Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 11/9/11
With Travis Zajac, Ilya Kovalchuk, and Martin Brodeur all dealing with injuries early in the season, Adam Henrique has given the Devils the spark they need to stay above .500. Henrique netted his second straight game winner last night in New Jersey's 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. He now has four goals and seven points in ten games, and has become the team's first line center for Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise. "The kid's got a knack for big goals," coach Peter DeBoer told NHL.com."I think he's got the personality where those pressure situations don't seem to faze him. He almost got one a little earlier in the third period, made a great individual effort, so he seems to be able to rise to the occasion." But Henrique is doing more then just scoring big goals. The 21 year old rookie also went 7-9 on faceoffs last night (78 percent), including a perfect 3-3 against veteran winger Tuomo Ruutu. The Devils have been lacking in the faceoff department all season, so Henrique...
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