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Jack Hughes potted the only goal on Friday night against the Avalanche, and it was enough. Vitek Vanecek slammed the door and earned a shutout as the Devils won, 1-0. [Devils NHL]
Johnny who? The Devils kept the good vibes going on Sunday with a dominant 7-1 win over the Blue Jackets. [Devils NHL]
On @EvolvingHockey's numbers, the Devils out-xGed Columbus 6.88-0.74 tonight, a 6.14 xG gap.— CJ Turtoro (@CJTDevil) October 30, 2022
That is the 2nd highest xG differential for any team in any game in the xG era.
#1 was Vegas 9.96-1.75 (+8.21) in their 10/27/19 victory over Anaheim.
Jesper Bratt (0-1—1) extended his season-opening point streak to nine games. Only three Swedish-born players haves posted a longer run: Mats Sundin (30 GP in 1992-93), Henrik Zetterberg (17 GP in 2007-08) & Daniel Alfredsson (10 GP in 2002-03).#NHLStats: https://t.co/9IXkmEKEmL https://t.co/VPxnTRGHqr— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 30, 2022
5-on-5 points per 60 leaders so far this season:— Pete Jensen (@NHLJensen) October 30, 2022
1. #NJDevils Bratt (5.42)
2. #TimeToHunt M. Tkachuk (4.35)
3. #GoKingsGo Vilardi (4.27)
4. #LetsGoPens Guentzel (4.24)
5. #NHLBruins Pastrnak (4.20)#NHLStats
Largest sigh imaginable:
#NEWS: We have placed F Ondrej Palat (lower body) on injured reserve, retroactive to October 24.— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) October 29, 2022
After meeting with the doctors, a final determination will be made on Monday as to the next course of action.https://t.co/ACbAPJKpzS
Canucks make a move:
It will no doubt be crowded at the bottom this season. Is there any way to address tanking in the NHL? Greg Wyshynski takes on the topic: [ESPN ($)]
Is there good reason to delay bodychecking in youth hockey? A study suggests that hockey associations raise the age level at which bodychecking is allowed to 18 years old: [The Hockey News]
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