New Jersey (9-8-3) will be hoping to add a win Sunday against Florida (10-4-2) to its record-setting win total in its first season with the franchise since 2005-06.
The Devils are hoping for their second straight win after they lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round in last year’s Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Devils are coming off a 5-1-0 start and are on pace for their best home winning streak since a six-game run from January 2005-June 2008.
They’re also looking to get their first win since the first-round loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Blues, who are 11-6-1 since Jan. 2, are on a five-game winning streak.
They’re hoping to end that streak at two games against the Devils, who won two of three at Madison Square Garden in 2016.
New York (10.5-7-4) is on a three-game win streak.
The Blues have won three straight in Newark and three straight since losing two in a row Jan. 7-8.
They were coming off two straight victories and three of five road games.
New Jersey is trying to end its streak of six consecutive losses to the Devils.
The last time the Devils lost at home was Jan. 11-12, 2005.
The Sabres, who lost three straight and were 2-5-1 before that, are coming in with a five game winning streak after they beat the Devils 5-4 in their first game back from a two-game suspension.
The Sabres have won seven of eight at New Jersey.
The Lightning are coming back from their 4-0-0 road skid and are in their best shape since Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 2017.
They are on the verge of their longest winning streak in franchise history and are 5-0 in their last six games.