Tastes good, don’t it?
That’s a win, kiddies. That’s a WIN. Walk into the building of the defending Stanley Cup champions and deliver a good old crotch-stomping to the tune of a 4-1 victory. Beautiful.
(Side note: Does anyone else get the feeling that Marty would be pushing 200 shutouts if Chico wasn’t one of our announcers?)
Anyhoo. Stellar game. The Devils are now 5-0 on the road (yet 1-3 at home. Gotta fix that.). The Penguins came in riding a SEVEN game win streak, and the win was only their second loss on the year. The first was to the Coyotes. True story.
Let’s discuss goal scoring for a moment: Mark Fraser not only notches his first NHL goal, but also the first goal by a Devils defenseman all year. Bergfors goes from slumping to a hot stick in two games, potting his second in as many games. Zajac and Parise hook up for a goal and assist each, clearly trying to prove to Lemaire that BFFs on the same line should never be broken up.
The only downsides to this game: Both Jay Pandolfo and Paul Martin go down with unspecified injuries. And some might argue the former may not be much of a downside (sorry Super Jay).
Edit 10:47 PM: Tom Gulitti reports that Paul Martin may have a broken forearm and that Jay Pandolfo’s right shoulder popped from the socket on a hit from behind by Mike Rupp. Both could potentially be lost for awhile. That could suck.
So the Devils come home to rest and relax for a few days before taking on the Sabres at The Rock on Wednesday. A good game to head home to.