New Jersey Devils
4:00 p.m., Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.
Who plays games at 4 in the afternoon on a Monday? I mean does the NHL want to promote its game. I mean lets face it the Devils don't draw a lot of people in general this isn't a big deal, but I kind of want to watch the game on TV, not on my computer screen at work. Whatev.
The Penguins are 0-2. I think with one more loss they are eliminated from playoff contention. Stupid. Get real people.
The Penguins haven't beat the Devils in like 18 years. Need it today.
Paul Martin goes back to his former team. He said he expects to get booed, if there is enough Devils fans there. Doubtful.
I do not like Marty Brodeur. He gave up five in 15 shots against the Capitals on Saturday. His GAA is above five. And we are the ones bitching about our goaltender?
I am actually a huge fan of Zach Parise. I think he is a really good player and just seems like a stand up guy. Too bad he has to play with a douche like Kovaljoke.
Here are the lines for the Penguins:
Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Mike Comrie
Eric Tangradi - Mark Letestu - Evgeni Malkin
Matt Cooke - Maxime Talbot - Tyler Kennedy
Mike Rupp - Craig Adams - Pascal Dupuis/Eric Godard
Zbynek Michalek - Brooks Orpik
Kris Letang - Paul Martin
Ben Lovejoy/Deryk Engelland - Alex Goligoski
For the Devils:
Zach Parise - Travis Zajac - Ilya Kovalchuk
Patrik Elias - Jason Arnott - Jamie Langenbrunner
Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond - Rod Pelley
Andy Greene - Henrik Tallinder
Colin White - Matt Toarmina
Rolston and Volchenkov are both being looked at and it seems as if they are "unlikely to play". Good.
Not sure about Brodeur. If he doesn't go (why wouldn't he) it would be former Penguin Johan Hedberg. Whatev. Light it up.
Here are the stats:
Here is a nice parting shot. This is what is at stake today: