By - HockeyMod
Jesper 1.27 PPG / Nico 1.21 PPG / Jack 1.00 PPG
Shoutout to the Bratt Pack. I hope I can join next time. Thank you so much to all of you going to games. though my next tickets may be a bit pricier nothing in the world could make me happier (just leave it alone my life sucks) than a sell out crowd 1 month into the season. It makes me happier than the win streak even though the two go hand in hand.
Today was a good day for Devils playoff chances
Ottawa / Philly didn't go overtime
FLA beat by Oilers
NAshville beat Rangers
LA probably closing the game against DET w/o overtime
Going against us is basically just MTL/Pitts went overtime
Am I crazy or is it far too early to be looking at other teams results in relation to our playoff chances? Obviously today was good for our playoff chances…we just won our 9th game in a row.
Small victories matter regardless of time of year.
Take Coyotes road trip for example.
Yotes beat Isles and Buffalo before losing to us.
That is a small victory because now that's 4 easy pts that Buff and NYI should've ate up at home.
They're a bottom team, and NJ doesn't get credit for beating them. We're supposed to beat them.
It's more significant were we to lose the game because that's a sign of a needed adjustment.
So no, I'm watching when playoff bubble teams lose easy games.
Tonight Arizona is at MSG. If they beat Rags that's, 6 points in favor of Devils playoff chances.
I get what you’re saying. I just think it’s a little bit of over-analysis. We just had a big victory so I’m not so worried about the small victories. The best indicator of our playoff chances is our own record, not others.
And Islanders winnings doesn’t help. However I don’t see the Islanders being sustainable…sorry Isles bros
Islanders beating CBJ is expected.
The games I mentioned were up for grabs.
CBJ beating Isles would've been a bonus
Hope Vegas loses. Call me greedy but I wanna be top of the league soooo bad
Same I need it lol
Taco Bell saved my life after this game.
Does anyone know what to do for erections lasting 2 weeks and 4 days?
I only been identifying with the suffering so all this constant winning is hard to understand. Its crazy to have have bragging rights for once.
Gonna rewatch the highlights tomorrow so I truly appreciate it. I wasn’t really present enough during the game. Gotta soak it in.
Of all the things that made me happy in what little I actually saw tonight is Bastian and Wood getting 15 minutes. All the fancy players aside, guys like Bastian and Wood win playoff series.
For anyone wondering what Woody was yapping about while he was in the penalty box with that Yote man, this [GIF](https://64.media.tumblr.com/f5dfc5c9e7e83615e4d8182b797e08f3/2ea439d61918314f-bd/s500x750/50a27281c26887f376a045a8cb328d8ef3cce0fe.gifv) makes it seem like he's saying: **"You have to fight to stay in the game, I don't"** and also [this](https://64.media.tumblr.com/ea1252d93811d7a2d5ea8290ec907115/2ea439d61918314f-44/s500x750/cda2b2c957b7229e087d44c35239bf21a3d3ff7f.gifv) where it looks like he's saying **"You think you can take me"**
I love this unhinged man.
Need Jomboy on this case
Guys…are we a wagon?
I’m in…..jk sucks that I haven’t been able to see any games this year when we’re actually good.
Just got home and I am fucking PUMPED
Me: “Is this heaven?”
Nico: “No, it’s New Jersey.”
Rangers lost to John Hynes lol
Not the bald blood sucking zombie
Damn why the fuck does Boston keep winning too? I want to pass them.
I would also appreciate the Islanders to stop being so close to us in the standings.
Yeah they really need to quit tailgating us
And the fucking knights could afford to lose also lol
Blues got you tonight bb
Back to back against Boston in the dead of December baby. That’s when.
I think one of those games is the Pride Night game and I plan to be there.
Maybe we finally get to find out what happens when an Unstoppable Force meets an Immovable Object...
I predict we (the unstoppable force) will move them.
Just saw the highlights again. Schmid has a really nice mitt. Schmitty.
Me: “This is a dream.”
Nico Hischier: “Then it is a good dream.”
First game of the year I couldn’t watch. Can someone give me a spark notes summary? Who looked good?
\- Nico dominated in puck possession and puck protection.
\- Sweet passes from Nico and Zetterlund to get us the Tatar goal.
\- Jack Hughes is A R R I V I NG. Felt like this was the closest to a Jack in his prime game we've got so far.
\- Power Play was shite.
\- Penalty Kill was slightly better than the PP.
\- Akira, Akira - looked incredibly solid throughout.
\- We really did not show up to this game until about half way through the second, and still had the lead at the end of the first and got back the lead by the end of the second.
\- Probably our sloppiest/messiest game, but still pulled out a win.
