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Devils Game Preview vs. Ducks: Game Notes, How to Watch, Projected Lines, & More

Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier reached milestones last night. Tonight, it could be Jesper Bratt’s turn.

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Devils Game Preview vs. Ducks: Game Notes, How to Watch, Projected Lines, & More

John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks are in town to face the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center.

The Devils avoided the trap game last night in Columbus, they’ll look to do the same tonight on home ice. New Jersey is 1-4-1 in back-to-back games this season.

Let’s dive into the Devils’ tilt with the Ducks tonight.

How to Watch

Time: 07:00 PM      Watch/Stream: MSGSN/MSG+      Listen: DEVILS HOCKEY NET

Projected Devils Lineup

Forwards

Tyler Toffoli – Jack Hughes – Jesper Bratt

Ondrej Palat – Nico Hischier – Timo Meier

Erik Haula– Dawson Mercer – Alexander Holtz

Curtis Lazar – Michael McLeod – Nathan Bastian

Defensemen

Jonas Siegenthaler – Simon Nemec

Kevin Bahl – John Marino

Luke Hughes – Colin Miller

Goaltenders

Vitek Vanecek

Akira Schmid

Projected Ducks Lineup

Forwards

Alex Killorn – Leo Carlsson – Troy Terry

Frank Vatrano – Sam Carrick – Ryan Strome

Max Jones – Adam Henrique – Brett Leason

Brock McGinn – Benoit-Olivier Groulx – Jakob Silfverberg

Defensemen

Cam Fowler – Jackson Lacombe

Pavel Mintyukov – Ilya Lyubushkin

Urho Vaakanainen – Radko Gudas

Goaltenders

John Gibson

Lukas Dostal

Last Game

The Devils were in Columbus to face the Blue Jackets last night and came home with two points. Jack Hughes registered a hat-trick and Jesper Bratt dished three assists in the 6-3 victory. Hughes notched his 100th career NHL goal on his second goal of the game, a power-play goal. Captain Nico Hischier also reached a milestone, registering his 300th career point with one goal and one assist in the contest. Tyler Toffoli and Erik Haula also chipped in a goal each. Kirill Marchenko, Yegor Chinakov, and Alex Texier all scored for the Blue Jackets.

Akira Schmid made 23 saves in securing his fifth win of the season. Daniil Tarasoiv made 24 saves.

Player to Watch

Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier each registered milestones on Saturday. It’s Jesper Bratt’s turn to try and reach one himself on Sunday. The Swedish forward registered three assists on Saturday, bringing his career total to 198 assists. He’s two points shy of reaching 200 dishes heading into his 418th career game. Bratt can also tie or pass a single-season record in power play assists (15), as the winger currently holds 13 power play assists on the season.

Devils vs. Ducks

According to the Devils Pr, “The Devils and Anaheim face-off for the first of two matchups this season, after Jersey’s team logged a 2-0-0 record against the Ducks in 2023-24.

Next: Mar. 1, 2024, at ANA, 10:00 P.M. E.T.

ALL-TIME vs ANA

Record: 23-16-1-2

Home: 14-5-0-1

Road: 9-11-1-1

Since 1982-83…

The most goals in franchise history earned in a single game vs Anaheim is seven, which was earned in a 7-1 win on Mar. 31, 1999, at the Meadowlands.

The most goals that the Devils allowed in a single game vs Anaheim is seven, which was recorded on Mar. 14, 2016, in a 7-1 loss at the Pond.

The most shots that Jersey earned in a single game vs Anaheim is 45, which was logged on Mar. 8, 2022, in a 2-1 loss at the Pond.

The most shots that the Devils surrendered against Anaheim was 40, which was recorded on Jan. 16, 2015.

The last time the Devils shut out Anaheim was on Mar. 1, 2020, after a 3-0 win at Anaheim (C. Schneider, 34 saves).

The last time Anaheim shut out the Devils was on Nov. 2, 2021, after a 2-0 loss at the Pond (J. Gibson, 28 saves).”

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Tue. Dec. 19, vs PHI, 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Thu. Dec. 21, vs EDM, 7:30 P.M. E.T.
Sat. Dec. 23, vs DET, 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Wed. Dec. 27, vs CBJ, 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Fri. Dec.29, at OTT, 7:00 P.M. E.T.

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