The New Jersey Devils put up a stinker on Wednesday. The head coach is rightfully disgruntled and he let everyone know it. Despite the loss, the Devils’ star forward Jack Hughes is off to a scorching start. It’s caused the attention to turn from Connor Bedard to the New Jersey forward.
Around the league, the Pittsburgh Penguins can’t get it together on the man advantage, the Boston Bruins have a new style, and Pat McAfee loves hockey.
Let’s dive in.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Hockey Now: Despite a four-goal second period on their way to a comeback victory, the Devils squandered the opportunity to gain two points on Wednesday. Head coach Lindy Ruff defended his goaltending and instead placed the blame on New Jersey’s defense.
New Jersey Hockey Now: Connor Bedard is attracting a lot of attention this season. Rightfully so, however, Jack Hughes is reminding everyone that even though he’s not the shiny new toy, he’s still the hype around the league.
NJ.com: New Jersey hasn’t been able to maintain much momentum, at least, not while they’re at home. Wednesday night’s 6-4 loss to the Washington Capitals was another display of poor starts haunting the Devils. Ruff rightfully ripped his team, labeling them as “soft.”
The Athletic: When we talk about the Devils’ elites, J. Hughes takes up a lot of oxygen in the conversation. However, Jesper Bratt is in that conversation as well and has plenty of motivation to remain there.
National Hockey Now
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins’ power play is wavering despite all their talent. PHN dives into what they believe can fix their troubles.
Boston Hockey Now: After losing Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci to retirement in a single offseason, the Bruins have been forced to change their system. Get used to a grinding, low-scoring team moving forward in Boston.
Florida Hockey Now: Anthony Duclair has taken on a leadership and mentor role with the rebuilding San Jose Sharks. The former Panther explains that playing in Florida was the most important years of his career that crafted the Duclair we see today.
Montreal Hockey Now: David Savard is going to miss some time due to an injury after blocking a shot. On the latest Pat McAfee show, the ESPN star praised Savard’s efforts.