New Jersey Devils
(17-13-1, 35 points, 8th in the Conference)
Coming off a 6-3 win against Dallas
Zach Parise-Adam Henrique-Ilya Kovalchuk
Petr Sykora-Patrik Elias-Dainius Zubrus
Eric Boulton-Travis Zajac-David Clarkson
Mattias Tedenby-Ryan Carter-Cam Janssen
Henrik Tallinder-Adam Larsson
Bryce Salvador-Kurtis Foster
Mark Fayne-Anton Volchenkov
(13-12-7, 33 points, 11th in the Conference)
Coming off a 4-3 loss to the Flyers
Zach Parise appears to be all the way back and the Devils are starting to roll.
With Parise matching his career-high with four points on a goal and three assist, the Devils made Scott Niedermayer Night a winning night with a 6-3 win over the Dallas Stars at Prudential Center.
“Four points are always nice,” Parise said. “It always feels good to be able to contribute and to be able to help the team win. It’s always a good feeling.”
Pete DeBoer on Parise:
“I think his timing is coming back,” said Devils coach Pete DeBoer, whose team has won three in a row and five of six. “He’s getting at the right places as the puck is getting there, which is what he’s good at, where two weeks ago he was there a second early or a second late. I can’t explain it, but I know speaking with him he feels like he’s back where he should be and it couldn’t come at a better time.”
Kovalchuk believes that this kind of production is what he and Parise are supposed to be doing.
“That’s how it should be,” he said. “He’s too good of a player to not get points in every game.”
Rookie Sensation Adam Henrique:
The highlight of the night – after the Niedermayer ceremony – was Adam Henrique’s shorthanded goal that tied it at 2 3:35 into the second period.
Just win! We just beat a couple really good teams, so beat this team! The Habs are a more important win cause they're creeping around us in the standings.
Of all the teams we lost to earlier in the season in our first games against them. Philadelphia, Toronto, Florida, and Dallas we beat them all on the second try. Haven't lost to the same team twice. I expect a better game than last Saturday!
Hopefully they aren't too drained after the win vs the stars. I can see this being a game where we struggle to hang on but Marty comes up with huge save after huge save and we come out of it with a sneaky 3-2 win.
Firepower from all ends needs to strike. Montreal like Toronto is a hard building to win in, but we somehow seem to pull it off a lot. Winnipeg was hard to win in too as we saw.
In 2 of our last 3 games we've scored over 5 goals, and before that we only scored 5 once all season. At least in regulation. That's a pretty big accomplishment.
I'm glad to see Kovy not being given 25 minutes or 30 or something ridiculous. He's not a great TWO way player, and all that time in there leaves him more time for criticism, and complaints from people.
Hey no Gionta either. That's ALWAYS a good thing. They didn't have him last time either though.