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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.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 20 14 5 1 55 51 29
2 TBL 20 13 5 2 73 54 28
3 PIT 17 13 3 1 64 35 27
4 NYI 18 12 6 0 59 52 24
5 BOS 20 12 8 0 53 49 24
6 DET 18 9 4 5 50 42 23
7 OTT 17 8 5 4 47 45 20
8 TOR 19 9 8 2 58 60 20
9 NYR 19 8 7 4 52 58 20
10 WSH 18 8 7 3 52 50 19
11 NJD 19 8 9 2 47 56 18
12 FLA 16 6 5 5 35 42 17
13 PHI 17 7 8 2 51 55 16
14 CAR 18 6 9 3 43 55 15
15 CBJ 18 6 11 1 44 64 13
16 BUF 20 5 13 2 34 69 12

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 19 3 9 -1 12
M. Cammalleri 13 7 4 4 11
M. Ryder 19 4 6 1 10
P. Elias 19 2 8 -6 10
A. Henrique 13 4 5 3 9
M. Zidlicky 19 3 6 -4 9
D. Severson 19 4 4 4 8
T. Zajac 19 3 4 -1 7
A. Greene 19 0 6 9 6
E. Gelinas 16 2 3 0 5
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 8 8 2 .910 2.72
S. Clemmensen 0 0 0 .765 6.49