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The Devils navigated injury scares for Luke Hughes and Nico Hischier and blew a 3-1 third-period lead to the Flyers on Thursday, but a Jack Hughes-Luke Hughes connection in overtime gave the good guys a 4-3 win. [Devils NHL]
Lindy Ruff says Dougie Hamilton is still being evaluated and should have more definitive answers on him in the next couple of days. Lindy said Timo Meier is doing well and could be an option to play tomorrow against his former team.— Bill Spaulding (@BillSpaulding) November 30, 2023
Jack Hughes on The Eli Manning Show:
FWIW, here’s Elliotte Friedman on contract lengths for coaches: “Not sure about Hynes’ term yet, but teams are really pushing back on contract length for coaches. Kris Knoblauch got this year and two more in Edmonton. Todd McLellan’s extension in Los Angeles was for one year. New Jersey’s Lindy Ruff wouldn’t say what he received, but it isn’t believed to be more than two years (and there may be an option involved). Coaches certainly have noticed.” [Sportsnet]
Goalie goal alert!
Tristan Jarry scores the 17th goalie goal in NHL history, including playoffs & the first in Penguins history pic.twitter.com/cGtMTZB4kC— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) December 1, 2023
Devils trade target goes to the Canucks:
General Manager Patrik Allvin announced today that the #Canucks have acquired D Nikita Zadorov from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft (acquired from CHI) and a third-round pick in 2026.— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) November 30, 2023
Corey Perry statement:
Corey Perry releases a statement: pic.twitter.com/UnXbuk1tlS— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 30, 2023
What are the most surprising storylines of the early part of the 2023-2024 season? [NHL.com]
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