Found September 29, 2013 on PensInitiative:
Each week, Pens Initiative will look at the upcoming week's schedule for the Pittsburgh Penguins and tell you what to look for in these games. We'll cover trends, player performances and everything else that may impact the games ahead.   Game 1: New Jersey Devils Thursday October 3, 2013, 7:00 PM at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA  2012-2013 Record vs NJD: 1-3-0     The New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins open the season after seeing many changes occur over the summer. The two teams finished on opposite ends of the Atlantic Division last year. That was before losing prolific scorer Ilya Kovalchuk in an unexpected departure from the NHL. It was also before new ownership arrived in Newark. Before Matt Cooke and the Penguins' "rent-a-players" bid adieu to Pittsburgh. May Start Thursday     After re-signing mainstay LW Patrik Elias to a 3 year deal, the Devils did what they could to replace Kovalchuk's flash with size in their forw...
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