At Prudential Center, the Devils honored Denis with a moment of silence before Thursday’s 4-1 preseason victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Johnny Football? How about Johnny Hockey? New Jersey native John Gaudreau scored two goals as USA upset the favored Canadians early Thursday morning.
Scott Niedermayer’s number 27 will be lifted to the rafters at the Prudential Center tonight alongside Ken Daneyko and Scott Stevens. Together, the three defensemen were the rock on which the Devils built their dynasty.