Devils face the Rangers on 3-game skid
New York Rangers (44-20-6, second in the Metropolitan) vs. New Jersey Devils (24-39-6, eighth in the Metropolitan)
Newark, New Jersey; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey enters the matchup with New York after losing three straight games.
The Devils are 15-23-4 in Eastern Conference games. New Jersey ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.1 points per game, averaging 3.0 goals and 5.1 assists.
The Rangers are 11-7-1 against opponents in the Metropolitan. New York has scored 210 goals and is 10th in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.0 goals per game. Chris Kreider leads the team with 46.
New Jersey knocked off New York 7-4 in the last meeting between these teams on March 22. Jack Hughes scored two goals for the Devils in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jesper Bratt leads the Devils with 43 assists and has 65 points this season. Nico Hischier has nine assists over the last 10 games for New Jersey.
Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers with 63 total assists and has 82 points. Kreider has 11 points over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 2-7-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.1 assists, 3.2 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 4.8 goals per game with an .859 save percentage.
Rangers: 6-3-1, averaging three goals, 5.1 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with an .898 save percentage.
INJURIES: Devils: Miles Wood: day to day (hip).
Rangers: Ryan Strome: day to day (lower body).