29. october 2008 / The Devils had a bad time of it against Toronto.
The match got off to a bad start as Patrik Elias was hit in the face by the puck. During the match he had to go for an X-ray at the local hospital; fortunately he was not seriously injured. Patrik managed to get back on the ice just before the end of the 2nd period and played out the rest of the game, including overtime, with the utmost commitment. The match ended in a 5-6 win for Toronto after penalty shootouts. Patrik was the only one on the team to score in the shootouts but it wasnâ€™t enough for a Devils victory. "It took me a while to get back into the game. My face was all swollen and my muscles were stiff, but it went well, I had a lot of chances and itâ€™s a shame it didnâ€™t go in. It is very unusual for our team to let the opponent get 48 shots on goals, we didnâ€™t get good position and we werenâ€™t patient enough. The power-plays are our weak point. I believe that Iâ€™ll be turning chances into goals and weâ€™ll get our confidence back, which is very important for a teamâ€™s success," was Patrik Eliasâ€™s post match comment.