Oct 25, 2013, 12:06 PM EST
Announced attendance was a modest 13,203 for last night’s game between the Devils and Canucks at the 17,625-seat Prudential Center in Newark.
Based on what Vancouver head coach John Tortorella had to say after his team escaped with a 3-2 shootout win, the thousands that chose not to attend made a pretty wise decision.
“I don’t think I would have paid for a minute of that game,” Tortorella said, per NHL.com, “but it’s nice we came away with the two points.”
Suffice to say, it was no classic, with the two teams combining for just 51 shots in 65 minutes of action (if you could even call it that).
At the very least, the Devils fans that did show up got to see a nice passing play for the team’s first goal.
- Roberto Luongo records the shutout in first game back with Panthers 13
- Steve Moore remains shocked, disgusted about Todd Bertuzzi attack 42
- Canucks’ Kassian gets three games for boarding Dillon 26
- TGIF: Why Lightning fans can be upset with St. Louis 31
- Goalie nods: Luongo’s first game back with Panthers, Neuvirth makes Sabres debut 12
- Report: Kuznetsov terminated KHL deal, headed to Washington 20
- Canucks’ Bieksa: ‘If this isn’t rock bottom, I don’t know what is’ 34
- Luongo has Twitter fun at Canucks’ expense 36
- Sabres spoil Callahan’s Lightning debut, Stamkos’ return 7
- Dealing with the Devils: NHL reverses Kovalchuk punishment 49
- Canucks trade Luongo to Panthers (93)
- BLOCKBUSTER: Lightning trade St. Louis to Rangers for Callahan (82)
- Kings make splash, acquire Gaborik from Columbus (72)
- Report: Canucks want center, top prospect and first-rounder for Kesler (68)
- Sabres announce Pat LaFontaine resigns as president of hockey operations (66)