First Period- O’Sullivan (1) and Parise (4)
Second Period- Fayne (2) and Whitney (4) and Torres (2)
Third Period- Hanzal (3) and Whitney (5) and Palmieri (1)
Next Game: 10/29 at Dallas Stars 8:00 pm.
Zach Parise Postgame:
“They had 42 shots. We left Johan out to dry quite a bit. It wasn’t that great an effort for us.”
Peter DeBoer Postgame:
“It’s disappointing. You want to keep building on good things, but it’s early in the year.”
Coyotes outdrew the Devils 33-23
Coyotes outshot the Devils 42-34
Devils went 0 for 1 on the power play.
Coyotes outhit the Devils 31-29
On October 16th I posted a rumor that the Phoenix Coyotes’ unsigned center Kyle Turris could be heading to New Jersey. Well today he has asked for a trade and the Coyotes have denied his request. Turris’ agent Kurt Overhardt has said that it was never about the money. He wants a fresh start with a different club. Overhardt has said that numerous clubs have made trade offers but will not name which clubs have made offers. This is very interesting since the Devils are in Phoenix tonight as they take on the Coyotes. Only time will tell because if Turris is not signed by December 1st he can not play this season. Stay tuned.
ESPN writers Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun talk about the biggest surprises in net so far this season. They mention Johan Hedberg because of his excellent play in the absence of Martin Brodeur who has been out with a shoulder injury. Like usual, Burnside is surprised by the move that Lou Lamoriello made over the offseason to bring back Hedberg. It really seems like the guys at ESPN always underestimate the Devils and always seemingly proved wrong. Anyway it’s worth a read.
As per Bob McKenzie, The New Jersey Devils claim center Ryan Carter. Carter was placed on waivers earlier this week by the Florida Panthers. This move was definitely made to fill the spot left vacant due Jacob Josefson’s injury. He will join the team in Phoenix and may play Thursday against the Coyotes.
Some stats on Carter:
In 189 regular season NHL games he has 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points over the course of 5 seasons. He is a career -1 center.
Tom Gulitti met up with Scott Niedermayer in Los Angeles before the Devils took on the Kings Tuesday. He was drafted in 1991 3rd overall by the Devils. Niedermayer stayed with the Devils until 2005 to sign with the Anaheim Ducks to play with his brother Rob. Niedermayer was a huge part of the reason why the Ducks won the Stanley Cup in 2007. Niedermayer will have his number 27 retired by the Devils on December 16th against the Dallas Stars. It seems very likely that Niedermayer will be in the Hockey Hall of Fame. He says that if he does make the Hall of Fame he wants to go in as a New Jersey Devil where he spent most of his career. Definitely give this interview a read.
The Devils lit the lamp three times last night against the Los Angeles Kings. Hopefully the Devils can keep this scoring up throughout the season. If the Devils can do this more often they’ll win more games than they did last season.