New Jersey faces Nashville on 4-game losing streak

December 7, 2019

New Jersey Devils (9-14-5, eighth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Nashville Predators (12-10-5, sixth in the Central Division)

Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey aims to stop its four-game losing streak when the Devils take on Nashville.

The Predators are 7-5-4 at home. Nashville has scored 88 goals and ranks seventh in the league averaging 3.3 per game. Filip Forsberg leads the team with 10.

The Devils have gone 5-7-0 away from home. New Jersey has converted on 13.6% of power-play opportunities, scoring 14 power-play goals.

The matchup Saturday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Forsberg leads the Predators with 10 goals, adding eight assists and collecting 18 points. Calle Jarnkrok has totaled five goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Nashville.

Kyle Palmieri leads the Devils with a plus-three in 28 games played this season. Blake Coleman has collected 9 points over the last 10 games for New Jersey.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 3-6-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.9 penalties and nine penalty minutes while allowing 3.5 goals per game with a .888 save percentage.

Predators: 3-5-2, averaging 2.3 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .880 save percentage.

Predators Injuries: Mikael Granlund: day to day (lower body).

Devils Injuries: Kevin Rooney: out (upper body), Sami Vatanen: out (upper body), Nico Hischier: day to day (illness).

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