Here’s what you need to know for Friday.
One day to go
The A-Devils are on the eve of their opening night game at Adirondack tomorrow at 7 pm. To prepare, the team will have one final practice this morning and a morning skate tomorrow at Knickerbacker Ice Arena.
Heading into the first game of the season, the Devils have 28 players on their roster (as of this morning) and Head Coach Rick Kowalsky sees depth in those numbers:
“There are always tough decisions this time of year, but it’s from a position of strength. We could easily ice five lines that we would be confident could play.”
New Jersey off and running
A fast start and a wild third period led to the NJ Devils 6-4 victory in their opener last night at Philadelphia. Mike Cammalleri – in his first game as a Devil – had two goals. Michael Ryder had a goal and two assists and Jaromir Jagr posted two helpers. Former A-Devil Adam Henrique also scored and was named the game’s First Star.
The Devils will host an array of promotional nights and events to support the Capital Region during the 2014-15 season. In all, 11 games at Times Union Center will have a community-betterment theme.
Bubble Hockey Returns
The Labatt Blue AHL Bubble Hockey Tournament of Champions is back and the Devils have released the initial schedule.
The A-Devils will practice at 10 am at Knickerbacker Ice Arena. The NJ Devils will skate at 2 pm at BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL.
About today’s image
Travis Zajac congratulates Mike Cammalleri after his second period goal at Philadelphia last night. Photo by Bruce Bennett (Getty Images)
Today’s Morning Skate was posted at 7:50 am
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