The New Jersey Devils will try to bounce back from their first loss of the season when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers for a Saturday matinee.The Devils (4-1) surrendered a 3-2 third-period lead and dropped a 5-3 decision on two late goals to the visiting Colorado Avalanche Thursday night.“We found a way to dig in there in the third and give ourselves a chance Womens Wayne Gretzky Jersey
, but at that point we just have to make sure, with four minutes left, that we’re smart and protecting the house there,” Devils captain Andy Greene told NHL.com. “We needed to live to fight for another day and, at that point, make sure we play for the point and go from there.”Article continues below ...Taylor Hall had a goal and two assists, Nico Hischier had a goal and an assist, and Keith Kinkaid made 29 saves for New Jersey, which was last remaining undefeated team in the NHL and was denied a chance at its first 5-0 start since starting 1993-94 7-0.The Devils also lost a pair of skaters Thursday. Center Travis Zajac and defenseman Ben Lovejoy are both day-to-day with a lower body injury and won’t pay Saturday.On the plus side, the Devils activated goaltender Cory Schneider Aaron Ekblad Jersey
, who will head to Binghamton of the American Hockey League for a conditioning assignment. The 32-year-old is rehabbing after May 1 surgery to repair torn cartilage in his hip.“We want to see him get through a game, see how he responds to 60 minutes while working in more read-and-react situations than just practice,” Devils coach John Hynes told NHL.com. “It’s important for him to play a live-game situation against another opponent where the score of the game matters.”The Flyers are also coming off a Thursday night loss, 6-3 at Columbus.Philadelphia (3-4) has allowed 11 goals in its last two games, though one was a 6-5 win over Florida.“It’s pretty embarrassing,” center Sean Couturier told NHL.com. “Offensively, we’re trying too much, making high-risk plays. We’re creating chances, but when we’re not, we’re giving up odd-man rushes and getting caught defensively. “It’s got to stop. This high-risk Aleksander Barkov Jersey
, almost summer hockey is getting out of hand.”Philadelphia has given up 31 goals in its first seven games. The last time they endured a similar stretch was 2008 when they allowed 32 goals in seven games. adStreetHockey.com.Travis Konecny had a goal and an assist, and Claude Giroux had two assists for the Flyers. Calvin Pickard allowed six goals on 28 shots in his second start for Philadelphia.“What you see are at times is guys trying to do a little too much,” Flyers coach Dave Hakstol told the team’s website. “When you try and extend a shift, try to make one more play, most times that’s when negative plays are going to come right back at you.”Kinkaid has started all five games for New Jersey and had 1.61 goals against average and a .941 save percentage. Versus the Flyers he’s 6-1 with a 2.38 GAA and .918 save percentage. Philadelphia’s Brian Elliott is 5-4 with a 2.69 GAA and .894 save percentage against the Devils.Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri is off to the best start of his NHL career with seven goals and eight points in five games.Flyers center Nolan Patrick was a full participant in practice Friday for the first time since suffering an upper-body injury in Ottawa, though his status for Saturday is uncertain. DENVER (AP) — Colton Sissons put an exclamation point on his run of success against the Colorado Avalanche.The fifth-year center got his second career hat trick and Colorado had two apparent goals nullified by replay reviews as the Nashville Predators beat the Avalanche 4-1 Wednesday night.“Everybody has a team or two they have success against and feel good against and fortunately for me, it’s a team in our division,” said Sissons, who has scored eight of his 26 career goals against Colorado. “They are always tough games (against the Avs), like playoff games Evgenii Dadonov Jersey Kids
, and I like playing in those games. Maybe that’s it.”Sissons’ play has figured in an even bigger run of success by Nashville, which improved to 7-0 on the road this season and extended its regular-season winning streak against Colorado to 11 games.“We just stay focused and do our thing,” Sissons said. “I don’t know if being on the road and only focusing on the road helps us. But we’ve been sharp.”Ryan Hartman added an empty-net goal with 2:54 left for Nashville, which benefited from the nullified goals in sending Colorado to a fourth straight loss.“We know how big it is,” Nick Bonino said. “Those were big challenges. The first one I think you could see; the second was a gusty call. It was game-changing.”Avalanche coach Jared Bednar thought his team’s poor execution might have contributed to the adverse rulings.“I have to try and find the reviews that they have because to me, one could be inconclusive, maybe both, I don’t know,” Bednar said. “But I think our execution was poor. Tape-to-tape passes we’re throwing into guys’ skates even when there aren’t players in between them, going offside on goals. That’s part execution http://www.officialhockeypantherssho...-reimer-jersey
, slows down our pace, slows down the tempo of our game.“The two goals getting called back to me is just another aspect of our lack of execution.”Trailing 2-0, the Avalanche had an apparent goal at 1:29 of the second period waived off after a replay review showed the puck had drifted across the blue line, making it offside. Samuel Girard was straddling the blue line when he passed to Ian Cole, whose shot zoomed into the net past goalie Pekka Rinne only to have it erased after the Predators’ challenge was upheld.A second Avalanche goal was disallowed, on a shot by Colin Wilson, with 12:33 remaining in the third following a Predators challenge. Officials took away the score after the replay review, saying the Avs were offside when the play started.Girard was at the center of the only goal that counted for Colorado, a power-play score. He fired a pass down the middle of the ice that Matt Calvert redirected past Rinne to pull the Avalanche to 2-1 at 7:08 of the second period. The goal was upheld after a replay review.Nashville rebuilt its lead on the power play. Kyle Turris, off a feed from Kevin Fiala Youth Jamie McGinn Jersey
, wristed a shot from inside the right circle that Sisson tipped into the net past goalie Semyon Varlamov for his third of the night at 19:57 of the second.Sissons got the first two thirds of the hat trick in the first period. At 13:39 of the period, Varlamov stopped a shot from Bonino but the rebound trickled out and Sissons was there with his stick to tap it in.Four minutes later, Sissons gathered a cross-ice pass from Roman Josi and wristed a shot past Varlamov from in close.NOTES: Sissons has four multigoal games in his career, including his first hat trick last Jan. 5 against Tampa Bay. … Avalanche forward Sheldon Dries took a puck off the side of his face late in the first period. He stayed down on the ice stunned for several moments before managing to get up and skate off under his own power. He went to the dressing room for further examination and treatment before returning in the second period. … It was the first of four meetings this season between the Central Division rivals.UP NEXTPredators: Continue their five-game road trip in Dallas on Saturday night.Avalanche: At the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night.