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DeBoer uses practice for power play

Wednesday, 09.28.2011 / 3:48 PM / News
By Eric Marin
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DeBoer uses practice for power play
Ilya Kovalchuk at Wednesday's practice. (New Jersey Devils)
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Coach Peter DeBoer used Wednesday's practice to fine-tune the power play, which has gone two-for-11 in three preseason contests.

The Devils close out the exhibition schedule with three games in three nights beginning Thursday in Philadelphia (streaming live on newjerseydevils.com).

The skate began with a 20-minute scrimmage. Later, DeBoer and assistant coach Adam Oates helped on-ice with positioning.

"Some game situation, some specialty team time," DeBoer said. "We spent a lot of time on our specialty teams today, just the details of the game. It’s tough when you’ve got a full camp to really concentrate on the details. That’s where we’re at now."

The Devils (1-2-0 in preseason) host the Islanders on Friday and the Flyers on Saturday. The regular season opens at Prudential Center against Philadelphia on Oct. 8.

The remaining exhibition games can impact the roster decisions that will have to be made before the puck drops on 2011-12. In the meantime, DeBoer will continue his preparations.

"I think the general foundation is in place on how we want to play, now it’s just working through situations and details," he said. "There’s no better way to do that than live-game action. You can walk through practice all you want. Until you’re reading and reacting in a game situation, it’s not the same."

Zach Parise-Patrik Elias-David Clarkson comprised one power-play unit, with Ilya Kovalchuk and Adam Larsson on the back end. Mattias Tedenby-Jacob Josefson-Nick Palmieri were another trio, with Anton Stralman and Mark Fayne at the points.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 TOR 49 22 23 4 143 152 48
11 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 41 10 16 -2 26
J. Jagr 44 9 16 -11 25
M. Cammalleri 36 15 6 -3 21
P. Elias 38 6 15 -13 21
M. Zidlicky 48 4 16 -8 20
M. Ryder 42 6 12 -2 18
T. Zajac 40 8 8 -6 16
S. Gomez 24 4 12 -6 16
S. Bernier 33 6 7 1 13
M. Havlat 30 5 8 -9 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 17 19 4 .921 2.37
K. Kinkaid 1 3 3 .913 2.54