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.


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).


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