Devils score early and often, opening up seven-goal lead vs. Senators


Tough night for the Ottawa Senators and, specifically, goaltender Mike Condon on Monday.

Playing the New Jersey Devils in the Kraft Hockeyville showcase in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Condon allowed seven goals on 17 shots before the midway point of the second period.

Andrew Hammond then entered into the game for Ottawa, with the Senators down 7-0.

Marcus Johansson started the scoring onslaught for New Jersey. Nico Hischier gave the Devils a three-goal lead before the eight-minute mark of the opening period, and John Quenneville scored twice in less than 30 seconds to put New Jersey up by seven in the second period.

Prout suspended two games for ‘exacting retribution’ on Gudas


New Jersey defenseman Dalton Prout has been suspended two games for a retaliatory hit on Philly’s Radko Gudas, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced on Monday.

The incident occurred midway through the second period of Saturday’s game, shortly after Gudas delivered a hard — but deemed legal — bodycheck on New Jersey forward John Quenneville.

Prout jumped onto the ice and went directly at Gudas. He was given a five-minute major and game misconduct for interference.

“Prout comes off the bench, makes no attempt to join the play in any manner, and instead targets a vulnerable player for the sole purpose of exacting retribution for an earlier play,” the DoPS explained. “And while the hit itself is not incredibly violent, the fact that Gudas is in no way prepared for a hit of any kind makes any type of body contact dangerous.”

As a result, Prout will now miss New Jersey’s next two games — including Tuesday’s rematch versus the Flyers — and will be eligible to return on Saturday, Apr. 8, when the Devils take on the Isles.