Newark, New Jersey; Sunday, 1:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey hosts the Pittsburgh Penguins after Nico Hischier scored two goals in the Devils' 7-4 win against the Blues.
The Devils are 12-15-3 against Eastern Conference opponents. New Jersey is sixth in the Eastern Conference with 31.6 shots per game and is averaging 2.9 goals.
The Penguins are 6-2-1 against opponents in the Metropolitan. Pittsburgh is 16th in the NHL with 34.6 shots per game and is averaging 3.3 goals.
In their last meeting on Dec. 19, Pittsburgh won 3-2.
LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 3-7-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.9 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with an .881 save percentage.
Penguins: 6-1-3, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.9 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while allowing 2.5 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.
INJURIES: Devils: Jack Hughes: out (health protocols).