New Jersey takes on New York, looks to stop 3-game skid
New York Rangers (40-18-5, second in the Metropolitan) vs. New Jersey Devils (22-35-5, eighth in the Metropolitan)
Newark, New Jersey; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey enters the matchup against New York as losers of three in a row.
The Devils are 13-19-3 in conference matchups. New Jersey is ninth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.1 points per game, averaging 3.0 goals and 5.1 assists.
The Rangers are 24-7-1 against conference opponents. New York ranks 10th in the Eastern Conference recording 8 points per game, averaging 2.9 goals and 5.0 assists.
In their last meeting on March 4, New York won 3-1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jesper Bratt leads the Devils with 21 goals, adding 39 assists and collecting 60 points. Jack Hughes has four goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for New Jersey.
Mika Zibanejad leads the Rangers with a plus-19 in 63 games this season. Chris Kreider has seven goals over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 4-6-0, averaging three goals, 4.8 assists, 2.4 penalties and 5.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with an .897 save percentage.
Rangers: 7-3-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.6 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while allowing 2.6 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.
INJURIES: Devils: Jonas Siegenthaler: day to day (illness), Pavel Zacha: day to day (upper-body).
Rangers: None listed.