The Devils (15-16-7) look to win their second consecutive game as they take on the Hurricanes (16-13-7) in Carolina on Tuesday.
According to STATS:
- New Jersey beat Boston, 3-0, last night at Prudential Center, winning for the second time in its last three tilts, and recording its second shutout in the last six contests (had zero shutouts in first 32 games of the season). The Devils have netted three or more goals just 13 times in 2016-17 -- tied with Buffalo for fewest in the Eastern Conference.
- Carolina dropped a 3-1 decision in Tampa on New Year's Eve, falling to 2-7-2 on the road since Thanksgiving. The Hurricanes are just 1-11-4 (.188) when allowing three or more goals in 2016-17 -- worst in the Eastern Conference.
- The Devils have taken both meetings with the Canes this season, 4-1 at PNC Arena on November 6, and 2-1 in a shootout at Prudential Center on November 8. Dating to the beginning of 2014-15, these clubs have split their last six tilts in Raleigh, each skating off with three wins.
- P.A. Parenteau lit the lamp last night, giving him three goals in his last four games, and six in his last 10 skates overall (had five goals in first 26 games of the season). Parenteau has three points (2g, 1a) in his last three games vs. the Canes.
- Sebastien Aho scored Carolina's lone goal Saturday night, giving him three points (1g, 2a) during his current career-long three-game scoring streak, and 20 points on the season overall. All seven of Aho's markers this season have come at even-strength.
- New Jersey is 3-2-2 in the second of back-to-back tilts this season. Tonight's game marks the 14th time Carolina will take on a team in the second of back-to-backs in 2016-17 -- most of any team in the league (Canes are 7-5-1 in first 13 such matches).
© 2017 by STATS.