One team is coming off its bye week, and the other is closing out a rough four-game road trip with its second game in as many days, when the New Jersey Devils host the San Jose Sharks Sunday afternoon at the Prudential Center.
The Devils (23-21-10) have not played since a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres this past Monday. On the other hand, the Sharks (33-18-5) have played three games this week, losing each on the road, including a pair in overtime.
On Saturday, the Sharks were defeated 2-1 in overtime by the Philadelphia Flyers with Wayne Simmonds netting the OT winner. The Sharks also lost in overtime Tuesday in Buffalo to start this road trip, and dropped a 6-3 decision to the Bruins in Boston two nights later. >> Read more