5 Things to Know: Devils vs. Penguins

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW JERSEY DEVILS (28-37-14) vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (49-19-11)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG+

The Devils host the Penguins in their penultimate home game of the season.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 27: Bryan Rust #17 of the Pittsburgh Penguins covers Miles Wood #44 of the New Jersey Devils in an NHL Hockey game at Prudential Center on December 27, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey.  Penguins won 5-2.  (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

  • The Devils are 2-6-2 in the last 10 games
  • New Jersey is 16-15-8 on home ice in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 27:  New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) during the first period of the National Hockey League game between the New Jersey Devils and the Pittsburgh Penguins on December 27, 2016, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.  (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

  • Devils’ forward, Taylor Hall tallied an assist on the overtime winner in Tuesday’s 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers
  • The 2010 No. 1 overall pick now has a team-leading 52 points in an average of 19:22 of ice-time in 69 games this season
  • Hall has produced three assists in three games vs. the Penguins this season

3 SAY WHAT?

Hynes Proud of Devils Effort Against Avs

“It’s been a tough time, but an important one, evaluating young players while still trying to win games.”

–Devils’ coach, John Hynes after knocking off the Flyers 1-0 in overtime on Tuesday

4 DID YOU KNOW?

Pittsburgh Penguins' Ben Lovejoy (12) plays against the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final series Monday, May 30, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Ben Lovejoy (12) plays against the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final series Monday, May 30, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Devils’ defenseman, Ben Lovejoy spent five-plus seasons with the Penguins (2008-2013, 2014-2016) and was part of their 2016 Stanley Cup Championship club.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Watch John Moore score the overtime winner off a beautiful Taylor Hall pass Tuesday vs. the Flyers.