5 Things to Know: Devils vs. Flyers

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW JERSEY DEVILS (27-37-14) @ PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (38-33-8)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG+

Patrik Elias will drop the ceremonial first puck before tonight’s game.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 22: Wayne Simmonds #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers and Miles Wood #44 of the New Jersey Devils pursue a loose puck during the game at Prudential Center on December 22, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

  • The Devils are 2-6-2 in the last 10 games
  • New Jersey is 12-22-6 on the road in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

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  • Devils’ forward, Taylor Hall is looking to close out his first season in New Jersey on a high-note and sits one goal short of the 20-goal mark with four games remaining
  • The 2010 No. 1 overall pick now has 51 points in 68 games, including six goals and eight assists on the power play, along with four game-winning tallies
  • Hall has found success against the Flyers this season, depositing two goals with two assists in four meetings

3 SAY WHAT?

Coleman: It's Nice to Come Out With Two Points

“Obviously, we are all incredibly frustrated but there are no excuses. There’s just wins and losses in this game. We picked up another loss and there’s no excuse for it.”

 — Devils’ forward, Blake Coleman after Saturday’s 3-0 shutout loss in Philly

4 DID YOU KNOW?

Travis Zajac of North Dakota scores against Boston College during 3rd-period action in the semi-finals of the NCAA frozen four at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 6, 2006.  Boston College won 6-5 to advance to the National Championship. (Photo by G. N. Lowrance/Getty Images)
Travis Zajac of North Dakota scores against Boston College during 3rd-period action in the semi-finals of the NCAA frozen four at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 6, 2006. Boston College won 6-5 to advance to the National Championship. (Photo by G. N. Lowrance/Getty Images)

Travis Zajac played under Flyers head coach, Dave Hakstol at the University of North Dakota from 2004 to 2006.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Watch Devils’ defenseman, Dalton Prout and Flyers’ forward, Wayne Simmonds duke it out in the second period of Sunday’s contest.