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2016’s biggest sports splashes, from the Sanchize to Linsanity 2
Even without a championship to celebrate, 2016 was another year to remember for the New York sports world. Emerging stars such as Gary Sanchez, Kristaps Porzingis and Jimmy Vesey injected new energy into the city, even as longtime veterans such as Henrik Lundqvist, David Wright and Jacoby Ellsbury battled performance and health issues. Linsanity returned to...
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A Devil scores first NHL goal, but it isn’t enough
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine each scored his 13th goal of the season to help the Jets defeat the Devils 3-2 on Tuesday night. Blake Wheeler had the other goal for the Jets, and Scheifele added an assist. Devils rookie Miles Wood, with his first NHL goal, and Nick Lappin supplied the...
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Adam Henrique’s OT goal propels Devils past Flyers
PHILADELPHIA — The Devils know the extra point they picked up Saturday could be pivotal to making the playoffs. Adam Henrique scored a power-play goal 2:58 into overtime to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Flyers. Joseph Blandisi scored a highlight-reel tally in regulation for the Devils, who snapped a...
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Antti Raanta’s play is forcing a major Rangers goalie dilemma
So it continues, the run of The Jovial Finn and the Defensive Rangers, galloping into the winter while the handsome leading man watches from the sideline. Antti Raanta, still the Rangers backup goalie, recorded his second straight shutout and his third consecutive win in a 5-0 walloping of the Devils on Sunday night at the...
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Busy offseason ahead for new Devils GM Ray Shero
The Devils’ first-year general manager Ray Shero certainly has his work cut out for him at the start of this offseason. New Jersey has approximately $22 million of space under the salary cap, and is committed to just 16 players for next season. From last year’s team, there are seven unrestricted free agents, with Shero...
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Carey Price lays a goalie beating on Devil who crashed into him
MONTREAL — After being run into for a second time in one period, ever-steady Canadiens goaltender Carey Price lost it. Price, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, pummeled New Jersey forward Kyle Palmieri with his blocker in the first period of Montreal’s 5-2 victory over the Devils on Thursday night. Earlier...
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Cory Schneider endured a lot of disrespect to become All-Star
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It’s a memory Cory Schneider has shared often over the past few weeks, since the Devils goaltender was notified he would be representing his team at the All-Star Game this weekend in the Music City. It was 1996 and Schneider was nine years old when the annual gathering of the NHL’s best...
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Coughlin over Parcells? Ranking best coaches in NY sports history
There are few managers or coaches in recent memory who have gotten the town talking the way Terry Collins has, and does, sometimes in good ways, often in bad ways, always in interesting ways. Saturday, he managed the 1,013th game of his tenure as a Met, one more than Davey Johnson — and maybe a...
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DAB Pregame: Get Ready To Rock The Rock
The Capitals have hit the ground running early on this season. -NBC Sports Matchup Overview After what feels like an eternity, the New Jersey Devils are getting ready for their official home opener against the red hot Washington Capitals. The Devils had a successful trip participating in the Global...
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David Schlemko’s late goal propels Devils past Hurricanes
Surrounded by reporters Tuesday morning, Devils coach John Hynes stressed that his team must possess “offensive accountability.” Evidently, David Schlemko took his coach’s message to heart. Schlemko’s tiebreaking goal with 3:05 left in the third period propelled the Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Hurricanes on Tuesday night at the Prudential Center. “Just how...
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Devastating KO (and ensuing shrug) show hockey fights must end
The most frightening aspect about the AHL fight on Tuesday — in which San Antonio’s Daniel Maggio’s straight right to the face literally knocked out San Diego’s Brian McGrattan — is that the incident caused barely a ripple in the industry, as if this sort of thing should be accepted as a cost of doing...
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Devils blitz Senators for third straight win
It had been a long time between goals for Devils center Travis Zajac — 27 games to be exact. Zajac broke out in a big way with a goal and three assists as the Devils beat the Senators 6-3 on Thursday night at Prudential Center in Newark. “It definitely helps the confidence,” Zajac said. “You...
