games.
  • New Jersey is 12-13-6 on the road in 2016-17.
  • The Devils currently sit seven points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs for the final Eastern Conference playoff Wild Card position.

2 Who's Hot

  • Kyle Palmieri scored a goal with six shots on net Monday against Montreal, while adding a power play assist.
  •  The 2009 26th overall pick in the NHL Draft leads the Devils with 19 goals this season and has four goals and three assists for seven points in his past four games.
  • Palmieri enters tonight’s game with 40 points. 25 of those (ten goals, 15 assists) have come on the road this season.

3 Say What?

Devils Hynes Red Wings Away 013117 Stock Getty“It’s certainly a disappointing loss. We had lots of good performances and we played a good game and there were just some situations that wound up going in the back of the net and we ended up not winning the game.”

 –Devils coach John Hynes after Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime loss against the Canadiens.

4 Did You Know?

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  • Travis Zajac, Taylor Chorney and T.J. Oshie were all teammates at the University of North Dakota in 2005-2006.
  • Capitals’ defenseman John Carlson played for the N.J. Rockets (ATJHL) for two seasons from 2005-2007.
  • Washington’s Associate Coach Todd Reirden was New Jersey’s 14th selection (12th round) and the 242nd overall pick in the 1990 Entry Draft.

5 Must-See Video

Watch Devils’ defenseman John Moore fire the puck past Canadiens’ goalie Al Montoya.