Season Series Recap: Devils vs Penguins

Dec 31, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; The 3 stars of the game, New Jersey Devils right wing Michael Ryder (17), center Adam Henrique (14), and goalie Martin Brodeur (30) congratulate each other after their 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The New Jersey Devils wrapped up their season series with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday afternoon with a 2-1 win on home ice. Each team has played two games at home and two away, and each win has been awarded to the home team. No game between the Devils and Penguins has exceeded regulation playing time this season. The Devils have now surpassed NHL .500 and are still in the thick of Metropolitan Division playoff contention, while Pittsburgh is still comfortably seated at the top of the division.

Notes

  • The Devils and Penguins have split the season series with two wins apiece.
  • The home team has won each game.
  • Each game has been decided during regulation playing time.
  • Adam Larsson was the only defenseman to score a game-winner in the series; it was also the last time he scored a goal.
  • Cory Schneider lost both of his starts against the Penguins, while Martin Brodeur won both of his.
  • The Devils’ season opener against the Penguins marked the first time in 18 years that Brodeur was not in net for the first puck drop of the season. Schneider and the Devils lost 3-0.
  • Overall, the Penguins outscored the Devils 8-6.
  • Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury started all 4 games against the Devils this season. Of the 3 goalies involved, he was also the only one to record a shutout.

Season Series

  • October 13th, Consol Energy Center: NJD (0) PIT (3)
  • November 16th, Prudential Center: PIT (1) NDJ (4)
  • December 13th, Consol Energy Center: NJD (2) PIT (3)
  • December 31st, Prudential Center: PIT (1) NDJ (2)

 

Topics: New Jersey Devils

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