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Devils blitzed early in loss to surging Maple Leafs
The Devils inducted their late owner, Dr. John McMullen, as the first entry into the team’s ring of honor, but after that, it went all downhill. Nazem Kadri sparked Toronto’s four-goal first period with a power-play score, and the red-hot Maple Leafs beat the Devils 4-2 on Friday night in Newark. Kadri and Tyler Bozak...
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Devils blow late lead, fall to Maple Leafs in shootout
TORONTO — The Devils let one slip away, making it a special milestone night for Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock. Moments after his 1,000th NHL game — and 546th win — Babcock laid out his long-range blueprint. Asked if he had another 1,000 games in him, Babcock cited his contract with Toronto. “Well I’ve got...
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Devils continue to stay under Bruins’ spell in defeat
The Bruins had everything they needed to get back on track — a road game against the banged-up Devils, a team they have owned lately. Rookie Frank Vatrano scored early, Jonas Gustavsson made 19 saves and the Bruins continued to play well away from home, beating the Devils 4-1 on Friday night at Prudential Center...
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Devils defenseless to stop Pens from 1st-round home-ice clinch
The Penguins clinched home-ice advantage for their first-round playoff series against the Blue Jackets with a 7-4 victory over the Devils on Thursday night at the Prudential Center in Newark. The Penguins got goals from seven players, two assists from Sidney Crosby — including a spectacular no-look, backhand pass to give Conor Sheary a shot...
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Devils defenseman stretchered off after terrifying hit
Devils defenseman John Moore was removed from the ice on a stretcher during the Devils’ 6-2 blowout loss to the Capitals on Saturdaysin Newark. He was checked into the boards behind the Devils net by Washington forward Tom Wilson early in the first period. Moore crumpled to the ice, medical staff rushed to his aid...
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Devils draft goalie, won’t re-sign veterans Gomez, Bernier
Hours after finishing his first draft with the Devils, general manager Ray Shero already has turned his attention toward free agency next week. The Devils don’t have a lot of money for the major free agents, but Shero says the team already has made some decisions. Right wing Steve Bernier, center Scott Gomez, defensemen Mark...
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Devils expected to make AHL coach the youngest NHL coach
The Devils, without a true coach since team president Lou Lamoriello fired Pete DeBoer in late December and took the reins himself, along with Scott Stevens and Adam Oates, are expected to fill that vacancy Tuesday when John Hynes is introduced as the team’s new coach at a noon press conference. Hynes, 40, had been...
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Devils face backlash for firing radio legend
The Devils needed a change, so they started by axing a pioneer. The team did not renew the contract of radio broadcaster Sherry Ross after 10 years as the color commentator. Matt Loughlin, the full-time radio play-by-play man since 2006, confirmed to The Post he will remain in his role and will start next season...
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Devils fall to Canadiens
MONTREAL — The Canadiens’ special teams made the difference against the Devils. The Canadiens scored on the power play and added another on the penalty kill in a 2-1 victory over the Devils on Wednesday night. “When you win the special teams battle, you definitely give yourself a much greater opportunity of winning the game,”...
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Devils finally get another win, thanks to one backup
Keith Kinkaid is certainly taking advantage of some extra work with the Devils out of the playoff picture yet again. The 27-year-old might even be convincing coach John Hynes and management that he can be more than an occasional backup to No. 1 goaltender Cory Schneider. Kinkaid made 35 saves in posting his first shutout...
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Devils forward Bobby Farnham suspended four games
Devils forward Bobby Farnham has been suspended for four games for an interference penalty in a game against the Blues. The National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced the suspension on Wednesday. Farnham was suspended for his major penalty against Blues forward Dmitrij Jaskin at 11:50 of the third period Tuesday night. Under the...
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Devils GM gets rude greeting from former team
PITTSBURGH — Cory Schneider made 29 saves for the Devils, who saw their four-game winning streak snapped in a 2-0 loss to the Penguins on Tuesday night. The Devils went 0-for-4 on the power play, managing just one shot on goal during 8 minutes with the man advantage. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots for his fourth shutout...
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Devils hit another roadblock on their West Coast trip
LOS ANGELES — Jeff Carter scored his team-high seventh goal of the season and Peter Budaj made 21 saves to help the Kings beat the Devils 4-2 on Saturday. Tanner Pearson, Alec Martinez and Jake Muzzin also scored for Los Angeles. The Kings are 9-9-1. John Moore and Nick Lappin scored for New Jersey, which...
