Here are your links for today:
On Saturday, the Devils tallied the opening goal against the Penguins but couldn’t find the back of the net on four power play opportunities and fell 3-1. [NHL] [All About the Jersey] [NorthJersey.com] [NJ.com]
This seems good:
Jesper Bratt, 22, scored in OT to help the @NJDevils defeat Pittsburgh.— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 21, 2021
New Jersey has received 54% of its points this season from players age 23 or younger (107 of 198 total points), including 4 of 6 points collected Sunday. No other team has a rate of 40% or higher. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/JrUtEFBNYz
Dawson Mercer is putting together a pretty impressive season:
Third hat trick of the year for NJD prospect Dawson Mercer. He has 16 goals in 19 QMJHL games.— Corey Pronman (@coreypronman) March 20, 2021
2019 pick Michael Vukojevic signed to his entry-level deal:
Kyle Palmieri, the Devils and the trade deadline: What happens here? At this point Palmieri’s agent says he and Tom Fitzgerald have had “more theoretical in nature” conversations about a new deal. [The Athletic ($)]
A look here at the Buy Black program run by Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, an effort to promote and develop local Black-owned businesses: [The Athletic ($)]
Former Devil Paul Martin talks here about his personal struggles both during his time in the NHL and after his retirement and how he’s gotten to a good place now. Today he finds himself working as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Minnesota Gophers hockey team. [St. Paul Pioneer Press]
In the USHL: GOALIE GOAL ALERT!
Mid-season report cards here for all 31 NHL teams. A good reset on where everyone stands as we zero in on the trade deadline: [ESPN]
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