CONSOL Energy Center
Another absolutely huge game for the Pens. A loss tonight would essentially reverse everything they accomplished last night, as the Pens would be four points behind Philly with only seven games left to play. A win would put them only two points back. The Penguins will have played two games more than the Flyers after tonight's game.
Know your enemy: Running With The Devils
What they're saying about the Devils:
News has started to surface that Jaques Lemaire is willing to consider remaining the coach in NJ next season. If you're a New Jersey Devils fan, that is the only news you want to hear. Well, that and maybe that you will make a playoff appearance this season but that appears to not be on the horizon for this team. The Devils are famous for having a revolving door behind their bench. Each of their three Stanley Cups, all won within a 10-year period, was won with a different coach. Now, you can't blame all the changes on the Devils, as Lemaire did retire last spring and Pat Burns had to step down because of cancer. Some of the other coaches in recent history were just knuckleheads, yea you Kevin Constantine. The Devils NEED Lemaire to come back, anyone with half a brain knows that.
Season series: Series Tied 2-2
Last meeting: March 4, 2011 - Devils Won 2-1 [OT]
What we said in our recap:
Ilya Kovalchuk is a douche bag. He is a pompous show-off. He is annoying. Kovalchuk is also a world-class, game-changing superstar, something that we don't get to see anymore. And, God, does it suck. So when Michalek got called for a bullshit penalty late in OT and the Devils needed a goal, guess who showed up. Yeah, it was a wide-open net, but that don't mean shit. And as you look at all the pics of Kovalchuk celebrating...you think of a time not so long ago when the Pens had superstar players... when Malkin would end a game in OT or Crosby would take shit over. Now we just have Tyler Kennedy scoring goals. We're in Hell right now, people. Hell.
MAF is playing today, March 25th.
No update on Jeffrey yet.
The Devils are now nine points out of the playoffs. Is their run over?
For some reason, Zach Parise is expected to return this season. Does he want to say goodbye to New Jersey?
Favorite Devils-related Photoshop or gif:
Chris Kunitz - Jordan Staal - Tyler Kennedy
James Neal - Mike Comrie - Alexei Kovalev
Pascal Dupuis - Max Talbot - Chris Conner
Mike Rupp - Craig Adams - Arron Asham
Paul Martin - Zbynek Michalek
Matt Niskanen - Kris Letang
Ben Lovejoy - Deryk Engelland
Devils Lines from Empty Netters:
Ilya Kovalchuk - Travis Zajac - Nick Palmieri
Brian Rolston - Patrik Elias - Dainius Zubrus
Mattias Tedenby - Jacob Josefson - David Clarkson
David Steckel - Vladimir Zharkov - Rod Pelley
Andy Greene - Anssi Salmela
Henrik Tallinder - Mark Fayne
Anton Volchenkov - Colin White
"You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight? I always ask that of all my prey. I just like the sound of it."