New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 3/17/21
Here are your links for today:
Finally, a Nico update:
#NEWS: Nico Hischier Injury Update:
On Monday, Hischier underwent successful surgery to repair the frontal sinus fracture he suffered on February 27. He is expected to return to action in approximately three weeks.https://t.co/nC0Hyudxnd
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) March 16, 2021
The Devils put an end to their 11-game winless streak at home by eeking out a 3-2 win in a basement battle with the Sabres on Tuesday night. Don’t plan the parade just yet. [NHL] [All About the Jersey] [NorthJersey.com] [NJ.com]
Remarkably, the Devils get a rare win while wearing third jerseys:
Not only did the #NJDevils end their 11-game winless streak at home, but the Devils end a six-game winless streak in the Heritage/Reverse Retro Jerseys.
— Craig Seiden (@CraigSeiden) March 17, 2021
*whispering in the quietest voice imaginable* Did they figure it out?
The #NJDevils are 29 of 32 on the penalty kill over the past 11 games. That is 90.6 percent and the best % in the NHL over that span.
— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) March 17, 2021
A bit of a non-update here on Kyle Palmieri from Elliotte Friedman: “Sounds like New Jersey and Kyle Palmieri have begun conversations about his future. Nothing imminent, and I’m not making any predictions, but it’s underway.” [Sportsnet]
It appears that the Leafs are open for business, and Kyle Dubas is looking to make a deal. Might Toronto be a trade partner? [TSN]
The 4 takeaways from Dubas’ avail:
1) Hopes to make a trade ASAP because of the 14-day quarantine;
2) He would trade a top prospect;
3) He would prefer a rental player, for once, over a hockey deal;
4) Confirms that the forward position is leading their deadline discussions.
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) March 16, 2021
Ovi keeps moving on up:
Alex Ovechkin scores his 12th goal of the season and his 718th career goal, passing Phil Esposito (717g) for the sixth-most goals in NHL history. pic.twitter.com/cYJidjQ1AF
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) March 17, 2021
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