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Devils in the Details - 1/26/18: Slide Edition

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Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

I’ll level with you: It’s bad. There are injuries. The scoring has dried up. The Devils are relying on a third-string goaltender. The team’s slide continued with a 3-0 loss to the Predators on Thursday. [The Record] [NJ.com]

After Thursday’s game we learned that Taylor Hall will miss the NHL All-Star activities. Brian Boyle will replace him:

You’ve likely already heard that the league suspended Brad Marchand for five games for his elbow to Marcus Johannson’s head. Marchand talks about the (light, in this blogger’s opinion) suspension: “I have to be better,” said the player serving a suspension for the sixth time in the last eight years. “There’s no question.” [Boston Globe]

The Devils are clinging to a wild card spot amidst a division that remains stupidly tight. Here’s how the standings look going into the All-Star break:

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Sharks veteran Joe Thornton has undergone surgery to repair the MCL on his right knee. He’ll be out for several weeks. [PHT]

Feel free to discuss these and any other hockey-related stories in the comments below.