Last evening the Pens showed their a team that doesn't give up. Looked like the streak was going to come to end at the end of the first period, but the willingness and determination Crosby and co. didn't allow that.
Tonight they take on a hot division rival, the NJ Devils. A team with a 4-0 road record. This will mark the first outing for Mike Rupp against his former team of last season, also where he spent the majority of his career. Rupp admitted it was going to be strange playing his former team.
"Absolutely. You have friends over there," Rupp said. "You have guys on the other side now and I want to prove I'm playing on the right team now. We're here to win and we want to send a message just because it's a divisional game, too. We always want to do that in divisional games. It should be fun." NJ.comThe player to watch the most for the Devils will be Zack Parise. He leads the Devils in scoring with 10 points on 5 goals and 5 assists. Parise was 6 points shy of 100 last season and we all know what he's capable of.
PREDICTION: 4-2, in favor of the Pens. I was actually tempted to say the Pens might lose this one since our streak will inevitably have to come to an end at some point. But I think last night's performance is going to add another spark for the Pens tonight, mainly for the crowd.