St. Louis Blues (18-17-3, No. 5 Central Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (24-11-3, No. 2 Metropolitan Division)

Newark, New Jersey.Thursday, 7:00 PM ET

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Devils -174, Blues +146; Over/Under is 6.5

Conclusion: The New Jersey Devils will host the St. Louis Blues after the Blues beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5.

New Jersey is 24-11-3 overall and 10-9-2 at home. The Devils are 10-4-1 when they have fewer penalties than their opponents.

St. Louis are 18-17-3 overall and 11-9-1 away. The Blues have gone 5-0-2 in games decided by one goal.

Thursday’s matchup is the first matchup of the season between the two teams.

Top performer: Jesper Bratt has 14 goals and 24 assists for the Devils. Jack Hughes has seven goals and three assists in his last 10 games.

Jordan Cairo has 18 goals and 19 assists for the Blues. Braden Shen has two goals and seven assists in his last 10 games.

Last 10 games: Devils: 3-6-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.7 penalties, 9.8 penalty minutes and giving up 2.6 goals per game.

Blues: 6-2-2, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.3 penalties, 7.4 penalty minutes and giving up 2.9 goals per game.

Injuries: Devils: Ondrej Parratt: out (groin), John Marino: out (upper body), Jonathan Bernier: out (lower back), Nathan Bastian: out (upper body).

Blues: Vladimir Tarasenko: Out (hands), Logan Brown: Day To Day (upper body), Marco Scandela: Out (hip), Ryan O’Reilly: Out (legs), Tory Krug: Out (lower body) , Scott Perunovich: Out (shoulder).


The Associated Press produced this article using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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