The Washington Capitals conclude a four-game road stretch when they visit the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
New Jersey (27-37-9) has been eliminated from playoff contention and is returning from a six-game road trip to open a four-game homestand.
The Devils went 2-4 on the trip, which ended with a 3-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.
Cory Schneider made 31 saves for the Devils, who got 22 shots on former Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer.
"I thought we had some looks," New Jersey coach John Hynes told NHL.com. "(Grubauer) made some good saves on the looks we had. We didn't generate as much as we needed to. We had some really good shot attempts and looks on the power play; unfortunately, we missed the net."
Schneider allowed only two goals before the Avalanche added an empty-netter.
"Cory, he had no chance on the second one, which was an unfortunate bounce," Hynes said. "Second period, we gave up a few odd-man rushes, he came up big. And when we got ourselves in trouble, he held the fort." >> Read More