Tonight, the New Jersey Devils look for first win of the season against Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators at the Prudential Center.
By Patrick Comia
It’s been two games, and no win to show so far in this 2015-2016 season.
It’s been a tough beginning but plenty of time in the NHL season to make up the rough beginnings.
So far, the Devils have given up twice as many goals to their opponents, scoring four goals, while yielding eight. It’s not the ideal start new head coach John Hynes wanted, but hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
There’s going to be growing pains, but the team learn from those and improve.
At home tonight, they will play host to the Nashville Predators, who is undefeated through their first two games of the season. They’ve taken down the likes of the Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers, scoring two goals in each contest.
Not much to boast about scoring-wise, but they have been benefitting from Pekka Rinne ‘s strong goaltending. He shutout the Oilers last game, stopping all 31 shots faced.
The Devils are still looking for their consistent offense on the ice. After starting the season scoring one goal, the team put up three against the Philadelphia Flyers. However, if they want to put pressure on the Predators, it’s gonna have to start on defense.
They need to limit the amount of scoring opportunities, and quickly transition up ice, which Hynes wants more of it. The Devils have shown hints of this new style, but needs to come on a consistent basis.
If they can do that, then the scoring will come, followed by games in the win column.
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