This is the only meeting between the Devils and Blues this season, and St. Louis will come to town with two former Devils Stanley Cup winners on their roster.
Jason Arnott played in New Jersey from 1998 to 2002 and posted three 50-point seasons. He was a member of the 2000 Cup championship team with 20 points in 23 games. In 2001, he was on the team that went back to the Finals, but lost to the Colorado Avalanche. Despite the Devils not repeating as champions, he had 15 points in 23 games.
Arnott returned to New Jersey last season, posting 24 points in 62 games before being traded to the Washington Capitals.
He currently has 24 points in 48 games for St. Louis.
Jamie Langenbrunner was in New Jersey from 2002 through 2011, serving as captain from 2007 until he was traded to the Dallas Stars in 2011. He was on the 2003 Stanley Cup team, leading the NHL with 18 points that postseason. While with the Devils, he hit the 50-point mark six times, putting up at least 60 points three times.
He has 17 points in 47 games with the Blues.
Last season, St. Louis defeated New Jersey, 3-2, in a November 2010 meeting. This year, the Blues have emerged as a Western Conference team to watch under new coach Ken Hitchcock. This matchup should not be overlooked.