The New Jersey Devils play the second half a back to back on Saturday when they visit the Nashville Predators. The Devils host the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday before heading off to Nashville on Saturday. On Monday, the Devils lost to San Jose 5-2 in their most recent outing. Drew Stafford and Andy Greene were the only two goal scorers for the Devils in the loss.
Nashville won its second straight game on Thursday defeating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in overtime. Colton Sissons scored for the Predators 3:05 into the extra period to give Nashville the win. Nick Banino led the Predators in scoring with one goal and one assist, while Ryan Hartman scored a goal for the Predators as well.
Kyle Palmieri leads the Devils in goals scored with 16. Taylor Hall is the leader in assists with 23 and points with 31. Goalie Keith Kinkaid is 10-8-5 with a goal’s against average of 3.03 and save percentage of .903. New Jersey this season is 16th in goals scored per game at 3.03 and 28th in goals against at 3.59.
Filip Forsberg leads the Predators in goals scored with 14. Ryan Johansen is the team leader in assists with 21 and points with 26. Pekka Rinne is 14-5-1 with a goals against average of 1.96 and .929 save percentage. Nashville is 12th in goals scored per game at 3.19 and 1st in goals against at 2.50.