The New Jersey Devils traveled last night from Chicago to Colorado ahead of their late Tuesday night tilt against the Avalache. They’ll practice at 1:30 in the afternoon on Monday, Mountain Time. Head coach Lindy Ruff deployed lines on Sunday that minimally rearranged the deck chairs. Expect that to be the 5-on-5 workflow again at Monday’s skate.
Jack Hughes is back in New Jersey receving treatement from the athletic care staff, the Devils prevail in his absence, and the unlikely heroes prevail.
Plus, a New Jersey native makes his family proud in his NHL debut, Pittsburgh might be too much for their own good, and Boston’s captain shouldn’t be worried about Toronto’s enforcer.
Let’s do that hockey.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Hockey Now: The Devils avoided a “worst-case scenario” situation with Jack Hughes. Fortunately, Hughes avoided a major injury and will only be out week-to-week.
More NJHN: Limping into Chicago, the Devils took on the Blackhawks on Sunday. Depth and goaltending prevailed in New Jersey’s 4-2 victory. Read up on the takeaways.
NJ.com: With the loss of Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier, the Devils needed to turn to the unlikely heroes to prevail in Sunday’s victory.
National Hockey Now
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins have a plethora of talent. Yet, they sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. It begs the question, are they too much for their own good?
Boston Hockey Now: Ryan Reaves had plenty to say about Brad Marchand’s questionable hit on Timothy Liljegren. However, here’s why Marchand shouldn’t be worried about the enforcer’s words.
New York Islanders
NYI Hockey Now: The Islanders can’t afford to lose their top players. However, Bo Horvat took a shot to the leg that left him visibely uncomfortable a few night’s ago. The Isles need a contingency plan if Horvat misses any time, and it’s full of questions.
Philly Hockey Now: The Flyers have lost four of their last five games. However, help is on the way in the form of the San Jose Sharks. The Flyers should be able to right their wrongs in game action against the NHL-worst Sharks team.
Nashville Hockey Now: New Jersey native Marc Del Gaizo does his family proud in his NHL debut with the Predators.