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The post-Taylor Hall era for the Devils opened in good fashion: Mackenzie Blackwood and the Devils shut down the Ducks to take a 3-1 victory on Wednesday. [All About the Jersey] [NorthJersey.com] [NJ.com]
Now that the Taylor Hall domino has fallen, who’s next? What happen to Sami Vatanen? Wayne Simmonds? [Sportsnet]
Mackenzie … good?
Mackenzie Blackwood now has a .948 SV% since the coaching change. He's also 10-9-4 with a .910 SV% for the season.— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) December 19, 2019
The Devils are playing at an 85.5-pt pace when Blackwood gets the decision, and a 24.5-pt pace when he does not.
Ty Smith appearing on Team Canada’s top pairing:
Team lines for pre-tournament game v— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) December 19, 2019
Goalies will split the game
Not dressed: Veleno, Rodrigue
ICYMI: Goodbye, friend.
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Thank you for everything NJ. It was a great experience playing for the Devils. I’m sorry that we couldn’t accomplish more as a team during my time there but I will always look back on my time in Jersey with a smile. I wish nothing but the best for the Devils organization and fans as I was treated fantastically by both. In saying that, I’m very happy about the opportunity in front of us here in AZ and am looking fwd to my first home game in a Coyotes uniform tomorrow night! Go YOTES
That is, uh, a lot of minutes to play:
Thomas Chabot played 37:43 tonight. According to the @hockey_ref Play Index, only Dennis Wideman's 38:05 on Jan. 18, 2014 is higher in a regular-season game.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 18, 2019
He does it again:
IT IS OFFICIALLY THE SVECHNIKOV pic.twitter.com/ioUnAsYmsF— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) December 18, 2019
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