It Was Fun While It Lasted…

Coach Mike Babcock warned his Leafs about the danger of the young Devils but the message apparently did not get through.
Miles Wood and Pavel Zacha each scored twice and the unbeaten New Jersey Devils recorded the franchise’s first-ever 3-on-5 goal in a 6-3 win over Toronto on Wednesday night, ending the Maple Leafs’ perfect start to the NHL season.
Babcock was unimpressed by a 50-shot barrage on Devils goaltender Cory Schneider, complaining instead about a lack of effort from his team.
“We didn’t have any snap, we didn’t have any juice, we didn’t win any battles,” he said in a pithy post-game news conference that lasted all of two minutes nine seconds.
“We talked quite a lot about this game coming up and how it was going to be,” he added. “And that’s exactly what I expected. But I expected us to compete and that didn’t happen.
“Hockey’s fair. You get what you deserve. That’s what we deserved tonight … I can’t remember the last time we played with that kind of effort.”
New Jersey finished 27th in the league last season, some 25 points behind Toronto. But the Leafs had their hands full with the speedy Devils, who look like a different outfit this season thanks to an influx of young talent.
Source: Neil Davidson/Canadian Press
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