New Jersey plays Nashville following Sharangovich’s 2-goal showing
Nashville Predators (7-8-1, fifth in the Central Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (13-3-0, first in the Metropolitan Division)
Newark, New Jersey; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New Jersey Devils host the Nashville Predators after Yegor Sharangovich scored two goals in the Devils’ 5-3 win over the New York Rangers.
New Jersey is 9-3-0 in home games and 13-3-0 overall. The Devils are 10-1-0 in games they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponents.
Nashville has a 7-8-1 record overall and a 3-6-0 record on the road. The Predators are sixth in NHL play serving 12.2 penalty minutes per game.
The teams match up Thursday for the third time this season. The Predators won 3-2 in the last matchup.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nico Hischier has 10 goals and 15 assists for the Devils. Jack Hughes has eight goals and six assists over the past 10 games.
Filip Forsberg has scored seven goals with 12 assists for the Predators. Nino Niederreiter has four goals and one assist over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 9-1-0, averaging four goals, 5.9 assists, 3.8 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game.
Predators: 6-3-1, averaging 2.3 goals, 4.1 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
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INJURIES: Devils: Mackenzie Blackwood: out (knee), Ondrej Palat: out (groin), Jonathan Bernier: out (hip), Nathan Bastian: out (upper-body).
Predators: Mark Borowiecki: out (upper body), Yakov Trenin: day to day (lower body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.