National Hockey League
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New Jersey at NY Islanders
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

The New Jersey Devils continue their search for their first victory of January when they visit the Metropolitan Division-rival New York Islanders on Tuesday. New Jersey dropped a 5-3 home decision to Philadelphia on Saturday for its fourth loss in as many games this month (0-2-2) and sixth straight overall (0-3-3).

The Devils will be traveling to New York for the second time in their last three games, with the first trek ending with a 5-4 shootout loss on Jan. 7. The Islanders posted their third consecutive win on Monday, a 5-4 overtime triumph at Montreal in which captain John Tavares scored his second goal of the night 1:51 into the extra session after the club squandered 2-0 and 4-2 leads. The 27-year-old Tavares tops New York with 54 points after registering four in his last three contests. New Jersey also will need to find a way to slow down rookie Mathew Barzal, who has collected three goals and seven assists over his last three games.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, MSG Plus 2 (New Jersey), MSG Plus (New York)

ABOUT THE DEVILS (22-12-8): Drew Stafford made the most of a rare appearance in the lineup Saturday, scoring his sixth goal of the season in the loss to the Flyers. The 32-year-old right wing, who is a four-time 20-goal scorer, had not played since Nov. 9. All-Star Taylor Hall, who leads the team with 44 points, has collected three goals and five assists during his four-game point streak.

ABOUT THE ISLANDERS (23-18-4): A native of Quebec, Anthony Beauvillier skated in his 100th NHL game Monday in Montreal and celebrated by scoring his fourth goal in three contests. The 20-year-old forward has notched a point in each of his first five career games against New Jersey, recording three goals and two assists in those matches. Jordan Eberle has been setting up goals at a rapid pace of late, registering seven assists over his last three games.

OVERTIME

1. The Devils have lost six straight on the road (0-3-3), last winning away from home on Dec. 5 at Columbus.

2. Islanders F Tanner Fritz appeared in his fourth game of the season - and his career - on Monday, recording one shot and a minus-1 rating in 6:27 of ice time one day after being recalled from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League.

3. New Jersey D Sami Vatanen is two assists shy of 100 for his career.

PREDICTION: Devils 3, Islanders 2
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
New Jersey 22-12-4-4 L6 12-6-2-1 10-6-2-3 2-1-0-1 20-11-4-3 3-5-0-1
NY Islanders 23-18-3-1 W3 13-5-2-1 10-13-1-0 4-1-0-1 19-17-3-0 7-6-1-0
Last Meeting
New Jersey NY Islanders
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
1/7/18 NJ 4 NYI 5 (SO) 46 34 0-5 38 42 1-3
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
New Jersey T. Hall 2
NY Islanders S. Aho 2
Goals Player  
New Jersey T. Zajac 2
NY Islanders S. Aho 1
Assists Player  
New Jersey W. Butcher 1
NY Islanders M. Barzal 2
Saves Player  
New Jersey C. Schneider 34
NY Islanders J. Halak 42
Season
Total Points Player  
New Jersey T. Hall 45
NY Islanders J. Tavares 55
Goals Player  
New Jersey T. Hall 15
NY Islanders A. Lee 27
Assists Player  
New Jersey T. Hall 30
NY Islanders J. Bailey 38
Saves Player  
New Jersey C. Schneider 1021
NY Islanders J. Halak 855
Quickchart Matchup
New Jersey Off vs  NY Islanders Def
3.1 GF
3.62 GA
31.1 Shots
34.4 Shots
29 PP
37 PK
NY Islanders Off vs  New Jersey Def
3.44 GF
3 GA
31.3 Shots
32.9 Shots
30 PP
26 PK