New Jersey performs Pittsburgh in division battle | Buffalo Sports activities

Pittsburgh Penguins (18-11-1, third in the East Division) v New Jersey Devils (10-13-4, seventh in the East Division)

Newark, New Jersey; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh travels to New Jersey to play an East Division matchup.

The Devils are 10-13-4 against opponents from the East Division. New Jersey has scored 11 power play goals and implemented 14.5% of the odds.

The penguins are 18-11-1 in the division game. Pittsburgh have given up 23 power play goals, killing 74.2% of their opponents’ chances.

The teams meet for the second game in a row.

TOP PERFORMERS: Pavel Zacha leads the Devils with 17 points, scores seven goals and registered 10 assists. Travis Zajac has one goal and seven assists in the last 10 games for New Jersey.

Jake Guentzel leads the penguins with 12 goals and has 27 points. Sidney Crosby has scored four goals and seven assists in their last 10 games for Pittsburgh.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Devils: 3-5-2, average 2.3 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a saving of 0.896 percent.

Penguins: 7-3-0, an average of 3.6 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes, while two goals per game are possible with a saving of 0.937 percent.

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