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Friday, 11.06.2009 / 2:53 PM / News
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NJD Notes - 11.06 Quotes
Elias returns to face the Isles on Friday.
Patrik Elias makes his season debut tonight when the Devils host the Islanders. Jersey's Team will start backup netminder Yann Danis.


"It'll be exciting. Obviously, I'll be a little bit nervous. I just have to make sure I calm myself down and play a smart hockey game tonight."

-- Elias on returning to the lineup for the first time since September groin surgery


"I’d say he’s going to play from 17 to 19 minutes. He’ll have to play."

-- Head coach Jacques Lemaire on managing Elias' minutes tonight


"At this level, there’s always pressure. You’re never guaranteed anything; you always have to perform. But that’s what I want to do. I think the team has confidence in what I can do, and hopefully I can continue to do that tonight."

-- Danis on getting his second start of the season


"Obviously they gave me a chance to play, and I’m here right now probably because of that. I had a good time; great group of guys there and I have a lot of respect for those guys. But I’ve moved on. I’m here now and I’m looking to come up with a win tonight."

-- Danis on facing the Islanders, his former club


"From training camp to right now, he’s totally a different player. I’d say he’s a player that stands up until the start of the season. He’s good with the puck, makes good plays, he’s very calm on the ice. Doesn’t get rattled. He does everything good."

-- Lemaire on defenseman Andy Greene, who had 25:46 of ice time Wednesday vs. Caps


"Obviously you don’t like to see what happened to Paul and Johnny, but at the same time you have to be ready. We have to step up as a group and as a team. The defense as a whole has stepped up well. You just have to be ready. That’s all you can do is be ready for all situations."

-- Greene on stepping up following the injuries to Paul Martin and Johnny Oduya


"Just a great kid and a great player at his age. All that he does on the ice, he looks like he’s been in the League five years and settled down. He’s cool, doesn’t get excited, plays his game and has good talent. He’s going to be a good player – he is right now."

-- Lemaire on Isles' John Tavares, the first overall pick in 2009



"You know how good Marty is, and arguably the best goalie of all time. You want to play against the best and compete against the best but it doesn’t really matter which goalie is in there. You don’t want to change your mindset. You still want to go in and compete as hard as you would against Marty or against Yann tonight. It’s not going to change too much of our focus except maybe some things we can find on (Danis) that can hopefully work for us."

-- Tavares on facing Danis

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51

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