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New Jersey Devils (9-14-5)


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@ Buf 
L 1-7
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vs. VGK 
L 3-4
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vs. Chi 
1-2
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@ Nsh 
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@ Dal 
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Predators gear up for foundering Devils

A date with the reeling New Jersey Devils on Friday was enough to get the Chicago Blackhawks out of sole possession of last place in the Central Division. The Predators will hope the Devils can provide a similar remedy Saturday, when Nashville hosts New Jersey.

The Devils will be completing a back-to-back set after falling to the visiting Blackhawks 2-1 in a shootout Friday night. The Predators haven't played since Tuesday, when they fell to the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in overtime.

The Blackhawks' win vaulted them into a tie for sixth place in the Central with Nashville, though the Predators have two games in hand. Still, it's been a precipitous fall for Nashville, which won four in a row from Oct. 22-29 to improve to 8-3-1 but is just 4-7-4 since. The slump includes a pair of two-game losing streak as well as a six-game skid.

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Leaders
Points: T. Hall23
Plus/Minus: B. Coleman3
Shots on Goal: T. Hall104
PIM: K. Palmieri33
Win: M. Blackwood8
Shutouts: M. Blackwood1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 69 (30)
Shots: 865 (25)
PP%: 13.6% (28)
Penalty Minutes: 260 (11)
Assists: 117 (30)
SH Goals: 1 (29)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 22 4 5 49
NY Islanders 19 6 2 40
Philadelphia 16 8 5 37
Pittsburgh 16 9 4 36
Carolina 17 11 1 35
NY Rangers 14 11 3 31
Columbus 11 13 4 26
New Jersey 9 14 5 23
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 99 (3)
Shots Against: 854 (22)
PK%: 75.8% (25)
Penalty Minutes: 283 (6)
Shutouts: 1 (20)
Sv%: 0.884 (29)
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/6 N. Hischier Illness (day-to-day)
12/3 M. Tennyson Upper-body injury - left game (IR)
10/24 C. Carrick Fractured finger (IR)
10/1 B. Strait Concussion (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/6 C. White Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
12/6 C. Carrick Sent to minors Binghamton-AHL for conditioning stint
11/29 B. Seney Sent to minors Binghamton-AHL
11/23 B. Seney Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
11/19 C. Schneider Sent to minors Binghamton-AHL
11/18 L. Domingue Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
11/18 C. Schneider Waived
11/17 C. White Sent to minors Binghamton-AHL
11/15 C. White Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
11/4 M. Tennyson Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL