I thought Reid Boucher had a very successful NHL debut last night. He gave the team their first shootout goal in a while and also added a primary assist to boot. It will be interesting to see if he sticks around on the NHL squad or if he starts to let the jitters get to him. Boucher had some good shifts and even had some powerplay time and did well for his first game. It will be fun to see if he can turn into something special on the team.
There was another bright spot last night. Michael Ryder has scored in back-to-back games and is hopefully behind the slump that he has been stuck in lately. He is a potential 30-goal scorer during most seasons and he can bring a lot of scoring power to the team if he can start to heat up this season.
The New Jersey Devils suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Montreal Canadiens last night at the Prudential Center. The Devils were swept in the home-and-home series and now look to avoid the season sweep when the two teams meet for the last time later this winter.
Here are some stories revolving the Devils in recent days:
- Devils blow two leads in 4-3 shootout loss to Habs; Ryder scores again, hopes he’s starting streak – Fire and Ice Blog
- New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: Week 9 - In Lou We Trust
- Third Period Rollercoaster Led to New Jersey Devils Shootout Loss to Montreal Canadiens, 4-3 – In Lou We Trust
- Canadiens top Devils 4-3 in shootout – Sports Illustrated
- Devils remain winless in shootouts despite Reid Boucher’s spark in 4-3 loss to Canadiens – NJ.com
Due to the lack of news coming out from the Devils today, it is safe to assume the team has the day off. The Devils will take on the Detroit Red Wings tomorrow night at The Rock.