5 Facts to Know for Devils-Red Wings

The New Jersey Devils look to defend The Rock as the Red Wings visit New Jersey.

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1. SITTING ATOP THE METRO

With a 21-9-5 record, the Devils are in first place in the Metropolitan Division.

Their 47 points are one more than both Washington and Columbus, and both those clubs have played two more games than New Jersey.

2. FOUR IN A ROW

New Jersey has won four straight games, outscoring its opponents by an 18-9 margin over that span.

The Devils are coming off a strong 4-1 win over the Blackhawks on Saturday.

3. BOYLER ON FIRE

Brian Boyle is tearing it up right now. Big No. 11 is riding a four-game point streak where he’s registered eight points, four goals and four assists.

Overall this season, Boyle has 16 points in 25 games.

4. SHORTHANDED GOALS ANYONE?

There’s a good chance you’ll see a shorthanded tally in tonight’s tilt as the Red Wings lead the NHL in shorties with seven and the Devils rank second with six.

5. WING WOES

The Red Wings are struggling mightily this year, posting a 13-15-7 record with 33 points in 35 games.

Last season, the Wings missed the playoffs for the first time since 1990, and the club is in danger of missing the postseason again as they currently sit nine points back of a playoff spot.