New Jersey Devils (8-5-4, sixth in the Metropolitan) vs. Nashville Predators (10-8-1, seventh in the Central)
Nashville, Tennessee; Friday, 6 p.m. EST
LINE: Predators -163, Devils +137; over/under is 6
BOTTOM LINE: The New Jersey Devils visit Nashville after Filip Forsberg scored two goals in the Predators' 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights.
The Predators are 5-4-0 at home. Nashville averages 10.8 penalty minutes per game, the third-most in the Western Conference. Mark Borowiecki leads the team serving 39 total minutes.
The Devils are 3-2-2 in road games. New Jersey is eighth in the Eastern Conference averaging 2.9 goals per game, led by Pavel Zacha with eight.
The teams square off Friday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Matt Duchene leads the Predators with 20 points, scoring 12 goals and adding eight assists. Mikael Granlund has two goals and nine assists over the last 10 games for Nashville.
Zacha leads the Devils with eight goals and has 12 points. Jesper Bratt has three goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for New Jersey.
LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 5-4-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.1 assists, four penalties and 11.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .910 save percentage.
Devils: 4-3-3, averaging 2.8 goals, five assists, 3.8 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.
INJURIES: Predators: Filip Forsberg: out (upper body).
Devils: Jesper Boqvist: day to day (upper body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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