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DeBoer uses practice for power play

Wednesday, 09.28.2011 / 3:48 PM ET / 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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 74 46 20 8 195 162 100
2 NYR 72 46 19 7 219 167 99
3 TBL 74 46 21 7 242 191 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 72 39 21 12 208 195 90
7 WSH 73 39 24 10 212 180 88
8 OTT 72 37 24 11 212 190 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 73 33 26 14 180 201 80
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 73 31 31 11 164 186 73
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 74 27 41 6 193 237 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 66 16 24 -1 40
M. Cammalleri 59 25 11 4 36
S. Gomez 49 7 23 -7 30
P. Elias 60 10 19 -16 29
S. Bernier 58 12 14 3 26
T. Zajac 65 10 12 -3 22
A. Larsson 55 3 18 2 21
A. Greene 73 3 17 4 20
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 53 6 11 -2 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 27 7 .928 2.17
K. Kinkaid 5 4 3 .919 2.42