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Clarkson gets help from shooter tutor

Friday, 10.15.2010 / 2:17 PM / News
By Eric Marin
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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 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 40 10 16 -1 26
J. Jagr 43 9 16 -10 25
M. Cammalleri 35 15 6 -3 21
P. Elias 37 6 14 -14 20
M. Zidlicky 47 4 16 -7 20
M. Ryder 42 6 12 -2 18
T. Zajac 39 8 8 -7 16
S. Gomez 23 4 12 -5 16
S. Bernier 32 6 7 1 13
M. Havlat 29 5 7 -10 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 19 4 .920 2.41
K. Kinkaid 1 3 3 .913 2.54