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Devils make their low number of shots count in 2nd straight win
RALEIGH, N.C. — It had been 54 days since the Hurricanes had lost in regulation at home. The Devils just seem to have Carolina’s number. Adam Henrique, Michael Cammalleri and Kyle Palmieri each had a goal and an assist, leading the Devils to an easy 3-1 win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Carolina ended...
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Devils muster little offense in overtime loss to Oilers
Mark Letestu scored a power-play goal at 3:59 of overtime and former Ranger Cam Talbot stopped 19 shots as the Oilers beat the Devils 2-1 on Saturday night in Newark. Matthew Benning also scored his first NHL goal for the Oilers who improved to 6-1-2 in the last nine. Cory Schneider, under siege all night,...
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Devils sign defenseman Eric Gelinas to 2-year, $3.15M deal
The Devils signed restricted free-agent defenseman Eric Gelinas to a two-year, $3.15 million deal on Tuesday, carrying an annual salary-cap hit of $1.575 million. The deal prevents Gelinas from going to salary arbitration. Gelinas, 24, is one of the Devils best of the franchise’s excellent young defensive corps, playing 61 games with them last season...
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Devils still can’t win in Colorado
DENVER — Calvin Pickard stopped 27 shots for his first NHL shutout, Matt Duchene scored 51 seconds in and the Avalanche beat the Devils 3-0 on Thursday night. Defenseman Tyson Barrie added a short-handed goal and Carl Soderberg an empty-netter to help the Avalanche improve to 9-0-1 in their last 10 games against New Jersey....
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Devils storm back from 3-goal deficit for thrilling OT win
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mike Cammalleri deflected all the credit for his big overtime goal to teammate Taylor Hall. Cammalleri’s second goal of the game with 18 seconds remaining on the clock in the extra period capped New Jersey’s comeback from three goals down in the third period and gave the Devils a 5-4 win over...
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Devils storm to fifth straight win with more overtime heroics
DALLAS — Frustrated through 60 minutes by Dallas goalie Antti Niemi, the Devils needed just 44 seconds of overtime to get their fifth straight win. The Stars controlled the puck off the faceoff in the extra period, but turned it over, and the Devils’ Adam Henrique then beat Niemi to give New Jersey a 2-1...
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Devils suffer a rare home stinker
The Devils ran into a rare roadblock at home. Robby Fabbri scored twice and Vladimir Tarasenko had three assists, lifting the Blues over the Devils 4-1 on Friday night at Prudential Center. It was the Devils’ first regulation loss at home since Oct. 29. Tarasenko had eight of St. Louis’ 32 shots on goal, while...
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Devils suffer rare home loss, fall in OT to Red Wings
Defenseman Mike Green scored from the right circle at 3:18 of overtime and the Red Wings handed the Devils a rare loss at home with a 5-4 victory Friday night at Prudential Center. Frans Nielsen added two goals, and Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha scored one apiece as the Red Wings won their second straight...
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Devils using disrespect card for playoff motivation
Cory Schneider and the Devils are aware that analysts didn’t think much of their chances to qualify for the postseason. It has been something of a rallying point for a team that now finds itself among Eastern Conference teams jockeying for playoff positioning. “Everyone has written us off,” Schneider said after he made nine of...
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Devils walloped by Blues
ST. LOUIS — Patrik Berglund scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the second period, and Ty Rattie netted his first NHL goal to lead the Blues to a 5-2 win over the Devils on Tuesday night. Scottie Upshall and David Backes also scored for St. Louis, which converted on its first two power-play attempts....
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Devils waste Travis Zajac’s hat trick, fall in OT to Blackhawks
CHICAGO — Travis Zajac scored a hat trick for the Devils, but it wasn’t enough. Marian Hossa scored his team-leading 12th goal through a screen at 1:31 of overtime to lift the Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over the Devils on Thursday night. Hossa’s shot through traffic from high in the slot beat Cory Schneider...
