Game Preview: Devils vs Penguins

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are set to take on the New Jersey Devils today at 5:30. The Devils are currently 35-14-5, while the Penguins are currently 27-18-9. The game will be available to be viewed on AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh, MSG, ESPN+, and Sportsnet NOW. 

Devils forward Jack Hughes is set to return from an upper-body injury that has kept him out since February 6th. Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry is getting closer to a return but will not play. Goalie Dustin Tokarski will get the start for the Penguins. 

New Jersey Devils Projected Lineup

Tomas Tatar – Nico Hischier – Dawson Mercer

Yegor Sharangovich – Jack Hughes – Jesper Bratt

Ondrej Palat – Erik Haula – Fabian Zetterlund

Miles Wood – Michael McLeod – Nathan Bastian

Jonas Siegenthaler – Dougie Hamilton

Ryan Graves – Damon Severson

Kevin Bahl – John Marino 

Vitek Vanecek

MacKenzie Blackwood

Scratched: F Jesper Boqvist 

Injured: D Brendan Smith (lower body)

Pittsburgh Penguins Projected Lineup

Jake Guentzel – Sidney Crosby – Rickard Rakell

Jason Zucker – Evgeni Malkin – Bryan Rust

Brock McGinn – Jeff Carter – Kasperi Kapanen

Drew O’Connor – Teddy Blueger – Josh Archibald

Brian Dumoulin – Kris Letang

Marcus Pettersson – Jeff Petry

Pierre-Olivier Joseph – Chad Ruhwedel

Dustin Tokarski 

Casey DeSmith

Scratched: F Danton Heinen 

Injured: G Tristan Jarry (upper body), D Jan Rutta (upper body), F Ryan Poehling (upper body), D Mark Friedman (upper body)

Players To Watch

NJD: D Dougie Hamilton (2G, 4A, 6P in last 5 games)

PIT: F Sidney Crosby (6A, 7P in last 5 games)

Starting Goalies

NJD: Vitek Vanecek (23-5-3, 2.31 GAA, .916 SV%, 2 SO)

PIT: Dustin Tokarski (1-1-0, 3.20 GAA, .893 SV%, 0 SO)

Team Stats

PP%

NJD: 20.9% (19th)

PIT: 21.5% (17th)

PK%

NJD: 80.6% (12th)

PIT: 80.5% (14th)

FO%

NJD: 51.2% (12th)

PIT: 52.1% (9th)

GF/GP

NJD: 3.43 (7th)

PIT: 3.24 (14th)

GA/GP

NJD: 2.65 (4th)

PIT: 3.11 (17th)


Season Series 

The Devils beat the Penguins 4-2 on December 30th and 2-1 in overtime on January 22nd. 

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