5 Things to Know: Devils at Islanders

BY: DAVID KOLB

 NEW JERSEY DEVILS (25-23-10) AT NEW YORK ISLANDERS (26-21-10)

The Devils will attempt to record back-to-back wins against the rival Isles.

1 Where They Stand

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·  Tonight, the Devils head to Barclays Center to face the Islanders for the second time this season.

·  New Jersey is 5-4-1 in its last 10 games.

·  The Devils are 12-12-6 on the road in 2016-17.

·  The Devils currently sit four points behind the Bruins for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

2 Who's On Fire?

  • Travis Zajac scored a shorthanded goal Saturday and registered an assist in the Devils’ 3-2 win over the Islanders.
  • The 31-year-old center has 11 goals and 22 assists for 33 points in 57 games this season.
  • Zajac has more points against. the Islanders (12 goals, 21 assists) than any other opponent in his career.

3 Say What?

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“It was a playoff atmosphere. This is where you grow. This is where we’re trying to grow out our team and grow our organization to get back (to the postseason), learn how to play in these games and (be) a team that can contend.”

— Devils coach John Hynes after Saturday’s big win over the Islanders at The Rock

4 Stat of the Day

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The Devils have never recorded a point at Barclays Center.

5 Must-See Video

See how Travis Zajac tallied a shorthanded goal against the Isles