Devils visit the Capitals after shutout win

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New Jersey Devils (8-11-2, seventh in the East Division) vs. Washington Capitals (14-6-4, second in the East Division)

Washington; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals host New Jersey after the Devils shut out Boston 1-0. Scott Wedgewood earned the victory in the net for New Jersey after recording 40 saves.

The Capitals have gone 14-6-4 against division opponents. Washington is ninth in the league averaging 3.2 goals per game, led by Nicklas Backstrom with 10.

The Devils are 8-11-2 against the rest of their division. New Jersey has converted on 12.9% of power-play opportunities, scoring eight power-play goals.

In their last meeting on Feb. 28, Washington won 3-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Backstrom leads the Capitals with 10 goals and has 27 points. John Carlson has seven assists over the last 10 games for Washington.

Matt Tennyson leads the Devils with a plus-six in 10 games this season. Pavel Zacha has two goals over the last 10 games for New Jersey.

LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 7-2-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.

Devils: 2-8-0, averaging two goals, 3.6 assists, 2.7 penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while allowing 3.3 goals per game with an .886 save percentage.

INJURIES: Capitals: Michal Kempny: out (lower body).

Devils: Ryan Murray: day to day (upper body).


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

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