Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. New Jersey Devils GameDay, TV/Radio, And Preview


The Pittsburgh Penguins (4-2-1, 9 points) are looking to continue their momentum after their 3-0 shutout over the Predators on Saturday in Nashville, when they host the New Jersey Devils tonight at CONSOL Energy Center. The Black and Gold begin their second three-game homestand of the young season.

It was Marc-Andre Fleury‘s first career shutout against Nashville, and the 29th of his career. The Sorel, Quebec native has a four-game win streak against the Devils in the Burgh that dates back to March 2012. With Saturday’s victory, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound netminder is closing in on the 300-win mark, needing just eight more to hit that goal.

Peter DeBoer’s crew (4-2-2, 10 points) is coming off a 3-2 overtime win over the Senators on Saturday in Ottawa. New Jersey is an impressive 4-1-0 this season away from Newark. This evening is the first of five meetings this season between the Metropolitan Division combatants.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 28

Puck Drop: 7:05 p.m.

Site: CONSOL Energy Center

Television: ROOT Sports Network

Announcers: Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey

Radio Coverage: 105.9 FM – The X and the Penguins Radio Network

Announcers: Mike Lange and Phil Bourque

Live Video Steam: NHL GameCenter LIVE

Audio Stream: Penguins Radio 24/7

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: Sirius Channel 936, XM Channel 223

Odds: According to Bovada Online Sportsbook, oddsmakers currently have the moneyline on the two teams listed as the Penguins -175 / New Jersey +145 with the Over/Under at 5.5.

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Last season, the Black and Gold and the Boys from Jersey split their four-game series with the home team claiming victory each time. The Penguins won the first game 3-0 on Thursday, Oct. 3, and the third contest 3-2 on Friday, Dec. 13 in the Steel City. The Devils captured the second match-up 4-1 on Saturday, Nov. 16 and the final bout 2-1 on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the Prudential Center.

Over the quartet of those meetings, eight different Pens accounted for one goal apiece while seven different Devils found the back of the net, with former Penguin Jaromir Jagr the only player to score twice in the series. The two teams combined for 16 goals on 210 shots in the four contests.

Jagr has 23 goals and 21 assists for 44 points in 47 career games against Pittsburgh, who drafted him with the first pick at the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. Eight of the 23 scores have come on the power play.

The Black and Gold welcome the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings (6-1-1, 13 points) on Thursday to CONSOL Energy Center. The puck is set to drop at 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: Pascal Dupuis has 400 career points and 238 of those points, 104 goals and 134 assists, have come with the Penguins…It will be Christian Ehrhoff‘s 700th career game against the Devils tonight…It is Kris Letang Bobblehead Night tonight at the arena.