Arizona travels to New Jersey for non-conference battle
Arizona Coyotes (9-24-4, eighth in the Central) vs. New Jersey Devils (14-18-5, sixth in the Metropolitan)
Newark, New Jersey; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey plays Arizona in a non-conference matchup.
The Devils have gone 9-7-3 in home games. New Jersey is eighth in the Eastern Conference with 31.6 shots per game and is averaging 2.9 goals.
The Coyotes are 4-11-3 on the road. Arizona serves 12.9 penalty minutes per game, the most in the league. Liam O’Brien leads the team serving 80 total minutes.
The matchup Wednesday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jesper Bratt leads the Devils with 10 goals, adding 22 assists and collecting 32 points. Jack Hughes has five goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for New Jersey.
Clayton Keller leads the Coyotes with 14 goals and has 29 points. Johan Larsson has five goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Arizona.
LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 4-6-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game with an .878 save percentage.
Coyotes: 4-4-2, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.3 assists, 5.5 penalties and 14.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game with an .899 save percentage.
INJURIES: Devils: A.J. Greer: day to day (undisclosed).
Coyotes: Scott Wedgewood: out (health protocols), Barrett Hayton: out (hand), Cam Dineen: out (health protocols), Jakob Chychrun: out (upper body), Anton Stralman: out (health protocols), Jay Beagle: out (lower body).