New Jersey Devils (6-8-4, eighth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Montreal Canadiens (11-5-3, second in the Atlantic Division)
Montreal; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Montreal hosts New Jersey aiming to extend its four-game home winning streak.
The Canadiens are 5-2-3 in conference games. Montreal is sixth in the NHL averaging 3.5 goals per game, led by Brendan Gallagher with eight.
The Devils are 3-1-1 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. New Jersey has given up 15 power-play goals, killing 75.4% of opponent chances.
The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tomas Tatar has recorded 19 total points while scoring seven goals and collecting 12 assists for the Canadiens. Shea Weber has
Andy Greene leads the Devils with a plus-seven in 14 games played this season. Kyle Palmieri has three goals and four assists over the last 10 games for New Jersey.
LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 4-4-2, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while allowing 3.2 goals per game with a .891 save percentage.
Canadiens: 7-2-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.1 assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .917 save percentage.
Canadiens Injuries: None listed.
Devils Injuries: Kevin Rooney: out (upper body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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