The Devils weren't on the ice Monday, but Coach John Hynes and his coaching staff used the day off to get fitted for some new threads.
The coaches – Hynes along with assistants Geoff Ward and Alain Nasreddine, and goaltending coach Chris Terreri – joined Ken Daneyko for a custom suit fitting with Andrea Ravazzolo at Prudential Center.
While Hynes won't be walking the runaway any time soon, his Devils have surged to fourth in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 8-5-1. They look to sweep a three-game homestand when they host St. Louis tonight.
Hynes' systems are paying dividends, but the Devils' new era began in earnest over the summer.
“You could tell there was a hunger and a desire, to really work, to dig in, to accept the changes and I think the players were coming into a motivated group that wanted to win and work hard," Hynes told Tara Sullivan of NorthJersey.com. "And even though we got off to a little bit of a slow start, there was belief in what we were doing, if we won or lost. I think the players developed that mind-set, so that’s allowed us to be the same group every day. That’s been a big reason we’ve been able to have some success here lately, and that’s something we need to continue to have as a mind-set as we move forward.”
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