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Devils Game Preview vs. Blackhawks: Betting Odds, How to Watch, Projected Lines, & More

The Devils host the Blackhawks in Connor Bedard’s first visit to the Prudential Center.

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The New Jersey Devils host the Chicago Blackhawks in Connor Bedard’s first visit to the Prudential Center tonight.

Bedard became the youngest player in NHL history to be named an NHL All-Star on Thursday. Joining him at the All-Star game will be Devils forward Jack Hughes who has now been nominated for three consecutive seasons.

It’s the second meeting between the Devils and ‘Hawks. New Jersey defeated Chicago 4-2 at the United Center on Nov. 5th, 2023.

Let’s dive into tonight’s Devils matchup with Chicago.

How to Watch

Time: 07:00 PM      Watch/Stream: MSGSN/MSG+      Listen: DEVILS HOCKEY NET

Projected Devils Lineup

Forwards

Tyler Toffoli – Jack Hughes – Jesper Bratt

Erik Haula – Nico Hischier – Dawson Mercer

Curtis Lazar – Michael McLeod – Alexander Holtz

Brendan Smith – Chris Tierney – Nathan Bastian

Defensemen

Jonas Siegenthaler – Simon Nemec

Luke Hughes – John Marino

Kevin Bahl – Colin Miller

Goaltenders

Vitek Vanecek

Nico Daws

Projected Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Ryan Donato – Connor Bedard – Philipp Kurashev

Nick Foligno – Jason Dickinson – Colin Blackwell

Lukas Reichel  – Mackenzie Entwistle – Cole Guttman

Boris Katchouk – Brett Seney – Reese Johnson

Defensemen

Jared Tinordi – Connor Murphy

Alex Vlasic – Jaycob Megna

Kevin Korchinski – Nikita Zaitsev

Goaltenders

Arvid Soderblom

Petr Mrazek

Last Game

The Devils invaded the nation’s capital on Wednesday to face Washington on the road. Captain Nico Hischier scored two quick goals to ensure the Devils played with a lead for the second straight game. Dawson Mercer and Michael McLeod each netted a pair of goals of their own en route to a 6-3 victory over the Capitals. Washington received goals from Connor McMichael, John Carlson, and Evgeny Kuznetsov. Daws made 23 saves to secure his second win in as many starts this season.

Player to Watch

Luke Hughes enters Friday’s contest vs Chicago riding a four-game point streak to four games (3g-3a). The point streak tied the 20-year-old’s career-high which he earned via Oct. 25th, 2023, to Nov. 2 (0g-6a). The Devils rookie defenseman can slide into a six-way tie for third overall in franchise history with a single point.

Devils vs. Blackhawks

According to the Devils’ PR, “The Devils and the Windy City conclude their 2023-24 season series, after Jersey’s team defeated the Hawks by a score of 4-2 on Nov. 5, at Chicago.

The Devils can sweep Chicago in a regular-season series for the fourth time since 2013-14; 2022-23, 2017-18 & 2014-15.

ALL-TIME vs THE WINDY CITY

Record: 46-46-21-6
Home: 28-17-11-4
Road: 18-29-10-2

DID YOU KNOW…

The most goals in franchise history earned in a single game vs Chicago is eight, three times, and last logged on Jan. 14, 2019, vs
Chicago at the Rock.

The most goals that the franchise allowed in a single game vs Chicago is 10, which was logged in a 10-0 loss at Chicago on Nov. 15,
1981.

The most goals that the Devils allowed in team history (since 1982-83) vs Chicago is eight, which was logged on Feb. 25, 2022, at
Chicago in an 8-5 loss.

The most shots that the franchise earned in a single game vs Chicago is 45 in a 4-4 tie at Chicago on Apr. 5, 1978.

The most shots that the Devils earned in a single game since 1982-83 is 44, after a 7-1 win on Dec. 23, 2019, at Chicago.

The most shots that the franchise allowed vs the Blackhawks is 56, which was recorded on Jan. 17, 1979 at Chicago in a 2-1 loss
(CLR).

The most shots that the Devils allowed in a single game vs Chicago since 1982-83 is 50, after a 5-3 loss at Chicago on Nov. 23, 1986.

The last time the Devils shut out Chicago was on Dec. 6, 2022, after a 3-0 win at the Rock (V. Vanecek, 24 saves).

The last time Chicago shut out the Devils was on Dec. 31, 1995, after a 5-0 loss at Chicago in a 5-0 loss.”

UPCOMING DEVILS SCHEDULE

Sat. Jan. 6, vs VAN, 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Jan. 11, at TBL, 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Jan. 13, at FLA, 6:00 P.M. E.T.
Jan. 15, at BOS, 1:00 P.M. E.T.
Jan. 17, vs MTL, 7:00 P.M. E.T.

Devils – Blackhawks Odds

Devils – Blackhawks Odds odds provided by Odsshopper
Team Moneyline Puck Line O/U
New Jersey Devils -400 -2.5, 115 Over 6.5, -125
Chicago Blackhawks 290 -2.5, -135 Under 6.5, -105

Moneyline Odds

Bet Side Bet365 BetRivers Caesars DraftKings Fanatics FanDuel SuperBook Tipico Unibet
Chicago Blackhawks +325 +280 +328 +310 290 +280 +320 +300 +280
New Jersey Devils -425 -360 -430 -395 -400 -360 -420 -360 -360

Puck Line Odds

Bet Side Bet365 BetMGM BetRivers DraftKings Fanatics FanDuel SuperBook Tipico Unibet
Chicago Blackhawks +1.5, +125 +1.5, +125 +4.0, -835 +1.5, +130 -2.5, -135 +1.5, +120 +1.5, +130 +2.5, -140 +4.5, -1000
New Jersey Devils -1.5, -150 -1.5, -150 -4.0, +510 -1.5, -155 -2.5, 115 -1.5, -144 -1.5, -150 -2.5, +112 -4.5, +575

Total Odds

Bet Side Bet365 BetMGM BetRivers Caesars DraftKings Fanatics FanDuel SuperBook Tipico Unibet
Over 6.5, -125 6.5, -125 5.0, -420 6.5, -115 6.5, -125 6.5, -125 6.5, -114 6.5, -125 6.5, -135 6.5, -113
Under 6.5, +105 6.5, +105 8.5, -435 6.5, -105 6.5, +105 6.5, -105 6.5, -106 6.5, +105 6.5, +107 6.5, -108
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