NEW JERSEY DEVILS (24-23-10) VS. NEW YORK ISLANDERS (26-20-10)
1 Where They Stand
- Tonight the Devils host the Islanders at Prudential Center for the first game between the clubs this season.
- New Jersey is 5-4-1 in the last 10 games.
- The Devils are 12-12-4 at The Rock in 2016-17.
- The Devils currently sit five points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs for the final Eastern Conference playoff Wild Card position.
2 Who's on Fire?
- Taylor Hall has two goals and two assists in his past five games.
- In seven career meetings, Hall has five points (three goals, two assists) against the Islanders.
- The first-year Devils’ forward leads New Jersey with 24 assists and 37 points this season.
3 Say What?
“Both games are almost four-point games. It can either put us right there next to them or they separate from the pack a little bit. Obviously, we’ll just take [Saturday] night first and go from there but we’ll kind of treat it as six periods of hockey against the same team.”
–Devils captain Andy Greene on the importance of the home-and-home with the Islanders.
4 Stat of the Day
- The Devils are 7-5-2 against Metropolitan Division opponents this season.
- P.A. Parenteau skated in 161 games for the Islanders from 2010-2012.
- Islanders’ goaltending coach Mike Dunham spent five seasons with the Devils, from 1993-1998 and won the AHL Calder Cup with the Albany River Rats in 1995.