The New Jersey Devils have simply misplaced to the Carolina Hurricanes, who’re presently on an 11-game successful streak. Caroline may be very near New Jersey’s season-high of 13.
The loss was a shootout, however as a result of the satan discovered a approach to keep within the recreation because of some huge performs by one of the best gamers. Nonetheless, this isn’t the one information taking place in his Devils’ land of New Jersey.
The World Junior Championships formally enter the qualifying rounds. In different phrases, even when any nation loses, they’ll return residence.
What is the outlook for the Devils? Two of them, specifically, had been nice standouts who simply received higher and higher with every passing yr.
The New Jersey Devils prospects have implications for the World Junior Championships.
Let’s begin with Simon Nemec, top-of-the-line defenders in your entire match. He was the captain of his Slovakian crew and had a powerful run within the qualifying rounds to achieve the quarter-finals.
He wanted to be pretty much as good as he was for Slovakia to have the outcomes to this point. The Devils clearly have an ideal participant to return together with Nemec who hopes to be on an NHL crew for a really very long time.
Sadly, Nemec’s match has ended. His crew fought onerous however misplaced to his crew Canada in additional time. Nemec had nearly all of the sport, however Connor Bedard scored in additional time (his second of the sport) to present Canada the victory.
Bedard won’t ever be on New Jersey’s radar. As a result of they do not plan on successful the draft lottery once more for lengthy.
As for Nemec, he should be very happy with his match. One other huge step in his improvement is full and he ought to come again to Utica his Comets with unbelievable confidence.
Luke Hughes, one other high contender for the New Jersey group, had an ideal run on this match, enjoying for Staff USA (who can also be crew captain).
Not like Nemec, Hughes made it to the semi-finals (the place they beat Germany 11-1 within the quarter-finals), the place he and his American teammates will face an ideal Canadian crew. Wednesday evening needs to be an excellent recreation.
Topias Virén and his Finnish teammates are out after shedding to Staff Sweden within the quarter-finals. Petrhauser and his crew As for his Czech crew, he scored within the 9-1 win in opposition to Switzerland and reached the semi-finals.
On Wednesday, Staff Czech will face Staff Sweden within the first semi-final of the match.
As talked about earlier than, Staff USA rekindles their rivalry with Canada shortly afterward, so there’s a number of intrigue right here. It needs to be an ideal finish to what was an ideal match.