Newark, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils (0-0-0) are set to take the ice in two different locations tonight. One squad will play a home game at the Prudential Center against the Philadelphia Flyers (0-0-0) at 7 PM. The other will head to Montreal to take on the Canadiens (0-0-0) at 7 PM ET. Let’s look at what’s ahead in tonight’s Devils split-squad action.
Home Squad vs. Flyers
Vitek Vanecek, Erik Kallgren
Alexander Holtz, Tyce Thompson, Nico Hischier, Shane Bowers, Ondrej Palat, Michael McLeod, Timo Meier, Brian Halonen, Ryan Schmelzer, Erik Haula, Jesper Bratt, Josh Filmon
Brendan Smith, Dougie Hamilton, Cal Foote, Daniil Misyul, Santeri Hatakka, Kevin Bahl
Away Squad vs. Canadiens
Akira Schmid, Keith Kinkaid
Graeme Clarke, Kyle Criscuolo, Justin Dowling, Nolan Foote, Joseph Gambardella, Jack Hughes, Curtis Lazar, Dawson Mercer, Tomas Nosek, Chris Tierney, Tyler Toffoli, Max Willman
John Marino, Colin Miller, Simon Nemec, Jonas Siegenthaler, Topias Vieln, Michael Vukojevic
Luke Hughes, Tyler Wotherspoon, Tyler Brennan, Nathan Bastian
Chase Stillman, Nico Daws
According to the game notes, “The Devils posted a 2-2-0 record against the Flyers last season, which also included a 7-0 shutout victory in the foes’ regular-season finale on Feb. 25, at the Rock.”
“Jack Hughes led New Jersey with four points (3g-1a) vs. Philadelphia last season.”
As for the Canadiens, “Jersey’s team earned a 2-1-0 record vs. the Canadiens last season and outscored the Habs 10-7. The Devils opened training camp with 57 skaters: eight goaltenders, 17 defensemen, and 32 forwards. J. Hughes led the Devils with five points (2g-3a) against Montreal in 2022-23.”
Monday is the first of six preseason games prior to the 2023-24 regular season. New Jersey will play the Flyers once more, and the New York Rangers and New York Islanders twice each.