There has been a lot of talk about who will be the next great goaltender for the New Jersey Devils after Martin Brodeur hangs up his skates. Right now they have two solid prospects in Keith Kinkaid and Scott Wedgewood. Jeff Frazee (38th overall in 2005) is in the mix but it appears he might be destined to be a backup rather than a primetime player.
Here is the first of a series of articles that will talk about the upcoming World Junior Championships. I broke down what players/teams I liked on our hockey prospect radio show which is on TSN 1050's website.
In the meantime after attending training camp I was very impressed with the way Phil Housley ran things. He had players doing push ups for losing the scrimmage (his version of Herbies) and veteran players like J.T. Miller (Rangers) were having fun, almost loose at times, but that was after the hard drills and the 3-on-3 had ended.
Newark -- Kings forward Jeff Carter picked a very opportune time to make a play in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. He did a great job of shielding the puck from Devils defenders, two of them, and then he sent off a wrist shot from the slot that found the back of the net to give his team the 2-1 win and 2-0 series lead.
Newark - - When you host the Stanley Cup playoffs even the slightest imperfection in your barn shows up like a HUGE gaping issue and last game the imperfect ice was discussed afterwards. Both sides have to play on it. Nobody ever gets used to it because it makes a team play differently.
“The ice here is a little choppy,” said Kings veteran defenseman, Rob Scuderi. “It was hopping a lot. Even for them. It’s the same for everybody. We’re not complaining about it. It’s something that you have to look out for. Especially on defense. You’re the last man.
Newark - - The New Jersey Devils kept missing chances in OT and Justin Williams made a brilliant backhand pass to feed Anze Kopitar who deked Martin Brodeur and when he committed the Kings forward found the twine for the 2-1 win and 1-0 series lead.
The 2012 Stanley Cup Finals opened up with Travis Zajac winning the opening face-off. But after that the first period belonged to the Los Angeles Kings.
Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick fumbled the puck a bit on his first save of the game early in the first period.
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