And now, a brief summary of everything that happened over the last four days:
-On Thursday, the Devils kicked off their two game schedule with a 4-1 win in Wilkes-Barre over the Penguins. Four different Devils–Jan Mandat, John Quenneville, Ben Sexton, and Ty Loney–would all score while on the power play. Mackenzie Blackwood drew the start and stopped 23 of 24 shots to pick up the win in net.
-Add two from New Jersey to the training camp roster on Friday, as Nick Lappin and Joe Blandisi were sent down.
-On Saturday, six players were released from their tryout deals: goaltender Andy Iles, defensemen Connor Hardowa and Alexander Kuqali, and forwards Ty Loney, Joe Pendenza, and Brian Ward.
-Sunday afternoon the Devils finished out their preseason schedule on a high note, shutting out Hartford 2-0 in Connecticut. Ken Appleby stopped all 26 Wolfpack shots, while Brian Gibbons and Rod Pelley each scored. Karl Stollery added two assists.
Coming up this week: once rosters are finalized and those that need to come down clear waivers, I will post that and get you set up for how I’ll be covering everything this season.