New Jersey Devils 2013-14 Recap: November Part 1

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The New Jersey Devils entered November on a little bit of a hot streak going 3-1-1 in their last 5 games of the month. Unfortunately, their record still stood at 3-5-4 as the calender turned and still needed to improve a lot of aspects of their game to recover from a poor opening stretch.

Nov 2, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov (28) crashes into the goal past goalie Martin Brodeur (30) while defending a shot by Philadelphia Flyers right wing Scott Hartnell (19) in the second period of a NHL game at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Game 13 – 3-5-4

The New Jersey Devils played the first game of November in the Prudential Center as they took on the Philadelphia Flyers for the first time. The game would only see 1 goal as Brayden Schenn scored the lone tally in a game that only saw 14 shots on goal for the Devils. New Jersey went 0-for-5 on the power play and dropped their 6th game in regulation.

Martin Brodeur had a good game with 20 saves but ended up being the losing goalie. Ray Emery pitched the 14 save shutout. No one on the Devils surpassed 2 shots on goal, with only 4 players reaching that mark. Patrik Elias and Peter Harrold were scratches for the 3rd and 4th time respectively, while Travis Zajac was scratched with a Sprained Right Ankle.

Nov 3, 2013; Saint Paul, MN, USA; New Jersey Devils forward Mattias Tedenby (9) shoots on Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding (37) during the first period at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Game 14 – 3-6-4

The Devils had a quick turnaround and traveled to the Xcel Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Wild. The Devils were absolutely dominated in a 4-0 loss that saw Zach Parise log an assist in the first game against his former team. Cory Schneider started this one and only stopped 16 shots and posted a save percentage of .842. The power play was blanked once again at 0-for-3.

Patrik Elias was scratched with an illness, Anton Volchenkov was scratched for the first time, and Zajac was out with his ankle injury. Eric Gelinas led the team with 4 shots on goal while Andy Greene, Marek Zidlicky, and Jacob Josefson were tagged with -2 ratings. Jon Merrill made one of his first appearances of the year but only had 3 shits for a total ice time of 1:16. Andy Greene led the team as usual with just over 28 minutes on the ice.

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