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The Devils rounded out the decade by doing something uncommon for the franchise recently: They beat the Boston Bruins. Damon Severson sealed a strong effort and New Jersey’s team came away with a 3-2 win. [All About the Jersey] [NorthJersey.com] [NJ.com]
Not a bad way to end the calendar year:
#NJDevils finish 2019 at 5-2-1 in their last eight games. First time they’ve collected 11 points in an eight-game span since going 5-2-1 to start the 2018-19 season.— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) December 31, 2019
In his latest 31 Thoughts column, Elliotte Friedman suggests that the Devils are “considering some of Buffalo’s available defenders.” Huh. [Sportsnet]
He stands at six feet, seven inches tall and weighs 240 pounds and is, quite literally, the big piece coming back for the Devils in the Taylor Hall trade. So who is Kevin Bahl? What might he bring to the organization? A look at the towering prospect: [The Athletic ($)]
Kyle Palmieri is an NHL All-Star:
Nico might just be as well.
The NHL has announced the 2020 All-Star Game rosters: [PHT]
Penguins centerman Jake Guentzel will miss some significant time:
INJURY UPDATE: Jake Guentzel underwent successful shoulder surgery after a nasty collision with the boards last night. Guentzel is expected to miss four to six months.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) December 31, 2019
Full details: https://t.co/7upFPt5cne pic.twitter.com/wtqQBdmUtp
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