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BLOG: Nasreddine Addresses Media Prior to Today's Game vs. Boston

Prior to the team's final game of 2019, Alain Nasreddine gives lineup updates and game plans to beat a tough Boston team

by Marc Ciampa /

Devils interim head coach Alain Nasreddine met with the media prior to today's game against the Bruins. He didn't offer a lot in terms of lineup updates, except for saying that Will Butcher would be a gametime decision. 

Nasreddine did talk about today's opponent, noting that it would be a tough test against the number-three team in the NHL in Boston. 

"You can't afford to make mental mistakes against a team like that. They play a good structured game. You've got to control the top line. It's easier said than done but to us that's going to be a main focus, shutting down that line," Nasreddine began. 

"They're also a good defensive team. If we want opportunities to score, we have to shoot the puck. There's a reason why they're one of the top teams in the League."

Nasreddine added that the team needs to continue to play with speed, one of the reasons they've been successful with points in five of their last seven games. 

"There's a certain style of play we want to bring every game and it's becoming more consistent. That's our biggest strength, especially up front," he said. "We're using our speed to get on the forecheck and to defend and track back."

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