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Devils at Penguins preview - 11/29

Devils at Penguins, 7:30pm ET, Mellon Arena

Season records: 

Devils, 12-7-2, 26 pts, 7th in Eastern Conference
Penguins, 13-6-3, 29 pts., 4th in Eastern Conference

Season series:  2nd meeting

Last game vs. Devils:  Devils def. Penguins, 2-1 (SO), Oct. 11th.

Last game results:  Sabres def. Penguins, 4-3, Nov. 28th.  Devils def. Panthers, 3-2 (OT), Nov. 26th.

Special teams rankings: 

Powerplay:  Penguins 16.5% (T-17th), Devils 14.7% (24th)
Penalty Kill:  Penguins 82.4% (12th), Devils 77.1% (26th)

Probably goaltender rankings:

SV%:  Penguins - Dany Sabourin .924 (11th), Devils - Scott Clemmensen .917 (n/a)
GAA:  Penguins - Dany Sabourin 1.96 (T-3rd), Devils - Scott Clemmensen 2.48 (n/a)

Notes:
- Philippe Boucher is not expected to be in the lineup after his undisclosed injury during last night’s game.
- Marc-Andre Fleury is now listed as “week-to-week” as opposed to “day-to-day” with his undisclosed injury, believed to be groin-related.
- The Devils have won five straight games.
- Don’t look now, but Sidney Crosby is now tied for 2nd in the NHL in points with 30.
- The Penguins are 2 for 7 on 5-on-3 powerplays this year for a 28% success rate.
- Since Nov. 11 at Detroit, the line of Jordan Staal, Matt Cooke and Tyler Kennedy have contributed 18 points (8G-10A) in the last eight games. They have combined for a plus or even rating of plus-10 over their last eight games.
- A sellout today will be the 78th consecutive.
- The Pens embark on another road trip after tonight’s game, at the Rangers on Wednesday, at Carolina on Thursday and at Ottawa on Saturday.

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