Montreal Canadiens to visit New Jersey Devils Tuesday
Newark, New Jersey; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New Jersey Devils host the Montreal Canadiens.
The Devils are 12-15-4 against Eastern Conference opponents. New Jersey averages 10.2 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the league. Wayne Simmonds leads the team serving 56 total minutes.
The Canadiens are 13-15-7 in Eastern Conference play. Montreal has surrendered 33 power-play goals, stopping 79.5% of opponent opportunities.
New Jersey took down Montreal 6-4 in the last meeting between these teams on Nov. 28. Blake Coleman scored two goals for the Devils in the win.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 6-4-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game with a .937 save percentage.
Devils: 3-4-3, averaging three goals, 5.1 assists, 3.4 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.9 goals per game with a .885 save percentage.
INJURIES: Devils: None listed.
Canadiens: None listed.