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If you’re on #TeamTank, this was a bad weekend. If you’re on #TeamWinAGame, this was an impressive weekend. It began with a 4-2 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champs, the St. Louis Blues, on Friday night. [All About the Jersey] [NorthJersey.com] [NJ.com]
Is there a case to be made for Mackenzie Blackwood: Calder Trophy winner? He should certainly be in the rookie of the year conversation. [The Athletic ($)]
“I know some people have mentioned that to me, but I still think no chance,” Blackwood said of the Calder talk. “It doesn’t really matter at all to me. I’m just trying to be ‘Mac of the Year.’” On how Blackwood has improved and become one of the best players on the team: [The Athletic ($)]
The B-Devils are really rolling right now:
The B-Devils win again. That’s 6 in a row and 24 of 31. They are 3 points ahead of Syracuse for the final playoff spot in the North Division and 3 behind Utica for 3rd place with 15 games to play.— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) March 8, 2020
This is wild ‼️— Rob Lippolis (@RobLippolis) March 8, 2020
Zane McIntyre with a 27-save shutout over the Penguins.
He has stopped 97 of 98 and has two shutouts in his first three starts with the Devils.
Some coronavirus updates:
Starting today, @NHL will close dressing rooms to media, on recommendation of Centers for Disease Control (@CDCgov) in effort to stop the spread of coronavirus. NBA, MLB + MLS are expected to follow. Media availabilities will be conducted in formal press conference area.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 7, 2020
#NJDevils prospect Reilly Walsh & his Harvard teammates will be playing with no fans in the stands this upcoming weekend.— Leo Scaglione Jr. (@LeoScaglioneJr) March 8, 2020
RPI & ECAC Hockey announced that the quarterfinals series between RPI & Harvard March 13-15 at Houston Field House in Troy, NY, will be played sans fans. pic.twitter.com/ztheAZlok3
The Senators dismissed new CEO Jim Little about two months after he was brought on. Little said the reasons for his dismissal were the result of a heated disagreement between himself and Sens owner Eugene Melnyk. [Sportsnet] A few more details on that conversation from Elliotte Friedman: [Sportsnet]
The NHL Coaches’ Association has announced a new initiative focused on developing female hockey coaches. Fifty female hockey coaches from across North America will be supported through the program. [Sportsnet]
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