by Tony on 12/26/08 at 07:59 AM ET
Penguins at Devils, 7PM ET, Prudential Center
Penguins, 18-12-4, 40 pts, 7th in Eastern Conference
Devils, 19-10-3, 41 pts, 6th in Eastern Conference
Season series: 4th meeting, Devils lead series 2-1
Last game vs. Devils: Devils def. Penguins, 4-1, Dec. 10th.
Special teams rankings:
Powerplay: Penguins 19.6% (T-10th), Devils 16.8% (20th)
Penalty Kill: Penguins 80.7% (T-18th), Devils 80.2% (23rd)
Probable goaltender rankings:
SV%: Penguins - Dany Sabourin (my guess) .908 (26th), Devils - Scott Clemmensen .922 (T-9th)
GAA: Penguins - Dany Sabourin (my guess) 2.55 (20th), Devils - Scott Clemmensen 2.22 (7th)
- The Penguins are 6-8-1 in their last 15 games.
- Remains to be seen if tonight will signal the return of faceoff specialist Mike Zigomanis, considering Jeff Taffe and Ryan Stone were both reassigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday.
- Evgeni Malkin continues to have an 11 point lead over teammate Sidney Crosby, and a 12 point lead over the Caps’ Alexander Ovechkin.
- Max Talbot is a team-worst -13, and 11th from the bottom of the entire NHL.
- Brooks Orpik is 2nd in the NHL with 124 hits, and Matt Cooke is 7th with 110.
- Malkin is tied for 5th in the NHL with 34 takeaways, while tied for 26th with 31 giveaways.
- Rob Scuderi is tied for 5th in the NHL with 85 blocked shots.
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