The New Jersey Devils (24-22-10) are coming off of a 3-2 win against the last-place Colorado Avalanche. The Devils are 1-1 following their league-mandated bye week and sport a 5-4-1 record over their last 10 games. New Jersey has been mediocre this season; they’re currently 29th in team offense (2.27 goals scored per game) and 17th in team defense (2.82 goals against per game). They’ll depend heavily on goaltender Cory Schneider (2.66 goals against average, .912 save percentage) to keep the Sens off the board and give their offense a chance to score.
NHL Odds: Anderson leads Ottawa into New JerseyThe New Jersey Devils (24-22-10) welcome the Ottawa Senators (29-19-6) on Thursday (7 PM ET on TSN5). After beating the last-place Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday, New Jersey will try to build on that momentum with a home victory at the Prudential Center.
With the return of Craig Anderson (2.37 goals against average, .926 save percentage), the Senators can again build from the net out. The Sens have used four goaltenders in 2016-17, but now that Anderson has returned to the team following his wife’s illness, the team will have the goaltending stability they’ve grown accustomed to.