New Jersey puts home win streak on the line against Pittsburgh
Newark, New Jersey; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey hosts Pittsburgh trying to extend its five-game home winning streak.
The Devils are 9-9-2 against Metropolitan Division teams. New Jersey averages 9.7 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the NHL. P.K. Subban leads the team serving 79 total minutes.
The Penguins are 19-16-4 in conference matchups. Pittsburgh has scored 42 power-play goals, converting on 20.3% of chances.
Pittsburgh took down New Jersey 4-1 in the last meeting between these teams on Nov. 22.
LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 2-8-0, averaging 2.3 goals, 3.7 assists, four penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.9 goals per game with a .857 save percentage.
Devils: 6-2-2, averaging 2.5 goals, 3.7 assists, 3.5 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .938 save percentage.
INJURIES: Devils: Will Butcher: out for season (thumb).