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Todd Cordell
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.05.2011

Apr 15 @ 12:01 PM ET
Devils314
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 08.16.2016

Apr 15 @ 12:10 PM ET
If the devils want too win the series one of their goaltenders has to steal it and from what I’ve seen from kinkaid is he hasn’t been bad but he hasn’t been great and I agree without Todd in saying one period is a small sample but I would go with Cory in game 3 He looked like a man on a mission in the 3rd period yesterday hopefully he can carry that into game 3 and steal us a game
blizzzard
New Jersey Devils
Location: Orillia, ON
Joined: 07.02.2011

Apr 15 @ 12:31 PM ET
If they want to win they need stop getting ran the (frank) over holy cow these guys are still soft as poo. Hopefully Ray see's this. It was one thing when Winnipeg was running us over because they are huge but when our defensive defense man gets wrecked twice in one minute by a poop like Miller. Way to many passive players who couldn't care if they get ruined they just are ho hum about it we need guys who are looking to punish players not someone who throws half invested checks every now and again so it shows up on the stat sheets.
cu45161
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.26.2016

Apr 15 @ 12:54 PM ET
more so there were many times where we would win the puck in the offensive zone eva behind the net or in the corners but there was no one in front of the net to pass to, or to create problems.
DevilDogDez
New Jersey Devils
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Joined: 08.10.2010

Apr 15 @ 1:49 PM ET
When Cory was put in goal and making the big plays yesterday, all the surrounding Tampa fans asked me why we haven't been playing him over kinkaid. Sadly I had to explain to them the ordeal. But they all agreed that Cory must be in goal for us to win.

But let it be known, I called it yesterday in warmups that kinkaid looked sloppy and probably wasn't going to fair well for us. Just wish Cory was put in sooner.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Apr 15 @ 2:06 PM ET
https://twitter.com/njdev...s/985579398807085056?s=21


At least it appears Hynes is watching the same games we are.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Apr 15 @ 2:21 PM ET
have to start Schneider, Severson, Mueller, Bratt. Lovejoy is doing nothing but hurt us. Grabner is doing nothing more than he's always done, which is just short of nothing. I wouldn't mind if Boyle had a game off. At least Bratt can make a play every once and a while. What we REALLY need is a healthy Johansson, who is better than half our forwards.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Apr 15 @ 2:25 PM ET
If the devils want too win the series one of their goaltenders has to steal it and from what I’ve seen from kinkaid is he hasn’t been bad but he hasn’t been great and I agree without Todd in saying one period is a small sample but I would go with Cory in game 3 He looked like a man on a mission in the 3rd period yesterday hopefully he can carry that into game 3 and steal us a game
- Devils314


exactly. Cory looked like he was ready and WANTED to GAME. Kinkaid's demeanor has been like most of the team.. one that has no playoff experience..one that is young and trying to survive. You don't try to survive in the playoffs.. you don't TRY anything. You go and battle to the death.. not have a mindset of "we'll try our best".. hoping it'll workout. Cory was great in that isolated bit of action yesterday.
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Apr 15 @ 2:50 PM ET
Bolts in 4
devsnation_12
New Jersey Devils
Location: Suffern, NY
Joined: 10.19.2013

Apr 15 @ 3:00 PM ET
Found it really interesting to see Hynes starting 7 D-men. Based on TOI, it shows he doesn't really even trust anyone cept Vatanen.
Other notes from this game, the TBL offense is a juggernaut that we're not gonna control unless Kinkaid/Scneidy decide to show up. As a team, we're not built for playoff hockey- we gotta bring out the speed and embrace high scoring games. Go all-in on the offense since the Bolts don't have a particularly great defense, either. Sub-in Gibbons/MoJo for Boyle
willschulme
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.06.2013

Apr 15 @ 3:46 PM ET
Anderson signed and practicing with the team. Imagine Bratt if they start Anderson over him.

Schneider is starting game 3 no doubt in my mind
DeflatedPucks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: NYC, NY
Joined: 04.29.2016

Apr 15 @ 5:01 PM ET
If the devils want too win the series one of their goaltenders has to steal it and from what I’ve seen from kinkaid is he hasn’t been bad but he hasn’t been great and I agree without Todd in saying one period is a small sample but I would go with Cory in game 3 He looked like a man on a mission in the 3rd period yesterday hopefully he can carry that into game 3 and steal us a game
- Devils314

RubberBiscuitz
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 11.12.2011

Apr 15 @ 5:08 PM ET
Anderson signed and practicing with the team. Imagine Bratt if they start Anderson over him.

Schneider is starting game 3 no doubt in my mind

- willschulme

Doubt he plays. His ELC is effective this year probably to burn a year and get a real contract sooner than later
cu45161
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.26.2016

Apr 15 @ 5:31 PM ET
The objective is to move the puck closer to the net, put it in an area, and have the final player who touches the puck drive it at net in a way that makes it as challenging as possible for the goaltender. If the Lightning continue to be faster at carrying the puck, chasing after the puck, and passing the puck, this series could be a sweep.
-Sam Hitchcock


nuff said
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Apr 15 @ 7:01 PM ET
https://twitter.com/njdevils/status/985579398807085056?s=21


At least it appears Hynes is watching the same games we are.

- smellmyfinger

let's see what the lineup changes are tomorrow and then let's get really mad about it.
devilhawk
New Jersey Devils
Location: IL
Joined: 05.26.2013

Apr 15 @ 7:17 PM ET
I'm sorry, but it looks like Boyle doesn't want to lay a check on his buddies. Numerous occasions to bury someone, and he's pulled up. We need to be harder in the corners. Getting killed there.
K-dizzle
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.28.2011

Apr 15 @ 11:50 PM ET
Doubt he plays. His ELC is effective this year probably to burn a year and get a real contract sooner than later
- RubberBiscuitz

No it starts next season surprisingly. But he can still play in the playoffs. Similar to mcavoy did.
vlongo4419
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.31.2013

Apr 16 @ 1:56 AM ET
No it starts next season surprisingly. But he can still play in the playoffs. Similar to mcavoy did.
- K-dizzle


No it doesn't. The contract begins with the 2017-2018 season(which is this one)
MannySilvers
New Jersey Devils
Location: ROCK LAND, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Apr 16 @ 10:38 AM ET
Looks like Cory starts tonight.

MoJo back

Stafford in

Hynes realizes there are no shootouts in the playoffs right?
FAZOOL
New Jersey Devils
Location: Where's Your Ring "King" Nothing?!, NJ
Joined: 04.30.2012

Apr 16 @ 10:41 AM ET
Looks like Cory starts tonight.

MoJo back

Stafford in

Hynes realizes there are no shootouts in the playoffs right?

- MannySilvers


Please tell me we're not going 11/7 again tonight?!
willschulme
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.06.2013

Apr 16 @ 11:00 AM ET
Schneider in starter's net at practice apparently. No brainier
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Apr 16 @ 11:14 AM ET
let's see what the lineup changes are tomorrow and then let's get really mad about it.
- Pomegrant



Lovejoy still in, Mojo in for Grabner looks like Stafford stays in too.
rawwdogg88
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 06.18.2013

Apr 16 @ 11:17 AM ET
Stafford, Bratt, or Grabner....hmmm... Of course Hynes chooses Stafford. smh
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Apr 16 @ 11:25 AM ET
Going to game four and sure as poop don’t want to see a handshake line.