5 Things to Know: Devils vs. Rangers

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW JERSEY DEVILS (28-20-11) vs. NEW YORK RANGERS (39-19-2)
Game coverage begins at 4:30 PM on MSG+2

Will the Devils be able to record a win over their rivals for the first time this season?

1 Where They Stand

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·      Tonight at “The Rock” in Newark, the Devils and Rangers face off for the third time this season.

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

·      The Devils are 13-12-4 on home ice during the 2016-17 campaign.

·      The Devils currently sit eight points behind the New York Islanders for the final Eastern Conference playoff Wild Card position.

2 Who's Hot?

·     Travis Zajac scored a goal Tuesday vs. the Ottawa Senators and extended his point streak to three games.

·      The 31-year-old from Winnipeg has 12 goals and 23 assists for 35 points, including seven points in nine games in February.

·      Zajac has 13 goals and 13 assists for 26 points in 53 career games against the Rangers.

3 Say What?

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“We’re not in the best spot, but we have to keep finding a way to win games and compete and keep ourselves relevant in the race.”

 — Devils goalie Cory Schneider after Tuesday’s loss against Ottawa

4 Stat of the Day

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Damon Severson leads the Devils in time-on-ice this season, averaging 18:05 per game.

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