ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA (TICKER) —The New Jersey Devils try to extend their unbeaten streak to six games on Tuesday when they open a three-game road trip against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Devils are unbeaten in their last five games (3-0-2-0) and 17-4-4-1 in their last 25 games. It is their longest stretch without a loss since a nine-game run from January 7-24.
After recording consecutive ties, New Jersey posted a 2-1 overtime victory over the Washington Capitals at Continental Airlines Arena on Saturday.
Jeff Friesen recorded an assist on Langenbrunner’s goal to extend his points streak to nine games. He had six goals and four assists during that span.
Joe Nieuwendyk also had an assist and is four assists shy of becoming the eighth player in NHL history to record his 500th becoming the eighth player in NHL history to record his 500th goal, 500th assist and 1,000th point in the same season.
Martin Brodeur started his 13th consecutive game and has allowed two goals or less in 36 of his last 58.
The Devils are unbeaten in their last four road games (2-0-2-0) and are 16-7-4-3 away from home this season.
Minnesota completed a 2-1-0-0 road trip with a 2-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.
Minnesota has been held to two goals or less in 14 of its last 18 games and has just 155 goals for the league’s sixth-lowest total.
The Devils are unbeaten in four all-time meetings with the Wild (3-0-1), including a 3-2 win on February 9. New Jersey is 1-0-1-0 in its first two visits to St. Paul.