5 Facts to Know For Devils-Leafs

The Devils face off against the Maples Leafs for the second time this season tonight at Air Canada Centre.

Complete coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG & MSG GO.

1 Zajac's Back

Travis Zajac will make his season debut tonight when the puck drops at 7PM in Toronto. Last season, he played in 80 games and recorded 45 points (14 goals, 31 assists).

2 Second Date

In their first meeting this season, the Devils bested the Maple Leafs, 6-3. Since then, the Devils have gone 8-4-2, while the Maple Leafs are 9-6-0.

3 Gibbons Keeps On Giving

New Jersey’s leading goal scorer is none other than … Brian Gibbons?

That’s right, Gibbons currently leads the Devils with eight goals, a career-high.

4 Fast, Young, And Faster

As noted by Ken Daneyko this season, the Devils are riding their young talent, quick speed, and some more of that speed.

Let’s see if the youngsters can outskate and outplay the boys in Toronto.

5 Matthews Won't Be Missed

Toronto’s stud, Auston Matthews, will miss his fourth straight due to injury. In his place, the Maple Leafs have recalled Nikita Soshnikov from the AHL, making his season debut against the Devils.

A bit of relief for the Devils though, as Matthews has racked up 7 points (4 goals, 3 assists) in only four career games against New Jersey.