Devils host the Rangers after Hughes' 2-goal game

New York Rangers (21-12-6, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (24-12-3, second in the Metropolitan Division)

Newark, New Jersey; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The New Jersey Devils host the New York Rangers after Jack Hughes' two-goal game against the St. Louis Blues in the Devils' 5-3 loss.

New Jersey is 24-12-3 overall and 6-5-2 against the Metropolitan Division. The Devils are 8-3-2 in games decided by a single goal.

New York has gone 21-12-6 overall with a 5-6-0 record in Metropolitan Division play. The Rangers have a +20 scoring differential, with 126 total goals scored and 106 allowed.

The matchup Saturday is the third time these teams meet this season. The Devils won 5-3 in the previous matchup. Hughes led the Devils with two goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Hughes has 24 goals and 22 assists for the Devils. Nico Hischier has scored five goals with three assists over the past 10 games.

Artemi Panarin has 11 goals and 33 assists for the Rangers. Filip Chytil has five goals and two assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 3-6-1, averaging 2.8 goals, five assists, 3.8 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

Rangers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.1 assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Devils: John Marino: out (upper body), Jonathan Bernier: out (hip), Nathan Bastian: out (upper-body).

Rangers: None listed.

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

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