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Canadiens enter matchup against the Devils on losing streak

Montreal Canadiens (22-27-8, seventh in the Atlantic Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (28-24-4, fifth in the Metropolitan Division)

Newark, New Jersey; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Montreal Canadiens, on a four-game losing streak, take on the New Jersey Devils.

New Jersey has a 13-14-2 record in home games and a 28-24-4 record overall. The Devils have a -9 scoring differential, with 186 total goals scored and 195 conceded.

Montreal is 11-11-5 on the road and 22-27-8 overall. The Canadiens are sixth in the league with 248 total penalties (averaging 4.4 per game).

Saturday's game is the third meeting between these teams this season. The Canadiens won the previous meeting 3-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jack Hughes has 18 goals and 33 assists for the Devils. Nico Hischier has five goals and seven assists over the past 10 games.

Cole Caufield has 19 goals and 26 assists for the Canadiens. Nicholas Suzuki has eight goals and six assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 4-5-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

Canadiens: 3-6-1, averaging three goals, 5.1 assists, 4.7 penalties and 12.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game.

INJURIES: Devils: Dougie Hamilton: out (pectoral), Vitek Vanecek: out (lower body).

Canadiens: Kirby Dach: out for season (knee), Christian Dvorak: out (pectoral), Rafael Harvey-Pinard: out (lower-body).

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

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