New Jersey hosts Dallas after Zacha’s 2-goal game
Newark, New Jersey; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey hosts the Dallas Stars after Pavel Zacha scored two goals in the Devils’ 6-5 shootout loss to the Predators.
The Devils are 7-9-8 at home. New Jersey averages 10.3 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the league. Wayne Simmonds leads the team serving 56 total minutes.
The Stars are 12-10-2 on the road. Dallas has given up 28 power-play goals, killing 83% of opponent chances.
In their last meeting on Dec. 10, Dallas won 2-0.
LAST 10 GAMES: Stars: 6-4-0, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.5 penalties and 9.7 penalty minutes while allowing 2.3 goals per game with a .922 save percentage.
Devils: 3-5-2, averaging three goals, 5.1 assists, 3.7 penalties and 10.8 penalty minutes while giving up four goals per game with a .883 save percentage.
INJURIES: Devils: Louis Domingue: day to day (lower body).
Stars: Miro Heiskanen: out (concussion).