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Game Preview: 04.11.21 at NJD

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

GM 42 | APRIL 11 | 7:00 PM ET | PRUDENTIAL CENTER

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PIT: 26 - 13 - 2 (54 pts)

NJD: 14 - 19 - 6 (34 pts)

 

GAME PREVIEW

The Penguins conclude their six-game road trip as they take on the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. Pittsburgh is 5-2-1 in its last eight games against New Jersey dating back to Feb. 19, 2019. Pittsburgh has points in eight of its last 12 trips to the Prudential Center (8-4-0) dating back to Mar. 6, 2016. Pittsburgh is in the midst of six straight, and eight of nine games, on the road (currently 3-2-0). The Penguins have earned points in nine of their last 11 games overall (8-2-1).

 

QUICK HITS

Pittsburgh (54) is currently two points back from the division-leading Capitals (56) and Islanders (56). Eleven of their final 15 games are against teams currently not in a playoff position.

Sidney Crosby tallied his fifth three-point game (1G-2A) of the season on Friday night in New Jersey, marking the 150th time in his career he's recorded three or more points in a game. Crosby's five three-plus point games are tied for the fourth most in the NHL this season. Per NHL PR, Crosby's 150 career three-plus point games are tied for the seventh most in NHL history with one franchise.

Mark Jankowski established a career-long point streak of four games (2G-4A) with an assist on Colton Sceviour's goal on Friday night against New Jersey. Jankowski's six points since April 3 are tied for third-most on Pittsburgh.

Bryan Rust has points in six-consecutive games (4G-4A) against the Devils, and has points in eight of his last nine games (6G-4A) overall versus them.

Jake Guentzel enters tonight's game with points in five-straight games versus New Jersey (3G-4A). He has 17 points (7G-10A) in 17 career contests against the Devils.

Tweet from @penguins: Tristan Jarry will get the start tonight in New Jersey. pic.twitter.com/pzg7Wysyzg

 Tweet from @PensJG: #Pens HCMS: - Teddy Blueger will be a game-time decision tonight. - Angello joined team in practice today, will not play tonight. - Malkin is skating today in Pittsburgh. - Kapanen and Tanev are not yet skating

 

PENGUINS ACTIVATE TEDDY BLUEGER FROM INJURED RESERVE

The Penguins activated forward Teddy Blueger from injured reserve at 5:00 PM on Sunday. Read the press release here.

 

PROSPEROUS POWER PLAY

The Penguins delivered on the power play yet again in Friday's win, scoring two goals on the man advantage. Pittsburgh has tallied a power-play goal in four straight games (5 PPG) and seven of the last eight games (10 PPG) dating back to March 25. Since March 25, the Penguins have the highest power-play percentage (38.5%) in the league and are tied for the most power-play goals (10).

 

PLAYER INTERVIEW

Video: Crosby speaks with the media

 

PENGUINS SCORE TRIGGER PROMOTIONS

 

PENGUINS WIN TRIGGER PROMOTIONS

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