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Devils Vs. Penguins Game Preview: Pens Return Home To Face Division Rival

The Pittsburgh Penguins look to get back on track against the New Jersey Devils Sunday night.

There is not much time for the Pittsburgh Penguins to focus on their 8-4 loss to the Ottawa Senators Saturday night, as they return home to face the division rival New Jersey Devils in Pittsburgh Sunday night.

Although Sidney Crosby was able to score his first goal since his most recent return from injury, the lack of defense and ineffective goaltending from Brad Thiessen doomed the Penguins.

The Pens currently sit in fourth of the Eastern Conference standings with 98 points, three behind the Atlantic Division leading New York Rangers. The Devils are currently sixth in the conference with 90 points.

New Jersey is coming to Pittsburgh coming off a 4-3 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. They are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games.

One thing to keep an eye on is whether Penguins forward Matt Cooke will be able to continue his hot streak. He had his third two-goal outing in his last six games Saturday, and now has a career-high 19 goals on the season.

Face-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center.

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