Penguins bring road losing streak into matchup with the Devils

Mon, Mar 18, 2024
NHL News (AP)

Penguins bring road losing streak into matchup with the Devils

Pittsburgh Penguins (30-28-9, sixth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (32-32-4, seventh in the Metropolitan Division)

Newark, New Jersey; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to break a five-game road losing streak when they take on the New Jersey Devils.

New Jersey is 9-9-2 against the Metropolitan Division and 32-32-4 overall. The Devils have a -15 scoring differential, with 220 total goals scored and 235 allowed.

Pittsburgh has gone 30-28-9 overall with an 8-6-4 record against the Metropolitan Division. The Penguins have a 7-9-7 record in games decided by one goal.

Tuesday's game is the second meeting between these teams this season. The Devils won 5-2 in the previous meeting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jesper Bratt has 22 goals and 44 assists for the Devils. Timo Meier has eight goals and four assists over the past 10 games.

Sidney Crosby has scored 33 goals with 35 assists for the Penguins. Reilly Smith has two goals and six assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 3-7-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.1 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.

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Penguins: 3-6-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while giving up 4.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Devils: Dougie Hamilton: out (pectoral), Nathan Bastian: out (upper body), Jonas Siegenthaler: out (upper body).

Penguins: Jansen Harkins: out (upper body), Matt Nieto: out (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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