The New Jersey Devils bounced back from their 3-0 opening night loss to the Philadelphia Flyers by topping the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Monday afternoon. It was the team's first win under head coach Pete DeBoer and included two goals from newly appointed captain Zach Parise.
The Devils (1-1) needed the win to get the critics off their back, who were already breathing down the necks of DeBoer and Ilya Kovalchuk (including myself) after a disappointing shutout loss. According to Tom Gulitti, the Devils had a very positive practice today which included teammates fooling around after scoring goals and bringing a very "lightened" mood to the ice.
But the Devils should not relax after just one win. The schedule for the rest of October is rough, including five road games against former playoff teams and back to back match-ups against the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins. Here is a closer look at the road ahead:
10/13: Los Angeles Kings10/15: @ Nashville Predato...