Jan 31, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Jan 31, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville Predators goalie Carter Hutton (30) makes a save in overtime against New Jersey Devils right wing Michael Ryder (17) at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: New Jersey Devils vs Colorado Avalanche

New Jersey Devils (23-21-12) vs Colorado Avalanche (31-14-5) – Game 2 of 2 – Colorado Leads 1-0 – Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

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The New Jersey Devils and Colorado Avalanche will meet for the last time this season and the only time at the Prudential Center on a snowy day.

The Devils will look to right the ship and improve their 4-3-3 record in their last 10 games. Despite having a lackluster record on the road this season, the Devils are 12-7-6 at the Prudential Center.

The Devils have played 31 games on the road this season (11-14-6) compared to the 25 home games that the Devils have played going into this game.

Jan 30, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov (28) checks Dallas Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski (33) and breaks the glass during the third period at the American Airlines Center. The Devils defeated the Stars 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Anton Volchenkov will be out tonight due to an injury he sustained against the Nashville Predators and will be replaced by Peter Harrold who was just activated off of injured reserve.

Harrold had been on IR since December 7th. Harrold has played in 21 games this season and has 0 goals, 2 assists, and a -5 rating.

Cory Schneider will be starting his 4th consecutive game and it is the first time a Devil goalie has started 4 consecutive games this season.

The Avalanche won the first matchup on January 16th in a 2-1 shootout in Denver.

The New Jersey Devils are two points behind the Detroit Red Wings for the second wild card spot and also the Philadelphia Flyers and Columbus Blue Jackets who are tied for 3rd in the division. Throw in the Carolina Hurricanes, Washington Capitals, and Ottawa Senators and you have an intense race in the Eastern Conference.

Stats and information courtesy of NHL.com and ESPN.com.

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