Devils Vs. Penguins: Jordan Staal Nets Career Goal 100 In 4-1 Win Over New Jersey

Pittsburgh's Jordan Staal scored two goals, the second being the 100th of his young career, in a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.

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Devils Vs. Penguins Final Score: Pittsburgh Explodes In Third Period, Defeats New Jersey, 4-1

After fighting through two periods against the New Jersey Devils (3-2-1) with just a 1-0 lead, the Pittsburgh Penguins (6-2-2) exploded in the final stanza, scoring three times in recording a 4-1 win. Jordan Staal scored twice in the game, his second goal of the game being the milestone 100th of his career.

Staal got the Penguins on the scoreboard in the first period with a power play goal, taking advantage of a penalty by the Devils Zach Parise. The 23-year-old Pittsburgh star also scored five minutes into the third period, giving the Penguins a 3-1 lead.

Pittsburgh attempted 16 shots in the third frame, scoring three goals in the span of six minutes. James Neal continued his tremendous start to the season, notching his eighth goal in ten games, and the Penguins scored two power play goals on the night, one by Staal in the first period and one by Chris Kunitz in the third period less than two minutes after New Jersey's Patrick Elias had tied the score at 1-1 with a shorthanded tally.

Marc-Andre Fleury was again solid in net, stopping 23 of the 24 shots he faced. In the Penguins last two games, wins over New Jersey and Montreal, Fleury has stopped 50 of 52 attempts on net.

For more on the two teams, check out New Jersey Devils blog In Lou We Trust and Pittsburgh Penguins blog PensBurgh. For more on the action around the league and all of the latest news, head over to SB Nation NHL.

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Devils Vs. Penguins: Pittsburgh Maintains 1-0 Lead After Second Period

The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to lead the New Jersey Devils 1-0 courtesy of a first period power play goal by Jordan Staal, his fourth tally of the season. The second period saw both teams struggle to generate scoring opportunities, though an interesting shot blocking exhibition has broken out between Devil Anton Volchenkov and Penguin Zbynek Michalek, both who have sacrificed their body in blocking five shots a piece.

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has been impressive, stopping all 19 shots he has faced. New Jersey started Johan Hedberg in net, replacing the injured Martin Brodeur, and Hedberg has stopped 12 of 13 shots faced. Pittsburgh did not put much pressure on the backup in the second period, mustering just four shots on goal. 

For more on the two teams, check out New Jersey Devils blog In Lou We Trust and Pittsburgh Penguins blog PensBurgh. For more on the action around the league and all of the latest news, head over to SB Nation NHL.

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Devils Vs. Penguins: Pens Lead 1-0 After First Period

The Pittsburgh Penguins struck first against the New Jersey Devils. At the 6:07 mark of the first period, Jordan Staal scored on a power play goal. Devils Zach Parise was hit for two minutes for tripping Penguins Chris Kunitz to give the Penguins a power play opportunity, to which Staal took advantage.

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 13 Devils shots in the first period to help keep the Pens 1-0 lead. The Pens will enter the second period will all the momentum and will continue to take advantage of Devils back up goalie Johan Hedberg, who's playing in the place of an injured Martin Brodeur. The Devils trail, despite out shooting the Pens.

For more on the two teams, check out New Jersey Devils blog In Lou We Trust and Pittsburgh Penguins blog PensBurgh. For more on the action around the league and all of the latest news, head over to SB Nation NHL.

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Devils Vs. Penguins: Preview, Time And TV Information

The Pittsburgh Penguins and James Neal look to make it three wins in a row as they host the New Jersey Devils.

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