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The Devils scored first, but couldn’t do much after that, and dropped Game 4 3-1 on Wednesday, meaning Game 5, on Saturday, is an elimination game. The Devils have been, as every sports publication describes it when your opposition has won three games in a series, PUSHED TO THE BRINK. [The Record] [NJ.com]
Sami’s status ahead of Game 5 is unclear. The team says he has an upper body injury:
#NJDevils: Sami Vatanen did not travel with the team today to Tampa.— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) April 19, 2018
Still a possibility he joins the team later on.
Jets forward Patrick Laine left the teen years behind on Thursday, when he turned 20. Check out this stat: Since 1987-88, no NHL player has scored more goals as a teenager than Laine did with 80. [TSN]
Norris Trophy finalists for the 2017-18 season: Victor Hedman (Tampa Bay), Drew Doughty (Los Angeles) and P.K. Subban (Nashville). [NHL]
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