Here’s what you need to know for Friday.
Devils downed in Philly
The New Jersey Devils lost to the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-0, yesterday at Wells Fargo Center. Cory Schneider was busy in his exhibition debut, facing 25 shots in the first two periods. He finished with 28 saves total.
Reid Boucher, Mike Sislo, Eric Gelinas and Adam Larsson – players who spent time in Albany last season – played. Boucher and Sislo were on Scott Gomez’s line. Gelinas and Larsson were defensive partners. Scott Wedgewood backed up Schneider.
In action tonight
New Jersey continues its exhibition schedule with a 7:30 pm outing against the New York Islanders tonight at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
MacLean joins MSG Network
John MacLean, who coached the AHL Devils during the 2009-10 season, has been hired as a hockey analyst during MSG Networks coverage of New Jersey. MacLean will replace Ken Daneyko as studio analyst after Daneyko filled the seat as in-game analyst for the retired Glenn “Chico” Resch.
AHL partners with Upper Deck
The AHL, the PHPA and Upper Deck have struck a deal, making Upper Deck the exclusive trading card licensee.
The next set of 2014-15 Upper Deck AHL Hockey cards will be released in Spring 2015.
About today’s image
John MacLean behind the New Jersey Devils bench in 2010. He will be a hockey analyst for MSG this season.
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