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Devils in the Details - 4/20/22: On Ice Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 4/20/22

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New Jersey Devils v Vegas Golden Knights
Jesper Boqvist #70 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates after scoring a goal during the third period of a game against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on April 18, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

The Devils went in to Las Vegas and helped to put the Golden Knights’ season on ice on Monday night. Despite a little bit of desperation late, the Devils came away with a delightful 3-2 win. [NHL]

Just a beautiful little moment here from Jesper Boqvist in that game:

ICYMI: Mike Rupp talks here about Scott Stevens’ big hit on Paul Kariya in the 2003 Stanley Cup Final and what Stevens said to him after the game.

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The race for the President’s Trophy is going to be tight:

Interesting note here via The Steve Dangle Podcast: Gary Bettman’s contract was extended for five years. Intriguing that this didn’t get much notice.

Pierre LeBrun reflects here on a brief moment a few years back when the NHL flirted with the idea of a 3-2-1 points system: [The Athletic ($)]

Stars goaltender Braden Holtby: “The generation coming up now is a lot more informed than I was. We have a long way to go, but we’re making progress. We just have to keep working at it.” A piece here on the use of homophobic language in hockey: [The Athletic ($)]

“Dryden McKay, the Minnesota State goaltender who won this year’s Hobey Baker Award as the NCAA’s top player, has accepted a six-month ban from competition for an anti-doping rule violation, according to the United States Anti-Doping Agency.” [ESPN]

No retirement just yet: It sounds like Marc-Andre Fleury plans to play in the NHL next season. [NHL]

Feel free to discuss these and any other hockey-related stories in the comments below.