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Devils were 14 ticks away from upsetting Penguins — but then …
PITTSBURGH — As the bodies piled up in front of the Devils’ net with the clock ticking toward zero and the Penguins trailing by a goal, Sidney Crosby watched patiently off to the side. Then just like that, Crosby jabbed his stick into the scrum, pulled it out and flipped it past Devils goalie Keith...
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Devils win for the first time in a very long time
The Devils were angry, and they took out their frustration on a longtime nemesis. A little more than 24 hours after general manager Ray Shero publicly challenged his team, Cory Schneider made 16 saves in his first shutout of the season as the Devils beat the Flyers 4-0 Thursday night at the Prudential Center to...
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Devils’ Czech top pick: Similar to ‘Ryan Getzlaf,’ fan of Elias
SUNRISE, Fla. — Pavel Zacha, the Czech center selected sixth overall by the Devils in Friday’s first round of the NHL Draft, has a 12-year-old picture he intends to bring with him to training camp in September. “When Patrik Elias won the Cup [in 2003] he brought it to home to Czech and to his...
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Devils’ five-game win streak snapped
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Ryan Kesler scored the tiebreaking goal on a rush to the net with 3:40 to play, and the Ducks snapped the New Devils’ five-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Thursday night. Rickard Rakell and Jakob Silfverberg scored 16 seconds apart in the second period for the Ducks, who maintained their Pacific...
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Devils’ home dominance continues in fourth straight win
With a four game road trip looming, the Devils knew how important two back-to-back, home-and-home sets would be. Kyle Quincey said the team’s goal was to win all four games. New Jersey went out and did just that. Nick Lappin and Kyle Palmieri scored in the second period to lead the Devils to a 4-2...
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Devils’ shootout woes continue in tough loss to elite Capitals
The Devils just can’t solve the shootout formula. T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin scored in the shootout, and the Capitals tied the game late and beat the Devils 3-2 on Saturday at the Prudential Center in Newark. The Devils, who also lost 3-2 to the Maple Leafs in a shootout on Thursday, are 2-6 in...
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Devils’ skid is getting ugly
ST. LOUIS — Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists and Alex Pietrangelo scored the go-ahead goal as the Blues beat the Devils 5-2 on Thursday night. Jori Lehtera, Nail Yakupov and Patrik Berglund also scored for the Blues, who overcame an early two-goal deficit. Jake Allen made 24 saves as St. Louis improved...
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Everything Lou Lamoriello did as Devils GM, he did his way
WASHINGTON — If I had a dollar for every time Lou Lamoriello walked into my office at the Meadowlands offering me a dollar to get a haircut, I would have … well, I would have a dollar. And I do. Because when you worked for Lamoriello, as I did for five years after he came...
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Fitting tribute to Martin Brodeur, ‘a pure, prototypical Devil’
His team was the model of excellence and there is no question why Martin Brodeur was, and is, the face of the New Jersey franchise that had one of the greatest enduring runs in the annals of pro sports in these parts. Because not only was winning all he and they did (691 times), it...
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Former Ranger beats Devils as ugly skid continues
OTTAWA, Ontario — Former Ranger Derick Brassard scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period, Mike Condon stopped 29 shots and the Senators beat the Devils, 3-1, on Saturday night to snap a season-high three-game losing streak. John Moore scored and Keith Kinkaid finished with 28 saves for the Devils, who have lost five...
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Former Rangers project John Moore resurfaces with Devils
Devils first-year general manager Ray Shero made an interesting move on the opening day of free agency, signing former Rangers defenseman John Moore to a three-year, $5 million deal, carrying an annual salary-cap hit of $1.67 million. Moore, 24, played parts of the three seasons with the Blueshirts before getting sent to the Coyotes this...
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Hapless Devils no match for steamrolling Penguins
Sidney Crosby scored a goal for the fourth straight game and added two assists in leading the Penguins to a 5-2 victory over the Devils on Tuesday night, their 10th win in December. Evgeni Malkin added a goal and an assist in becoming the fourth Penguin to collect 800 points, and defenseman Justin Schultz scored...
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Hiring Lou Lamoriello a stroke of creative genius by Maple Leafs
So now after 28 years, Lou Lamoriello gets to reinvent himself in Toronto the way he never could have had the freedom to do in New Jersey. Now, after decades through which loyalty to his people on his staff within his organization was both his most endearing quality and ultimately his greatest weakness, Lamoriello starts...
