Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Game #5 - vs New Jersey Devils

New Jersey Devils (2-3-0, 4 pts) at Pittsburgh Penguins (2-2-0, 4 pts)

The Devils have been struggling this season. They've been close in all of their games except the loss to the Panthers. In the other two losses, they had pulled Brodeur only to allow an empty net goal.

Brodeur has been facing a high number of shots early this season. The only exception was the last game against the Thrashers, and in that one he allowed 5 goals on just 17 shots (ugh).

The Pens haven't exactly been lighting the world on fire in their games. They've been inconsistent in their level of effort early in the season, but they are coming off of a good win in Toronto.

Special teams have been decent, but not great, so far this year. The Pens have managed a power play goal in each of their first four games, but only one goal in each. They have also not allowed more than one in any game yet.

Last year these two teams played in the Pens fifth game of the season. Their record was the same as it is this year, but the Devils were faring far better last year - they had only taken ONE penalty that resulted in a power play for the opposition in two of their first five games. Last year's result? 2-1 loss for the Pens. Let's hope this year is better.

Devil's blog - no one is really writing about the game tonight, but check out In Lou We Trust for a nicely run Devil's blog.

Let's Go Pens!

1 comment:

Will said...

I'm interested to see if Ruutu is playing tonight with BGL back in action. Either way I think the pens come out strong and McFluery gets his first shutout of the season.