The Devils scored first in this one, and that led directly to the typical Devils snooze-fest. They lined up in the neutral zone, between the red line and (just inside) their own blue line. The Pens couldn't beat the trap on any kind of consistent basis all night.
The Pens game of forechecking and pressure in the offensive zone was a non-starter, mainly because they were unable to establish any kind of consistent possession.
If you're wondering if the game was as boring as it sounds, it was.
The Devils should be forced to start every game at a 1-0 deficit, just to prevent that soul-sucking, God-awful deadly boring style of hockey.
Next up: The end of the homestand against the Habs on Wednesday.