Devils take on the Sharks on 3-game slide
New Jersey Devils (4-3-2, eighth in the Metropolitan) vs. San Jose Sharks (6-4-0, third in the Pacific)
San Jose, California; Saturday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Sharks -141, Devils +117; over/under is 5.5
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey looks to end its three-game slide with a victory against San Jose.
San Jose went 21-28-7 overall and 11-13-4 at home in the 2020-21 season. Goalies for the Sharks allowed 3.3 goals on 31.8 shots per game last season.
New Jersey went 19-30-7 overall and 12-12-4 on the road in the 2020-21 season. The Devils averaged 2.6 goals on 28.8 shots per game last season.
The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
INJURIES: Sharks: Marc-Edouard Vlasic: day to day (health protocols), Radim Simek: out (covid-19 protocol), Jake Middleton: out (covid-19 protocol), Erik Karlsson: day to day (health protocols), Santeri Hatakka: day to day (upper body), Matt Nieto: out (covid-19 protocol), Timo Meier: day to day (health protocols), Kevin Labanc: day to day (health protocols).
Devils: Mackenzie Blackwood: out (lower body), Dougie Hamilton: day to day (undisclosed).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
By The Associated Press