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Hot in the snow: Devils blow out Blues 7-1

Jan 21, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

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While the Philadelphia Flyers canceled their game due to adverse conditions, teams like the New Jersey Devils decided to soldier on, even if it meant playing in front of minuscule crowds. Their accounts (and trainers?) may disagree, but Tuesday’s game appeared to be worth playing, as New Jersey decimated the St. Louis Blues 7-1.

Again, it wasn’t all good news, as justifiably poor attendance and Adam Henrique‘s mystery injury put a damper on things. Still, it was an unusually potent night for the Devils’ struggling offense.

This was the Devils’ first seven-goal output since they beat the New York Islanders 7-1 back in April 2010, according to The Bergen Record’s Tom Gulitti. The team’s power play efficiency was also an anomaly, as they produced three consecutive man advantage goals:

All in all, it was worth trudging the snow, especially if Henrique’s issue is only minor. Of course, the ordeal might not be totally over, as they must avoid getting stuck on their way home, as Patrik Elias and Travis Zajac can attest.

(As far as the Blues are concerned, Alexander Steen established a new career-high with his 25th goal. And … that’s about all the positives they can probably take from this one.)

  1. penguins87and71 - Jan 21, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    WOW.

  2. esracerx46 - Jan 21, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    Ouch

  3. lenapedevil - Jan 21, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Tonight, the stars aline themselves and the Devils give Cory Schneider 7 goals of support. This game was the first time this season that the Devils have their entire roster healthy.

    • guanacoracing - Jan 21, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      Yes and let’s hope Henrique is not injured.

  4. nj666 - Jan 21, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    what a great game its nights like this where I wish I would have invested in a snowmobile.

  5. chill1184 - Jan 21, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Now if they can continue this against the Caps….

  6. 950003cups - Jan 22, 2014 at 1:24 AM

    I would like to be thrilled about the change in the teams success. However, if you watched the game you would see bounces go our way all night. When we were in a jam, the puck would bounce over the defenseman and out of th zone. I’ve never seen a game where so many bounces went our way. Even the 7th goal which bounces off a defenseman, in to Halak, to the ice, back over his head and in the net. I’ll never see that game again

    • nj666 - Jan 22, 2014 at 9:38 AM

      • 950003cups - Jan 22, 2014 at 1:17 PM

        Anyone could have a good game.

  7. patthehockeyfan - Jan 22, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Touchdown, Devils!!! Well done!!!!

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