5 Things to Know: Devils vs. Avalanche

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW JERSEY DEVILS (23-22-10) vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE (15-36-2)

1 Where They Stand

  • Tonight the Devils host the Colorado Avalanche for the first game between the clubs this season.
  • New Jersey is 5-5-0 in their last 10 games.
  • The Devils are 11-10-4 at The Rock in 2016-17.
  • The Devils currently sit five points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs for an Eastern Conference playoff Wild Card position.

2 Who's on Fire?

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3 Say What?

Devils Hynes Red Wings 013117 Stock Getty“No game is more important than the other, but what’s important is we buckle in here and play some of our best hockey and give ourselves a chance to win some games.”

–Devils coach, John Hynes on the prospects of making a playoff run.

4 Stat of the Day

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  • P.A. Parenteau played for Colorado from 2012-14, scoring 32 goals with 44 assists for 76 points in 103 games.
  • Joseph Blandisi was drafted by the Avalanche in 2012 (6th round, 162nd overall).
  • Devils’ defenseman Kyle Quincey spent parts of three seasons with the Avs from 2009-12.

5 Must See Video

Devils’ defenseman John Moore on his return to the lineup.