New Jersey ends the calendar year in the nation’s capital.
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First place will be at stake tonight as this matchup pits the top two teams in the competitive Metropolitan Division against one another.
The Devils currently lead the division with 50 points (Capitals have 49) and also have two games in hand on Washington.
The Devils are coming off a 4-3 overtime loss to the Sabres last night at home, while the Capitals last played on Thursday.
New Jersey is 5-3-0 in the second game of back-to-back sets this season.
Miles Wood scored the game’s opening goal last night, his 10th of the season.
He has 17 points in 36 games this season, which is the same amount he had in 60 games in his rookie campaign.