5 Things to Know: Devils vs. Blue Jackets

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW JERSEY DEVILS (25-27-12) vs. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (40-17-6)
Game coverage begins at 4:30 PM on MSG

The Devils return home to open a home-and-home with the Blue Jackets.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

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  • Tonight at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, the Devils faceoff against the Blue Jackets for the second time this season
  • The Devils are 2-6-2 in the last 10 games
  • New Jersey is 13-12-6 at home in 2016-17
  • The Devils currently sit nine points behind the New York Islanders for the final Eastern Conference playoff Wild Card position

2 WHO'S HOT

  • Kyle Palmieri scored his 20th goal of the season, breaking through the 20-goal plateau for the second time in his career (30 goals in 2015-2016)
  • The Smithtown, New York native had one assist with three shots on net in the first meeting with the Blue Jackets on Feb. 4

3 SAY WHAT?

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“Cory kept it a one-goal game. He was awesome tonight. He was the best player on the ice. The other 18 guys that were playing weren’t good enough.”

— Devils defenseman, Ben Lovejoy on goalie, Cory Schneider’s play Saturday in Boston

4 DID YOU KNOW?

MONTREAL , QC - JUNE 26:  John Moore smiles while standing near the Columbus Blue Jackets draft table after being drafted by the Blue Jackets during the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

Devils’ defenseman, John Moore was Columbus’ first choice, 21st overall, in the 2009 Entry Draft and played 86 games with the Blue Jackets from 2011 to 2013.

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