Saturday marked the Pittsburgh Penguins’ final game against the Devils this Season.
The newest member in the Black and Gold got the party started about halfway through the First Period. Jeff Carter gets his Second Goal with the Pens, and 10th this Season. Still in the First, Kris Letang sends the puck inside and Jared McCan lays it all out on the ice to score on the Pens only Power Play opportunity all afternoon.
The Penguins won over 60% of their Faceoffs against New Jersey. Jake Guenztel and Bryan Rust both get a piece of the puck to re-direct Codi Ceci’s shot in, making it 3-0 Pens.
New Jersey scored 6 Goals in the Third Period on Tuesday. They closed the gap again by a point on Saturday. In the final seconds, the Devils miss a few opportunities to get it past Casey Desmith.
With a point of a second left, Crosby scores an empty net goal. The Pens win 4-2 and move on top of the East, but next up they have the Bruins and Crosby is focused on Games not Standings. See video for comments from Sydney Crosby…
The Penguins were First in the East after their Win, but since then the Capitals defeated the Islanders to reclaim their spot. The Penguins are now in Second with 65 points. The entire Division is close except for the Devils and Sabres who have been eliminated from the Playoffs.