New Jersey ended a seven-game losing streak (0-6-1) Thursday night by shutting out the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0, New Jersey goalie Cory Schneider needed to make only 16 saves. The Devils responded to pregame criticism by general manager Ray Shero, the former Penguins GM, and coach John Hynes.
"Play harder. Really. Play (bleeping) harder," Hynes told his players, as reported by The Record.
They did, too. Now the Devils (13-13-7) will try to do so for a second successive night.
"We were tired of losing," Schneider said. "And we showed that."
This will be only the second Devils-Penguins matchup of the season. The Penguins (21-8-5) scored one of their signature wins of the season in the initial game, 4-3 on Nov. 26 in Pittsburgh, as Crosby -- who else? -- scored the tying goal with only 14 seconds left in regulation. The Penguins then won in a shootout. Read more...