It was a convincing win in every aspect and it was really encouraging to see the Pens put together a total effort. Consider the following:
- In the second period, when the Pens have started to falter recently, they out shot the Devils 10-3
- The Pens held to Devils to just 20 shots, reversing a recent trend.
- The Pens took fewer penalties than the Devils, who are notoriously stingy in that department.
- The Pens scored a power play goal for the 14th straight game.
- Sabourin earned a shutout, making the saves he needed to make.
- David Clarkson has a REALLY bad night - he was a -3 and was the recipient of 3 minor penalties.
- Eric Christensen scored and played a healthy 14:23 of ice time
- Crosby and Malkin both got a bit of rest, playing just 16 and 15 minutes respectively.
Next up: a quick stop at home against the much-improved Flyers on Wednesday