Game 37: First place showdown; Eaton out; Skoula in

 

New Jersey (25-8-1-51 pts) @ Pittsburgh (25-10-1-51 pts) Morning Skate: Pittsburgh Penguins Defenseman Mark Eaton will not play tonight after suffering a right knee injury in Saturday’s win. Eaton was evaluated by team doctors on Sunday and did not participate in the Penguins morning skate. There has been some concern regarding the extent of the injury as Eaton was slated to be evaluated again today. However, the injury is not being described as a long-term injury at this point. Defenseman Martin Skoula will return to the lineup. Pre-Game Buzz: Devils @ Penguins preview