Arizona travels to New Jersey for non-conference battle

Arizona Coyotes (9-24-4, eighth in Central) vs. New Jersey Devils (14-18-5, sixth in Metropolitan)

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

BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey takes on Arizona in a non-conference game.

The Devils are 9-7-3 in home games. New Jersey is eighth in the Eastern Conference with 31.6 shots per game and a 2.9 goal average.

The Coyotes are 4-11-3 on the road. Arizona is serving 12.9 penalty minutes per game, the most in the league. Liam O’Brien leads the team serving 80 minutes in total.

Wednesday’s game is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jesper Bratt leads the Devils with 10 goals, adding 22 assists and having 32 points. Jack Hughes has five goals and eight assists in New Jersey’s last 10 games.

Clayton Keller leads the Coyotes with 14 goals and 29 points. Johan Larsson has five goals and four assists in Arizona’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 4-6-0, averaged 3.2 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while allowing 3.6 goals per game with save percentage of 0.878.

Coyotes: 4-4-2, averaged 3.4 goals, 5.3 assists, 5.5 penalties and 14.9 penalty minutes while allowing 3.6 goals per game with an .899 save percentage.

INJURIES: Devils: AJ Greer: day to day (undisclosed).

Coyotes: Scott Wedgewood: absent (health protocols), Barrett Hayton: absent (hand), Cam Dineen: absent (health protocols), Jakob Chychrun: absent (upper body), Anton Stralman: absent (health protocols), Jay Beagle: absent (lower body).

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

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