New Jersey Devils (42-27-6) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (46-22-6)
TV: ROOT, MSG Plus
Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
The Pens will try to bounce back after yesterday's game in Ottawa.
Season Series: 2-3-0
Last meeting that counted: March 17, 2012. Penguins won 5-2.
What we said in our recap:
What triggered the big day for the Pens? The Neal Play™ off the face-off. The most amazing thing about it is that the Devils, a team pretty much a lock for the playoffs unless they choke, either didn't watch film on the Penguins or simply couldn't defend it. It may be the latter. Every one in the NHL has seen the Penguins score on The Neal Play at least a dozen times this year. NHL players have seen it as they watch highlights on NHL Network. It's nothing new, and the Penguins continue to execute it.
Know Your Enemy: Running With The Devils
What they're saying:
Travis Zajac is almost back! Look to see him possibly back Sunday night @ Pittsburgh or sometime next week. The Devils certainly do miss Zajac and with his presence, the power play will improve! Attendance tonight at the Prudential Center was 16,022 (91% full). Josefson must feel proud knowing that he broke a long goal drought. His last goal was on 3/30/11 against the Islanders (NJ won that game 3-2 in OT).
Favorite Devils-Related Image, Photoshop or Gif:
Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Empty Netters:
Chris Kunitz – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Steve Sullivan – Jordan Staal – Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke – Sidney Crosby – Tyler Kennedy
Eric Tangradi – Craig Adams – Arron Asham
Kris Letang – Paul Martin
Brooks Orpik – Zbynek Michalek
Ben Lovejoy – Deryk Engelland
New Jersey Devils lines from Empty Netters:
Zach Parise – Patrik Elias – Dainius Zubrus
Alexei Ponikarovsky – Travis Zajac – Kovalchuk
Petr Sykora – Adam Henrique – David Clarkson
Ryan Carter – Jacob Josefson – Steve Bernier
Andy Greene – Mark Fayne
Bryce Salvador -Marek Zidlicky
Matt Taormina – Adam Larsson