Vancouver and New Jersey face off for non-conference showdown
Vancouver, British Columbia; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Vancouver plays New Jersey at Rogers Arena in a non-conference matchup.
The Canucks are 16-13-4 at home. Vancouver averages 9.3 penalty minutes per game, the sixth-most in the league. Antoine Roussel leads the team serving 118 total minutes.
The Devils have gone 9-24-3 away from home. New Jersey leads the Eastern Conference with 10 shorthanded goals, led by Blake Coleman with three. In their last meeting on Dec. 31, New Jersey won 4-0.
LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 2-7-1, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.3 assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.
Canucks: 3-5-2, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.8 assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .914 save percentage.
Canucks Injuries: Quinn Hughes: out (lower body), Ashton Sautner: day to day (undisclosed), Ryan Spooner: out (general soreness), Antoine Roussel: out for season (lower body), Ben Hutton: day to day (lower body).