New Jersey Devils
7:00 p.m., CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Huge two points last night from the Penguins as they went to the Wells Fargo Center and looked as if they were the team that was in the drivers seat for the top spot in the East (they kinda are though, aren't they?).
The Penguins magic number is three so the Penguins have a chance to clinch a spot in the post season with a win and a Carolina regulation loss. The Hurricanes play the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight so really a decision in regulation will make me happy either way.
MAF starts for the second night in a row. The Penguins were successful in their last back-to-back scenerio when they played the Wings on the backend of back-to-back games (even though they blew a four goal lead). Wow, I said the word back a lot there. Sorry about that.
The Penguins seem to be clicking and Bing and Test Tube are skating. How fun is it to watch Bing skate? Here is the video:
Sick. Water bottles better watch out.
The previous match ups:
October 11 - Pittsburgh 3, New Jersey 1
December 6 - Pittsburgh 2, New Jersey 1
January 20 - New Jersey 2, Pittsburgh 0
March 4 - New Jersey 2, Pittsburgh 1 (OT)
The Penguins probables
James Neal - Mike Comrie - Alex Kovalev
Chris Kunitz - Jordan Staal - Tyler Kennedy
Pascal Dupuis - Maxime Talbot - Chris Conner
Mike Rupp - Craig Adams - Arron Asham
Zbynek Michalek - Paul Martin
Kris Letang - Ben Lovejoy
Deryk Engelland - Matt Niskanen
Marc Andre Fleury
*-Comrie will be in the lineup in place of DJ, I am assuming Comrie might jump in with the new two, he could easily fit in somewhere else.
For the Devils
Ilya Kovalchuk - Travis Zajac - Nick Palmieri
Brian Rolston - Patrik Elias - Dainius Zubrus
Mattias Tedenby - Jacob Josefson - David Clarkson
David Steckel - Vladimir Zharkov - Rod Pelley
Andy Greene - Anssi Salmela
Henrik Tallinder - Mark Fayne
Anton Volchenkov - Colin White