Sceviour sets tone for Penguins in victory against Devils


NEWARK, N.J. — Colton Sceviour scored two goals for the Pittsburgh Penguins after clearing waivers earlier in the day in a 5-2 win against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Sunday.

Jake Guentzel scored two goals, Bryan Rust had a goal and an assist, and Tristan Jarry made 28 saves for the Penguins (27-13-2), who have won three straight games including a 6-4 victory against the Devils on Friday.

P.K. Subban scored his first goal since March 18, and Mackenzie Blackwood made 19 saves for the Devils (14-20-6), who are 1-4-2 in their past seven. 

Sceviour scored twice in a span of 2:51 early in the first period. He gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead on a wraparound at 2:35 and made it 2-0 on a deflection from the slot at 5:26.

Miles Wood deflected a shot from the slot to pull the Devils within 2-1 at 17:14. It was his third goal in the past two games.

Rust scored on a snap shot to increase the lead to 3-1 at 19:20 of the second period. The Devils challenged for goalie interference, but the goal was confirmed on video and they were assessed a penalty for delay of game for the unsuccessful challenge.

Guentzel made it 4-1 with a power-play goal at 1:19 of the third period.

Subban scored on a wrist shot from the slot at 7:30 to make it 4-2. The goal was originally disallowed by the referee but was overturned when video review showed Subban’s shot completely crossed the goal line in a legal fashion.

Guentzel scored into an empty net at 18:37 for the 5-2 final.

Devils forward Pavel Zacha went to the locker room after a nine-second shift to begin the second period and did not return.

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