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No penalty on the play...
Below, watch Pete Deboer post-game on the hit and the Penguins' view of the hit...
from Rich Chere of NJ.com,
... an angry Michael Ryder will be a healthy scratch.
"Yeah, I'm angry. Of course I'm angry," Ryder said when asked by NJ Advance Media. "You want to play. Especially when I think I can help the team. If the coach doesn't feel you can help the team, it's his decision."
Ryder said he cannot recall the last time he was a healthy scratch and he didn't see this coming.
"Nope. It's the coach's decision. He's got to do what he's got to do," Ryder said. "Obvioulsy you have to score goals, but the whole team is struggling to score goals. (Pete DeBoer) has decisions he thinks are best and if I don't fit in, that's it."
DeBoer was unavailable after it became evident that Ryder, Seth Helgeson and Jon Merrill would be healthy scratches.
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
The Devils have signed center Scott Gomez, general manager Lou Lamoriello announced today.
Gomez had been practicing with the team as an unsigned player after attending training camp as a tryout. Lamoriello said he called Gomez Sunday night to sign him.
Gomez has been assigned No. 21 and is practicing today on a line with Patrik Elias and Jaromir Jagr.
The Devils are shorhanded at forward because of injuries to centers Adam Henrique. and Travis Zajac and left wings Martin Havlat and Ryane Clowe.
continue for more on the Devils..
from Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald,
... if you were smart enough to stick around on Saturday night, smart enough to know what the Calgary Flames seem to be capable of this 2014-15 season, you would have been treated to quite the show.
After falling behind 4-2 halfway through the third period to the freak-of-nature Jaromir Jagr, old friend Michael Cammalleri, and the New Jersey Devils, the comeback kids managed to erase a two goal deficit, extend the game in overtime, and prevail 5-4 in a shootout.
Frankly, it was enough excitement to give a guy a few grey hairs.
“Nevermind the grey hair,” said the visibly rattled and relived head coach of the Flames. “I have to get my heart checked. Again, I don’t know how they do it but they found a way again.
“We’re not making it easy but we’re making it interesting.”
Below watch the game highlights plus the Traveling Jagr's were in Calgary too...
Final score, New Jersey defeats Washingotn 1-0.
Great reach with the glove...
Watch the goal below...
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
Devils left wing Mike Cammalleri admitted today that he did not feel well initially after taking an elbow to the jaw from Dallas’ Jamie Benn in a 3-2 shootout loss Oct. 24, but didn’t tell anyone on the team about it in hope he could play through it.
Cammalleri didn’t miss a shift in that game and even took the Devils’ first shot in the shootout (which they lost 2-0). He then played in the team’s 3-2 overtime win the next night in Ottawa as well before informing the Devils he wasn’t feeling right.
He’ll be back in the Devils’ lineup tonight in Boston after missing six games with a suspected concussion.
“I just tried to get through it, maybe against my better judgment,” Cammalleri said. “I just tried to hope that it would get better, I would feel better and just try to get through it. I was lying to myself, probably.”
continued and some Ryane Clowe talk too...
from Rich Chere of NJ Advance Media,
Three straight losses and a difficult upcoming schedule could, for the first time, put Devils coach Pete DeBoer on the hot seat.
But what about general manager Lou Lamoriello and his role in the Devils' 6-6-2 start?
Here are 5 questions for the GM:
Is there a trade to be made?
Injuries to some key players have depleted the team. And a few other players may be healthy, but they have struggled. There must be someone out there to be acquired that can give the team a jolt before it falls into an early-season hole from which it cannot escape. We know: It's not easy to make a trade these days. Firing the coach always gives a team a jolt, but is DeBoer really to blame with the roster he has at his disposal?
The Situation Room in Toronto has no control of plays like this since the referee ruled incidental contact of the goalie.
Agree or disagree, the final say on a play like this should be made by the Situation Room where they have access to replays like this.
If the NHL wants to get as many calls right as possible, things have to change. We are seeing these types of calls on a nightly basis.
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