Devils come out strong vs. Habs

Ryan Dadoun

There was only one game on Thanksgiving, but there will be plenty of action this afternoon. Boston will host the New York Rangers at 1:00 p.m. ET on NBC. After that, there will be six games at 4:00 p.m. ET, along with a contest between Tampa Bay and Washington at 5:00 p.m. ET, and a match between Arizona and Vegas at 6:00 p.m. ET. There will also be a trio of evening games to round out Friday.

It’s obviously an unusual schedule for a Friday, so if you’re going to make roster changes or participate in a daily fantasy league, be sure to get everything in order early.

As for last night, the Devils edged out the Canadiens. Neither team is in a playoff spot right now and New Jersey is far away from the race. In fact, the biggest impact of that win is it further widened the gap between the Detroit Red Wings and the rest of the league. Detroit is last in the NHL with 17 points in 27 games while New Jersey and Los Angeles have 22 points in 24 and 25 games respectively.

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Blake Coleman scored two goals and registered two assists for the Devils. He has nine goals and 14 points in 24 games this season.

Travis Zajac found the back of the net and recorded two assists. The Devils forward is up to three goals and nine points in 24 contests.

Three of the Devils’ six goals were assisted on by Nikita Gusev. He’s up to five goals and 11 points in 21 games.

Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 44 of 48 shots Thursday night. He has an 8-6-3 record, 3.13 GAA, and .900 save percentage in 17 games.

Jesperi Kotkaniemi had a goal and an assist for Montreal. That gives him three goals and five points in 18 games.

Carey Price stopped 29 of 34 Devils shots. He’s lost his last five starts.

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