New York visits New Jersey with 1-0 series lead

Updated Apr. 19, 2023 4:09 a.m. ET

New York Rangers (47-22-13, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (52-22-8, second in the Metropolitan Division)

Newark, New Jersey; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Devils -130, Rangers +109; over/under is 5.5

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BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers visit the New Jersey Devils in the with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Tuesday for the sixth time this season. The Rangers won 5-1 in the last meeting. Chris Kreider led the Rangers with two goals.

New Jersey is 52-22-8 overall with an 18-7-2 record in Metropolitan Division play. The Devils have gone 18-6-4 in one-goal games.

New York has gone 47-22-13 overall with a 16-9-2 record against the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers have a 42-5-1 record in games they score at least three goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jack Hughes has 43 goals and 56 assists for the Devils. Erik Haula has scored six goals with two assists over the past 10 games.

Artemi Panarin has 29 goals and 63 assists for the Rangers. Kreider has scored six goals with one assist over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 6-4-0, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.4 assists, three penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

Rangers: 5-2-3, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.3 assists, 3.1 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Devils: Jonathan Bernier: out (hip).

Rangers: None listed.


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