Pittsburgh — The Pittsburgh Penguins clamped down on New Jersey. After the Penguins took 17 of the first 21 shots of the game, the owner the even strength play. One of the defensemen who led the charge was rookie John Marino on the Penguins top pairing.
However, being puck hogs hasn’t always been enough lately. It was Friday night as the Penguins beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 at PPG Paints Arena. Marino (2) scored the backbreaker goal just two minutes into the third period when he blasted a slapshot through traffic.
”Putting them away early was big,” said Marino. “Momentum wise, too. We kind of set them back a little and we just kept going.”
Marino, 22, has points in four straight games including the second goal of his career on Friday.
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