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Lemaire not focused on former club

Tuesday, 01.4.2011 / 9:26 AM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Lemaire not focused on former club
Lemaire after the Devils' win in Minnesota last season.
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Jacques Lemaire's second meeting with his former team isn't likely pack the emotional punch of the first. 

Lemaire spent nine years in Minnesota before returning for a second stint with the Devils last season. The Wild were set to visit Prudential Center Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Last year's lone meeting with the Wild resulted in a 5-3 victory at the Xcel Center on Jan 2, 2010.

Minnesota native Jamie Langenbrunner potted his first career hat trick as the Devils improved to 29-10-1.

The circumstances are different this time. The Devils (10-26-2) have one win in their last eight games and are still trying to find their footing in Lemaire's third tenure. At this point, he doesn't even concern himself with the opponent, only the preparation of his own squad.

"I have so many things to think about, I don’t have time to think about the other team," Lemaire said. "There’s a time, you have to take care of your team first.

"As an example, if your team’s not working, and that’s the main problem, even if you talk about the other team and what they’re doing, is it going to help? It won’t help. You have to get your guys to work first. You have to get your guys to skate before we’re going to talk about the other team. Talk about us, what we’ve got  to do to be successful."

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  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

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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