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The Devils closed out 2018 with a strong showing: a 4-0 win over the Canucks as Mackenzie Blackwood collected his second straight shutout. [All About The Jersey] [NorthJersey.com] [NJ.com]
Mackenzie Blackwood (22 years, 22 days) is the youngest goaltender in @NJDevils / Rockies / Scouts franchise history to record consecutive regular-season shutouts, eclipsing the previous mark set by Martin Brodeur (22 years, 338 days) from April 5-9, 1995. #NHLStats #VANvsNJD pic.twitter.com/zL1u85h3oV— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 31, 2018
While we were in the sky: #NJDevils placed Taylor Hall on Injured Reserve which is retroactive to Dec. 23, so he can be activated off IR at any time.— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) January 1, 2019
Hall did not make the trip to Dallas.
Forward Blake Pietila was recalled from Binghamton earlier today and made the trip with the team to Dallas.— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) January 1, 2019
Egor Yakovlev also recalled from @BingDevils and is on the current four-game road trip.
A few scheduling items around the league here:
A … Florida … Winter Classic? Don’t rule it out.
Gary Bettman said there have been conversations between the NHL and both Florida teams about the possibility of a nighttime Winter Classic on Jan. 1 in the future.— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) January 1, 2019
2020 Winter Classic:
2020 Winter Classic will be in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1. Opponent still TBD, and will be picked by the Stars, NBC and NHL in a group effort. I’ve been told it will not be the Blackhawks.— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) January 1, 2019
2020 NHL All-Star Game:
Bettman also announces 2020 Allstar Game for St Louis, Missouri.— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) January 1, 2019
2019 Heritage Classic:
The @TimHortons NHL Heritage Classic is back! The @NHLFlames and @NHLJets will face off at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan, on Oct. 26, 2019. pic.twitter.com/FumvUNWEWv— NHL (@NHL) January 1, 2019
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