Johan Hedberg is expected to start for the Devils tonight in between the pipes. This will be Moose's first start since March 19. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils Close out Home Season Tonight Against the Pittsburgh Penguins

The New Jersey Devils will play their final home game of the season tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tonight’s game at the Prudential Center is “Fan Appreciation Night” and has a special 7:30 start time. Here’s a look at what to expect tonight.

Preview

NJD: 18-18-10 (46 points, eliminated from playoff contention)

PIT: 35-11-0 (70 points, clinched 1st place in the Eastern Conference)

Last Ten

NJD: 3-6-1

PIT: 7-3-0

Season Series

NJD 2-1-0 (4/6 possible points earned)

PIT 1-2-0 (2/6 possible points earned)

February 2 @ PIT: PIT 5-1

February 9 @NJD: NJD 3-1

February 10 @ PIT: NJD 3-1

Goals

NJD: 2.33 GF/G, 2.52 GA/G

PIT: 3.30 GF/G, 2.46 GA/G

Special Teams

NJD: 16.0 PP%, 80.6 PK%

PIT: 23.8 PP%, 79.4 PK%

Broadcast Information

Television: NBC Sports Network, MSG Plus

Radio: Bloomberg 1130 AM

Other Notes

-Johan Hedberg is expected to start in net tonight for the Devils. This will be Moose’s first start since March 19.

-Evgeni Malkin returned to the Pens lineup on Tuesday after missing four games with an upper body injury, and is expected to play tonight as well.

-Sidney Crosby, James Neal, and Paul Martin are all not expected to play for Pittsburgh.

-Bryce Salvador will not play tonight or Saturday for the Devils due to his wrist injury.

-The Penguins had their seven game winning streak snapped by the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night, and their hopes at the President’s Trophy are no more. The Chicago Blackhawks clinched the trophy after defeating the Edmonton Oilers last night.

The last home game of the year is sure to have some energy, and you can be sure that the Devils will compete tonight. Tune in tonight at 7:30 as the Devils look to win two in a row.

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