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Schenn went to the box with a 2 minute penalty for charging.
The Devils broadcast vdeo can be watched below...
Carter received 2 minutes for tripping on the play.
from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull,
Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov said the Flyers are in must-win situations when they face New Jersey on Wednesday and Friday. The Devils are four points ahead of the Flyers and have a game in hand.
"You win both games, and you tied with them and you have a good chance to continue to battle for the playoffs," he said after Tuesday's practice in Voorees,. "You lose both games, you done. You done. That's it. This is it. This is probably reality. You'd be eight points behind ...and not many games to catch up. It would be very, very difficult. It's not going to depned on you (if you lose two), it's going to depend more on other teams than you. That's the importance of these games."
continue for more on the Flyers...
from Rich Chere of the Star/Ledger,
Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur has not suffered a setback with his ailing back.
“No. Absolutely not. In fact, the opposite,” general manager Lou Lamoriello said today. “No setback. That I can assure you.”
So why is Brodeur, who is on injured reserve, no longer listed as day to day?
“It’s his back. You know backs. He was day to day and now the doctors feel he needs to rest a little more,” Lamoriello explained. “When will he come back? Will it be three days, four days, five days? It could be a week from now. We don’t know. He was day to day. It’s just taking a little longer. He just didn’t feel better.”
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
The Devils should have had a goal or, perhaps, a penalty shot after Jets defenseman Ron Hainsey grabbed the puck off the left pad of goaltender Ondrej Pavelec and threw it out to the right point during a scramble in front with 6:07 left in today’s game.
No Devils blamed referee Mike Leggo’s clearly missed call, however, for their 4-2 loss to the Jets.
It’s one of those things that I think if you put yourself at the mercy of the referees late in the game, that’s your own fault,” DeBoer said. “We put ourselves in that spot, so it is what it is.”
from Katie Strang of ESPNNewYork,
Preseason projections for the top teams in the Eastern Conference didn't deviate much from the usual suspects.
The physically imposing Boston Bruins boasted the size, skill and depth that allowed them to bruise their way to the Stanley Cup in 2011. The New York Rangers, coming off a conference-leading 109-point regular season, added coveted winger Rick Nash in the biggest blockbuster trade of the summer. And let's not forget the loaded Pittsburgh Penguins, who have two of the game's most potent scoring threats -- reigning Hart Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin and center Sidney Crosby -- and a burgeoning star James Neal coming off a 40-goal season.
Now, who also had the New Jersey Devils?
Granted, the team lost its face of the franchise when Zach Parise signed with his hometown Minnesota Wild in July, but still the team got no love from the pundits -- not even after the team's remarkable run to the Stanley Cup finals in June.
from Damien Cox of The Spin,
They came into the season as the most disrespected Stanley Cup finalist in modern NHL history.
Nobody, but nobody looked at the New Jersey Devils when the NHL and union finally worked out their differences and imagined they would be a serious Stanley Cup contender.
No matter that the Devils were the class of the Eastern Conference last season and battled the Los Angeles Kings hard before falling in the Cup final.
All that seemed to matter was that Zach Parise was gone, Martin Brodeur was old and how could a team with Bryce Salvador as captain scare anybody.
Well, scaring the rest of the league is what the Devils are doing. Again. Like always.
continued plus additonal hockey notes...
First, the game winner in OT by Brad Boyes and below, another giveaway by Brodeur kept the puck in the offensive zone and the Islanders' Aucoin found the back of the net.
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