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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
Powered by The Sports Network.
Terms & Conditions
Contact WGME 13
FCC Public File
EEO Public File Report
©2014, WGME - Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
WGME CBS 13 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Portland and nearby towns and communities in the Central and Southern Maine, including Lewiston, Augusta, Brunswick, Westbrook, Biddeford, Saco, Sanford, South Portland, Kennebunk, Bangor, Freeport, Buxton, Windham, Auburn, Waterville, Scarborough, Gorham, Yarmouth, Standish, Falmouth, Poland, Rockland, Bath, Farmington, Gray, Wells, York, Hollis Center, Winthrop, Norway, Naples, Old Orchard Beach, Bridgton, Bethel, Paris, Kittery, Cumberland, Oxford, Gardiner, Ogunquit, Wiscasset, and Durham.