Biologically Hot Spot: The Most Influential Hot Spot in New Jersey
Biologically hot spots have emerged as one of the hottest areas of the state as the New Jersey Devils have been in the NHL for over 20 years.
But now, as the season winds down, the Devils may have an opportunity to showcase the hot spots they’ve created on the ice to the world.
New Jersey Devils vs. Los Angeles Kings at Nassau Coliseum – Game 4 (7:00 p.m.
ET, SN, SNY)The Devils were in a position to capitalize on their hot spot in Nassau when the Kings were just a few minutes away from blowing a three-goal lead in the first period.
The Kings went on to win 4-2.
But it was the Devils who put their hot spots on display to the fans in the arena.
As the Kings won the game, they opened up their home arena to fans in an effort to raise awareness of the hot spot and raise funds for the Centers for Disease Control.
“It’s really nice to see that a team that’s had success has the opportunity to do something that people can see,” said defenseman Matt Niskanen, who was on the bench for the game.
“I’m glad they’re able to do it.”
The Devils have done their part, and they’re going to continue to do so for years to come.
They’ve won the Presidents’ Trophy, won the Stanley Cup, and will be a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
But the goal is always to bring fans into the game when it matters most.
So far, the fans have been a big part of that effort.
The Kings have raised over $10 million through social media and in-game giveaways.
Last season, fans came out in droves to support the team in their inaugural season and now it’s their turn.
It’s clear that New Jersey is a fan favorite and the Devils are doing everything they can to get fans excited.
However, what fans are getting excited about the most is the Devils’ goal scoring.
As of today, the Kings are in first place in the Pacific Division with a record of 29-9-5, and the team is third in the Metropolitan Division with the same record at 25-6-3.
A goal is a goal, and it should be expected from a team like the Devils.
Their first goal on Saturday came at 10:47 of the second period, a power play goal.
While that was a good start, the team would take the lead in just under two minutes.
With the Kings trailing 2-0, the players started the third period with their usual intensity.
There was a lot of hockey in the ice, and after a little time, the ice broke open and the goal was scored.
After the goal, the crowd went wild and the Kings quickly went on a 10-0 run.
On Saturday, the second goal from the game came from the power play.
Two minutes into the second, forward Adam Henrique hit a wrist shot from the slot that beat the goalie and put the Devils up 2-1.
Henrique was not the only one who made the score count.
Just five minutes later, goaltender Jordan Nolan saved a slap shot that would have put the game out of reach for the Devils but was saved by Nolan.
Nolan came up big again with his second stop of the night, stopping the second attempt from Zach Fucale and making it 3-1 with 7:04 left in the third.
For the third time this season, the third goal from a power-play goal was not stopped.
This was a great sign for the fans.
At 7:01 of the third, Devils defenseman Adam Henrik Lundqvist made the save on the third attempt of the game for his 10th of the season.
That was just one of four wins in the span of three games for the Kings.
Lundqvist was not just a difference maker on the night.
He was one of many players who helped the Kings make a statement that they were a team in the mix for a Stanley Cup Playoff berth.
Hockey Hall of Famer John Tavares was a huge factor in that, too, scoring five goals and adding six assists for 12 points.
Kris Letang had a strong showing, adding eight assists for 16 points and adding three goals.
Gustav Nyquist, who has scored at least three goals in five of his past six games, had an even better night, scoring six goals and tying a career high with six assists.
Alexei Emelin had a quiet game, scoring four goals and notching four assists for five points.
The Kings were led by goaltender Jonathan Quick, who started the game in net for the first time since December 6.