Week 5 – Devils Up and Down Report

M. Brodeur 2 wins stopping 18 of 19 in Tampa and then stopping 26 of 28 against Washington. Playing much better recently.
Y. Denis He had the week off but gets the call against the Islanders tonight.
R. Niedermayer He had an assist against the Caps but left the game with an injury in the 3rd and will miss the next two. Normally, an assist would get a nice green arrow but the injury does more damage.
R. Pelley Maybe if he did more than wrestle the guy to the ground on Wednesday. Why was this guy money for me in NHL 09?
T. Zajac A goal and 2 assists this week. Overall he has 13 pts in 12 games..say it with me… MONEY!!
D. Zubrus Thought he was a little too quiet this week
J. Pandolfo Still Injured
Z. Parise Had a heads up assist on Bergfors 1st goal on Wednesday. Put himself in the right position to make the play. He’s a smart player.
A. Peters NEXT!!
N. Bergfors 2 goals against the Caps. I think he’s doing everything he can with the time he’s been given to show us what he’s made of. This kid does NOT want to go back to Lowell and its showing.
D. Clarkson He’s been too quiet for my liking. If fact, it seems like last year NJ was more willing to throw down the gloves. He did have a surprise shootout goal that won it in TB.
M. Halischuk Sent to Lowell, called back up but didn’t do much.
J. Langenbrunner Plays smart, had some good chances on Wednesday and picked up an assist.
P. Leblond Didn’t do much, didn’t get much time out there either. 4th line blows.
I. Pikkarainen He just doesn’t look comfortable out there.
B. Rolston STOP THE PRESSES, he got a goal. Wait, it was a lucky bounce and I don’t think it’s going to wake him up but in an interview I heard him say he wasn’t pleased with his play so at least he realizes he needs to be doing more. Point a game Brian..A POINT A GAME!!
M. Fraser He’s logging some time, he’s not hurting us thats for sure.
A. Greene He’s my biggest surprise, well he and Bergfors but he’s doing the job that needs to be done out there.
P. Martin Still injured
M. Mottau He’s putting in the hours and while he’s not in the scoring card, the other teams aren’t scoring bunches so that’s what we ask from him.
C. Murphy Found his way back to NJ but its temporary, especially since he adds very little.
J. Oduya Still Injured
B. Salvador Like Mottau, he’s logging good minutes out there and keeping the other team out of the scorebook.
C. White He’s got the bulk of the minutes and proving to us why. He didn’t look good on the Caps first goal but got it together after that.

































My “Player of the Week” award goes to Niklas Bergfors which surprised me and pleases me greatly.

About Darren

Darren is a long time fan of the New Jersey Devils and had been covering the New Jersey Devils for various websites before starting up Running With The Devils in the fall of 2009.