DEVILS (9-2-0) at OILERS (3-7-1)
9 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, TVA Sports, MSG+, NHL.TV
The New Jersey Devils will go for their fourth consecutive win and attempt to improve to 6-0-0 on the road this season when they face the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Friday. The Devils are the only team in the NHL that has not lost away from home.
Forward Marcus Johansson will miss the game with a concussion. He was injured when he fell head-first into the end boards 57 seconds into the first period of a 2-0 win at the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday. Coach John Hynes provided no timetable on his return.
The Oilers will look to avoid losing their third straight game; they are 2-7-1 in their past 10 games, and have been held to two goals or fewer in eight of 11 games this season.
Players to watch
Devils forward Taylor Hall will play at the Oilers for the second time since Edmonton traded him to New Jersey on June 29, 2016 for defenseman Adam Larsson. Hall is the Devils' leading scorer with 15 points (three goals, 12 assists) in 11 games.
Oilers forward Patrick Maroon is on a career-high six-game point streak with six points (four goals, two assists).
They said it
"This was a special place for me to play and I loved my time here, but coming back this time I don't feel the same nervousness about the reception or anything like that. I'm just here to try and help my team win a hockey game, and hopefully, play well at the same time." -- Devils forward Taylor Hall
"Last year we found a way to turn these one-goal games into wins and score the timely goal, whether it was early in the third or late in the third, or to tie the game up to take it to overtime. We just haven't been getting that." -- Oilers center Connor McDavid on Edmonton's slow start this season
Devils projected lineup
Taylor Hall -- Nico Hischier -- Drew Stafford
Brian Gibbons -- Adam Henrique -- Jesper Bratt
Brian Boyle -- Pavel Zacha -- Jimmy Hayes
Miles Wood -- Blake Coleman
Andy Greene -- Steven Santini
John Moore -- Damon Severson
Mirco Mueller -- Will Butcher
Scratched: Ben Lovejoy, Stefan Noesen
Injured: Travis Zajac (torn pectoral muscle), Kyle Palmieri (foot), Marcus Johansson (concussion)
Oilers projected lineup
Patrick Maroon -- Connor McDavid -- Leon Draisaitl/p>
Milan Lucic -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins -- Anton Slepyshev
Drake Caggiula -- Ryan Strome -- Jussi Jokinen
Iiro Pakarinen -- Mark Letestu -- Zack Kassian
Darnell Nurse -- Adam Larsson
Oscar Klefbom -- Matt Benning
Kris Russell -- Eric Gryba
Scratched: Yohann Auvitu, Jujhar Khaira, Kailer Yamamoto
Injured: Andrej Sekera (knee)
The Devils are dressing 11 forwards and seven defensemen. ... Yamamoto will be a healthy scratch for the third time in the past four games.
Hischier, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, has seven points (two goals, five assists) in 11 games, but does not have a point in his past four games.