[7:00 PM] Devils @ Sabres

Who will WIN this matchup?

New Jersey Devils (6-3-3)

@ Buffalo Sabres (5-5-3)


Starting Goalies:

Keith Kinkaid (NJ): Confirmed

Anders Nilsson (BUF): Confirmed


Current odds:

New Jersey Devils: (+100)

Buffalo Sabres: (-120)


Buffalo ranks last in the Eastern Conference with 26 goals and has scored only six times in five games in November. The already-struggling offense absorbed another blow with the news on Thursday that center Tyler Ennis underwent groin surgery and will be sidelined indefinitely.

New Jersey continued its solid start to the season with a sweep of a home-and-home series against the Carolina Hurricanes. Sunday’s 4-1 victory at Carolina marked the Devils’ first road victory in six games.

P.A. Parenteau was a waiver-wire addition to New Jersey after he was placed on waivers by the New York Islanders just prior to the start of the season. It’s proved to be a savvy move by the Devils after Parenteau netted his fifth goal and also converted in the shootout in Monday’s 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.

Forward Evander Kane, a 20-goal scorer for Buffalo last season, finally made it back to the lineup on Monday following a 13-game absence due to suffering four cracked ribs in the season opener. Kane has tormented New Jersey with nine goals in 21 career games.

Sabres backup G Anders Nilsson, who is 4-1-0 with a 1.28 GAA against New Jersey, will get the starting nod Friday.


StreakSmarts Pick: New Jersey Devils

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick