Devils take on the Sharks on 3-game slide

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New Jersey Devils (4-3-2, eighth in the Metropolitan) vs. San Jose Sharks (6-4-0, third in the Pacific)

San Jose, California; Saturday, 10:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Sharks -141, Devils +117; over/under is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey looks to end its three-game slide with a victory against San Jose.

San Jose went 21-28-7 overall and 11-13-4 at home in the 2020-21 season. Goalies for the Sharks allowed 3.3 goals on 31.8 shots per game last season.

New Jersey went 19-30-7 overall and 12-12-4 on the road in the 2020-21 season. The Devils averaged 2.6 goals on 28.8 shots per game last season.

The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

INJURIES: Sharks: Marc-Edouard Vlasic: day to day (health protocols), Radim Simek: out (covid-19 protocol), Jake Middleton: out (covid-19 protocol), Erik Karlsson: day to day (health protocols), Santeri Hatakka: day to day (upper body), Matt Nieto: out (covid-19 protocol), Timo Meier: day to day (health protocols), Kevin Labanc: day to day (health protocols).

Devils: Mackenzie Blackwood: out (lower body), Dougie Hamilton: day to day (undisclosed).

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

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