Metropolitan Division-leading Hurricanes face the Devils
Carolina Hurricanes (43-13-8, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (43-16-6, second in the Metropolitan Division)
Newark, New Jersey; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Devils -110, Hurricanes -110; over/under is 6
BOTTOM LINE: The New Jersey Devils take on the Metropolitan Division-leading Carolina Hurricanes.
New Jersey is 43-16-6 overall and 13-5-2 against the Metropolitan Division. The Devils have scored 230 total goals (3.5 per game) to rank fourth in league play.
Carolina is 43-13-8 overall and 16-4-1 against the Metropolitan Division. The Hurricanes have allowed 160 goals while scoring 213 for a +53 scoring differential.
The matchup Sunday is the fourth time these teams square off this season. The Hurricanes won 4-1 in the previous meeting.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jack Hughes has 36 goals and 40 assists for the Devils. Dawson Mercer has scored nine goals and added eight assists over the last 10 games.
Sebastian Aho has 27 goals and 29 assists for the Hurricanes. Brent Burns has one goal and 10 assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 7-2-1, averaging four goals, 6.6 assists, 1.7 penalties and 3.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.
Hurricanes: 7-3-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.3 assists, three penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 1.5 goals per game.
INJURIES: Devils: Mackenzie Blackwood: out (lower body), Jonathan Bernier: out (hip).
Hurricanes: Antti Raanta: day to day (undisclosed), Ondrej Kase: out (concussion), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back), Max Pacioretty: out (achilles), Jalen Chatfield: day to day (illness).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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