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via Rich Chere of NJ.com,
Jordin Tootoo stood up for teammate Bobby Farnham by fighting Ryan Reaves of the St. Louis Blues during a third period brawl Tuesday night at Scottrade Center, but the Devils' winger wasn't able to speak with reporters after the game.
Reaves, possibly the most feared fighter in the NHL, landed a vicious right hand to the side of Tootoo's head in the fight at 11:50 of the third period. Tootoo went down and was clearly hurt when he eventually got up and skated off.
"Great job by Jordin to answer the bell against a tough guy like Reaves. That's a situation were I should answer it before he has to," Farnham said.
How badly was Tootoo hurt? Devils general manager Ray Shero said the winger would be evaluated Wednesday before being allowed to speak with reporters.
Watch the fight below...
via the New Jersey Devils PR staff,
New Jersey Devils Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero provided the following injury update on forward Patrik Elias:
"Today, Devils' forward Patrik Elias underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee. The procedure was performed at the Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Anthony Miniaci.
"The surgery was successful and he will be out indefinitely. There is no current timetable for his return, but we are optimistic that Patrik will return this season.
"This was a decision that was made based on conversations and in conjunction with our training staff, team doctors and Patrik.
"Patrik will be unavailable to the media until he resumes participating in the team's on-ice activities."
NEW YORK (Jan. 7, 2016) – New Jersey Devils forward Bobby Farnham has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.
Farnham was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey Operations during NHL Game No. 307 at Vancouver on Nov. 22. His second Citation, which triggered the $2,000 fine, was issued for an incident at 14:13 of the second period during NHL Game No. 553 at Ottawa on Dec. 30. Farnham was assessed a minor penalty for embellishment on the play.
NEW YORK (Jan. 7, 2016) – Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.
Ehlers was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey Operations during NHL Game No. 299 against Arizona on Nov. 21. His second Citation, which triggered the $2,000 fine, was issued for an incident at 5:53 of the second period during NHL Game No. 547 against Detroit on Dec. 29.
added 1:10pm, Watch both plays below...
Six of them, none near the bench...
You can see oa gif of the hit below...
from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
The Flyers ended their franchise's fifth-longest scoring drought earlier in the week, but their offensive funk continued Wednesday night in Brooklyn.
They scored an early goal but didn't generate many quality chances the rest of the night and fell to the New York Islanders, 3-1, at the Barclays Center.
The Flyers haven't scored an even-strength goal in 257 minutes, 58 seconds, more than four games ago. Their last even-strength goal was scored by Claude Giroux on Nov. 17 in a 3-2 shootout loss to Los Angeles.
They have scored one goal, total, in goalie Steve Mason's last three starts.
"It's been a struggle, obviously, the last few games to get the puck in the net, and for the goaltenders there's no room for error right now," said Mason after making 33 saves. "It just puts that much more emphasis on trying to be as perfect as possible. Just go out and focus on stopping the puck, and you just hope that the goals will come."
Watch the game highlights below...
from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,
It wasn’t pretty. It rarely is against the trap-happy New Jersey Devils.
But the Blue Jackets felt plenty fortunate — maybe even lucky — to have emerged with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday night before 13,567 at the Prudential Center.
And, even in victory, it appears that coach John Tortorella is wearing thin on patience.
“A number of things is maddening about our club right now,” he said. “I’m not going to talk about individuals. It was a team effort in sloppiness. We’re lucky we won.
“We have zero habits right now.”
Well, zero good habits, maybe.
Game highlights are below...
from Rich Chere of NJ.com,
The Devils trailed, 2-1, when a delayed holding penalty was being called against Columbus Blue Jackets winger Nick Foligno. Henrique ultimately scored the goal at 8:28, but the on-ice officials talked it over in a huddle.
That was something Devils coach John Hynes had never seen before.
"I haven't seen it," Hynes said.
Did he hear a whistle?
"No," Hynes said.
The goal was disallowed and referee Jean Hebert explained to Hynes that the whistle should have been blown when Blue Jackets forward Gregory Campbell touched the puck at 8:26.
"The referee just said they had touched it and hit it into the corner," Hynes said. "I have no more comment on the referee or the decision."
more on the play and the Devils did lose 2-1.
Watch the no-goal below...
from Rich Chere of NJ.com,
It is being called one of the biggest free agent bargains in the NHL this past offseason. After a training camp tryout, veteran winger Lee Stempniak was signed by the Devils to a one-year, $850,000 contract.
So far Stempniak has scored 14 points in 17 games while fitting in perfectly as the Devils' first-line right winger. He's scored an overtime goal to defeat the Rangers at the Garden and the tying goal in Ottawa with 32 seconds remaining before winning that game against the Senators with his shootout goal.
But when Stempniak's name comes up in conversation, the talk usually centers on the fact that he's played for eight different NHL teams and been traded five times. The West Seneca, N.Y., native is the definition of well-traveled.
So how come nobody wants Stempniak? Or how come everybody wants him?
"There's value in him. He gets traded for draft picks or players, so I think there is value there," Devils GM Ray Shero told NJ Advance Media.
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