Re: Pens Tidbits
Scouting the Devils
By The Tribune-Review
Thursday, March 8, 2007
New Jersey Devils (40-19-8) at Penguins (36-21-9)
When, where: 7:30 p.m. ? Mellon Arena
TV/Radio: FSN Pittsburgh/WXDX-FM (105.9)
Probable goaltenders: Martin Brodeur (39-18-7, 2.14 GAA); Marc-Andre Fleury (31-14-7, 2.92 GAA).
Notable: This will be the seventh of eight meetings this season, with the Devils holding a 4-2-0 edge. ... Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started every game against the Devils this season, but he is coming off one of his worst starts of the year; he was pulled after allowing three goals in the first period of a 5-4 shootout win over Ottawa. ... Fleury was knocked out once against the Devils this season when he allowed four goals on eight shots in a 5-2 loss Dec. 1. ... Evgeni Malkin still leads all NHL rookies in scoring, but he has been held without a point in five consecutive games. ... Penguins center Jordan Staal set a league rookie record Tuesday with his seventh shorthanded goal this season. Mario Lemieux has the overall record with 13. ... New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur is coming off his worst start since a 5-4 loss to the Penguins on Feb. 16. He allowed five goals in an overtime loss Tuesday to Philadelphia.