DETROIT RED WINGS (9-10-1) @ NEW JERSEY DEVILS (10-6-3)
ONLY WINGS VISIT
Tonight the Devils meet the Red Wings for the first of three meetings this season, as the clubs will meet Dec. 31 in Detroit and in the last NHL regular-season game at Joe Louis Arena on Apr. 9.
PROTECTING “THE ROCK”
New Jersey snapped its season-long three-game losing streak Wednesday defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 in a shootout. The win improved the Devils to 2-0 in the shootout, and they now own an impressive 7-0-1 record at home. The last time the Devils were undefeated in regulation on home ice through eight games of a season was in 1990-91 when they also went 7-0-1.
CAMMALLERI BACK WITH SOME O
Michael Cammalleri returned to the lineup after missing the last six games (personal reasons), and fired nine shots on goal while recording a season-high four points (one goal, three assists). The last time Cammalleri recorded four points in a game was Feb. 13, 2013.
POWER BACK ON
Beau Bennett recorded his first goal of the season and his first goal as a Devil, ending the Devils’ lengthy 0-29 power play outage at 3:10 of the second period Wednesday against the Leafs. The goal was Bennet’s first since Apr. 3, 2016, however, the Gardena, California native now has three points in his past five games.
Red Wings’ center Gustav Nyquist will see plenty of Devils’ top defenseman Andy Greene tonight. On Wednesday, the 27-year-old Swede scored the lone Detroit goal against the Sabres, then potted a shootout goal helping his club to the 2-1 win. Nyquist now has points in three of his past four games and has upped his totals to four goals with nine assists for 13 points through 20 games.