New Jersey Devils (8-10-2, 18 pts) at Pittsburgh Penguins (8-10-2, 18 pts)
Pens against the Devils! Battle for the Basement!
That has a great ring to it, no? Okay - no, not really.
There's a secret to beating the Devils - they haven't won a low-scoring game yet this year. If they score fewer than three goals, they lose. Score three or more, and they've won all but one, which they lost in OT. Sounds like a good blueprint.
For the Pens, during their 3-9-2 stretch, they only time they've won is when they've held the opposition under three goals. In fact, they're 3-0 when the other team scores less than three. If they score three or more, the Pens are 0-9-2.
Two great tastes that taste great together. Now let's see if the Pens can execute.
I'll be glad when the NHL stops with the "play everyone in your division 8 times" trick - I'm already tired of the Devils.
Devils blog - Interchangeable Parts - Check out their Devils quarter season review, done in a slightly different style.
Let's Go Pens!