Devils host the Coyotes after Hischier's 2-goal game

Arizona Coyotes (5-6-1, fourth in the Central Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (10-3-0, first in the Metropolitan Division)

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

BOTTOM LINE: The New Jersey Devils host the Arizona Coyotes after Nico Hischier scored two goals in the Devils' 4-3 overtime win over the Ottawa Senators.

New Jersey has a 10-3-0 record overall and a 6-2-0 record in home games. The Devils have gone 8-1-0 in games they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponents.

Arizona has a 5-6-1 record overall and a 5-4-0 record on the road. The Coyotes have a -11 scoring differential, with 35 total goals scored and 46 allowed.

Saturday's game is the third time these teams match up this season. The Devils won the previous matchup 6-2. Hischier scored two goals in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Hischier has six goals and eight assists for the Devils. Jack Hughes has three goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.

Lawson Crouse has six goals and two assists for the Coyotes. Clayton Keller has three goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 9-1-0, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.6 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

Coyotes: 5-4-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 5.1 assists, 4.7 penalties and 10.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Devils: Mackenzie Blackwood: out (knee), Ondrej Palat: out (groin), Jonathan Bernier: out (hip).

Coyotes: Nick Schmaltz: out (upper-body), Andrew Ladd: out (undisclosed), Jakob Chychrun: out (wrist).


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

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