The Penguins (7-5-3) looked a bit out of character Saturday when they actually won a game, tonight they'll try to build off of that win when they take on Kyle Palmieri and the struggling New Jersey Devils (6-8-1). Puck drop is set for just after 7pm from the Prudential Center.
Yes, you heard that right folks, the Penguins actually won a hockey game Saturday and snapped their five game winless streak. Granted the game was against the Arizona Coyotes and some people like myself do not consider them a real NHL franchise, however, a win counts the same. On Saturday the Penguins blanked the Yotes by a score of 4-0 getting goals from Sidney Crosby, Dominik Simon, Patric Hornqvist, and Brian Dumoulin.
Coming into tonight, both of these teams have struggled mightily over their last ten games. The Devils are 2-7-1 and losers of three straight while the Penguins are 5-4-1 and while 5-4-1 sounds good in theory, toss in five winless games in a row and yikes.
The Devils always seem to play the Penguins well. If you recall, eight days ago they came into PPG Paints Arena and the blew the Penguins doors off, defeating them by a score of 5-1. Brian Boyle recorded a hat trick in that game, which also happened to be Hockey Fights Cancer night. That was probably the only good thing to come from that game.
The Penguins held an optional morning skate today. Casey DeSmith is expected to start in net tonight.
I 100% start Casey DeSmith tonight and ride the hot goalie (that's what she said).
Expect Keith 'emoji' Kinkaid in net for the Devils. God help us all.
Lev Bell sucks.
Sidney Crosby has a better backhand shot than most players forehand.
The Devils are 8-8-2 against the Penguins dating back to the 2014-2015 season.
Even though New Jersey is on a skid, they're 2-2 against Metrosexual Division opponents this year and have outscored them by a total of 13-7.
Devils forward Brian Boyle was placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. The Devils recalled forward Pavel Zacha.
An independent arbitrator reduced Tom Wilson's suspension to just 14 games. He's eligible to return and kill someone any time now.
People wonder why the league is a joke but here you go: Wilson gets off easily and will murder someone else in the near future and the suspension will have meant nothing.
Apparently Derick Brassard could begin practicing with the team soon. I'll believe it when I see it.
Tom Wilson drinks pee.
Please make it stop.
Old Posts from our site, heyyyyyfannnssss (4/11-2/15). Cute name, but impossible to remember.