Chicago plays New Jersey, looks to end home losing streak
New Jersey Devils (18-28-5, seventh in the Metropolitan) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (18-26-8, seventh in the Central)
Chicago; Friday, 8:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blackhawks -140, Devils +118; over/under is 6.5
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago hosts New Jersey looking to stop its seven-game home losing streak.
The Blackhawks have gone 8-13-4 in home games. Chicago is last in the Western Conference averaging just 6.5 points per game. Patrick Kane leads the team with 49 total points.
The Devils are 8-15-2 in road games. New Jersey is ninth in the Eastern Conference recording 8 points per game, averaging 3.0 goals and 5.1 assists.
In their last matchup on Oct. 15, New Jersey won 4-3. Jack Hughes recorded a team-high 2 points for the Devils.
TOP PERFORMERS: Alex DeBrincat leads the Blackhawks with 29 goals, adding 13 assists and totaling 42 points. Dylan Strome has five goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Chicago.
Jesper Bratt leads the Devils with 16 goals and has 46 points. Nico Hischier has six goals over the last 10 games for New Jersey.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 3-6-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.6 assists, three penalties and 6.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with an .899 save percentage.
Devils: 3-7-0, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.7 assists, 2.9 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while allowing 3.6 goals per game with an .886 save percentage.
INJURIES: Blackhawks: None listed.
Devils: Jesper Bratt: day to day (upper-body), Andreas Johnsson: day to day (lower body).