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Devils in the Details - 4/26/21: Excruciating Edition

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New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 4/26/21

New Jersey Devils v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

The Penguins finished off the three-game sweep of the Devils on Saturday with a 4-2 win. The good guys pulled within a goal, and Nico Hischier came thisclose to tying the game late and forcing overtime, but alas. [NHL] [All About the Jersey] [NorthJersey.com] [NJ.com]

The Devils managed to keep the losing streak (now at 10!) alive in excruciating fashion on Sunday, by blowing a 3-1 lead late to the Flyers. And even with a power play opportunity in overtime, the Devils went on to fall to the Flyers in a shootout, 4-3. [NHL] [All About the Jersey] [NorthJersey.com]

Despite the disaster that this season has been, there are some glimmers:

Our guy has arrived:

Two COVID-19 updates:

Hockey Links

The league is planning to open next season Oct. 12, with training camps beginning on Sept. 22. Those and a few other tidbits from a general managers call last week here: [ESPN]

Elliotte Friedman reports that it’s still possible that the 2021 women’s world hockey championship might yet take place this summer after the last-minute cancellation of the event in Nova Scotia. [Sportsnet]

With no emergency backup goaltenders this year and two injuries in Ottawa’s game on Saturday, forward Artem Anisimov was prepared to make his goaltending debut. [NHL]

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