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Huberdeau and the Panthers visit the Devils

April 1, 2022 GMT

Florida Panthers (46-15-6, first in the Atlantic) vs. New Jersey Devils (24-38-5, eighth in the Metropolitan)

Newark, New Jersey; Saturday, 12:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Jonathan Huberdeau leads Florida into a matchup with New Jersey. He ranks third in the NHL with 94 points, scoring 23 goals and totaling 71 assists.

The Devils are 15-22-3 against Eastern Conference opponents. New Jersey is the top team in the Eastern Conference with 5.1 assists per game, led by Jesper Bratt averaging 0.7.

The Panthers are 28-7-3 in Eastern Conference play. Florida averages 9.6 penalty minutes per game, the ninth-most in the NHL. Radko Gudas leads the team serving 90 total minutes.

In their last matchup on Nov. 18, Florida won 4-1. Huberdeau recorded a team-high 2 points for the Panthers.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bratt has 65 total points for the Devils, 22 goals and 43 assists. Jack Hughes has 12 points over the last 10 games for New Jersey.

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Huberdeau leads the Panthers with 94 points, scoring 23 goals and collecting 71 assists. Sam Reinhart has five goals over the last 10 games for Florida.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 3-7-0, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.2 assists, 2.7 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up four goals per game with an .880 save percentage.

Panthers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.2 assists, 4.4 penalties and 10.5 penalty minutes while allowing 2.5 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.

INJURIES: Devils: Pavel Zacha: day to day (upper-body), Andreas Johnsson: day to day (illness).

Panthers: Jonas Johansson: out (covid-19), Anton Lundell: day to day (lower body), Markus Nutivaara: out (undisclosed), Patric Hornqvist: day to day (undisclosed).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.