5 Things to Know: Devils vs. Blue Jackets


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The Devils are back home at the Rock today for a matinee matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

1 Where They Stand

  • The Devils host the Columbus Blue Jackets in a matchup at the Prudential Center for the fourth meeting this season.
  • The Devils are 1-7-2 in the last 10 games.
  • New Jersey is 14-13-6 at the home during the 2016-17 season.

2 Who's Hot

  • Kyle Palmieri scored two goals Friday in the Devils’ 6-4 loss to the Penguins.
  • The 26-year-old has five goals his last three games, bringing his March totals to six goals and two assists in eight games.
  • Palmieri has an assist in three games against Columbus this season and leads the Devils in scoring with 25 goals and 23 assists in 68 games.

3 Say What?

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“I feel like I’ve got more time and space. I don’t know, I just feel a lot better out there. Feel more confident with the puck and I think it changes my whole game. Like I said earlier in the week, my time in Albany did a lot for me.”

 — Devils rookie John Quenneville after recording his first NHL point Friday against Pittsburgh.

4 Did You Know?

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Devils defenseman John Moore was Columbus’ first-round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

5 Must-See Video

John Hynes‘ Post-Game Comments After Friday’s Loss in Pittsburgh.