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Andreas Johnsson scored twice, and Jesper Bratt scored on a late penalty shot to give the Devils the lead against the Penguins on Saturday night as the good guys came away with a 4-2 victory. [NHL]
Then on Sunday, the Devils blew a third-period lead to the Blue Jackets in excruciating fashion and went on to lose in a shootout, 4-3. [NHL]
ICYMI: A few more weeks without Jack. We’re being cheated out of time with our guy, friends.
#UPDATE: Following Hughes' one-week follow-up, it was determined that his left shoulder dislocation is stable, there are no unforeseen issues.— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) October 29, 2021
He will be re-evaluated in five weeks. The timeline will be adjusted based on progress.https://t.co/HsruaPCv5y
A sign of the times, it appears:
NJAM decided not to cover the Devils this season, so I wasn’t on the beat at the start of training camp. That wasn’t my choice, but it also isn’t the reason I’m leaving. It was just another sign that it was time.— Chris Ryan (@ChrisRyan_NJ) October 29, 2021
Click through to this thread from Bryce Salvador on youth hockey culture:
What is wrong with our youth hockey culture?— Bryce Salvador (@BryceSalvador) October 31, 2021
I just spent 10 mins on the ice holding the hand of a 12yr player I coach. He lay there motionless, crying that his back hurt, unable to move at all.
Great story here on the appreciation around the team for Scott Niedermayer: [The Athletic ($)]
Ryan Getzlaf is now the all-time scoring leader for the Ducks:
ICYMI: No discipline for Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff related to the Blackhawks investigation.
Brad Aldrich’s name will be removed from the Stanley Cup. Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz: “Aldrich’s involvement with the team during the 2010 season has cast a pall on the players’ extraordinary work that year. The names of some of hockey’s most talented athletes appear on the Stanley Cup. But so does the name ‘Brad Aldrich,’ whose role as video coach made him eligible for the engraving. His conduct disqualified him, however, and it was a mistake to submit his name. We are sorry we allowed it to happen.” [Chicago Tribune]
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