Devils play the Hurricanes after Palat's 2-goal performance

Updated Feb. 9, 2024 4:10 a.m. ET

New Jersey Devils (25-21-3, sixth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (29-16-5, second in the Metropolitan Division)

Raleigh, North Carolina; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The New Jersey Devils visit the Carolina Hurricanes after Ondrej Palat's two-goal game against the Calgary Flames in the Devils' 5-3 loss.

Carolina is 29-16-5 overall and 9-3-3 against the Metropolitan Division. The Hurricanes have a 13-6-1 record in games they convert at least one power play.


New Jersey has an 8-5-1 record in Metropolitan Division games and a 25-21-3 record overall. The Devils are 7-11-3 when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent.

Saturday's game is the second meeting between these teams this season. The Hurricanes won the last matchup 3-2. Martin Necas scored three goals in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Sebastian Aho has 18 goals and 38 assists for the Hurricanes. Teuvo Teravainen has two goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games.

Jesper Bratt has scored 20 goals with 36 assists for the Devils. Tyler Toffoli has five goals over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 7-3-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 6.1 assists, four penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.

Devils: 4-6-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Hurricanes: Frederik Andersen: out (blood clotting), Brett Pesce: day to day (illness), Andrei Svechnikov: day to day (upper body).

Devils: Dougie Hamilton: out (pectoral), Jonas Siegenthaler: out (foot), Brendan Smith: out (knee), Tyler Toffoli: day to day (illness).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.