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How two trades pushed Patrik Elias into Devils immortality
For years they had been inseparable, off the ice and on the ice, where they made magic as sweet as any set of NHL matched-pair wingers have in a very, very long time, and in the mind’s eye of the hockey universe. But after a while, Patrik Elias yearned for independence from his friend Petr...
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Inside how Brendan Shanahan poached Lamoriello for Devils stunner
OTTAWA, Ontario — Lou Lamoriello didn’t say yes right away, but Brendan Shanahan saw hope in one word. “He did add that the idea was intriguing,” Shanahan told The Post over the phone Saturday. “And to me, that was the little sliver of an opening that I wanted to cultivate.” What Shanahan cultivated was an unprecedented...
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Is Ilya Kovalchuk coming back to the Devils?
Devils general manager Ray Shero is on the verge of landing yet another asset in his team’s rebuilding plan: Ilya Kovalchuk. Shero confirmed on Tuesday that Kovalchuk would like to return to the NHL next season, four years after the former No. 1 draft pick bolted to play in his native Russia. With the Devils...
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Islanders’ decision to keep Doug Weight saves Garth Snow
Maybe Doug Weight, who has been an important part of the Islanders’ front office since 2011-12, is destined to become the franchise’s next Al Arbour. Maybe the 40 games he coached — perhaps coaxing the team to a 24-12-4 record and a shot at finishing eighth in the East following a shipwreck first half under...
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Islanders’ playoff dream over
The Islanders are finishing the season as one of the NHL’s hottest teams — and one with no place to go, except home. The Islanders were eliminated from playoff contention Saturday night despite running their winning streak to five games with a 4-2 decision over the Devils at the Prudential Center behind two goals by...
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Isles, Devils on wrong side of high-stakes coaching carousel
Here’s what happens when you drag your feet: You miss out on all the good stuff. The NHL coaching carousel spun rapidly over the past 10 days, while the Final Four teams brought their respective conference finals to the glorious Game 7 crescendos. While the Rangers were playing in their third conference final in the...
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John Moore’s OT goal propels surging Devils past Stars
It’s a new year, and the surprising Devils have put themselves in playoff position. John Moore scored a power-play goal 1:47 into overtime to give the Devils a 3-2 victory over the NHL-leading Stars on Saturday night at Prudential Center. “It was a huge test for us,” Moore said. “They’re a very talented team. We...
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John Tavares goes down in heap as Islanders cling to hope
The word “desperate” might not be enough to describe the way the Islanders are feeling as their roller-coaster season winds to a close. After plunging in the standings following an impressive midseason push, they absolutely needed a win against the last-place Devils Friday night. Thanks to Jaroslav Halak, coupled with general futility from the New...
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Keith Kinkaid’s 43-save night leads Devils to shootout win
WASHINGTON — Keith Kinkaid made 43 saves and stopped two attempts in the shootout, helping the Devils beat the Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night. New Jersey’s backup goaltender was the best player on the ice for the entire game and cracked only on a short-handed goal by Daniel Winnik. Jacob Josefson returned from a five-game...
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Kyle Palmieri's record start helps Devils roll to 6-0 win over Capitals | Rapid reaction
The Devils rolled to a 6-0 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. Watch video Kyle Palmieri probably won't score 164 goals this season. However, he is on pace to do that two games into the season. Palmieri became the...
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Lamoriello hands power to Ray Shero in Devils stunner
For the first time since 1987, Lou Lamoriello is not the general manager of the Devils. It was announced Monday afternoon the organization has hired former Penguins GM Ray Shero to take over the everyday tasks of general manager, and Shero will report to Lamoriello, who as team president will report to owners Josh Harris...
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Lasting effect of Dennis Wideman incident could change NHL
PHILADELPHIA — What did the Flames know and when did they know it? That will become the critical issue in the aftermath of the Dennis Wideman incident that could become the NHL’s Concussiongate once all appeals are exhausted and the final verdict is handed down on the Calgary defenseman, currently serving a 20-game suspension under...
