5 Things to Know: Devils vs. Canadiens

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW JERSEY DEVILS (25-25-11) vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS (33-21-8)
Game coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG+

The Devils host the Montreal Canadiens on their first-annual Pride Night at Prudential Center.

1 Where They Stand

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 25: Michael Cammalleri #13 of the New Jersey Devils plays the puck against the New York Rangers during the game at Prudential Center on February 25, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

  • Tonight at “The Rock,” the Devils faceoff against the Montreal Canadiens for the third time this season
  • The Devils are 4-4-2 in the last 10 games
  • New Jersey is 13-12-5 on home ice in 2016-17
  • The Devils currently sit eight points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs for the final Wild Card position in the Eastern Conference

2 Who's Hot

  • The 2009, 26th overall pick leads the Devils with 18 goals this season and has three goals and two assists for five points in his past three games.
  • Palmieri enters tonight’s game with 38 points, including five goals and three assists in the month of February

3 Say What?

“A lot of good things tonight, a fun game to play in, but obviously the way we lose put a sour taste in my mouth and our team’s as well.”

 – Devils goalie, Cory Schneider after Saturday’s 4-3 overtime loss vs. the Rangers

4 Did You Know?

MONTREAL, CANADA - DECEMBER 8: Mike Cammalleri #13 of the Montreal Canadiens skates with the puck during the NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks on December 8, 2011 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Devils have three players on their current roster who have worn a Canadiens jersey, including forwards Michael Cammalleri, P.A. Parenteau and Devante Smith-Pelly, while none of the current Canadiens skated as a member of the Devils organization.

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Despite Saturday’s loss, coach, John Hynes thinks there are many positives in the Devils’ game.