New Jersey Devils @ Calgary Flames: Recovery on a Whole New Level

Oct 8, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa (3) goes down after a check by New Jersey Devils forward Travis Zajac (19) during the third period at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight the New Jersey Devils will be visiting the Scotiabank Saddledome to take on the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta. The Devils will still be searching for their first win tonight against a Flames team that has not lost in regulation this season (2-0-2).

Ryan Carter will be sitting out this game due to “upper-body” soreness and Jacob Josefson will be getting his first start of the season. Josefson will be playing at LW with Stephen Gionta at C and Steve Bernier at RW.

Adam Larrson is back in the lineup tonight after sitting out the last game. Mark Fayne will sit out this game as the defensive units revert back to normal.

Martin Brodeur will be starting opposite Joey McDonald in net tonight.



The Devils have been struggling keeping multi-goal leads, blowing a 2-goal lead against the Vancouver Canucks and a disastrous 3-goal collapse against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday.

The Devils (0-1-3) have been taking a point and running but instead of stealing points they are limping away with points. The defense has struggled mightily lately and, while production hasn’t been a burning issue, keeping the puck out of the net in their own zone has been.

At this point, one has to hope that the forwards will score 6 goals for the Devils to have a very good shot at winning.

Extra Notes

  • Andy Greene is playing in his 400th NHL game tonight.
  • Jaromir Jagr will be playing in his 1,396th NHL game tonight passing Roman Hamrlik for the most career games of a Czech-born player.
  • Flames at home: 1-0-1
  • Devils on road: 0-1-2
  • Flames PK: 60%, 4 PP goals allowed
  • Devils PP: 12.5%, 1 PP goal scored
  • Flames shot totals per game: 32.5 SOG, 33.5 shots against per game
  • Devils shot totals per game: 26 SOG, 26.5 shots against per game

Topics: Adam Larrson, Jacob Josefson, New Jersey Devils, Training Camp

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