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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

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 69 16 24 -3 40
M. Cammalleri 62 25 13 3 38
P. Elias 63 11 21 -16 32
S. Gomez 52 7 24 -7 31
S. Bernier 61 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 68 11 12 -4 23
A. Larsson 58 3 19 3 22
A. Greene 76 3 18 3 21
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 56 6 11 -3 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 28 8 .928 2.19
K. Kinkaid 5 5 3 .918 2.47