[SBN Devils blog - In Lou We Trust]
The last time these two teams met the Devils went and broke Pittsburgh's seven-game win streak at home on Mellon ice, delivering a 4-1 loss to a team that just looked, for lack of better words, tired. Tonight the Devils return with a perfect 8-0 record on the road to take on a battered and bruised Penguins team that's relying on a bandaged blue line to help snap a seven period scoreless streak.
Last night the Devils took down Anaheim 3-1 at Prudential Center in a win that not only extends their current streak to six but also puts them in a 24-point tie with Pittsburgh for first place in the Atlantic. Add Washington into the mix and we have ourselves an early season, three-way tie for first in the East.
Jamie Langenbrunner, David Clarkson and Zach Parise each picked up a goal in last night's win. Parise leads the team in points (8g, 11a) while Langenbrunner (3g 10a), Clarkson (5g, 8a) and Zajac (6g, 7a) are in a three-way, 13-point tie for second.
Martin Brodeur stopped 31 of 32 Anaheim shots en route to his 10th win of the season. Back-to-back starts, especially splits between home and away, aren't all that common these days. But if any goaltender in the league is up for doing it then we should all know by now that Brodeur is that guy. While I do expect Brodeur to get the nod tonight, it's worth mentioning back-up goaltender Yann Danis is 2-0 in two starts. He's allowed only one goal in each game to boot.
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