New Jersey hosts Minnesota after Coleman’s 2-goal game
Newark, New Jersey; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey hosts the Minnesota Wild after Blake Coleman scored two goals in the Devils’ 5-1 victory over the Red Wings.
The Devils are 4-4-4 at home. New Jersey averages 9.6 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the league. Kyle Palmieri leads the team serving 27 total minutes.
The Wild are 4-10-2 on the road. Minnesota has allowed 13 power-play goals, killing 82.2% of opponent opportunities.
The teams meet Tuesday for the first time this season.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 5-2-3, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.6 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while allowing three goals per game with a .905 save percentage.
Devils: 5-5-0, averaging two goals, 3.1 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.
Devils Injuries: Sami Vatanen: out (upper body).
Wild Injuries: Marcus Foligno: out (lower body).