On Tuesday, the New Jersey Devils play the back half of a back-to-back when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets. New Jersey hosts the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday prior to heading to Columbus. The Devils defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in their last outing. Mackenzie Blackwood made 32 saves, while Damion Severson, Nico Hischier and Miles Woods each scored a goal.
Columbus won its third straight with a 7-5 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday. Nick Foligno scored two goals and Sergei Bobrovsky made 22 saves to lead the Blue Jackets to the victory. David Savard scored what proved to be the game winner earlier in the third period.
Kyle Palmieri leads the Devils in goals scored with 20. Taylor Hall is the leader in assists with 26 and points with 37. Goalie Mackenzie Blackwood is 4-2-0 with a goal’s against average of 1.85 and save percentage of .947. New Jersey this season is 18th in goals scored per game at 2.89 and 26th in goals against at 3.32.
Cam Atkinson leads the Blue Jackets in goals scored with 26. Artemi Panarin leads in assists with 33 and points with 50. Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky is 19-13-1 with a 2.93 goals against average and .903 save percentage. Columbus is 9th in goals scored at 3.29 and 20th in goals against at 3.07.