New Jersey Devils To Try and Spoil Montreal Canadiens Quest for Division Title

The New Jersey Devils will skate for the third to last time this season tonight at 7:00 against the Montreal Canadiens. Tonight’s match-up at the Prudential Center is huge for the Habs as they look to beat out the Boston Bruins for the Northeast Division crown. The Canadiens and Bruins are currently tied with 59 points, but Boston has the edge with one game at hand. However, the Canadiens have the first tie-breaker, regulation/overtime wins (ROW). Here’s a look at the basics for tonight’s game.

The Montreal Canadiens will take on the New Jersey Devils tonight at 7:00 at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Preview

NJD: 17-18-10 (eliminated from playoff contention); 11-9-2 at home

MTL: 27-13-5 (4th in the Eastern Conference- clinched a playoff spot); 13-6-2 away from home

Last Ten

NJD: 2-7-1

MTL: 4-6-0

Season Series

MTL 2-0-0 (4/4 possible points)

NJD 0-1-1 (1/4 possible points)

January 27 @ MTL; MTL 4 NJD 3 OT

March 16 @ NJD; MTL 2 NJD 1

Team Leaders

Goals: NJD- David Clarkson (14), MTL- Brian Gionta (14)

Assists: NJD- Patrik Elias (20), MTL- P.K. Subban (25)

Points: NJD- Patrik Elias (33), MTL- Max Pacioretty (37)

+/-: NJD- Andy Greene (+10), MTL- Brandon Prust (+11)

Shots: NJD- David Clarkson (173), MTL- Max Pacioretty (151)

Shooting %: NJD- Andrei Loktionov (18.6%), MTL- Michael Ryder (17.5%)

Goals

NJD: 2.31 GF/G, 2.53 GA/G, 106 GF, 121 GA

MTL: 3.02 GF/G, 2.62 GA/G, 139 GF, 120 GA

Special Teams

NJD: 15.2 PP%, 80.8 PK%, 25 PPG, 11 SHG

MTL: 21.2 PP%, 80.0 PK%, 40 PPG, 0 SHG

Broadcast Information

Television: MSG 2, RDS

Radio: Bloomberg 1130 AM

 

You only have three more games to watch before next September Devils fans, so if you’re not busy, tune in tonight starting at 7:00. As always, Go Devils!

Also, be sure to check out David Garrison’s recent article on Coach DeBoer’s job status here.

Topics: Game Preview, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, NHL

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