About the Devils - 04-25-13

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Devils.

When and where: 7:30 p.m. EDT. Prudential Center.

TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), MSG Plus (Newark market); NBC Sports (rest of the United States).

Record: 18-18-10, 46 points. The Devils are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference and fourth place in the Atlantic Division.

Leading Scorer: Patrik Elias, 34 points (14 goals, 10 assists).

Last Game: 3-2 home win against the Canadiens, Tuesday. Steve Sullivan (right) had a goal and an assist for the Devils.

Last Game against the Penguins: 3-1 road win, Feb. 10. Tomas Vokoun made 20 saves for the Penguins.

Devils Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Eric Gelinas. He'll be making his NHL debut so... why not?

Ex-Penguins on the Devils: Johan Hedberg, G; Tom Kostopoulos, RW; Alexei Ponikarovsky, LW; Steve Sullivan, LW.

Ex-Devils on the Penguins: Deryk Engelland, D (Engelland was a Devils draft pick but never played for the organization at the NHL level); Bill Guerin, player development coach; Paul Martin, D.

Useless Devils Trivia Vaguely Related to the Penguins: The Devils all-time single-season leader in penalty minutes is former Penguins left winger Krzysztof Oliwa who had 295 in 1997-98

Best Devils Video We Could Find: Some like cold. Others do not:

Probable goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury (22-7-0, 2.35 GAA, .917 SV%) for the Penguins. Johan Hedberg (5-9-3, 2.73 GAA, .886 SV%) for the Devils.

Injuries: Centers Sidney Crosby (mouth), Joe Vitale ("lower body"), left winger James Neal (concussion) and defenseman Brooks Orpik ("lower body") are out. Defenseman Paul Martin (hand) is on injured reserve. For the Devils, defensemen Mark Fayne ("lower body") and Bryce Salvador (wrist) are out.

Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins primary lines and defensive pairings at today's morning skate were (PG+):

12 Jarome Iginla - 71 Evgeni Malkin - 9 Pascal Dupuis
14 Chris Kunitz - 16 Brandon Sutter - 24 Matt Cooke
10 Brenden Morrow - 36 Jussi Jokinen - 19 Beau Bennett
15 Tanner Glass - 27 Craig Adams - 48 Tyler Kennedy

4 Mark Eaton - 58 Kris Letang
3 Douglas Murray - 2 Matt Niskanen
47 Simon Despres - 5 Deryk Engelland

The Devils primary lines and defensive pairings at today's morning skate were:

14 Adam Henrique - 21 Andrei Loktionov - 17 Ilya Kovalchuk
26 Patrik Elias - 19 Travis Zajac - 23 David Clarkson
8 Dainius Zubrus - 9 Jacob Josefson - 15 Steve Sullivan
20 Ryan Carter - 11 Stephen Gionta - 25 Tom Kostopoulos

6 Andy Greene - 5 Adam Larsson
28 Anton Volchenkov - 2 Marek Zidlicky
32 Eric Gelinas - 10 Peter Harrold


-The last time the Penguins played the Devils, this happened:

-Martin and Neal each practiced this morning. (PG+)

-Dupuis has 198 career assists.

-Kovalchuk has 398 career assists.

-Volchenkov has 98 career assists.

-Zajac has 97 career goals.

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(Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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