New Jersey hosts Nashville after shootout victory
Newark, New Jersey; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey hosts the Nashville Predators after the Devils defeated Ottawa 4-3 in a shootout.
The Devils have gone 7-9-7 in home games. New Jersey averages 10.4 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the NHL. Wayne Simmonds leads the team serving 54 total minutes.
The Predators are 12-9-3 in road games. Nashville ranks sixth in the league averaging 3.3 goals per game, led by Filip Forsberg with 16.
In their last meeting on Dec. 7, Nashville won 6-4.
LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 5-4-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .912 save percentage.
Devils: 4-5-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.7 penalties and 10.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game with a .895 save percentage.
INJURIES: Devils: Louis Domingue: day to day (lower body).
Predators: Colton Sissons: day to day (lower body).