5 Facts to Know for Rangers-Devils

The Rangers return home to take on the rival Devils.

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*Facts Courtesy of the New York Rangers

1 Going Back to Back

Both of these teams will be playing the second-half of a back-to-back tonight.

The Rangers fell 4-2 in DC against the Caps while the Devils were edged 5-3 by the Blue Jackets in New Jersey.

The Blueshirts are 1-1-0 in the second game of back-to-back sets thus far this season.

2 Last Time They Met

These teams met in mid-October at The Garden with the Devils winning 3-2.

Rick Nash and Kevin Shattenkirk scored while Ondrej Pavelec started in net.

3 Home Sweet Home

The Blueshirts return to The Garden where they have won 9 of their last 10 home games (9-1-0 record) and have outscored their opponents, 42-23, over the span.

However, that one loss came to the Devils, who have been one of the best road teams in the NHL this season (10-3-2 record).

4 One-Sided Rivalry

In the last 21 meetings between the Rangers and Devils dating back to March 19, 2013, the Rangers have earned at least one point in 16 of the games, going 13-5-3 over that span.

5 Family Ties

Kevin Hayes will be skating against his brother, Jimmy Hayes, tonight.

The two have faced each other nine times in the NHL, with Kevin (and the Rangers) winning seven.

Bragging rights at the Christmas dinner table are up for grab tonight!