By Mike Luciano (@MikeLuci)
The New Jersey Devils squeaked out a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders to open up the shortened 2012-2013 NHL season. While the victory is encouraging, concerns surrounding the team’s offensive depth and if the Devils will be able to produce offensively this season were conjured up as the Devils only managed to score twice on 28 shots.
The Devil’s next game will take place this Tuesday on opening night against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers are off to an 0-2 start and very hungry to attain their first victory of the shortened season. I don’t need to emphasize that the Flyers are going to be extremely motivated going into Tuesday night’s match up against the Devils, motivation that is backed by three big reasons.
To reiterate, the Flyers have yet to register a victory on the season. As each day passes, this team gets more and more anxious to finally get over that hump. Any team will be fired up going into a game against a rival opponent. Whil...