Who: New Jersey Devils at Toronto Maple Leafs
When: 7:00 p.m. ET; Pregame show at 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Media: TV - MSG+ (Channel listings); Radio - WFAN (660 AM or 101.9 FM)
Stats & Notes (via Devils PR)
- Tonight’s game closes out a three-game road trip, the first of three vs. Toronto this season & opens the team’s fifth of ten sets of back-to-back games. The Devils are 2-2-0 in first games and 2-2-0 in second games when playing on consecutive dates.
- David Clarkson, who is from Toronto, will appear in his 400th career NHL game tonight.
- Andrei Loktionov scored the Devils’ third goal on Saturday and has points in a career-high five straight games (3g-2a-3pts). With a point tonight, he would tie Clarkson and Ilya Kovalchuk for the team season-high scoring streak
- Despite the four-game winless streak (0-3-1), the Devils are 16-6-5 in their last 27 regular season contests dating back to 2011-12.
I remember you: Tonight marks Mark Fraser's first contest against his former New Jersey mates. Fraser was traded last season to Anaheim for Kurtis Foster-- a deal which ultimately netted the Devils Zidlicky. Fraser was subsequently dealt to Toronto from Anaheim last February and has flourished this season under Toronto coach Randy Carlyle. Fraser's plus-15 rating is tied for the NHL's best.
Welcome Home: The Devils' first trip to Toronto also means it's David Clarkson's first trip home this year. Clarkson's gained 10 career points -- including nine goal s-- in 18 contests against the Maple Leafs.
Moose Sighting: We're looking for Johan Hedberg to regain his early-season form. The Devils netminder will make his eighth road start tonight and has lost his last three. Hedberg is 0-3-1 in his last four starts, having allowed 14 goals in that stretch.
Nice Nazem: Leafs forward Nazem Kadri enters tonight's game with a four-game point streak. Kadri recorded a hat trick in Toronto's last game-- a 5-4 overtime win on Long Island. Kadri has recorded 21 points in 22 games-- good for a tie for 18th in the NHL.