A preview of the Devils.
Leading Scorer: Zach Parise, 28 points (15 goals, 13 assists).
Last Game: 2-1 overtime win in Montreal. Parise scored the winning goal in overtime.
Last Game against the Penguins: 4-1 loss at Mellon Arena. Sidney Crosby had his second career hat trick.
Devils Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Patrik Elias. He had four points (one goal, three assists) in four home games against the Penguins last season.
Ex-Penguins: Tommy Plasko, massage therapist.
Ex-Devils on the Penguins: Petr Sykora, RW.
Useless Devils Trivia: The Devils franchise is one of four franchises in the four "major" North American sports leagues to have operated out of at least three different time zones in its history. The Devils have been in New Jersey since 1983. Prior to that it existed as the Colorado Rockies (1976-82) and as the Kansas City Scouts (1974-76). The other franchises to turn this hat trick are the Oakland Athletics (Oakland, Kansas City and Philadelphia), St. Louis Rams (St. Louis, Los Angeles, Cleveland) and the Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, Kansas City, Cincinnati and Rochester).
Bonus Useless Devils Trivia: The last active player in the NHL to have played with the Scouts was forward Wilf Paiement who retired after spending the 1987-88 season with the Penguins.
Best Devils YouTube Video We Could Find: El Diablo!
-Dany Sabourin and Scott Clemmensen are expected to start in net.
-As you may have heard, the Penguins are having power-play issues.
-What can the Penguins do to fix that power play?
-Tim Wallace said he felt chills when he found out the Penguins recalled him from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
-The Penguins might have the deepest crew of injured defensemen in the NHL.
-Clemmensen will be making his sixth consecutive start.
-After a long wait, Clemmensen is finally getting his shot in New Jersey.
-New Jersey has withstood quite a few injuries this season.
-The Devils don't plan on doing anything special in order to stop Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin.
-John Madden is no longer the Devils' shutdown defensive forward.
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