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Lundqvist has star power, but Schneider has All-Star numbers
Henrik Lundqvist is an All-Star. Of course he is. Just look at him. And just imagine where the Rangers would be without him this season. You either don’t want to or you can’t. But it may not necessarily follow that the King will be part of the NHL’s All-Star festivities in Nashville later this month,...
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Lundqvist or Richter? The Mount Rushmores for every NHL team
Great idea baseball had with its Franchise Four’s designations unveiled at the All-Star Game, certainly good enough to steal by Slap Shots, if not at some future date, by the NHL as well. We have created separate identities for Colorado and Quebec; Arizona and Phoenix; Carolina and Hartford; and Dallas and Minnesota; while Kansas City,...
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Lundqvist withstands Devils’ furious run to best Schneider
It was with a somewhat sly grin that the Rangers took this 2-1 win over the Devils on Monday night at the Garden, a reaction that can only come after utterly dominating the first 57 minutes and then holding on for dear life as the game closed. Henrik Lundqvist, with the Broadway Hat hanging from...
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Lundqvist’s All-Star rejection sets up Ryan McDonagh bid
The surprise isn’t that Henrik Lundqvist was not selected to represent the Rangers at the All-Star extravaganza in Nashville at the end of the month — no surprise at all to the goaltender, in fact — but rather that Ryan McDonagh rather than leading scorer Mats Zuccarello received the call to report to Music City....
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Martin Brodeur, Devils move further from potential reunion
The dream of Martin Brodeur returning to run the Devils may not be dead, but it surely looks like it isn’t happening anytime soon. The Blues announced Wednesday the former all-time great Devils goalie has signed a three-year deal to be the St. Louis assistant general manager. On May 4, the Devils announced the hiring...
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Meet John Hynes, the Devils’ new ‘attack’-minded coach
The Devils still play in Newark, but they are looking more like Pittsburgh East every day. Former Penguins general manager Ray Shero was hired to succeed Lou Lamoriello last month, and on Tuesday, the new GM announced the hiring of coach John Hynes, who spent the past five seasons with Pittsburgh’s minor league AHL affiliate in...
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Mike Cammalleri returns after daughter’s scare to lift Devils
After taking care of his family and seriously ill daughter for almost two weeks, Mike Cammalleri returned to the Devils and took care of them, too. Cammalleri had a goal and three assists in his return to the lineup, and Jacob Josefson scored in the shootout as the Devils beat the Maple Leafs 5-4 on...
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New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals: LIVE score updates and chat (10/11/18)
Taylor Hall, Nico Hischier, Keith Kinkaid, Kyle Palmieri and the New Jersey Devils will play their first home game of the 2018-19 season when they host Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Prudential Center in Newark. Watch...
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NHL is stacking deck for Vegas expansion team to be great
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Now that the NHL’s expedition to be the first major pro sports league to have a franchise in Las Vegas is taking shape, the question begs to be asked: Will the Vegas Golden Knights be the best expansion team in history? If that comes to fruition in the 2017-18 season, the reasons...
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NHL schedule will be stuck in the matrix for foreseeable future
The Rangers have yet to play the Penguins. The Islanders have not visited the Garden. The Blueshirts and Devils have met once, on Broadway, the second week of the season. Such anomalies are a byproduct of the NHL scheduling matrix, adopted in 2013-14 for a three-year trial under an agreement between the league and the...
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NHL schedules are out with new-look New York rivalry
Circle your calendars: For the first time since World War II, a hockey rivalry returns to New York City. The Islanders, leaving Nassau Coliseum behind after more than four decades in Uniondale, host the Rangers at Barclays Center on Dec. 2 in the first of four interborough battles next season, with the second clash in...
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NHL shocker: Devils icon Lou Lamoriello jumps to Maple Leafs
It was even a shock to those involved. Lou Lamoriello announced Thursday he was leaving the only NHL team he had known, the Devils franchise he had come to define after almost three decades. Lamoriello left his post as president of the Devils to take the job as general manager of the Maple Leafs, only...
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NHL’s new $71.4M cap gives Rangers, Sather breathing room
Hear that? It was a huge sigh of relief from the Rangers’ front office. The NHL and the Players’ Association announced Tuesday the salary-cap ceiling for the 2015-16 season will be $71.4 million, up from last season’s $69 million. That means the union approved the 5 percent annual escalator written into the collective bargaining agreement...
