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NJD Notes - 11.06 Quotes

Friday, 11.6.2009 / 2:53 PM ET / 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

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59