BY: DAVID KOLB
NEW JERSEY DEVILS (10-6-4) @ WINNIPEG JETS (10-12-2)
Tonight will mark the first of two meetings between the Devils and Jets this season. New Jersey was 1-1-0 vs. Winnipeg in 2015-16, and begins the night having lost five of six games, including a 4-3 shootout loss to the Penguins on Saturday.
CAMMALLERI A STAR
Michael Cammalleri scored two goals Saturday against Pittsburgh. He now has three goals and one assist over the last two games, and has four goals and four assists for eight points over the last three games. He earned one of the NHL Stars of the Week this week. Entering tonight, Cammalleri has six points in his last five games against Winnipeg.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, native Travis Zajac returns home tonight against the Jets as the Devils leading scorer through 21 games. Zajac has five goals and 10 assists for 15 points, including five points in his past three games.
Nearly a half a month ago, Jets’ rookie, Patrik Laine scored his league-leading 12th goal, however, the budding superstar has slumped since, going six games without a goal. Tonight, Laine will try and get back on track as he faces the Devils for the first time in his career.
Winnipeg’s No. 1 center, Bryan Little could be activated tonight from injured reserve. Little skated 2:48 in his first game of the season before leaving the ice with a lower-body injury. Little closed out last season with 42 points in only 52 games, missing an extended period of time with a back injury.