Carolina takes home win streak into matchup with New Jersey
New Jersey Devils (15-22-5, seventh in the Metropolitan) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (29-9-2, first in the Metropolitan)
Raleigh, North Carolina; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Carolina hosts New Jersey looking to extend its three-game home winning streak.
The Hurricanes are 5-4-0 against the rest of their division. Carolina ranks fourth in the league averaging 6.2 assists per game, led by Tony DeAngelo with 0.8.
The Devils are 7-6-2 against Metropolitan teams. New Jersey has scored 119 goals and is 10th in the Eastern Conference averaging 2.8 goals per game. Jesper Bratt leads the team with 14.
In their last meeting on Jan. 22, New Jersey won 7-4. Nathan Bastian scored a team-high two goals for the Devils in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Teuvo Teravainen leads the Hurricanes with a plus-16 in 39 games this season. Andrei Svechnikov has 14 points over the last 10 games for Carolina.
Bratt leads the Devils with 14 goals and has 39 points. Jack Hughes has three goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for New Jersey.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 7-2-1, averaging 4.3 goals, 7.7 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with an .894 save percentage.
Devils: 3-7-0, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.9 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes while allowing 3.4 goals per game with an .889 save percentage.
INJURIES: Hurricanes: None listed.
Devils: Michael McLeod: day to day (undisclosed).