[10:00 PM] Devils @ Ducks

Who will WIN this matchup?

New Jersey Devils (9-3-3)

@ Anaheim Ducks (8-6-3)


Starting Goalies:

Cory Schneider(NJ): Confirmed

Jonathan Bernier(ANA): Likely


The New Jersey are the hottest team in hockey but they will be without their leading scorer for at least three weeks heading into the second stop of their four-game road trip. Riding a five-game winning streak, the longest for the franchise since February 2013, New Jersey pays a visit to the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.

New Jersey has allowed the second-fewest goals (31) in the league and may have to rely on its defense more following the loss of Hall, who shares the team lead in points (12) and goals (five). With Hall sitting out Tuesday’s 2-1 overtime win at Dallas, Adam Henrique and former Duck Kyle Palmieri — a pair of 30-goal scorers last season — combined for the game-winning tally, with Henrique doing the honors 44 seconds into the extra session. Cory Schneider has yielded five goals in his last three starts.

John Gibson was pulled in the second period of Saturday’s 5-0 drubbing by Nashville, but he rebounded with a season-high 33-save performance against Edmonton. Ryan Kesler got off to a low start for Anaheim this season, failing to score a goal in his first seven games, but he has picked up the pace with seven tallies in his last 10 contests.

Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf is second on the team with 14 points, but he has one goal in 13 games against New Jersey.

The Devils are 0-for-21 on the power play over the past six games.

Anaheim traded C Michael Sgarbossa to Florida for F Logan Shaw on Wednesday.


StreakSmarts Pick: Anaheim Ducks

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick