Blackhawks face the Metropolitan Division-leading Devils

Chicago Blackhawks (7-12-4, eighth in the Central Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (20-4-1, first in the Metropolitan Division)

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

BOTTOM LINE: The Metropolitan Division-leading New Jersey Devils take on the Chicago Blackhawks.

New Jersey has a 20-4-1 record overall and a 9-3-1 record on its home ice. The Devils have conceded 57 goals while scoring 93 for a +36 scoring differential.

Chicago has a 7-12-4 record overall and a 3-6-2 record on the road. The Blackhawks serve 11.5 penalty minutes per game to rank 10th in the league.

The teams match up Tuesday for the third time this season. The Blackhawks won the last matchup 8-5.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jesper Bratt has nine goals and 18 assists for the Devils. Jack Hughes has scored eight goals and added six assists over the past 10 games.

Patrick Kane has scored four goals with 16 assists for the Blackhawks. Jake McCabe has four assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 8-1-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game.

Blackhawks: 1-8-1, averaging 2.3 goals, 3.8 assists, 3.8 penalties and 10.7 penalty minutes while giving up 4.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Devils: Mackenzie Blackwood: out (knee), Ondrej Palat: out (groin), Jonathan Bernier: out (hip), Nathan Bastian: out (upper-body).

Blackhawks: Petr Mrazek: day to day (undisclosed), Jarred Tinordi: out (hip), Alex Stalock: out (concussion), Tyler Johnson: out (ankle).

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

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