The Devils got their first on-ice look at the new power-play units at Sunday afternoon's practice.
The top unit consisted of Dougie Hamilton, Jesper Bratt, Pavel Zacha, Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier. The second unit featured P.K. Subban (Colton White took his place after Subban left practice prematurely), Tomas Tatar, Yegor Sharangovich, Janne Kuokkanen and Dawson Mercer.
"I saw a lot of good things from puck movement. We scored a few goals," head coach Lindy Ruff said.
Video: Lindy Ruff | PRACTICE RAW 10.10.21
Though the Devils had done some power play work during training camp, Sunday was the first time that they were able to put their actual top two units together. With practices needing to be split into three groups due to the 50 players in attendance for camp, the units were split up. But with the roster being trimmed down, they're all together in one singular practice session. The club has until Friday's season opener to get the units up to speed.
"It's good to have the lines together," Bratt said. "We have time now before the first game to get together the special teams and try to practice together. It was a good first day."
A heavy portion of Sunday's practice was dedicated to the power play, with nearly 45 minutes allotted. The groups worked on everything from breakouts, zone entries, set faceoff plays and more.
"I liked how we got setup. I liked our entries," Ruff said. "We worked on all parts of it."
Video: Jesper Bratt | PRACTICE RAW 10.10.21