New Jersey hosts Los Angeles after Bastian's 2-goal game

Los Angeles Kings (20-16-5, third in the Pacific) vs. New Jersey Devils (15-19-5, sixth in the Metropolitan)

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

LINE: Devils +112, Kings -135; over/under is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Kings visit New Jersey after Nathan Bastian scored two goals in the Devils' 7-4 win over the Hurricanes.

The Devils have gone 10-8-3 in home games. New Jersey has scored 114 goals and is 10th in the Eastern Conference averaging 2.9 goals per game. Jesper Bratt leads the team with 11.

The Kings are 7-6-3 on the road. Los Angeles is 30th in the NHL with 35.4 shots per game and is averaging 2.8 goals.

Los Angeles knocked off New Jersey 3-2 in the last meeting between these teams on Nov. 5.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bratt has 34 total points for the Devils, 11 goals and 23 assists. Jack Hughes has five goals over the last 10 games for New Jersey.

Matt Roy leads the Kings with a plus-12 in 41 games this season. Phillip Danault has six goals over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 5-5-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.5 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with an .877 save percentage.

Kings: 6-4-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.5 goals per game with an .892 save percentage.

INJURIES: Devils: A.J. Greer: day to day (undisclosed).

Kings: Adrian Kempe: out (covid-19).


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