Matchup: Devils vs. Detroit Red Wings
When: Monday, 7 p.m.
Where: Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.
The Detroit Red Wings and New Jersey Devils meet Monday night at the Prudential Center. Both teams have 45 points and are in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race
Between Oct. 18 and 24, the Devils won four in a row. Saturday night’s 3-2 overtime victory over the Dallas Stars on John Moore’s goal extended New Jersey’s second streak to three straight wins.
Leading scorer Mike Cammalleri remains questionable with an upper body injury that kept him out of Saturday’s game.
The Red Wings are coming off a 4-3 victory Saturday night in Buffalo.
The Detroit Red Wings need a big road win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.3 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 13 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 22 assists and Tomas Tatar has 88 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.1 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 55 goals on 725 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 42 goals on 466 shots. Mrazek has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The New Jersey Devils look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 17 goals, Mike Cammalleri has 21 assists and Adam Henrique has 74 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 83.2 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 67 goals on 919 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 18 goals on 190 shots. Schneider has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Red Wings are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The Devils are 2-8 in their last 10 games following a win and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Red Wings are 11-5 in the last 16 meetings.