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.
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.
Rangers: None listed.
The Associated Press