The Pittsburgh Penguins will try to bounce back after two consecutive losses when they host the New Jersey Devils at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA, on February 24, 2022.
- Pittsburgh Penguins vs New Jersey Devils
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 24/2/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Penguins Stats & Form
The Pittsburgh Penguins are currently second in the Metropolitan Division and fourth in the Eastern Conference with a 31-13-8 record. The Penguins had four straight wins following the All-Star break but have lost the last two games to Toronto 4-1 and Carolina 4-3 in the last one.
Sidney Crosby scored his 501st goal in the game against the Hurricanes and Evan Rodrigues and Bryan Rust also scored for Pittsburgh. The Penguins are 8-3-1 against division opponents. Pittsburgh has scored 171 goals and is 10th in the league averaging 3.3 per game. Jake Guentzel leads the team with 25.
Kris Letang leads the Penguins with a plus-18 in 48 games this season. Sidney Crosby has nine assists over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.
The Penguins are 4-3-3 in the last 10 games, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.8 assists, 2.5 penalties and five penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .912 save percentage.
Pittsburgh Penguins News
Teddy Blueger is the only player who will not suit up for the Penguins.
New Jersey Devils Stats & Form
The New Jersey Devils are 15th in the Eastern Conference with a 17-28-5 record. The Devils won two straight games scoring 7 goals in each of those but have lost the following two games. They are coming off a 6-3 loss to the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning. Rookie Dawson Mercer had a goal and two assists for New Jersey, which has lost nine of 11. Jack Hughes and Yegor Sharangovich added a goal and an assist.
The Devils are 12-17-3 in Eastern Conference play. New Jersey ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference averaging 2.9 goals per game, led by Jack Hughes with 14. Jesper Bratt leads the Devils with 29 total assists and has 43 points. Damon Severson has eight assists over the last 10 games for New Jersey.
The Devils are 2-8-0 in the last 10 games, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.1 assists, 2.7 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.9 goals per game with an .874 save percentage.
New Jersey Devils News
Jesper Bratt and Andreas Johnsson will not suit up for the Devils.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs New Jersey Devils Head-to-Head Stats
The Pittsburgh Penguins have won 8 of the last 10 games against New Jersey including a 4-2 win earlier this month.
Seven of the last eight games between these two teams have finished over 5.5 goals.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs New Jersey Devils Betting Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins are huge favorites to win this game with -204 odds in their favor. The odds for the Devils’ win are set at 400 while the draw is at 440. The total goals margin is set at 6 with -141 odds for over and 106 for under.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have gone from a team out of the playoff picture to only 5 points shy of the top of the conference. There is no way they will miss an opportunity to get closer to the top in a home game against the Devils. Pittsburgh is dominating the Devils in the last couple of years and they will add another win with at least 4 goals in New Jersey’s net. The Penguins have won the last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest.