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On Saturday, Dougie Hamilton, Ryan Graves, Jesper Boqvist, Erik Haula, Timo Meier and Dawson Mercer scored goals as the Devils beat the Blackhawks, 6-3. [Devils NHL]
Hats off to Douglas:
Dougie Hamilton hit the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career, joining Erik Karlsson (22) as the second defenseman to reach the plateau this season.#NHLStats: https://t.co/B8lYyaIbgN pic.twitter.com/gPOuce8ciV— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 2, 2023
And then on Sunday … nothing happened. There was no extremely forgettable game in Winnipeg in which the Devils forgot to step out of the locker room and lost 6-1. Nope. [Devils NHL]
From Saturday: “The Devils are playing well and have been for quite some time. So, what should they be looking to accomplish in their final seven regular season games?” [Infernal Access ($)]
“Fighting is diminishing in junior hockey. How will changes to the game affect the NHL?” [The Athletic ($)]
Scoring: It’s up!
The NHL is averaging 6.37 total goals per game, which is the highest average since the NHL averaged 6.48 goals per game in 1993-94.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 2, 2023
The NHL is pace to have 12 players reach the 100-point mark. A reminder that Jamie Benn won the NHL scoring title with 87 points in 2014-15.
Congrats to Kris Letang on 1,000 NHL games:
Happy Kris Letang Day to those who celebrate.— NHL (@NHL) April 2, 2023
Congratulations on 1,000 games played, Kris. pic.twitter.com/UQyY4lFHcP
Elliotte Friedman with a few thoughts on Ryan Reynolds and the bidding for the Ottawa Senators: [Sportsnet]
A discussion over at r/hockey: Who is the best defensive pairing in NHL history? [r/hockey]
On @NHL_On_TNT Darren Pang reported that Matt Duchene said when he took his glove off after getting hit, the tip of his finger was still in the glove.— Alex Daugherty (@AlexDaugherty1) April 2, 2023
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