New York brings 3-game win streak into matchup with New Jersey

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New York Rangers (44-20-10, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (46-20-8, second in the Metropolitan Division)

Newark, New Jersey; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers will try to extend a three-game win streak with a victory over the New Jersey Devils.

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New Jersey is 46-20-8 overall and 14-6-2 against the Metropolitan Division. The Devils have a 16-5-4 record in games decided by a goal.

New York is 44-20-10 overall with a 13-8-2 record in Metropolitan Division play. The Rangers have conceded 198 goals while scoring 249 for a +51 scoring differential.

Thursday's game is the fourth time these teams square off this season. The Devils won 5-3 in the last meeting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Timo Meier has scored 35 goals with 23 assists for the Devils. Jesper Bratt has six goals and two assists over the last 10 games.

Mika Zibanejad has 38 goals and 43 assists for the Rangers. Artemi Panarin has scored six goals and added six assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 4-4-2, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.2 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.

Rangers: 8-1-1, averaging four goals, 6.8 assists, three penalties and six penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game.

INJURIES: Devils: Jonathan Bernier: out (hip), Nathan Bastian: day to day (upper body), Curtis Lazar: out (lower body).

Rangers: Ryan Lindgren: 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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