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The Devils gained one point out of the back-to-back set this weekend. That point came out of a 4-3 overtime loss to the Sabres on Friday. We will not speak of the third-period go-ahead goal Taylor Hall appeared to have scored that was overturned because [500 question marks here]. [Fire and Ice] [NJ.com]
Over the weekend the Devils traded defenseman Dalton Prout to the Flames for goaltender Eddie Lack. Lack heads to the AHL, where the B-Devils can obviously use all the help they can get at the moment (Ken Appleby and Mackenzie Blackwood currently lighting the world on fire with a combined .877 SV% and a 3.52 GAA this season). Lack previously worked with Devils goalie coach Roland Melanson in the Canucks organization. [NHL]
Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk hasn’t exactly been the world beater many thought he would be ahead of free agency this summer. Head coach Alain Vigneault has called him a “work in progress.” [PHT]
Lou and the Leafs were in Las Vegas over the weekend. Noting Vegas’s impressive home record, Lou kept his team away from downtown Vegas prior to Sunday afternoon’s game. [Sportsnet]
Gary Bettman (BOOOOOOO) is confident the NHL will never bring three-on-three overtime to the playoffs. This seems like a … wise opinion. [Sportsnet]
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