New York Hockey: John Hedberg
November, 23, 2010
By Mike Hume | ESPNNewYork.com
Recap | Box score
For the first time this season the New Jersey Devils dominated an opponent from start to finish, mopping the ice with the league-leading Washington Capitals 5-0 at Prudential Center on Monday night.
The sprightly play of rookie Mattias Tedenby -- who finished with two points, including a penalty-shot goal -- powered the attack for most of the night, and G Johan Hedberg was sensational at the other end of the ice for the Devils.
And that mentions nothing of the sterling performance turned in by a much-maligned Devils defense. Colin White and Henrik Tallinder combined with the forward line of David Clarkson, Travis Zajac and Brian Rolston to curb the Caps’ top trio of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Semin, one of the most lethal in the league.
Here’s a look at the aftermath of what has to be a shot-in-the-arm win in Newark.
- Tom Gulitti writes on the Devils’ defensive effort and also a moving tribute to former coach Pat Burns, who passed away Friday.
- The Record writer also types that Tedenby, Hedberg, Arnott and Elias stole the show.
- In Lou We Trust breaks down the Devils’ first regulation win at home this season.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger writes that the shutout was a confidence booster for Johan Hedberg.
- Chere also credits Tedenby for aiding what could be the start of a positive swing for the Devils.
- The Moose earned the second star from Puck Daddy for his shutout between the pipes.