Friday night was a lot to digest for the Devils.
Lifeless was the only word that came to mind as the clock kept ticking and New Jersey couldn’t convert against a dismal Washington Capitals team on home ice. More on that later.
As a result, New Jersey will hit the ice today at noon in preparation for the Winnipeg Jets next week.
Elsewhere, according to a source, a Flames defenseman would welcome a trade to New Jersey, Holtz’s deployment remains a mystery, and the Penguins are finally set to retire the number of a Pittsburgh legend.
Let’s do that hockey.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Hockey Now: The Devils could use some help on their blue line. Fortunately, a path has been revealed as 6-foot-6 Flames defenseman Nikita Zadorov would welcome a trade to New Jersey.
More NJHN: The Devils defense and goaltending issues remain a problem as New Jersey loses to Washington 4-2.
NJ.com: What gives with Alexander Holtz’s deployment, or lack thereof, in the Devils lineup?
‘Round the Rink
NHL.com: Jack Campbell attempts to play down his demotion to the AHL by explaining it’s just another challenge for him to overcome.
National Hockey Now
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins are finally going to retire Jaromir Jagr’s No.68 after all these years.
Boston Hockey Now: Unfortunately, a couple of suspensions for dirty hits have sparked a debate. Is there a new standard for suspending players that end up hitting the head?
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Hockey Now: Former Sharks goaltender, Aiden Hill, is on the side of the grass that’s greener. He speaks to the time when San Jose traded him to Vegas and why the situation is working for him.
Washington Hockey Now: From the Capitals perspective, the Capitals defeat the Devils 4-2. Should Evgeny Kuznetsov stick on the top line as a result?
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Hockey Now: The Red Wings hope to see their top line flying against a Blue Jackets team that has given up four or more goals in more than half of their games this season.