New Jersey plays Pittsburgh on 4-game home skid
Newark, New Jersey; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey takes on Pittsburgh looking to break its four-game home skid.
The Devils are 2-1-1 against the rest of their division. New Jersey has converted on 12.9% of power-play opportunities, scoring eight power-play goals.
The Penguins are 3-0-1 in division games. Pittsburgh has allowed five power-play goals, stopping 88.1% of opponent opportunities.
The matchup Friday is the first meeting this season for the two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 4-4-2, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.3 assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.
Devils: 4-4-2, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .889 save percentage.
Devils Injuries: Sami Vatanen: day to day (upper body).