Devils head into matchup with the Penguins on losing streak
The New Jersey Devils are looking to stop a three-game losing streak with a win against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Pittsburgh has gone 8-6 overall with a 2-0-0 record in Metropolitan Division play. The Penguins have a 7-2-0 record in games they score three or more goals.
New Jersey has a 7-6-1 record overall and a 1-2-0 record in Metropolitan Division games. The Devils have a 3-0-0 record when scoring a power-play goal.
The teams meet Thursday for the first time this season.
Jesper Bratt has seven goals and 13 assists for the Devils. Tyler Toffoli has seven goals and four assists over the last 10 games.
Evgeni Malkin has eight goals and nine assists for the Penguins. Sidney Crosby has seven goals and seven assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES
Devils: 5-5-0, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.7 assists, 4.2 penalties and 9.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.
Penguins: 6-4-0, averaging 3.7 goals, six assists, 3.4 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.
Devils: Brian Halonen: out (lower body), Nico Hischier: out (upper body), Jack Hughes: out (upper-body), Nico Daws: out (hip), Nolan Foote: out (upper body).
Penguins: John Ludvig: out (concussion), Mark Pysyk: out (lower-body), Will Butcher: out (undisclosed), Alex Nedeljkovic: out (lower-body).