New Jersey hosts conference foe Tampa Bay
Newark, New Jersey; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey faces Tampa Bay in Eastern Conference action.
The Devils are 1-4-0 in Eastern Conference games. New Jersey is last in the NHL recording 29.3 shots per game.
The Lightning are 4-2-0 against opponents from the Atlantic Division. Tampa Bay averages 10.3 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the league. Victor Hedman leads the team serving 13 total minutes.
The matchup Wednesday is the first meeting this season for the two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 4-4-2, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.1 assists, 4.5 penalties and 10.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .908 save percentage.
Devils: 2-5-2, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.9 assists, 4.8 penalties and 11 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .873 save percentage.
Devils Injuries: None listed.
Lightning Injuries: Victor Hedman: day to day (undisclosed), Patrick Maroon: day to day (undisclosed), Anthony Cirelli: day to day (undisclosed).