The Devils host the rival Rangers at Prudential Center at 5 p.m.
According to STATS:
- The Rangers defeated the Maple Leafs, 2-1, in a shootout at Air Canada Centre on Thursday night, improving to 8-1-1 (.850) in February -- best in the East, and second best in the league entering play this weekend. The Blueshirts are 3-2 in shootouts this season.
- New Jersey lost, 2-1, to Ottawa at Prudential Center on Tuesday night, falling to 5-12-2 in its last 19 home tilts overall (8-0-2 in first 10 home games of the season). The Devils are just 1-3-1 when getting three or more days off between games this season.
- The Rangers have taken both matches with the Devils in 2016-17, each of which was played at Madison Square Garden. New Jersey won both games against New York at Prudential Center last season, converting on 60.0 percent (3-for-5) of its power-play chances in those two victories.
- Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 31 of 32 shots in Thursday night's triumph, giving him 402 career victories, and moving past Chris Osgood to take over sole possession of 11th place on the NHL's all-time list. With one more win, Lundqvist will tie Grant Fuhr for No. 10 on the all-time list.
- Travis Zajac potted the Devils' lone goal Tuesday night, giving him four points (2g, 2a) during his current three-game scoring streak. Zajac has just two points (1g, 1a) in his last nine skates against the Blueshirts.
- The Devils have converted 45.5 percent (10-for-22) of their power-play opportunities this month -- best of any team in hockey. New York is just 3-for-26 (11.5 percent) with the man-advantage in February (fourth worst in the league).
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