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About the Devils - 1-30-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Devils.

Record: 31-15-3, 65 points. New Jersey is in first place in the Atlantic Division and second place in the Eastern Conference.

Leading Scorer: Zach Parise, 57 points (29 goals, 28 assists).

Last Game: 4-3 overtime win in Boston, last night. Jamie Langenbrunner had two goals, including the winner in overtime. He also had an assist.

Last Game against the Penguins: 1-0 home loss, Dec. 26. Marc-Andre Fleury made 37 saves in the win.

Devils Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Patrick Elias, he is on a five-game scoring streak.

Ex-Penguins: Tommy Plasko, massage therapist.

Ex-Devils on the Penguins: Petr Sykora, RW.

Useless Devils Trivia: One of Scott Clemmensen's (right) career shutouts has come at the expense of the Penguins. He stopped 25 shots a 3-0 win, Jan. 20, 2004. Jean-Sebastien Aubin made 16 saves in the loss.

Best Devils YouTube Video We Could Find: Brendan Shanahan, in his first stint with the Devils, getting into a fight with the Kings' Jay Wells, in a bout of some pretty vividly colored uniforms.

Notes:

-Marc-Andre Fleury (16-12-2, 2.78 GAA, .911 SV%) and Scott Clemmensen (29-9-1, 2.27 GAA, .922 SV%) are expected to start in net.

-Miroslav Satan knows he needs to start scoring.

-Brooks Orpik claims he's healed up from a groin injury.

-New Jersey defenseman Colin White took a skate to the face last night but wasn't seriously injured.

-Devils forward Jay Pandolfo has been a healthy scratch as of late and he's not happy about it.

-Practice makes perfect for Brendan Shanahan.

-These aren't your father's Devils. The trap is a thing of the past.

-Devils broadcaster Mike Emrick will be honored prior to the game.

-The Trenton Devils, New Jersey's ECHL affiliate, make a brief cameo (sort of) in the Micky Rourke movie "The Wrestler."

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(Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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