Despite coming away with a loss, the energy in the Prudential Center last night was fantastic. There was certainly a decent split of New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers fans that made the first Hudson River Rivalry that much more entertaining.
Every play involving a hit or a high-danger chance ended in an audible gasp from either fan base in a truly energetic tilt. More on the Devils’ loss later in the links.
Elsewhere, how are new faces in new places clicking with their teams? Pittsburgh’s head coach rips the Penguins, and Boston’s forward is in some real trouble.
Let’s do that hockey.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Hockey Now: Jack Hughes made a timely return against the New York Rangers in the first Hudson River Rivalry matchup of 2023-24.
More NJHN: The Rangers’ physicality was too much for the Devils to overcome as New York secured a 5-3 victory. Here are the takeaways.
The Athletic: How is Tyler Toffoli (and other new faces in new places) clicking with their teams? Shayna Goldman takes a look.
National Hockey Now
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins dropped the ball late in the third period to the Carolina Hurricanes. Mike Sullivan rips Pittsburgh’s power play and Sidney Crosby speaks of opportunities lost.
Boston Hockey Now: Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been arrested with the accusation of domestic violence. Reports suggest he attacked his wife.
Florida Hockey Now: FHN’s George Richards responds to Florida fans in his latest mailbag. Inside, Richards speaks to trade rumors, Panthers’ roster constructions, Bally’s updates, and much more. (+)
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Hockey Now: Danil Gushchin, one of San Jose’s top prospects, isn’t coming back up to the NHL any time soon. Here’s why head coach David Quinn believes that’s the right route for his development.
Vegas Golden Knights
Vegas Hockey Now: For the third time in 17 games, the Vegas Golden Knights have been on the receiving end of a five-minute major that warranted an ejection. This time it was Chandler Stephenson’s cross-check to the chin of Garnet Hathaway.