Newark, New Jersey; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
: Devils -155, Hurricanes +132; over/under is 5.5
NHL PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND: Hurricanes lead series 2-1
BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes visit the New Jersey Devils in the second round of the NHL Playoffs with a 2-1 lead in the series. The teams meet Sunday for the ninth time this season. The Devils won 8-4 in the previous meeting. Jack Hughes led the Devils with two goals.
New Jersey is 23-11-2 against the Metropolitan Division and 52-22-8 overall. The Devils have conceded 222 goals while scoring 289 for a +67 scoring differential.
Carolina is 52-21-9 overall with a 25-9-1 record in Metropolitan Division games. The Hurricanes have a 21-3-0 record in games they convert at least one power play.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nico Hischier has 31 goals and 49 assists for the Devils. Hughes has five goals and four assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 5-5-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.5 assists, five penalties and 15.7 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
Hurricanes: 7-3-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.9 penalties and 10.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.
INJURIES: Devils: Jonathan Bernier: out (hip).
Hurricanes: Ondrej Kase: out (concussion), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back), Max Pacioretty: out (achilles), Teuvo Teravainen: out (hand), Antti Raanta: day to day (illness), Andrei Svechnikov: out for season (knee).