The Devils (12-10-6) head to St. Louis on Thursday night to take on the Blues (16-10-4) at Scottrade Center.
According to STATS:
- The Devils lost, 5-0, to the Rangers at Prudential Center on Sunday night, dropping their third straight game by a combined score of 14-3. New Jersey has allowed an average of 3.92 goals per game in its last 12 tilts -- most of any team in the league since November 19.
- St. Louis dropped a 6-3 decision in Nashville on Tuesday night, losing its second straight, and finishing up its four-game road trip with a mark of 1-3-0. The Blues have allowed six or more goals three times in 2016-17 -- tied for most in the NHL.
- The Blues throttled the Devils, 4-1, six days ago at Prudential Center, beating New Jersey for the sixth straight time by a combined score of 19-6. St. Louis hasn't lost a home tilt to New Jersey in nearly eight years (won four straight since last loss on December 30, 2008).
- The Devils had a season-low tying 19 shots on goal Sunday night (also had 19 vs. Detroit on November 25). Opponents have 107 more SOG than the Devils in 2016-17 -- the third-worst differential in the league this year.
- Kevin Shattenkirk had a goal and a helper Tuesday night, snapping his personal five-game pointless streak. Shattenkirk has 21 points in 2016-17 -- second most of any Western Conference blueliner (Brent Burns -- 28).
- The Blues are 10-0-3 in their last 13 games at Scottrade Center -- the second-longest single-season home point streak in franchise history (had a 21-game streak, December 6, 2011-February 18, 2012).
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