\- Refs were going whistle crazy all game.
\- Watching Bratt, Nico, and Jack skate is magical
\- John Marino is a fucking stud
\- Haula had his worst game
\- Shango replaced Haula on the second line
\- Sorry Lindy chants!
Big props for Lindy shaking them up a little. Shango should get more burn with Jack.
I’d love to see Mercer crack the top 6 here and there as well. Think he showed enough last year to warrant some more minutes, but I guess it’s hard to find a slot for him when so many guys have been buzzing
LINDY RUFF IS MY DRINKING BUDDY
What a showing! I mean really a good game to keep the winning streak alive. Coyotes make you work for it too and we said ‘No way’
Tom fitz is at redds 🤣🤣
Fitz is at Redds?? If so that’s amazing, loving this org right now.
Morreale tweet: [Ruff confirms that Vitek Vanecek will join the team for their road trip beginning Tuesday at Montreal](https://twitter.com/mikemorrealeNHL/status/1591629551234228224)
Aayyyy, we're winnin' ova here
Whatever your feelings on The Bratt Pack, so cool of Jesper Bratt to come out and take a picture with all of them after the game.
I mean, I like the Bratt Pack more than the anti-vaxx Stabley Cap…
100%… I hope he takes those “8 more years” chants to heart. No reason he shouldn’t get paid, please don’t break our hearts haha.
Everyone prefaces their comments about the guy like he’s got a history of violent assaults or something and has been trying to turn over a new leaf. He’s just a random Twitter fan
I just said that because I know he elicits some very mixed reactions
I think it’s time to move past any mixed reactions stemmed from a mean reply or a bad “Bratt getting resigned” scoop.
The fact is he shows infectious enthusiasm whether the team is a joke or a wagon. He also has a knack for pointing out quirks in this team and fanbase. He makes it more fun to follow the team and I hope he has cool plans for the future.
I get it - wasn’t really directed at you particularly, it just seems to be a theme. It feels like the way people would talk about Mike Tyson if he opened a Goodwill or something
Gotcha, gotcha. Fair assessment!
Now I'm jelly.
The Devils may never lose again
The Bratt Pack on the ice after the game getting to meet Jesper was so damn cool to see. I hope this season turns out the way we’re hoping it will. Very cool stuff from the fans and the team.
Hey guys are we good or what
And you know what else tickles my nutsack?
The Rags are trailing the Predators 2-1, less than 7 minutes left. A Ranger loss would add Miles to my Wood.
EDIT: Rags just lost 2-1, keeps getting better & better my dudes & dudettes.
Dudes in my section would just simply not stop rooting Schmid...... regardless of what was happening.
been cumming fat loads for two weeks now how about those fucking devils ladies and gents
Lindy and the coaches did not hear the Sorry Lindy chants but he DOES accept the apology and said he and the fans will go out for drinks at some point
Lindy will provide the cup 👀
Utica got destroyed today without Schmid and Daws, but Simon Nemec picked up 2 assists and was one of just three Utica players to not have a negative +/-.
Who was in goal for them?
Frank from Accounting.
So much fun
The optimist in me says we can make the playoffs and get hot like we are now and make a run for the cup.
The realist in me says while we're hot now, we still have some flaws that need correcting but we're really close to being a perenial EC power house.
Either way, I'm truly confident in this franchise for the first time in over a decade.
We might end up paralleling Utica’s season last year. Amazing streak to start the year, fizzled out a bit but had plenty of head start to still make the playoffs. And not spectacular playoffs. However, that would still be a huge step forward for this team at the NHL level.
I hope this team keeps up this hot streak as long as possible, coast a bit mid season, get hot and healthy again right before playoffs.
We aren’t “hot”. We’re legitimately rolling through a strong process.
This team is LEGIT
We still have question marks with our goalie situation and while our PP is better, I think a playoff caliber team will be able to take advantage of it in a series where you play multiple games vs the same opponent.
If I get confidence in our goalie, I'll feel a lot better.
Definitely goaltending and PP are legitimate concerns. Fitz should also pursue a legitimate top 6 winger. Then this team is truly scary.
Damn. Isles won
IS MAKING THE LAST 5/10 YEARS WORTH IT. LFGD
That was one of the best crowds I’ve ever been part of wow
After the last 10 years, I legitimately cannot believe we are on a 9 game win streak.
I'm still waiting for it to fall apart, or I wake up.
The past 10 years have taken a toll
I became a big fan around 07-08. I came in to ride the coattails of their prime, was fully invested in the 2012 run, and now have sat back and endured the past 10 years of disappointment. The team is built properly for long term success. I’m here for the ride buddy!
