MAPLE LEAFS (20-14-4) at DEVILS (12-19-5)
7 p.m. ET; TVAS, MSG+, SNO, NHL.TV
The Toronto Maple Leafs can extend their season-long winning streak to six games when they visit the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Friday.
The Maple Leafs, who have outscored opponents 27-14 in five consecutive victories, are 7-1-0 in their past eight games, including an 8-6 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday, in which Toronto rallied after trailing 6-4 in the third period.
The Devils are 3-2-0 in their past five games following a seven-game winless streak (0-6-1). New Jersey is coming off a 7-1 win at the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday, when defenseman P.K. Subban ended a 23-game goal drought and rookie center Jack Hughes scored a goal for the first time in 19 games.
Players to watch
Maple Leafs forward Mitchell Marner has 17 points (six goals, 11 assists), in an eight-game point streak, including five points (two goals, three assists) in the win against Carolina.
Devils forward Kyle Palmieri has four points (three goals, one assist) in his past five games.
They said it
"Given … the logistics of travel and with a lot of our players staying here in Toronto over the break, just having one place here to get organized to get a skate, and then get out there, that would be the best thing for us, we decided. There is no ideal situation." -- Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe on holding the morning skate in Toronto on Friday
"There was a lot of emotion on the bench … and I think when everybody is dialed in and going, that's when you play good hockey. We knew what we had to do, and everyone knew his job and while we were lucky at times, we worked for it. We can build a lot off that game." -- Devils center Nico Hischier on New Jersey's 7-1 win against Chicago on Monday
Maple Leafs projected lineup
Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- Mitchell Marner
Ilya Mikheyev -- John Tavares -- William Nylander
Pierre Engvall -- Alexander Kerfoot -- Kasperi Kapanen
Dmytro Timashov -- Frederik Gauthier -- Jason Spezza
Morgan Rielly -- Tyson Barrie
Jake Muzzin -- Justin Holl
Travis Dermott -- Cody Ceci
Scratched: Adam Brooks, Martin Marincin
Injured: Andreas Johnsson (leg), Trevor Moore (concussion)
Devils projected lineup
Jesper Bratt -- Nico Hischier -- Kyle Palmieri
Blake Coleman -- Travis Zajac -- Nikita Gusev
Miles Wood -- Jack Hughes -- Wayne Simmonds
Jesper Boqvist -- Pavel Zacha -- John Hayden
Andy Greene -- P.K. Subban
Will Butcher -- Sami Vatanen
Mirco Mueller -- Damon Severson
Scratched: Connor Carrick, Michael McLeod, Kevin Rooney
Injured: Louis Domingue (lower body), Matt Tennyson (upper body)
Moore is out indefinitely after sustaining a concussion in practice last week. ... Brooks and Marincin were recalled from Toronto of the American Hockey League on Friday. ... Zacha will be a game-time decision after sustaining an undisclosed injury in practice. ... Boqvist will play after sustaining an upper-body injury against Chicago.
Matthews has nine points (five goals, four assists) in a four-game multipoint streak. ... Hyman has six points (two goals, four assists) in his past two games. ... Gusev has six assists in his past four games.