4 Facts to Know: Devils vs. Penguins

The Devils will attempt to make it three wins in a row tonight, as they host Sidney Crosby and the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins.

Live coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG+2 & MSG GO.

*Facts Courtesy of the New Jersey Devils

1 Nico! Nico! Nico!

Nico Hischier scored his ninth goal of the season in Thursday’s win against the Flyers, redirecting Blake Coleman‘s pass into the back of the net.

The rookie has posted solid numbers in his freshman campaign, tallying 31 points in 50 games.

2 Severson Nearly Completes Gordie Howe Hat Trick

Not only did Damon Severson score the game-tying goal in the win against the Flyers, he also dropped the gloves in a spirited scrap with the Flyers’ Brandon Manning.

The 23-year-old was just an assist away from the “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” (fight, goal, assist).

Severson has picked it up in his last 10 games, scoring 4 goals.

3 Calling on Hall

Taylor Hall recorded an assist in Thursday’s win over the Flyers and has a career-long nine-game points streak going.

The 26-year-old has tallied 50 points in 45 games (18 goals, 32 assists).

4 There's Something About Sidney

Fresh off of another All-Star appearance, Sidney Crosby continues to be one of the most dominant players in the NHL.

The Penguins’ captain is second on the team with 56 points and leads Pittsburgh in assists with 39 this season.

In 57 career games against the Devils, Crosby has recorded 65 points (30 goals, 35 assists).