The Devils begin a three-game road trip tonight in Colorado.
1 First Look at Sami
2 Devils Get Their MoJo Back
There will also be another new addition to the lineup, as Marcus Johansson is expected to return after missing 13 games due to a concussion.
Johansson has five points (three goals, two assists) in 10 games this season.
3 Last Time They Met
Bryce Salvador, Ken Daneyko and Steve Cangialosi break down the Devils win over the Avs and the stellar play of rookie defenseman Will Butcher in his NHL debut.
These teams squared off in Newark for New Jersey’s season-opener back on October 7 with the Devils winning 4-1.
4 Friendly Return?
Speaking of Butcher, this will be an emotional game for him as this marks his first NHL game in Denver.
Butcher led the University of Denver to the NCAA title this spring and was actually drafted by the Avalanche in 2013, but spurred them to become a free agent over the summer.
Expect a mix of cheers and boos for the talented rookie.
5 Road Warriors
The Devils have excelled on the road this season and own an 8-2-2 record away from The Rock.
They lead NHL in road points with 18.