New York hosts New Jersey after Zibanejad’s 5-goal game
New York; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New York hosts the New Jersey Devils after Mika Zibanejad scored five goals in the Rangers’ 6-5 overtime win over the Capitals.
The Rangers have gone 14-7-0 against division opponents. New York has scored 223 goals and ranks sixth in the NHL averaging 3.3 per game. Zibanejad leads the team with 38.
The Devils are 8-9-2 against opponents in the Metropolitan Division. New Jersey averages 9.7 penalty minutes per game, the sixth-most in the league. P.K. Subban leads the team serving 79 total minutes.
In their last matchup on Jan. 9, New York won 6-3. Anthony DeAngelo recorded a team-high 5 points for the Rangers.
TOP PERFORMERS: Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers with 61 assists and has recorded 93 points this season. Zibanejad has scored 14 goals over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 6-2-2, averaging 2.2 goals, 3.5 assists, 3.4 penalties and nine penalty minutes while allowing two goals per game with a .945 save percentage.
Rangers: 6-4-0, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.3 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.