Newark, New Jersey; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The New Jersey Devils host the Colorado Avalanche after the Avalanche beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in a shootout.
New Jersey had a 27-46-9 record overall and a 16-20-5 record in home games last season. The Devils committed 3.3 penalties per game and served 8.1 penalty minutes per game last season.
Colorado had a 56-19-7 record overall and a 33-15-3 record in road games last season. The Avalanche scored 308 goals while giving up 232 last season for a +76 goal differential.
INJURIES: Devils: Ondrej Palat: out (lower body), Jonathan Bernier: out (hip).
The Associated Press