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Here’s what you need to know for Monday.
Get your tickets
Single-game tickets for the upcoming season go on sale this morning at 10 am. They can be purchased at the Times Union Center box office or at any Ticketmaster outlet. Fans can also buy tickets via charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.
The flow of camp
Since Friday morning, the Devils have hosted nine on-ice sessions during Training Camp. Each day has consisted of three groups skating at 9:45 am, 12:15 pm and 2:45 pm.
Camp continues today with an 11 am session at AmeriHealth Pavilion. There will be no morning skate for players participating in the 7 pm game tonight against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Coming in confident
After producing 41 points in 59 AHL games last season and making his NHL debut, Mike Sislo entered this year’s camp with more confidence.
“I think the the familiarity and the experience helped a lot. It gave me confidence coming into this year. Things I could take away that were positive and negative to improve on and be better player at the beginning of this year than I was at the end of last year.”
After a trying rookie season, Kelly Zajac got his game (and health) together in 2013-14. He finished second on the team with 44 points, including a team-high 32 assists.
Preparing for an encore, Zajac said he worked on getting stronger and being more explosive this offseason.
Finding the motivation
Tim Sestito, who is in his sixth season with the Devils, grew up just down the road from Albany, NY in Rome, NY. Whether in Albany or New Jersey his family has the luxury of seeing him play often.
“Being in Albany these past five, six years, I’m only an hour and a half from central New York where a lot of family and friends can come see me play,” Sestito said after yesterday’s skate. “You don’t want to say it, but you try a little harder when you have you parents or some friends in the stands. It’s great motivation.”
• Scott Wedgewood is no stranger to Devils Training Camp
• Damon Severson is turning pro this season
• Scott Timmins was a Devil for the entire 2013-14 season, but this is his first training camp
About today’s image
Dan Kelly, Adam Henrique and a few other Devils receive instructions from NJ Head Coach Pete DeBoer during the second group Saturday .
Today’s Morning Skate was posted at 8:45 am
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