Red Wings visit the Devils after Bertuzzi’s 2 goal-game
Newark, New Jersey; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit visits the New Jersey Devils after Tyler Bertuzzi scored two goals in the Red Wings’ 5-4 loss to the Blue Jackets.
The Devils are 4-7-2 in conference play. New Jersey has scored 11 power-play goals, converting on 14.5% of chances.
The Red Wings are 2-8-0 in conference matchups. Detroit has given up 22 power-play goals, killing 71.4% of opponent chances.
The teams meet Saturday for the first time this season.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Wings: 3-5-2, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game with a .876 save percentage.
Devils: 5-5-0, averaging two goals, 3.3 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .908 save percentage.
Devils Injuries: Sami Vatanen: out (upper body).