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NHL Game Summary - New Jersey at Pittsburgh



(Thursday, October 3rd)

Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, New Jersey 0

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Marc-Andre Fleury's 27-save shutout helped the Pittsburgh Penguins open the season with a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.

Fleury posted his 24th career shutout thanks in part to a stop on an Adam Henrique penalty shot late in the third period.

"You always want a win to start the season and this was a good way to start it," said Fleury. "But it's obvious that this was just one game and we've got a long way to go here."

Chuck Kobasew, Sidney Crosby and Craig Adams all scored for the Penguins, who were eliminated in the Eastern Conference finals last year by the Boston Bruins.

Martin Brodeur had his NHL record streak of starting 18 straight season openers in net broken, as Cory Schneider got the nod for the Devils and made 18 stops.

"They were the better team in the first period and that was the game," said New Jersey head coach Peter DeBoer. "If this was later in the season I think we would have stood a chance of coming back, but we just didn't have anything going tonight."

The Penguins got on the board at the 9:26 mark of the first period. Kobasew brought the puck in through the middle and left a drop for Brandon Sutter, who fired a shot on net. Schneider made the stop, but fellow Boston College product Kobasew followed up and put home the rebound.

Less than three minutes later it was a 2-0 game as a short 2-on-1 break saw Crosby snap the puck from the left wing into the right corner off a Pascal Dupuis dish.

After a middle period that saw Schneider make three saves and Fleury nine, the Penguins took a 3-0 lead with 8:18 to play as Evgeni Malkin sent a pass from the left wing to the slot where Adams stood for a wrist shot under the glove of Schneider.

The penalty shot came with 3:59 to play and Fleury made the stop with the right pad after Henrique faked to the forehand and tried to stuff the puck in.

Game Notes

Fleury posted his 250th win and recorded his first opening-night whitewash since making 40 saves in a 4-0 win against the Flyers on Oct. 5, 2006 ... New Jersey missed the playoffs last season and finished last in the Atlantic Division ... The Devils won three of four games against the Penguins last season ... The Penguins host Buffalo on Saturday ... The Devils host the Islanders on Friday.

10/04 01:15:11 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
Final
DET 7
CLE 5
Final
MIN 7
TOR 0
Final
TEX 8
SEA 6
Final
SFG 1
LOS 2
Final
SDP 1
COL 3
Final
PIT 11
MIL 2
Final
WAS 0
STL 8
Final
TAM 2
NYY 10
Final
MIN 9
TOR 5
Final
CWS 1
BOS 3
Final
HOU 1
KAN 5
Final
NYR 4
PHI 1
3rd Intermission
STL 3
CHI 3
 
2nd Intermission
COL 2
MIN 4
 
1st Intermission
SJS 3
LOS 0
 
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2