St. Louis Blues (18-17-3, fifth in the Central Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (24-11-3, second in the Metropolitan Division)
Newark, New Jersey; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Devils -174, Blues +146; over/under is 6.5
BOTTOM LINE: The New Jersey Devils host the St. Louis Blues after the Blues defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 in a shootout.
New Jersey is 24-11-3 overall and 10-9-2 at home. The Devils are 10-4-1 when they commit fewer penalties than their opponent.
St. Louis is 18-17-3 overall and 11-9-1 on the road. The Blues have gone 5-0-2 in games decided by one goal.
The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 3-6-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.7 penalties and 9.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.
Blues: 6-2-2, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.
The Associated Press