New Jersey hosts New York on 7-game home skid

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New York Rangers (8-9-3, sixth in the East Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (7-9-2, seventh in the East Division)

Newark, New Jersey; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey hosts New York looking to break its seven-game home losing streak.

The Devils are 7-9-2 against opponents from the East Division. New Jersey has surrendered 20 power-play goals, killing 63% of opponent chances.

The Rangers are 8-9-3 against opponents in the East Division. New York averages 10.4 penalty minutes per game, the fifth-most in the Nhl. Brendan Lemieux leads the team serving 32 total minutes.

New Jersey took down New York 5-2 in the last meeting between these teams on Feb. 16.

TOP PERFORMERS: Pavel Zacha leads the Devils with 14 points, scoring six goals and collecting eight assists. Kyle Palmieri has three goals and three assists over the last 10 games for New Jersey.

Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers with 18 points, scoring five goals and registering 13 assists. Chris Kreider has six goals and two assists over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 4-6-0, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.9 assists, 2.7 penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .904 save percentage.

Rangers: 4-5-1, averaging 2.3 goals, 4.1 assists, 4.4 penalties and 11.4 penalty minutes while allowing 2.4 goals per game with a .922 save percentage.

INJURIES: Devils: Nico Hischier: day to day (face), Ryan Murray: day to day (upper body).

Rangers: Justin Richards: out (health protocols), Alexandar Georgiev: day to day (undisclosed), Kaapo Kakko: day to day (health protocols), Jacob Trouba: out (thumb).

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

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