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

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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.

Expected Penguins Lines

LWCRW
Jake GuentzelEvgeni MalkinBryan Rust
Dominik KahunJared McCannBrandon Tanev
Zach Aston-ReeseTeddy BluegerDominik Simon
Alex GalchenyukSam LaffertyStefan Noesen
LDRD
John MarinoKris Letang
Jack JohnsonJustin Schultz
Marcus PetterssonChad Ruhwedel
Goalie
Matt Murray
Tristan Jarry

Notes:

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

RedBeard's Pittsburgh

Vancouver Canucks

Vegas Golden Knights

Anaheim Ducks

Montreal Canadiens

Nashville Predators

New York Islanders

Winnipeg Jets

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