Pittsburgh plays division foe New Jersey
Pittsburgh; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey takes on Pittsburgh in a matchup of Metropolitan Division teams.
The Penguins are 3-1-3 against the rest of their division. Pittsburgh has allowed seven power-play goals, killing 87.5% of opponent opportunities.
The Devils are 4-6-2 in conference play. New Jersey has surrendered 17 power-play goals, killing 75% of opponent opportunities.
In their last meeting on Nov. 15, New Jersey won 2-1.
LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 5-4-1, averaging 2.2 goals, 3.7 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.
Penguins: 4-2-4, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.6 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .901 save percentage.
Devils Injuries: Sami Vatanen: out (upper body).