This one isn’t going to be pretty, Gentle reader. We’re talking about the Devils in Denver, for a matinee game, on a day when Travis is filling in for Patty (who’s out with a Brookbank-ravaged kneecap), and Steve is doing the play-by-play. These are the times that try a Devils fan’s soul.
Looking on the bright side, though, Foote and Forsberg are both still out.
19:49 ZZ Pops is back together!
19:30 ZZ Pops’ chemistry is not what it used to be. After gaining the blue line, Langer dishes to the right, thinking Travis will be there, but Travis is too busy crossing over to the middle to receive the pass. Is this game over yet?
18:23 Behind the play, a grappling match breaks out between McLeod and the Iron Boar. Replay shows the fight was started when Salvador took offense to a knee-on-knee hit in the neutral zone. The officials agree with Salvador, and McLeod gets an extra two for tripping.
17:21 Thanks to their good game in Minnesota, Clarkson, Rupp and Zubrus are seeing some PP time. A flood of great scoring chances does not follow their appearance on the ice here.