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Another impressive game from Vitek Vanecek, some good work from the Devils in the offensive zone and New Jersey came away with a 5-1 win over Detroit on Wednesday night. [Devils NHL]
Jack Hughes continued to do his thing and scored a brace on Thursday night against the Blues, but St. Louis found the goals and came away with a 5-3 win. The home losing streak is now at eight games. [Devils NHL]
Ondrej Palat made his return on Thursday night:
#NEWS: We have activated Ondrej Palat and HE WILL PLAY TONIGHT!— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) January 5, 2023
We've also recalled Akira Schmid from Utica. Mackenzie Blackwood took a shot off the hand during the morning skate in Detroit and is being held out as a precaution.
In addition, we have assigned Thompson to Utica. pic.twitter.com/8kmyw1u5Hj
Jack Hughes: 2023 NHL All-Star.
Corey Pronman’s assessment of Luke Hughes’ World Juniors tournament: “You ride the wave with Hughes. For most of the tournament, he was an elite transition player whose skating and skill took over shifts. He plays a risky style, the mistakes look glaringly bad with him and at times his defensive play was lackadaisical.” [The Athletic ($)]
Canada wins gold at the World Juniors in overtime:
USA takes bronze, also in overtime:
All-Star rosters are out:
The 2023 NHL All-Star Game selections are HERE pic.twitter.com/1zGd9mcCQa— ESPN (@espn) January 6, 2023
With so much focus this week on the terrifying incident in the Bills-Bengals NFL game on Monday, a look here at how the NHL has prepared for the unthinkable: [The Athletic ($)]
This seems good:
Fewest Games to 500 Career Assists in NHL History:— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) January 6, 2023
Wayne Gretzky 352
Mario Lemieux 433
Peter Stastny 507
Bobby Orr 522
Connor McDavid 527
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