Montreal hosts New Jersey on a 3-game home slide
New Jersey Devils (15-26-5, eighth in the Metropolitan) vs Montreal Canadiens (8-29-7, eighth in the Atlantic)
Montreal; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Canadiens -126, Devils +105; plus/minus is 6
BOTTOM LINE: Montreal takes on New Jersey looking to stop their three-game home slide.
The Canadiens are 4-16-2 in conference play. Montreal is serving 11.1 penalty minutes per game, the most in the Eastern Conference. Michael Pezzetta leads the team in service by 68 minutes in total.
The Devils are 7-7-2 against opponents Metropolitan. New Jersey ranks 23rd in the Eastern Conference with 31.6 shots per game and averaging 2.7 goals.
The teams will face off on Tuesday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tyler Toffoli leads the Canadiens with nine goals, adding 16 assists and totaling 25 points. Nicholas Suzuki has two goals and six assists in Montreal’s last 10 games.
Jesper Bratt leads the Devils with 28 total assists and 42 points. Nathan Bastian has four goals in New Jersey’s last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 1-6-3, averaged 2.6 goals, 4.3 assists, 5.9 penalties and 16.7 penalty minutes while allowing 4.7 goals per game with save percentage of 0.872.
Devils: 1-9-0, averaging 2.2 goals, 4.1 assists, 2.5 penalties and 5.3 penalty minutes while allowing 3.9 goals per game with an .866 save percentage.
INJURIES: Canadians: Rafael Harvey-Pinard: absent (health protocols), Louie Belpedio: absent (covid-19), Gianni Fairbrother: absent (covid-19), David Savard: absent (ankle).
Devils: Jack Hughes: out (sanitary protocols).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.