The New Jersey Devils continued their string of strong defensive performances in their opener of a home-and-home series with the potent Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Devils, though, haven't had as much success in their own end in recent visits to Pittsburgh and will try to change that trend while seeking a fifth consecutive victory Sunday night.
New Jersey (7-1-3) has outscored opponents 13-4 during a season-high win streak and allowed only an early goal in its 3-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Brandon Sutter scored that for the Penguins (8-4-0) at the 1:23 mark of the first period, but they couldn't add to that lead and had a five-game win streak snapped despite having a man advantage six times in the game.
That's because Pittsburgh put New Jersey on the power play 10 times, the team's most chances since Dec. 28, 2005. Adam Henrique and Bobby Butler converted two of those in the third period.
"Whenever you give a team repeated power plays, it gets harder as you go along," Pi...