Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Game #21 - vs New Jersey Devils

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!

1 comment:

Schnookie said...

"Battle for the Basement" indeed! That makes it sound so... exciting? Heh.

And seriously, this month of division-only matchups has been brutal -- I think everyone is completely fed up with whichever teams are in their own divisions, although I have to admit, this Devils fan finds a Penguins game to be an exotic treat after the steady diet of Rangers and Islanders news we get fed on our local game feeds. You western Pennsylvanians are so foreign and exotic to us! Give us a few more games against you, though, and we'll be just as exhausted as you are of us. :D

Thanks for the link, by the way!