Gameday 66 – Devils

7:00 pm
Prudential Center
Gameday #66.
The Caps are only one point behind the Pens for fourth spot.  The Pens haven't won a game in regulation since February 4th.  They're 3-4-3 in their last ten.  The Devils are 9-1-0.  Whatev.

Know your enemy: Running With The Devils

The league is starting to take notice when it comes to the Devils. This is a team that is 9 points out of the final playoff spot and while making up those final 9 points isn't going to be an easy, the Devils are getting respect from other teams in the league. It's hard not to respect this team, having gone 18-2-2 in the last 22.

Season series: Penguins Lead 2-1
Last meeting: January 20, 2011 – Devils Won 2-0
What we said in our recap:

So don't listen to anyone shoving their balls in your face and saying that the Pens are nothing without Crosby and Malkin. Name us one team in the NHL that wouldn't have tough times if you take their two biggest scorers out of the equation. Worst game of the season. Nothing good happened. No clue why anyone's reading this.

Penguins notes: Staal cut his hair. We assume it was done to cut down on wind resistance. games, so Brent Johnson will probably start today.
Devils notes:
The Devils are 18-2-2 in their last 22.
They're still 10 points out of the playoffs.
David Steckel is now a Devil.  Empty Netters reports that he's sorry.
Line production the last 10 games: Penguins | Devils
Favorite New Jersey-related Photoshop or gif:
Possible Penguins lines:

James Neal – Mark LetestuAlexei Kovalev
Matt Cooke – Jordan Staal – Tyler Kennedy
Max Talbot – Dustin Jeffrey – Pascal Dupuis
Craig Adams – Mike Rupp – Chris Conner

Paul Martin – Zbynek Michalek
Deryk Engelland – Kris Letang
Ben Lovejoy – Matt Niskanen

Brent Johnson

Devils Lines from Empty Netters:

Ilya Kovalchuk – Travis Zajac – Nick Palmieri
Brian RolstonPatrik Elias – Dainius Zubrus
Vladimir Zharkov – Dave Steckel – David Clarkson
Rod Pelley – Jacob JosefsonMattias Tedenby

Colin White – Anton Volchenkov
Henrik Tallinder – Mark Fayne
Anssi Salmela – Andy Greene

Martin Brodeur

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