The New Jersey Devils got off to a much better start on Friday and as a result, they walked away with two points. It’s a step in the right direction, however, we’ve been here before this season. Even Devils head coach Lindy Ruff touched on the fact that New Jersey has gained momentum between games before, yet squandered it in a single period with a lackadaisical performance. Hopefully, that’s not the case after Friday and they’re back on track.
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New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Hockey Now: The Devils overcame the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night on the back of Erik Haula’s two-goal performance. Dive into the takeaways from the tilt.
More NJHN: Nico Hischier sustained yet another injury, one week after leaving the game against the New York Islanders. This time, Connor Clifton caught him an illegal check and the Devils captain’s status moving forward is questionable.
Michigan University: Seamus Casey is having an impressive season with Michigan in 2023-24. He’s accrued three goals and eight assists in seven games thus far. Last night, the Devils prospect helped lead the Wolverines to a victory in which Michigan scored nine goals.
National Hockey Now
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins power play is fueled with star power. So why isn’t it clicking? Erik Karlsson chimes in on what he thinks the Pens need to do.
Boston Hockey Now: Wherever Patrick Kane ends up, it’s sure to be a contender. However, even though the Bruins are 6-0-1 and don’t appear to be taking a step back, a source indicates to BHN that Kane and Boston aren’t a match.
Florida Hockey Now: Sam Bennett has been dealing with an injury he sustained on October 5th against Tampa. He went through an entire practice on Thursday, feeling great, which indicated a return was near. However, Bennett left practice early on Friday and may have taken a step back.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Hockey Now: William Eklund is getting his reps in with the Sharks this season. Lately, Eklund has been one of San Jose’s best players, and Sharks head coach David Quinn sees a little Brayden Point in him.
New York Islanders
NYI Hockey Now: Noah Dobson has accrued consecutive 50-point seasons from the blue line. Last season, there was question regarding his ability to defend rather than just produce points. This season, Dobson is blossoming into the defenseman the Islanders thought he would be.