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Ovechkin ignored kid’s threatening mail — until he became a Devil
Devils forward Miles Wood finally got his autograph. Back in 2006, the Devils rookie was just an 11-year-old boy with dreams of someday playing professional hockey. Like many children do, he sent his favorite hockey player, Alex Ovechkin, a letter with a hockey card that he wanted autographed and a self-addressed stamped envelope so the budding...
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Penguins rebound in big way — at the Devils’ expense
PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby scored his NHL-leading 24th goal and the Penguins bounced back from their worst performance of the season with a 4-1 win over the Devils on Friday night. Chad Ruhwedel got the first goal of his career for Pittsburgh. Eric Fehr and Patric Hornqvist also scored for the Penguins, and Marc-Andre Fleury...
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Phil Housley front-runner for Devils head-coaching job: report
The Devils may be closing in on a new man behind the bench as Nashville assistant coach Phil Housley appears to be the front-runner for their vacant position, according to an NJ.com report. Housley comes with a lengthy NHL résumé which includes a 21-year playing career with eight teams, including a short stint with the...
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Phil Jackson bolts, Greg Bird explodes and more 2017 predictions
This is the best day of the year to be a sports fan (well … unless you are a Jets fan. Then every day since Jan. 12, 1969 has been varying degrees of painful, awful or brutal. But we digress …). Every year, as a new day dawns, as a fresh destiny beckons, you can...
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Rangers escape shootout after raucous OT in Devils showdown
Here was the save that had been missing, the reading of the play that enabled Henrik Lundqvist not only to give his Rangers a chance to steal two points from the Devils, but also for him to move his way up to a very personal pedestal in the history books. With just 27 seconds remaining...
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Rangers missing vital ingredient and it could cost them playoffs
Expectations no longer apply. Past is not necessarily prologue, even if an old coach named Billy (Toe) Shakespeare once wrote that it is. And if perception is reality, the perception of the Rangers 50 games into the season is also the stark reality that the Blueshirts are in for a fight to the finish to...
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Rangers will suffer in person as Blackhawks raise banner
The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, so they get to start next season with a full dose of New York. The NHL announced the home openers for the 2015-16 season on Wednesday, and the Rangers will open their season on the road in Chicago on Wednesday, Oct. 7, as the championship banner is raised to...
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Rangers-Devils rivalry in debt to Martin Brodeur’s greatness
Martin Brodeur will be there forever, not only in the hearts and minds of Devils fans, but at the team’s rink in New Jersey, the statue commemorating The Franchise Goaltender’s career unveiled in front of Prudential Center in Newark on Monday night. He will be there forever, just as it seemed he would be in...
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Ranking the very best of New York’s title teams
OK, so you ask yourself: Why would this lunatic possibly rank all the New York champions on his own personal scale of 1. Likeability, 2. Loveability, and 3. Lasting Impact, and I will answer quite simply: 1. Because it’s fun, 2. Because there’s no way even one of you will agree with this list, and...
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Remembering the worst trades ever by New York teams
It’s an interesting week to ponder how perilous the world of the sports transaction can be. We celebrated — maybe that’s the wrong word — the 40th anniversary of the Tom Seaver deal this week, and Daniel Murphy (yes, I know, that wasn’t a trade) paid a visit to Queens this weekend. The Nets will...
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Schneider, Cammalleri lead Devils past Senators
OTTAWA, Ontario — Mike Cammalleri got the Devils going, and Cory Schneider carried New Jersey from there. Cammalleri scored twice in the first period, Schneider made 36 saves and the Devils beat the Senators 3-0 on Wednesday night. “We got off to a good start which is what we wanted to do,” Devils coach John...
New York Post
Special teams play dooms rusty Rangers in ugly loss to Devils
Eight days away didn’t change much about the Rangers season. J.T. Miller remained a bright spot, doing as much as he could to continue the good feelings three wins in their previous four matches could muster. The Blueshirts felt they did a lot of good things — a refrain as familiar as their underwhelming play...
