New Jersey plays Los Angeles in a non-conference matchup
Los Angeles Kings (32-18-7, second in the Pacific Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (37-15-5, second in the Metropolitan Division)
Newark, New Jersey; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New Jersey Devils take on the Los Angeles Kings in a non-conference matchup.
New Jersey has a 37-15-5 record overall and a 16-11-2 record in home games. The Devils have a 16-6-2 record in games their opponents serve more penalty minutes.
Los Angeles has a 32-18-7 record overall and a 15-10-5 record in road games. The Kings have gone 13-6-1 in games they have fewer penalties than their opponent.
Thursday's game is the second time these teams meet this season. The Devils won 5-2 in the previous matchup.
TOP PERFORMERS: Dougie Hamilton has 16 goals and 39 assists for the Devils. Dawson Mercer has scored six goals with one assist over the last 10 games.
Anze Kopitar has 18 goals and 32 assists for the Kings. Drew Doughty has nine assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 6-3-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.
Kings: 7-2-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.4 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.
INJURIES: Devils: Mackenzie Blackwood: day to day (undisclosed), Jonathan Bernier: out (hip).
Kings: Carl Grundstrom: out (undisclosed).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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