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Game Preview: Devils Visit the Rangers in Preseason Matchup



Game Preview: New Jersey Devils Visit the New York Rangers in Preseason Matchup

The New Jersey Devils visit the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden tonight in a preseason matchup.

Time: 7:00 PM      Watch: MSG/MSGSN      Listen: DEVILS HOCKEY NET

Last Game

The Devils took part in a split-squad contest on Monday. Half of the roster remained in Newark to play at home against the Philadelphia Flyers. The other half traveled to Montreal to take on the Canadiens. Jesper Bratt led the Devils at home to a 6-0 victory over the Flyers collecting three assists. Jack Hughes, also collecting three points (1g,2a), led New Jersey to a 4-2 victory over Montreal on the road. Vitek Vanecek made 11/11 saves at home while Akira Schmid made 16/18 saves on the road.

Projected Devils Roster

*New Jersey did not reveal line rushes at Thursday’s morning skate

Forwards: Jack Hughes, Tomas Nosek, Michael McLeod, Curtis Lazar, Tyler Toffoli, Jesper Bratt, Tyce Thompson, Graeme Clarke, Nolan Foote, Max Willman, Shane Bowers, Justin Dowling

Defensemen: Luke Hughes, Colin Miller, Simon Nemec, John Marino, Kevin Bahl, Tyler Wotherspoon

Goalies: Akira Schmid, Erik Kallgren, Jeremey Brodeur

Projected Rangers Lineup

Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Alexis Lafrenière

Will Cuylle-Jonny Brodzinski-Kaapo Kakko

Brennan Othmann-Nick Bonino-Blake Wheeler

Anton Blidh-Karl Henriksson-Alex Belzile

K’Andre Miller-Adam Fox

Erik Gustafsson-Braden Schneider

Zachary Jones-Ty Emberson

Igor Shesterkin

Louis Domingue


The Devils earned a 3-0-1 record against the Rangers in 2022-23. They outscored their rival 14-10 in four regular season matchups.

J. Hughes led the Devils in points against New York last season, scoring four goals and two assists for six points.

The Devils topped the Rangers in three out of four regular season contests in 2022-23. It’s the first time since the 2017-18 season that the Devils took a season series over New York.

New Jersey met the Rangers in the first round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The series went seven games before the Devils ultimately eliminated the Blueshirts. Akira Schmid shut out the Rangers in a 4-0 Game 7 victory. Schmid accrued a 4-1 record against the Rangers in the playoffs with a 1.38 GAA and .951 SV%.

2023-24 Regular Season Matchups vs NYR

Nov. 18 vs NYR, 7:00 P.M.
Feb. 22 vs NYR, 7:00 P.M.
Mar. 11 at NYR, 7:00 P.M.
April 3 at NYR, 7:00 P.M.

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