Montreal Canadiens (18-18-7, sixth in the Atlantic Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (22-16-3, sixth in the Metropolitan Division)

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

BOTTOM LINE: The New Jersey Devils and the Montreal Canadiens face off in Eastern Conference action.

New Jersey is 22-16-3 overall and 9-9-2 in home games. The Devils are 6-7-3 when they commit more penalties than their opponent.

Montreal is 18-18-7 overall and 9-7-4 on the road. The Canadiens have a -28 scoring differential, with 116 total goals scored and 144 allowed.

Wednesday's game is the second time these teams square off this season. The Devils won the last meeting 5-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jesper Bratt has 16 goals and 31 assists for the Devils. Erik Haula has two goals and five assists over the last 10 games.

Nicholas Suzuki has scored 12 goals with 25 assists for the Canadiens. Michael Matheson has one goal and six assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 6-3-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.2 assists, four penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.

Canadiens: 3-5-2, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.8 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Devils: Ondrej Palat: day to day (lower body), Dougie Hamilton: out (pectoral muscle), Timo Meier: out (mid-body), Jonas Siegenthaler: out (foot), Brendan Smith: day to day (leg), Jack Hughes: out (upper body), Tomas Nosek: out (upper body), Nolan Foote: out (upper body).

Canadiens: Kirby Dach: out for season (knee), Chris Wideman: out (back), Tanner Pearson: out (upper body), Carey Price: out (knee), Christian Dvorak: out (pectoral), Josh Anderson: day to day (lower body), Alex Newhook: out (lower body).

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

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