By Pierre LeBrun (The Athletic)

TORONTO — “Fire Lindy,” they chanted two games into the season.

“Sorry Lindy,” they chanted last Saturday, just three weeks later.

Chants like the first one are common around sports. The second one? Players on the Devils bench couldn’t quite put together what fans were saying until after the game, but they loved it once they found out.

“During the game, everyone is looking at each other and saying, ‘What are they yelling?’ We didn’t understand,” Devils blueliner Damon Severson said Thursday. “And then after the game, we figured it out and we talked amongst ourselves in the room about it. It’s pretty funny. Obviously, we had an 0-2 start and then we’ve been hot since then. They wanted blood, I guess, to start the season and now they’re apologizing. So at least they’re honest.”

They apologized to the coach, to be precise.

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