9. october 2010 / DEVILS NOTES: PATRIK ELIAS EYES RECORD
Saturday, October 9, 2010 The Record
Elias eyes record
Left wing Patrik Elias had an assist Friday, but needs 33 goals this season to equal head coach John MacLean’s Devils’ record of 347. After an injury-plagued 2009-10 in which he was limited to only 58 games, Elias is healthy and happy to be reunited with center Jason Arnott.
Though he scored only 19 goals last season, equaling or breaking MacLean’s record this season appears to be a realistic goal.
"It would be nice to get that [the goal record] and contribute, have fun," he said. "Individual goals — any time I just enjoy the season, they come with that. I don’t worry about it. It would be nice to get those 33 goals."
Elias broke MacLean’s team record for points March 17, 2009 against Chicago.