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New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals

Washington; Sunday, 3 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The New Jersey Devils visit Washington after Alex Ovechkin scored twice in the Capitals’ 3-1 win over the Red Wings.

The Capitals are 6-2-0 against division opponents. Washington is fifth in the NHL with an average of 3.4 goals per game, led by Ovechkin with 24.

The Devils are 4-4-2 against the Metropolitan teams. New Jersey has scored 91 goals and is ninth in the Eastern Conference with an average of 2.8 goals per game. Jesper Bratt leads the team with nine.

When they last met on October 21, Washington won 4-1.

BEST PERFORMANCE: Ovechkin has a total of 50 points for the Capitals, 24 goals and 26 assists. Evgeny Kuznetsov has scored four goals in the last 10 games for Washington.

Bratt leads the Devils with 20 assists and 29 points. Jack Hughes has scored five goals in the last 10 games for New Jersey.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Capitals: 6-2-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.4 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while allowing 2.6 goals per game with a d percentage ‘stops of 0.906.

Devils: 3-6-1, averaging 2.7 goals, five assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while allowing 3.5 goals per game with a save percentage of 0.872.

INJURIES: Capitals: Lars Eller: day to day (illness).

Devils: Christian Jaros: absent (covid-19), PK Subban: absent (covid-19), Ryan Graves: daily (health protocols), Jesper Bratt: daily (illness), Jimmy Vesey: released (covid-19) , Nico Hischier: day to day (health protocol).

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data skrive and the data of Sports radar.

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