Among the topics the Devils have discussed at the start of this season is trying to play tough at home.

"Obviously last year it didn't matter where we played in the first half, home or away," Patrik Elias said. "We've talked about it a little bit this year that we want to be tough to play against here. We might not be the biggest team, but it's all a matter of working hard. If you do that and we play that way, we'll be tough to play against."