Monday, December 21, 2009

Penguins Game Day 37 - vs. New Jersey Devils

NJ Devils

7:30 PM, Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA


Coming off the huge win by the Steelers yesterday you couldn't ask for a bigger game from the Pittsburgh Penguins than to play the Devils.

New Jersey is currently in first in the Atlantic division and check out these stats:



Those are two pretty evenly matched team.

Here is the lineup from the Penguins website:

Forwards
Kunitz-Crosby-Guerin
Dupuis-Malkin-Fedotenko
Cooke-Staal-Kennedy
Rupp-Adams-Talbot

Defense
Gonchar-Orpik
Skoula-Letang
McKee-Goligoski

Netminder
Fleury

Mark Eaton will not be in the line up tonight after it comes out that he has an undisclosed injury.

The Devils coming in only giving up 75 goals this year, that is good for third fewest in the NHL. The Penguins have scored 116 goals this season, second in the league. What gives? I guess that will be on MAF and Marty tonight.

New Jersey typically plays pretty well in Pittsburgh as they are 26-9-1 in Pittsburgh since March 4, 1997. The Devils are 2-0 this season against the Penguins and have beat them by identical 4-1 scores both times. Will we see the clutch and grab that is the New Jersey Devils? I bet we will. I think the Penguins will be alright thought will their line up playing so well and having most everyone healthy.

Coming in the Penguins are as hot as your neighbors sister going 8-1-1 in their last 10 while the Devils are 8-2-0 in their last 10. I mean hot twins. Or something like that.

Isn't it amazing how every year you keep hearing about how New Jersey can't play like this and they won't be good again like last year. They love people saying that about them.

Zach Parise is the real deal for New Jersey. I think he is one of the best players in the game and he is the most underrated player.

I will be in attendence tonight so check me out on Twitter for some pictures and shit.

Lets Go Pens.

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