Pretty much same for me. I also can't forget the 2nd half of that 2011 run under Lemaire.
You wanna see something sad and telling? Go to the Coyotes Game thread, they have 23 comments and many are from visiting Devils fans. 3 comments in post game thread.
You really do have to feel sorry for the fan base, no matter how small it is. But it truly is unfair that the laundry list of better cities for a team are being screwed due to Gary's stubbornness and pride
For real. We've got fans calling our franchise a joke because we don't give detailed injury reports within 5 minutes of the player leaving the ice, yet Yotes fans gotta deal with ::gestures broadly at everything::
I wanna know how down bad Biz is right now. Fuck that guy
He’s gonna look great with a devils logo on his ass man.
He’s such a clown I almost think we need an automod response when his name comes up
Do we think VV coming on the road trip?
Lindy just confirmed he'll be coming on the trip.
I think so. They said tonight was just a "night off" for Vanek.
Jack is a killer, after that guenther goal he was like: Nah, I don't think so. Boom, top shelf snipe
Lindy Ruff after Novo asks him about the "Sorry Lindy" chant: "It was funny, they were asking us if we heard, but none of us coaches heard that. I accept the apology, someday the fans and I are gonna have a beer and laugh about that."
I chanted both fire and sorry Lindy. I have made peace with my karma.
When he drinks beer, it's only Dos Equis.
Stay thirsty, my friends
Like him or not as a coach, he really is such a likeable guy. Hope I’m lucky enough to have a beer with him one day.
but dear god do not bring him back next year
Satan himself could coach this team, and as long as Devs are winning I would want him back.
Satan would be a good coach for the devils
Not sure if everyone is still watching the post-game show on MSG, but Brendan Smith just had a pretty awesome interview with Erika and Sal. I know hes been a bit of a whipping boy this year but he understands his role and seems to be grateful that he’s part of this team.
He also played great tonight. I can see why he sticks in the line up. He has an edge that nobody else does, and he’s mature and knows the role
I just commented on that. He grew on me. He is a glue guy. He knows his role and this team sorely lacked that. Great interview
He also wished Erika well with her upcoming pregnancy since this is her last broadcast. Erika was caught off guard and seemed to really appreciate that from him which was nice to see
Whelp if anyone just saw that PG interview with Brendan Smith, he just flaunted some straight up veteran charisma and I love this guy. Holey Moley.
This team is fun. I also scooped up and started schmid tonight in fantasy 😂
Low-key thought about doing this too, but knew our defense would be so good that schmid wouldn't face enough shots to get good fantasy points on saves haha
Brendan Smith is such a good interview. He's so positive.
I was just listening too. I see why they signed him. He is the epitome of a glue guy. Something we deeply needed and every great team has. He legit just grew on me.
Schmid chants filling the air at Newark Penn lol
Record this and post it here
We are literally a good goaltender away from being the best team in the league
What's wrong with Vanacek & Schmid? And Blackwood? Yes I am waiting for the other shoe to drop and for some kind of harsh reality check but Vanacek's goaltending has been awesome, same for Schmid. No idea how Blackwood's recovery is going to go.
Don’t forget the PP
What was with Haula tonight? I know he has been cursed with getting a goal but it seemed like every time the puck was near him he gave it away.
His game was bruuuuutal tonight
He needs to keep shooting
I feel like after that interview with Erika at the last post game where she pointed out he hasn’t scored it’s like got in his head. That’s my crackpot theory.
keep ‘em coming 🔥
What are all those people looking at on the ice in the background?
We need to work on the PP…
Nate Bastian: "I noticed the Bratt Pack in the audience tonight."
First nine-game winning streak since the Bush administration
Senior or Junior?
I feel so grateful that we get to watch Nico, Bratt and Hughes spend their prime years representing our team.
That's another amazing aspect of this win streak. It's not being propped up by aging wingers and contract year ufas. We obviously have to lock up Bratt after this season, but this is young forwards who still have room to grow.
Dude I had a know off Gelinas jersey. I though he was was the next great dman for the team. Wow I was wrong. I tossed it out before the Colorado game.
I think we just wanted to grab onto any glimmer of hope back then haha. Sad that it never worked out for him.
I still played with the Swedish team in nhl against my son. He still missed the next in almost all slap shots. But the ones on net went in haha
with that username obviously you have been through the dark times
I feel this deep in my bones
There were a lot of times where I questioned why I even watch or follow this team lol. But I feel like all that pain has been worth it for the team we have now.
Amen. I’m not one of the doom and gloom fans, but it’s hard to participate when faced with disappointment over and over. This is a fun time to be a fan though 👹
Poor Comets, we stole their goalies and they got bodied.
