The New Jersey Devils make this visit north of the border, as they visit the Ottawa Centers, looking for their third straight win.
By Patrick Comia
Can the Devils make it three in a row tonight in Ottawa?
That’s where they will need to do it, as the team makes their first trip into Canadian soil to square off with the Senators tonight, at the Canadian Tire Centre.
#NJDevils visit the Ottawa Senators tonight in search of their third straight win. https://t.co/CSkV2OAtXV #OTTvsNJD pic.twitter.com/g9c4k8SZxK
— New Jersey Devils (@NHLDevils) October 22, 2015
Tonight marks the first of two road trips for the Devils, the second being in Buffalo on Saturday before returning home.
Momentum is on the Devils side, after the past two games resulted in wins. The first coming from rival New York Rangers in a fast-paced overtime period. And, the second coming against the Arizona Coyotes in overtime, as well.
Things are certainly trending in the right direction for John Hynes’ first year after starting the season 0-3-1.
The team’s leading scorer, Mike Cammalleri, has five points in six games including a goal on eight shots against the Coyotes last game. On the year, he has registered two goals and three assists.
Cory Schneider is expected to get the start tonight. After back-to-back wins in his past two games started, he has a winning record of 2-1-1 with a 1.71 goals against average and save percentage of .937 this year. The new father hasn’t been showing any fatigue from staying up late and watching his newborn boy, Wyatt.
Last game’s OT hero, Adam Larsson, spoke about his gratitude for his goalie:
Larsson on Schneider: "He's been phenomenal for us all year. I think we should thank him more for what a good job he does back there."
— New Jersey Devils (@NHLDevils) October 21, 2015
Just as the Devils have a two-game streak going, their opponents have one of their own. Just not the good kind, dropping their past two games to the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators. The Senators have a record of 3-2-1, entering tonight. However, all of their wins have come on the road. They are 0-1-1 at the Canadian Tire Center.
Despite their losing record at home, they are ranked eleventh in goals for per game average of 3.00. They have three players tied for the team lead in scoring with eight points (Kyle Turris, Erik Karlsson, and Mark Stone).
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