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New Jersey visits Pittsburgh on 6-game road skid

December 20, 2021 GMT

New Jersey Devils (10-15-5, seventh in the Metropolitan) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (17-8-5, fourth in the Metropolitan)

Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey travels to Pittsburgh looking to end its six-game road skid.

The Penguins are 4-2-0 against Metropolitan teams. Pittsburgh has scored 90 goals and ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.0 goals per game. Evan Rodrigues leads the team with 10.

The Devils are 4-4-2 against Metropolitan opponents. New Jersey averages 9.0 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the Eastern Conference. Mason Geertsen leads the team serving 43 total minutes.

The teams square off for the second straight game.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rodrigues leads the Penguins with 23 points, scoring 10 goals and registering 13 assists. Jeff Carter has five goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.

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Andreas Johnsson leads the Devils with nine goals and has 19 points. Jack Hughes has three goals over the last 10 games for New Jersey.

LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 7-2-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.7 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game with a .933 save percentage.

Devils: 1-8-1, averaging 2.3 goals, four assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while giving up four goals per game with an .863 save percentage.

INJURIES: Penguins: Brian Boyle: day to day (undisclosed).

Devils: Christian Jaros: out (covid-19), P.K. Subban: out (covid-19), Ryan Graves: day to day (health protocols), Jesper Bratt: day to day (illness), Nico Hischier: day to day (health protocols).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.