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Final: Devils 3, Penguins 1

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (21-12-4) vs. New Jersey Devils (20-15-1)

Time: 3:08 p.m.

Site: Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.

TV, radio: Root Sports, 105.9 The X.

Here is the official live summary.

News updates are on our Penguins page. Josh Yohe gets to spend his final hours of the year in opulent Newark. Hey, don’t forget the postcards.


  1. Happy New Year, DK & Blog Loggers!

    06:36 Orpik 2 minutes for a cross check, the game’s first penalty.

  2. Ilya Kovalchuk takes a penalty shot and scores on an unusual call. Orpik was charged with playing the puck with his hand as he tried to help out a floundering Fleury.

  3. Can’t cover the puck in the blue paint with a body part if you’re not a goalie.

  4. 15:33 Zubrus 2 minutes for obstructing Malkin. Pens on PP.

  5. Fluery stops Parise on a short-handed breakaway

  6. oops… Fleury

  7. Penalty was elbowing, not interference. Blame Errey.

  8. 17:57 Asham 4 minute high-sticking penalty.

  9. 18:30 Staal 2 minutes for slashing. NJ 2-man advantage for 1:33 / into second period if necessary

  10. NJ Clarkson scores on a rebound (5-on-3 PP) to make it 2-0 Devils

  11. End of first with Devils still on a 5-on-3 entering the second period as the goal was scored on the first part of Asham;s double-minor.

  12. Third period starts and now Steigerwald says Asham’s penalties were two minutes for high-sticking and a two minute unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Why do these guys keep giving misinformation?

    All penalties expire without further damage.

  13. 4:27 Niskanen 2 minutes for hooking Zubrus. Maybe. Unless Steigie and Errey are wrong again.

  14. 7:40 Clarkson 2 Minutes for hauling down Neal.

  15. End of 2 period.

    Asham injured (‘lower body’) blocking a shot mid-period and hasn’t returned as of yet…

  16. 01:38 Cook 2 Minutes for interference. Not a good start to the third…

  17. 14:59 Carter 2 Minutes for Tripping Engelland. PP for Pens. Need a goal fast…

  18. 4:59 time of penalty. Corrected.

  19. 9:02 Malkin gets hooked. Pens on PP again.

  20. Kunitz scores off a puck that Niskanen shoots wide off the boards left of net.

    PP Goal

    2-1 Devils

  21. Fleury a grand-theft save on Parise to keep Pens in game.

  22. Brodeur equal to the task as Marty robs Cooke.

  23. Pens mounting a great push late in third without players in the box.
    Very evident where the penalties earlier continued to rob any momentum from building.

  24. Malkin unreal in the third.

  25. Fleury pulled.

    Elias steals and lobs it to Parise for an empty netter.

    3-1 Devils.

  26. Devils win 3-1.

    None of the goals were even-strength in this game.

    Devils: PP goal, penalty shot goal, empty-net goal
    Pens: PP goal.

    Pens early penalties hurt their rhythm until late third.

    Brodeur was outstanding, as was Fleury.

  27. Much thanks for the blog work today, Dave. Relying on it heavily, as I hang with the in-laws! Happy New Year, everyone!

  28. Happy New Year, Dejan and bloggers! May 2012 bring health (Pens and Steelers) and hope (Pirates) to the Burgh!

  29. Happy New Year Dejan and everyone else

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