4 Facts to Know for Devils-Blue Jackets

The Devils travel to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets.

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*Facts Courtesy of the New Jersey Devils

1 First of Four

Tonight is the first meeting of the season between these two clubs.

They’ll complete a home-and-home Friday in New Jersey and then play twice more in February.

2 Battle For First

This matchup pits the top two teams in the competitive Metropolitan Division against one another.

Columbus currently leads the division with 35 points (New Jersey has 34), but the Devils have a game in hand on Columbus.

3 Striking Similarities

These teams have been two of the best in one-goal games this season. The Devils are 10-1-4 and the Blue Jackets are 9-1-1.

They are both also very good at holding a lead. New Jersey is 11-0-1 when leading after two periods while Columbus is 10-1-0.

4 Milestone Man

Cory Schneider is expected to be between the pipes for the Devils tonight.

Schneider will be seeking his 100th career win as a Devil. In 20 career games against Columbus, Schneider is 10-8-2 with a 2.26 GAA, .919 SV% and two shutouts.