Penguins Put The Freeze On New Jersey

Mar 17; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) makes a diving save on Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) during the first period at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

The Pittsburgh Penguins were able to Beat Up on the Devils today in New Jersey to extend their winning streak to 11 games with a 5-2 victory.      Marty Brodeur looked ordinary today and the Devils had not answer for all of the Penguins fire power.     

Sidney had 3 assists and many opportunities to put the puck in the net, butr was able to fend him off.      Malkin was able to get his 40th goal on the season, and Matt Cooke had 2 more goals to make back to back games with 2 goals.       The most astonishing stat was this, the Penguins outshot the Devils 44-14.

The scoring was started off with a James Neal Snap shot off of a Malkin faceoff win at the 2 minute mark of the first period.       Andy Greene  was able to tie things up for the Devils at the 16:57 mark of the same period.

The Penguins took control in the second period with 3 goals, the  first of which by Pascal Dupuis at the 10:10 mark of the second.      That was followed by a Matt Cooke Goal less than 2 minutes later.     The goal was reviewed because it went off of the skate of Cooke.     After review, it was clear he angled it in with his skate but did not kick it in.       The Penguins were able to get a power play goal less than a minute later off a sweet feed from Crosby across the ice, to set up a slap shot from Evgeni Malkin.      The Pens went into the intermission with a 4-1 lead and all of the momentum.

Petr Sykora tried to get the Devils back into the game with a goal 3 minutes into the 3rd period but the momentum was short lived when Matt Cooke knocked in his second goal of the game 3 minutes later to make the game 5-2 and that is how it ended.     The Penguins had many opportunities to really make this game ugly, but Brodeur was able to hold the scoring down to just the 5 goals.

The Penguins are flying high and I for one expected Thiessen to play today, so to spell Fleury, do not be surprised if he plays tomorrow afternoon in Philly.

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Topics: Evgeni Malkin, New Jersey Devils, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby

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  • thomasogilvie

    Brodeur looked ordinary? Did you watch the same game? he was the only good Devil on the ice. Stopped 39 shots, and had at least ten great saves. It was the defence that let the Devils down today.  I say that as a Pens fan.

  • thomasogilvie

    Brodeur looked ordinary? Did you watch the same game? he was the only good Devil on the ice. Stopped 39 shots, and had at least ten great saves. It was the defence that let the Devils down today.  I say that as a Pens fan.

  • thomasogilvie

    Brodeur looked ordinary? Did you watch the same game? he was the only good Devil on the ice. Stopped 39 shots, and had at least ten great saves. It was the defence that let the Devils down today.  I say that as a Pens fan.

  • thomasogilvie

    Brodeur looked ordinary? Did you watch the same game? he was the only good Devil on the ice. Stopped 39 shots, and had at least ten great saves. It was the defence that let the Devils down today.  I say that as a Pens fan.

    • http://www.pittsburghsportsmonger.com jhavelka747

      Against Crosby, he looked great, but I do not think he was anything but average for the remainder of the game. Yes, his team let him down. But, in a game like that if you asked him he would tell you he did not help his team out at all. Just from my point of view of course. Thanks for the comment!

  • thomasogilvie

    Brodeur looked ordinary? Did you watch the same game? he was the only good Devil on the ice. Stopped 39 shots, and had at least ten great saves. It was the defence that let the Devils down today.  I say that as a Pens fan.

  • thomasogilvie

    Brodeur looked ordinary? Did you watch the same game? he was the only good Devil on the ice. Stopped 39 shots, and had at least ten great saves. It was the defence that let the Devils down today.  I say that as a Pens fan.

  • thomasogilvie

    Brodeur looked ordinary? Did you watch the same game? he was the only good Devil on the ice. Stopped 39 shots, and had at least ten great saves. It was the defence that let the Devils down today.  I say that as a Pens fan.

  • thomasogilvie

    Brodeur looked ordinary? Did you watch the same game? he was the only good Devil on the ice. Stopped 39 shots, and had at least ten great saves. It was the defence that let the Devils down today.  I say that as a Pens fan.

  • thomasogilvie

    Brodeur looked ordinary? Did you watch the same game? he was the only good Devil on the ice. Stopped 39 shots, and had at least ten great saves. It was the defence that let the Devils down today.  I say that as a Pens fan.

  • thomasogilvie

    Brodeur looked ordinary? Did you watch the same game? he was the only good Devil on the ice. Stopped 39 shots, and had at least ten great saves. It was the defence that let the Devils down today.  I say that as a Pens fan.

  • Mavrik

    Amen to that. I agree with their coach, without Brodeur the game is 8 or 9 to 2. With that said the domination was total.

  • Mavrik

    Amen to that. I agree with their coach, without Brodeur the game is 8 or 9 to 2. With that said the domination was total.

  • Mavrik

    Amen to that. I agree with their coach, without Brodeur the game is 8 or 9 to 2. With that said the domination was total.

  • Mavrik

    Amen to that. I agree with their coach, without Brodeur the game is 8 or 9 to 2. With that said the domination was total.

    • http://www.pittsburghsportsmonger.com jhavelka747

      I will tell you the same thing I just told someone else. I think there were moments, especially against Crosby that Brodeur looked special. Against the remainder of the Penguins team, I think he was average. An average goaltender gives up 5 goals against a barrage like that. If you were to ask him, I am sure he would honestly tell you that yes he probably needed some more help, but he did not have his best game. During the last Penguins losing streak, there were many nights that the Pens pounded the other goalie and got nothing. Some of those goaltenders were not even everyday starters so would you put some of them in front of Brodeur? No way. Just an observation from my stand point. Thanks for the comment! Keep them coming!

  • Mavrik

    Amen to that. I agree with their coach, without Brodeur the game is 8 or 9 to 2. With that said the domination was total.

  • Mavrik

    Amen to that. I agree with their coach, without Brodeur the game is 8 or 9 to 2. With that said the domination was total.

  • Mavrik

    Amen to that. I agree with their coach, without Brodeur the game is 8 or 9 to 2. With that said the domination was total.

  • Mavrik

    Amen to that. I agree with their coach, without Brodeur the game is 8 or 9 to 2. With that said the domination was total.