Center Patrik Elias continued to add to his franchise-leading total by reaching the 900-point plateau Sunday with a goal and two assists.

"It's great," Elias said of the milestone. "I enjoy it and I enjoy doing it here in Montreal. It's a great hockey town and I always like to play here. So, it's a nice accomplishment."

Elias became the Devils' all-time leader in goals when he scored twice in a 5-3 victory on Dec. 17, 2011, at Bell Centre.

Matteau at home

The Devils' Stefan Matteau, 18, enjoyed playing an NHL game in Montreal for the first time in his young career. The rookie's family lives about 25 minutes away in Blainville, Quebec, and he estimated he had 10 friends and family members at Bell Centre, including his father: ex-NHL player Stephane Matteau.

"It was a great experience having my family here and having everyone else here," he said.

Matteau was in the Devils' starting lineup on the top line with Travis Zajac and Ilya Kovalchuk, so he got to stand on the blue line during singing of the U.S. and Canadian anthems.

"It sent chills down my spine and I just kept thinking not to leave after the first one," Matteau said.