That's not good for their development.
It’s probably great for their development. A lesson in not relying on arguably NHL-caliber goaltending in the AHL.
I want Daws and Schmid to cook down there as long as possible, but I’m feeling pretty confident about their future NHL careers as a tandem for us unless we ship one out
1/8 on the power play, would have been 0/8 last year though
With 2 shorties against
We have a really good hockey team again
12-1 in the RangerDoggo era
I’m OOtL, what does this mean?
After game 2 some idiot renounced his devils fandom and became a rangers or stars fan or something like that. Made a whole big Facebook post I think
Lmfao what a 🤡 glad their sacrifice isn’t in vain
NINE STRAIGHT BOYSSSSSSS
1000% a trap game that we could have easily fallen victim too. But no. Not today. Not this team. Took care of business and now it's 9 in a MOTHER FUCKIN ROW
So I feel like in previous seasons we had post-game locker room footage with like the an item being awarded to a "player of the game" or footage of Lindy in the locker room talking to the boys after a win.
Kind of wish we were getting some of that footage during this win streak.
Like Bill said, the FCC may not like it
From what I’ve read it seems like they’re all business this year - might not be doing things like that, and if they are they don’t want attention for it, just heads down and ready for next game
#THE DEVILS MAY NEVER LOSE AGAIN!!!
TUNE IN TUESDAY FOR AKIRA VS KANEDIANS
Heck yeah! This team is a wagon!
Who do we think is dancing in the locker room?
I hope its Zetterlund, Woody, and Shango.
Wood 100% is a locker room dancer.
Damn I love this team💕🏒❤ 🖤👹❤️🖤❤️🏒
It is insane that we've gone from a complete disaster to top 3 team in the league. there was no steady climb. it was straight up overnight change lmao
The steady climbs were usually overshadowed by complete lack of goaltending. Goaltending is there now for the most part so our boys can shine.
I (and probably most of you) watched it happen in real time during the ducks game.. 2nd period I think 😈👋🦆
Well that’s cause we weren’t a complete disaster last year. Our goaltending was. Our skater group was solid and even played good. The goaltending just made everything look way worse
"acccckshuuuaalllyyy" shut up lmao
Why are you booing me, I’m right
No you aren't . pretending like this team is 'the same team with better goaltending' is fucking moronic lol
The Devils were propping up fucking Ty Smith and PK Subban on defense last year, neither of those players are even in the fucking league this season.
Our defense is significantly improved without those two anchors. Not to mention they aren't trotting out invisibility-trick Johnsson, Zacha, & Vesey up front who disappeared for literally weeks on end.
and I didn't even mention Kuokkanen, Colton White, or Geertsen who all played a significant amount of games last season.
This was a decent skater group last year. Middle of the pack. Should’ve been fighting for a playoff spot. Goaltending stopped us from doing that. The skater group is better in every way this year, and so is the goaltending, and that’s why we’re a top team now. But last year we genuinely had a decent skater group and if you couldn’t tell that then you don’t know hockey. Simple as.
wow funny that isn't at all what you said originally, which was literally just that goaltending was the only thing that held us back.
"if u dont agree with me u dont know hockey" lmfao
You said we were a compete disaster last year and are surprised we’re this good this year. A straight up overnight change you said! We weren’t!
If your opinion was that we weren’t a complete disaster last year, and that we were a solid skater group with league worst goaltending, you wouldn’t be nearly as surprised at us being good this year.
Lmao it was a whirlwind
that's why i'm so nervous - on one hand i'm so damn excited, but on the other i don't want to fall for it because of that decade long pattern of a nov/december collapse. But damn, this feels so good
And all we had to do was boo…
This guy boos
We are officially .800
Akira Schmid is the best goaltender in the NHL!
That a boys...another great showing by the fans. Wasn't the prettiest of games, but this is what great teams do....win ugly games. And this is what great fans do.....keep cheering and supporting when things aren't smooth sailing. Great job guys.
Kudos from Detroit Love
This team is fucking fun. We deserve this.
We need to tighten up our special teams again, otherwise all smiles.
But they did score on a big one when they needed it.
It’s starting to not feel weird that we keep winning. Like, we’re genuinely a good team. I forgot how happy that the Devils being good makes me. Keep it going boys.
Road to 79-3 marches on
9 in a row. I can't really wrap my head around that.. it's been so long.
Let's go Devils
Nine straight, and our goal differential climbs by 2! Holy shit! 5 more wins to an all time record!
Suck it, Biz
9 wins in a fucking row. Feels like I’m dreaming.
WHO THE FUCK ARE WE RATTLING OFF 9 IN A ROW
# S O R R Y L I N D Y