On Friday Oct. 27 the New Jersey Devils hosted the Ottawa Senators on the 10th year anniversary of the first game the Devils played at the Prudential Center in downtown Newark. The Devils were coming in after a long week off but a very productive week of practice, says HC John Hynes. They came out firing but the first two goals of the game went to Ottawa. The Devils did score late in the period to bring the score to 2-1. Then in the second, the Devils once again came out firing and with the help of a few penalties the Devils scored twice and have a 3-2 lead going into the 3rd. They got an insurance goal which helped a lot. The Senators tied it up with less than a minute to go in the 3rd and then came overtime. The Devils had a few opportunities to score but could not get past Condon the goalie for the Sens. In the shootout the Senators scored first, then the Devils came back with 2 goals from Drew Stratford and Jesper Bratt. Goalie Keith Kinkaid saved the last puck for the Devils to go 7-2-0 on the season. The three stars of the game were: 1. NJD Jimmy Hayes 2. OTT Chris DiDomenico 3. NJD Pavel Zacha
The Devils next hosted the Coyotes on Saturday and won 4-3 going 8-2-0. They are on fire coming into the season with a lot of hockey still left to play; they sure have a bright future.