The Devils crossed the border last week for a pair of games against both North Division Canadian teams. After dropping back-to-back games at Toronto, 4-0, Tuesday and at St. John’s, 3-1, Friday, the Devils got back in the win column against the IceCaps with an overtime victory, 5-4, Saturday.
Brian O’Neill scored with 47 seconds remaining in overtime to help the Devils to a 5-4 victory against the IceCaps Saturday.
Defensemen Brandon Burlon and Vojtech Mozik and forward Blake Pietila will miss Wednesday’s contest against the St. John’s IceCaps.
The Devils’ first-year players have made a major impact on the team’s success so far.
Rookie Blake Pietila talks about facing St. John’s for the second straight day and dealing with the 2 pm start.
For the 10th consecutive time the Devils stepped onto the Times Union Center ice, they skated off with a victory. Mike Sislo has a goal and two assists and Scott Wedgewood made 26 saves as the Devils downed the Phantoms, 4-2, Saturday.
The Devils, who have been battling injuries much of the year, are beginning to reach full health, as evidenced by 24 of the 26 players on the roster participating fully in Tuesday’s practice.
The NJ Devils have signed two prospects, forwards Ryan Kujawinski and Blake Pietila, to entry-level contracts.