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


The Pittsburgh Penguins (16-5-2, 34 points) open a three-game homestand tonight as they host Metropolitan Division opponent, the New Jersey Devils at Consol Energy Center.

The Black and Gold skated to a 3-2 victory on Saturday against the Hurricanes in Carolina. Mike Johnston’s crew remains tied with the New York Islanders for first place in the Metro Division at 34 points apiece. The Isles won at home on Saturday 3-1 over the Devils..

With Saturday’s loss, Peter DeBoer’s squad (9-11-4, 22 points) has the dubious distinction of riding a four-game losing streak. New Jersey has surrendered 15 goals over the streak, and are fifth in the Metro Division. The Devils are 6-8-1 away from the Prudential Center in Newark this season.

Tonight is the second of five meetings this season between the two teams. The Pens defeated the Boys from Jersey 8-3 in their first matchup on Tuesday, Oct. 28 here in the Steel City. It was a good night for the powerplay unit as Pittsburgh went 3 for 7 against the Devils.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 2

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: XM Channel 219, XM Internet 942

Odds: According to Bovada Online Sportsbook, oddsmakers currently have the moneyline on the two teams listed as Pittsburgh -235 / New Jersey +185 with the Over/Under at 5.5.

New Jersey general manager Lou Lamoriello signed veteran center Scott Gomez to a contract on Monday. In 14 NHL seasons with the Devils, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens. San Jose Sharks and Florida Panthers, Gomez has 173 goals and 713 points in 987 contests. The team placed forward Travis Zajac on injured reserve Monday.

Devils goaltender Cory Schneider is 9-10-3 this season with a 2.59 goals-against-average and a .915 save percentage. However, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound netminder is 0-3 in his career against the Penguins.

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It was a good month for Pittsburgh as they led or tied for 693:39 of 858:25 minutes played during November. According to our friends at War on Ice, the Pens have a solid 51.46% Corsi at even strength as a team this season.

In 26 career starts at home between the pipes against New Jersey, Marc-Andre Fleury is 14-9-3 with a 2.15 GAA and a .928 save percentage.

The Pens recalled today Brian Dumoulin from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. The 23-year-old defenseman has two goals and eight assists for 10 points in 22 games for WBS this season.

Up Next: The Black and Gold move to the second of three of home games on Thursday, Dec. 4 as they host the Vancouver Canucks (16-7-1, 33 points). The puck is set to drop at 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: Pittsburgh’s 10 victories in November tied a franchise record that occured in 1995 and 2010…Sidney Crosby led the league in assists in the month of November with 16…Chris Kunitz has 135 goals and 164 assists for 299 points in 367 career games with the Penguins.