Newark, New Jersey; Sunday, 2 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Columbus Blue Jackets take on the New Jersey Devils for a matchup within the Metropolitan Division Sunday.
New Jersey went 27-46-9 overall and 9-14-3 in division play a season ago. The Devils had a -57 goal differential last season, scoring 245 goals while giving up 302.
Columbus had a 37-38-7 record overall while going 9-17-0 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division last season. The Blue Jackets averaged 3.2 goals on 30.0 shots per game last season.
INJURIES: Devils: Ondrej Palat: out (lower body), Jonathan Bernier: out (hip), Mackenzie Blackwood: day to day (upper-body).
The Associated Press