Hatebte scheduling this weekend. And on tope of that tonight one of my favourite non-penguins, Craig Anderson, got screwed out of a third star by an idiot Carolina score keeper. Par for the course for a sun belt market.
....does it really matter if he got screwed out of a 3rd star?
As for this game I am going. It worries me a lot though. The Devils have had our number for years. And with how much trouble we have had with turning the puck over if could get ugly.
Not really. We´ve won the last two meetings against them if I remember correctly (season series tied 3-3). 5-2 win in NJ with about 52-15 shots advantage for us was the last one. I think we have won season series against them 2 years ago quite comfortably. Three years ago, they swept us..
As long as we play patient defensive game (like we are doing on the road so far), we should be OK. Devils aren´t that scary.
The combination of playing the devils and the 2 awful home games so far this season should be good for the pens today. Expecting a motivated pens team to get the win. Malkin # 1 star today always plays good in the afternoon.
Matt Anderson was sent back down for NJ. So, they'll either insert Stefan Matteau or (more likely) play 7 defensemen today. Also look for Adam Henrique to move up to the second line and Patrik Elias to move back to his more comfortable LW position. I doubt Matteau plays because he has already played five games and they'd have to burn Year 1 of his ELC if he played today. I think they would prefer to send him back to the Q.
It's weird, but I don't think this game will be boring. New Jersey Devils hockey KILLS New York Rangers hockey on the entertainment meter these days! And it's not even close.
Kolvachuk a +5. And I was starting to think that was a meaningless stat.
27 minutes TOI throughout 6 games and still not been on the ice for an even strength goal against yet. Kovalchuk's defence is really improving. But his 50 goals days seem to be definitely over on the other hand.