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Clarkson gets help from shooter tutor

Friday, 10.15.2010 / 2:17 PM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Clarkson gets help from shooter tutor
Clarkson looking to light the lamp more this season.
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Last season, David Clarkson ranked eighth on the Devils in shots with 106 in 46 games. (By comparison, Ilya Kovalchuk recorded 111 in 27 games as a Devil.)

Four games into the new season, however, Clarkson is tied with Jason Arnott for second on the club with 14. Zach Parise tops the list with 17.

It’s a product of Clarkson trying to get more pucks to the net. He came into this campaign trying to shoot more and score more.

“Yeah, I’m just waiting for that to happen,” he joked. He has yet to register a goal in the young season.

“I feel like things have been going pretty well, getting opportunities, creating stuff,” he said. “A coach once told me if you’re not getting the chances, then you get upset. The chances are there, so I’ve just got to keep going. If it doesn’t start going in, I’ll start blaming something else. For now, I’ve got to keep going to the net.”

He credits assistant coach Adam Oates with helping him find prime shooting areas on the ice.

“I think it has (helped),” Clarkson said. “Him telling me positions to be in, ways to get the puck off quickly – I believe Oatesy has helped me quite a bit, actually. I haven’t had a coach like him around here in a long time. You have him come in here, and he just wants to teach. He’s so smart about the little things about the game. But if you pay attention and try to absorb what he’s saying, you’re going to benefit a lot.”

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
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