PENGUINS 2, DEVILS 0
· The Penguins were 19-1 (.950 pct.) in 2012-13 when leading after 40 minutes. That was the third-best points percentage in the NHL.
· Pascal Dupuis’ assist in the first period was the 200th of his career.
· Matt Niskanen has stepped up defensively in Kris Letang’s absence by notching 1 assist and a plus-2 rating with a team leading 4 blocked shots through 2 periods.
· Sidney Crosby leads the team in faceoffs going 13-4 (76%). Crosby also scored the Penguins’ second goal of the game – his first goal in a season opener since tallying against the New York Rangers in a 3-2 victory on Oct. 2, 2009.