New York Post
Surging Devils win on penalty shot in overtime
BUFFALO — Andy Greene scored on a penalty shot 29 seconds into overtime, giving the Devils a 2-1 victory over the Sabres on Friday night. Greene earned the penalty shot when he was held from behind by Buffalo’s Evander Kane on a breakaway up the left side. Yohann Auvitu scored his first NHL goal and...
New York Post
Taylor Hall leads Devils with goal, assist and a devastating hit
Everyone knows Taylor Hall can score and set up teammates. He also showed he can deliver a devastating hit on Tuesday night. Hall had a goal, assisted on a go-ahead tally by Kyle Palmieri and delivered a crushing check that knocked Vancouver defenseman Philip Larsen out of the game to lift the Devils over the...
New York Post
The Devils’ reclamation is a success, and it’s only just begun
It was this past September, training camp for the Devils, and before they could even get on the ice, they were buried under predictions picking them to finish last. First-year general manager Ray Shero walked in, shoulder-to-shoulder with first-year coach John Hynes. They didn’t hide the press clippings, but put them in the face of...
New York Post
The key to Devils getting internal clocks right after Europe trip? Naps
Devils trainers gave players recommended times to nap to help them regulate their body clock following the Europe trip. Watch video Naps -- the national pastime of toddlers and college students alike -- served as a key component to the Devils'...
The Star Ledger
The moment Patrik Elias lost it as a Devils legend says goodbye
It could not have been the final lap envisioned by Patrik Elias, who, after all, skated the Stanley Cup victory lap twice within his first six seasons. But as closing acts go, Elias’ final spin on the ice during warmups preceding the Devils’ home finale loss Saturday against the Islanders wasn’t a bad way at...
New York Post
The Red Wings falter, a barn gets shuttered and an era ends
It is the end of an era in Detroit. More so, this is the NHL and all its fans saying goodbye to a simpler way of thinking about the game, giving way to the inevitable rush of bigger business and a more sanitized and less personal way of doing things. The Red Wings’ streak ends...
New York Post
There’s enough intrigue this summer to rattle the whole NHL
Now begins the long wait for real games to start again. Sidney Crosby and the Penguins successfully defended their Stanley Cup by taking a Game 6 victory over the Predators on Sunday night. But the NHL hardly has gone into sleep mode just yet, with a very busy couple weeks coming up that will significantly...
New York Post
There’s surely 1 annoying clown in this Subban-Milbury garbage
OTTAWA — So I wonder who the clown is here: the charismatic player who dances a little jig during a playoff pregame warm-up, or the suit in the general manager’s chair who trades 21-year-old Roberto Luongo in order to select Rick DiPietro first overall in the draft instead of Marian Gaborik or Dany Heatley? Hint:...
New York Post
Will Devils’ surprising first half lead to eventual playoff spot?
What has happened, and what might happen over the final three months of the regular season and beyond for the Devils? Let’s look: Devils (25-20-5, tied for second wild card) Overview This was the first season since 1986 on which the Devils embarked without Lou Lamoriello in charge, and the first time since that Hall...
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Devils' Mirco Mueller misses Friday's practice
Defenseman Mirco Mueller missed Devils practice on Friday, sitting out for a maintenance day. Watch video Defenseman Mirco Mueller did not participate in the Devils' Friday practice in Newark. He sat out for a maintenance day, according to coach...
The Star Ledger
Even without points, Devils' Pavel Zacha providing needed presence on 2nd line
Pavel Zacha has provided a consistent offensive-zone presence for the Devils through their first two games. Watch video Pavel Zacha's impact hasn't been seen on the scoresheet through two games this season. Still, the eye test and advanced stats...
The Star Ledger
How Mirco Mueller has handled Devils' challenge of playing in top defensive pair
Mirco Mueller has played his way into a top defensive pairing role during his second season with the Devils. Watch video Mirco Mueller pointed to his play in the 2018 World Championships in May an important start to a big summer. So far, his...
The Star Ledger
Recap: Devils Coast In Home Opener Blowout
Game Summary When the horn sounded to end the third period, Devils fans everywhere rejoiced in jubilation over what they just witnessed. The Stanley Cup Champions came to town and were given the business to the tune of a 6-0 defeat. Right from the opening puck drop, New Jersey was flying and...
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