Washington visits New Jersey after Mantha's 2-goal game
Thu, Nov 9, 2023
NHL News (AP)
Washington Capitals (5-4-2, fifth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (7-4-1, third in the Metropolitan Division)
Newark, New Jersey; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals visit the New Jersey Devils after Anthony Mantha's two-goal game against the Florida Panthers in the Capitals' 4-3 overtime loss.
New Jersey is 7-4-1 overall and 1-1-0 against the Metropolitan Division. The Devils have a 4-1-0 record in games decided by one goal.
Washington has a 5-4-2 record overall and a 2-2-0 record in Metropolitan Division games. The Capitals have a 2-0-1 record in games they score at least three goals.
Friday's game is the second time these teams meet this season. The Capitals won the previous meeting 6-4. Mantha scored two goals in the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jesper Bratt has seven goals and 12 assists for the Devils. John Marino has seven assists over the last 10 games.
Alexander Ovechkin has two goals and six assists for the Capitals. Dylan Strome has six goals over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 6-4-0, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.2 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.
Capitals: 5-3-2, averaging 2.2 goals, 3.7 assists, 3.7 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
INJURIES: Devils: Tomas Nosek: out (lower body), Brian Halonen: out (lower body), Nico Hischier: out (upper body), Jack Hughes: out (upper-body), Nico Daws: out (hip), Nolan Foote: out (upper body), Colin Miller: out (lower body).
Capitals: Nic Dowd: out (upper body), Joel Edmundson: out (hand), Nicklas Backstrom: out (personal), Anthony Mantha: day to day (upper body), Max Pacioretty: out (achilles), Trevor van Riemsdyk: day to day (lower body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar."