New Jersey faces Tampa Bay on 4-game home slide
Tampa Bay Lightning (31-11-6, second in the Atlantic) vs. New Jersey Devils (17-27-5, seventh in the Metropolitan)
Newark, New Jersey; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey plays Tampa Bay looking to stop its four-game home losing streak.
The Devils are 12-16-3 in conference matchups. New Jersey has scored 142 goals and ranks 10th in the Eastern Conference averaging 2.9 goals per game. Jesper Bratt leads the team with 14.
The Lightning are 18-8-3 in Eastern Conference play. Tampa Bay averages 10.0 penalty minutes per game, the second-most in the Eastern Conference. Patrick Maroon leads the team serving 65 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Jan. 27, Tampa Bay won 3-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Bratt leads the Devils with 29 assists and has 43 points this season. Nico Hischier has five goals and one assist over the last 10 games for New Jersey.
Steven Stamkos leads the Lightning with 22 goals and has 54 points. Nikita Kucherov has seven assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 2-8-0, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.9 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game with an .885 save percentage.
Lightning: 7-2-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.6 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while allowing 2.4 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.
INJURIES: Devils: Jesper Bratt: day to day (upper-body), Andreas Johnsson: day to day (lower-body).
Lightning: Erik Cernak: out (lower-body), Zach Bogosian: out (lower body).