PENGUINS – DEVILS BY THE NUMBERS
2-0: Two meetings between two clubs this season, one shutout for each team. The last three games between New Jersey and Pittsburgh have resulted in a shutout. The Penguins were on the winning side tonight with a 2-0 win to go into the All-Star break on a three game winning streak.
55: Pittsburgh goes into the All-Star break with 55 points and have moved into the final wildcard spot. Pittsburgh is just one point behind the New York Islanders for third place in the Metropolitan Division and four points behind the second place Rangers.
42: Marc Andre Fleury earned his 42nd career shutout. Fleury is third among active goaltenders in shutouts. Robert Luongo (72) and Henrik Lundqvist (57) hold the 1-2 spots.
11-2: The Penguins were plagued by another poor start in the first period but were saved by sensational goaltending from Marc Andre Fleury early and a Sidney Crosby power play goal. The Penguins were out-shot 11-2 at one point in the first period.
31-25: Pittsburgh outshot New Jersey 31-25, including a 27-24 edge at even strength. Pittsburgh outshot New Jersey 29-14 over the last 45 minutes of the game.
7: Sidney Crosby scored his 17th goal of the season at 15:27 of the first period to put the Penguins ahead 1-0. Crosby has scored in a career long seven straight home games.
4-4: The Penguins aggressive penalty kill caused the Devils fits. Pittsburgh was 4-on-4 on the penalty kill, allowing one power play shot.
0: The Devils were credited with 0 scoring chances on the power play
15: Phil Kessel netted his 15th goal of the season off a beautiful feed from Carl Hagelin at 15:21 of the second period to put the Penguins in control of the game 2-0. Kessel has seven points in his last five games (3 Goals – 4 Assists)
4: Carl Hagelin extended his points streak to four games. He has an assist in four straight.
4:21: Kevin Porter logged a team-high 4:21 of ice time on the penalty kill.
72.7%: Derrick Pouliot picked up his first assist of the season on Phil Kessel’s goal and posted the best CF% of all Penguin players at even strength (72.7%). Pouliot was on the ice for 16 shot attempts and 6 against.
18.8%: Olli Maatta had a brutal night defending 5 v 5, on the ice for 6 shot attempts and 26 against.
69.6%: The Devils top line of Lee Stempniak – Adam Henrique – Mike Cammalleri dominated possession vs the Penguins top pairing of Olli Maatta – Kris Letang. Via War-on-Ice, in 11:59 of ice time, Stempniak and Cammalleri each posted a 69.6 CF% against the Letang pairing, on the ice for 16 shot attempts, 7 against 5 v 5. Henrique even better — 81 CF% (17/4) — .
20:05: Matt Cullen played over 20 minutes for the first time this season, logging 20:05 of ice time. Cullen led the Penguins with 5 shots
27.8%: The Penguins went 1-2 on the power play, giving them power play goals in eight of their last 10 games. Pittsburgh went 10-36 (27.8%) on the power play in the month of January.
0-5-0: Corey Schneider’s career record at Consol Energy Center.