It sure looks like the New Jersey Devils are playing (bad wording) harder. Or at least meaner.
A night after management questioned their work ethic, the Devils stormed out of the gate against the Philadelphia Flyers, building a 2-0 lead through the first period of Thursday’s game.
You can see the scene in the video above and some of the other stuff in GIF form here:
As the Record’s Andrew Gross notes, the Devils and Flyers combined for 46 penalty minutes in the first period alone.