The Pittsburgh Penguins (21-8-5) played the New Jersey Devils (13-13-7) on Friday night. Marc-Andre Fleury would get the start for the Penguins. Cory Schneider would start for the Devils. Trevor Daley, Tom Kuhnhackl, and Derrick Pouliot would be the scratches for the Penguins. Kyle Quincey, Devante Smith-Pelly, and Nick Lappin would be the scratches for the Devils.
Adam Henrique would get called for hooking at 9:36 of the 1st period. Sidney Crosby would score on the powerplay at 11:00 to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Justin Schultz and Phil Kessel would have the assists. The Penguins would have 10 shots to the Devils 2 in the 1st.
Eric Fehr would score unassisted at 4:13 of the 2nd to make it 2-0. Bryan Rust would get called for interference at 7:03. Ian Cole would get called for tripping at 8:23. PA Parenteau would get called for interference at 9:11. Kyle Palmieri would score at 13:24 to make it 2-1. John Moore and Taylor Hall would get the assists. Steve Oleksy and Miles Wood would each get 5 for fighting at 17:53.Chad Ruhwedel would score his 1st career NHL goal at 19:21 to make it 3-1. Chris Kunitz and Evgeni Malkin would get the assists. The Penguins would have 17 shots to the Devils 14 in the 2nd.
Patric Hornqvist would score at 12:05 of the 3rd to make it 4-1. Evgeni Malkin would get the lone assist. The Penguins would have 12 shots to the Devils 8 in the 3rd.
The Penguins would go 1 for 2 on the powerplay and kill both penalties. Marc-Andre Fleury would make 23 saves on 24 shots. Eric Fehr, Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby, and Chad Ruhwedel would each have a goal. Evgeni Malkin would have 2 assists. Chris Kunitz, Phil Kessel, and Justin Schultz would have an assist each. The Penguins next game is Tuesday at the New Jersey Devils (13-14-7).