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With the New Jersey Devils struggling to score goals through the first four games, head coach Pete DeBoer has decided to change his lines for tonight's game against San Jose.
Despite averaging 31 shots per game this season, the Devils are ranked 29th in the NHL with 1.75 goals per game. Zach Parise and Patrik Elias have been skating with Petr Sykora, but DeBoer has moved Sykora...
In the first period of the New Jersey Devils' 4-3 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks on Friday night, winger Eric Boulton took a run at Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle. That prompted Douglas Murray, Boyle's defensive partner, to fight for his honor.
Murray removed the pad on his right arm, locked up with Boulton and landed a few jabs … until Boulton unleashed the fury....
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Goalie is out 7-10 days with a bruised shoulder
Defenseman Mark Fraser also a scratch
New Jersey center Jacob Josefson broke his right clavicle crashing into the end boards in the first period of the Devils' game against the San Jose Sharks on Friday night.
Shoulder injury likely to keep goalie from Friday's game against Sharks
Matchup - Sharks (1-3-0) @ Devils (3-1-0)
TV - CSN-CA (HD), MSG Plus
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Projected starting goalies - Antti Niemi (SJ) vs. Johan Hedberg (NJD)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
San Jose - 2.50 / 2.75
New Jersey - 1.75 / 2.00
Powerplay/Penalty Kill percentage
San Jose - 27.8% / 73.3%
New Jersey - 11.8% / 94.1%
Devils are already without center Travis Zajac
The NHL's new head of discipline, Brendan Shanahan, made the call complete with explanation on the Penguins defenseman.
The struggling San Jose Sharks hope they can get things going in the right direction when they begin a lengthy road trip tonight by battling the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center.