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About the Devils - 4-1-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Devils.

When and where: 7:30 p.m.

TV: FSN Pittsburgh, MSG, RIS.

Record: 47-25-4, 98 points. New Jersey is in first place in the Atlantic Division and third place in the Eastern Conference.

Leading Scorer: Zach Parise, 89 points (42 goals, 47 assists).

Last Game: 3-0 road loss to the Rangers, Monday. Martin Brodeur made 34 saves in the loss

Last Game against the Penguins: 4-3 comeback overtime win at home, Jan. 30. Jamie Langenbrunner scored a tying goal with 31 seconds left in regulation then scored the winner in overtime. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin each had a goal and an assist for the Penguins.

Devils Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: We'll go with the easy guess and take Langenbrunner. He did some serious damage to the Penguins Jan. 30. That's pretty much the only trend we can go with in regards to the slumping Devils.

Ex-Penguins: Tommy Plasko, massage therapist.

Ex-Devils on the Penguins: Bill Guerin, LW; Petr Sykora, RW.

Useless Devils Trivia: The only person to score on a penalty shot against Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur was former Penguins defenseman Fredrik Olausson. While as a member of the Mighty Ducks, Olausson scored in a 2-1 New Jersey win, Nov. 24, 1999.

Best Devils YouTube Video We Could Find: Petr Sykora, then a member of the Devils, blowing a slap shot from the point through Stars goaltender Ed Belfour's glove during the 2000 Stanley Cup final:

Notes:

-Marc-Andre Fleury (32-17-6, 2.68 GAA, .912 SV%) and Martin Brodeur (15-7-3, 2.21 GAA, .924 SV%) are the expected starters in net.

-Craig Adams is expected to replace Eric Godard in the Penguins' lineup.

-Remember when the Penguins used to play road games?

-The Devils come into this contest with a five-game losing streak.

-The Penguins' players want to bring head coach Dan Bylsma back.

-Should Evgeni Malkin be a candidate for the Selke Trophy?

-Gene Collier says Martin Brodeur is kind of good.

-Is Brodeur the best goaltender of all time? Vote on it here.

-Our live blog begins at approximately 6:30 p.m. Please tune in.

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