Friday, December 23, 2016
Consol Energy Center
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The New Jersey Devils travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, December 23, 2016.
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New Jersey comes into this matchup having played 32 games. They have an overall record of 12-13-7 and on the road they have a record of 4-11-5. Currently they are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 75 goals and given up 98 goals for a point differential of -23. The Devils have an overall record of 2-6-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 10-20 and an over/under record of 12-9-11. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 21-7-5 including 14-2-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 116 goals and surrendered 92 for a goal differential of +24. The Penguins have a record of 8-0-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 19-12 while their over/under record sits at 21-8-4.
Damon Severson has accumulated 17 total points this season for the Devils. He has 3 goals this season with 49 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Travis Zajac has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 8 goals on 67 shots. He has 15 assists giving him a total of 23 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 9 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 736 shots against him and has given up 71 goals. He has made 665 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Evgeni Malkin has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 14 goals this season with 106 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Sidney Crosby has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 24% by scoring 22 goals on 91 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 36 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 8 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 622 shots against him and has given up 60 goals. He has made 562 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Devils have 31 total points this season. They have scored 75 goals while giving up 98 goals. They have had 100 power play opportunities and have scored 15 goals on those chances for a percentage of 15%. The Devils have allowed 98 power play opportunities and given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.25% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Penguins have a total of 47 points on the season. They have 27 power play goals on 121 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 115 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Devils have a total of 116 goals scored while they've given up 92 goals to this point. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.00%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New Jersey has a Corsi percentage of 47.4% as they've attempted 1,618 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,798 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47% as they have 1,235 attempts while they've given up 1,393 shots on the defensive end. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.2% for the season. They have 975 face off wins compared to 982 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.8%. On defense New Jersey has 661 hits and they've blocked 405 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 2,030 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,945 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.1% as they have 1,542 shots while they've given up 1,417 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 53.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.7% as they've compiled 1,027 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,083 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 528 shot attempts and they have 821 hits as a unit.
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 10-20 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 12-9-11 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 19-12 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 21-8-4 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Injuries
12/21/16 LW Vernon Fiddler Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. Philadelphia
12/20/16 C Jacob Josefson Upper Body "?" Thursday vs Philadelphia
10/10/16 D Luke Gazdic Foot out indefinitely
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/19/16 RW Tom Kuhnhackl Lower Body out indefinitely
12/17/16 D Trevor Daley Upper Body expected to miss 7-10 days
12/15/16 D Kris Letang Lower Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Derrick Pouliot Lower Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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