The New Jersey Devils will skate for the final time this season today against the New York Rangers. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils to Close Out Season at Madison Square Garden Against New York Rangers

The New Jersey Devils will skate for the final time this season later today. They will face off against their Hudson River rival, the New York Rangers, at Madison Square Garden. Here’s what to look for in today’s matinée.

Preview

NJD: 19-18-10 (48 points, eliminated from playoff contention)

NYR: 25-18-4 (54 points, clinched playoff spot- can finish sixth, seventh, or eighth in the Eastern Conference)

Last Ten

NJD: 4-5-1

NYR: 7-3-0

Season Series

NJD: 1-2-0 (2/6 possible points earned)

NYR: 2-1-0 (4/6 possible points earned)

February 5 @ NJD: NJD 3 NYR 1

March 19 @ NJD: NYR 3 NJD 2

April 21 @ NYR: NYR 4 NJD 1

Goals

NJD: 2.34 GF/G, 2.51 GA/G

NYR: 2.60 GF/G, 2.30 GA/G

Special Teams

NJD: 16.3 PP%, 80.4 PK%

NYR: 16.3 PP%, 80.6 PK%

Broadcast Information

Television: NBC

Radio: Bloomberg 1130 AM

 

Today’s 3:00 game is sure to be the usual dog fight, and although the Devils cannot play spoiler, I expect them to come out aggressive and ready to play. Tune in today for the last time in a few months as the Devils season will be over before the sun sets today.

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