The Devils take on the Flames in Calgary at 9 p.m. on Friday night.
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- New Jersey dropped a 3-2 overtime decision in Edmonton last night, losing its fourth straight game, and falling to 4-11-3 (.306) since December 8 -- second worst in the league (Colorado -- 4-12-0, .250). The Devils have scored two or fewer goals 29 times in 2016-17 (tied with Arizona for most in the NHL).
- Calgary beat San Jose, 3-2, at Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday night, and enter tonight's tilt on a season-high tying four-game home winning streak. The Flames are 9-3-0 in their last 12 home games overall (3-7-0 in first 10 home tilts of the season).
- Tonight marks the first of two meetings between the Devils and Flames in 2016-17. Calgary has won five straight games against New Jersey at Scotiabank Saddledome -- its second-longest active home win streak vs. any opponent (seven straight home wins vs. Buffalo).
- Travis Zajac lit the lamp last night, ending his goalless drought at 18 straight games since recording a hat trick vs. the Blackhawks on December 1. Zajac has one marker (four assists) in 10 career skates against the Flames.
- Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and a helper Wednesday night, garnering first-star accolades, and giving him seven points (2g, 5a) during his current six-game home scoring streak. Tkachuk has 12 points in his last 11 skates overall -- tied with Auston Matthews for most of any NHL rookie since December 19.
- Calgary has clicked on 34.9 percent of its home power-play opportunities since December 1 -- second best in hockey during that span (Kings -- 37.0). New Jersey is just 1-for-23 (4.3 percent) with the man-advantage in its last eight road contests.
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