The New Jersey Devils were off yesterday following their 5-3 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday.
The boys in the locker room were none too pleased with the outcome. They’ll have two practice days before they take on the Red Wings in Detroit on Wednesday to sort out their inconsistencies.
The good news? The 5-on-5 play has shown some growth despite the third-period breakdown on Saturday. Plus, the power play continues to look strong. Perhaps, once the team returns to full health some of the defensive deficiencies will sort itself out.
We already know general manager Tom Fitzgerald has shown interest in the defenseman market after reaching out to Calgary. We’ll see if he jumps on it sooner or later.
Elsewhere, Jack calls out his squad, Cale Makar is unreal, and a lapse in judgment dropping mitts with Nicolas Deslauriers.
Let’s do that hockey.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Hockey Now: As losers in four of their last five contests, Jack Hughes calls out the Devils’ efforts following their 5-3 loss to rival New York Rangers.
The Athletic: Where do the Devils rank leading up to American Thanksgiving? Sean McIndoe takes a look.
National Hockey Now
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins activated goalie Alex Nedeljkovic from the Long-Term Injured list Sunday following a rehab start in which he sniped an empty net goal.
Colorado Hockey Now: Just when you thought you couldn’t be any more impressed with Cale Makar, he drops your jaw again. Following Saturday night’s three-assist effort, Makar put himself in the history books, again.
Florida Hockey Now: The Cats will be without their captain, Sasha Barkov, as a result of an apparent knee injury. He’s listed as ‘day-to-day,’ however, there’s a chance it can go a bit longer.
Philly Hockey Now: Nicolas Deslauriers and Mathieu Olivier dropped the mitts at center ice on Sunday. Let’s just call this a lapse in judgment for Olivier.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Hockey Now: While the Sharks are in a clear rebuild, SJHN took a look at what’s in the pipeline for San Jose already. Here’s who they say is up and who is down.