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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.