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Penguins vs. Devils: Malkin-Kessel Together, Scouts in Attendance



The Pittsburgh Penguins (26-16-6) host the last place New Jersey Devils (18-23-7) at PPG Paints Arena. The Penguins lost two straight before their bye week and All-Star breaks overlapped to create a nine-day break. The Penguins are in the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference, five points behind the division-leading New York Islanders, and four points ahead of ninth-place Buffalo Sabres.

The Penguins have shuffled their lines again.

Jake GuentzelSidney CrosbyBryan Rust
Rickard RakellEvgeni MalkinKasperi Kapanen
Jason ZuckerJeff CarterDanton Heinen
Brock McGinnTeddy BluegerEvan Rodrigues
Mike MathesonKris Letang
Marcus PetterssonJohn Marino
Mark FriedmanChad Ruhwedel
Tristan Jarry
Louis Domingue


The Penguins forwards Matt Cullen, Riley Sheahan and Zach Aston-Reese lead the team in takeaway/giveaway ratio.

Garrett Wilson is still looking for his first goal after 53 NHL games.

Sidney Crosby was named the first star of the week for his All-Star Game performance. He was the game MVP and had 10 points in the two-game tournament.

Scouts in Attendance:

LA Kings

Dallas Stars

Buffalo Sabres

Colorado Avalanche (2)

Chicago Blackhawks

Carolina Hurricanes

Vancouver Canucks

Vegas Golden Knights

Anaheim Ducks

Montreal Canadiens

Nashville Predators

New York Islanders

Winnipeg Jets

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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