Carter, who has been out of the lineup since suffering a concussion Feb. 18, likely will resume his usual role on the third line alongside Stephen Gionta and Steve Bernier when the Devils travel to First Niagara Center to face the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.
At 4:05 of the third period in the Maple Leafs/Islanders game, video review determined that Lubomir Visnovsky's shot deflected off Casey Cizikas and hit the goal post but never crossed the goal line. No Goal Islanders.
At 0:12 of the first period in the Blackhawks/Blues game, video review upheld the referee's call on the ice that the puck deflected off Jonathan Toews skate and into the net in a legal fashion. Good goal Chicago.
According to Rule 49.2 "A puck that deflects into the net off an attacking player's skate who does not use a distinct kicking motion is a legitimate goal."
At 1:32 of the second period in the Maple Leafs/Islanders game, video review upheld the referee's call on the ice that John Tavares deflected the puck into the net with a high stick. No Goal Islanders.
According to Rule 60.5 "An apparent goal scored by an attacking player who strikes the puck with his stick carried above the height of the crossbar of the goal frame shall not be allowed. The determining factor is where the puck makes contact with the stick."
SAN JOSE -- San Jose Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart has played in 894 NHL games over 13 seasons. He's played for five teams -- he's in his second stint with the Sharks -- and is no stranger to playing games against former clubs and teammates.
Yet Stuart knows that when he takes the ice Thursday night at HP Pavilion for the first time against his former Detroit Red Wings teammates, his emotions will be running stronger than usual. This won't be just another game.
"It will be a little strange," Stuart said after the Sharks' morning skate. "Probably not as bad as if I was in Joe Louis [Arena]. That will be a little stranger. It should be fun too. I've got a lot of good memories of being part of that organization. I've moved on, but it's still going to be a little weird to play against these guys."