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April 30, 2009
New Jersey Devils coach Brent Sutter calls Game 7 loss the worst of his hockey career; won't discuss his own future
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur shakes hands with Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward after Tuesday night's stunning Game 7. Brent Sutter has endured some tough losses as a player and coach. Nothing compares to the Devils' stunning defeat to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game...
Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello not pointing fingers after painful Game 7 loss
Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger"Excuses are for losers," Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said. The most shocking loss in Devils history even left the team's general manager in a state of disbelief. But Lou Lamoriello, searching for answers the morning after, has no plans to change coaches or point a finger...
Previewing the next round of the NHL Playoffs: Conference Semifinals
Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesEvgeni Malkin and the Penguins offense will provide a stiff test for the Capitals in the Conference Semifinals. EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS No. 1 BOSTON BRUINS vs. No. 6 CAROLINA HURRICANES BOSTON WILL WIN IF: The Bruins can overcome the rust that comes after sweeping...
April 29, 2009
What about 16.4 seconds? In 1995, Reggie turned the New York Knicks' fortunes faster than the New Jersey Devils
The Devils' devastating, last-minute Game 7 loss has some dubious company in the Museum of Choke, like, say, Phil Mickelson at the 2006 U.S. Open and Jean Van de Velde in the 1999 British Open. How about Reggie Miller against the Knicks in Game 1 of the 1995 Eastern Conference Semis? Their fortunes...
In 80 seconds, New Jersey Devils produced a 'choke' for the ages
Politi says the Devils have a unique spot on all-time choke listSaed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe Devils were left shell-shocked by an 80-second collapse that lifted the the Hurricanes into the second round of the playoffs and ended the Devils' season. Choke v. -- To fail to perform effectively...
The most shocking New Jersey Devils playoff loss of all
Richard Wolowicz/Getty ImagesDevils GM Lou Lamoriello said Wednesday morning he has never seen anything like the loss his team suffered in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals to the Carolina Hurricanes. I have covered all 223 New Jersey Devils playoff games for The Star-Ledger. There...
Complete Star-Ledger coverage of New Jersey Devils' stunning playoff exit against Carolina Hurricanes
Box Score Newspaper Stories Devils season ends on back-to-back goals in final 80 seconds Notebook: Jamie Langenbrunner revealed arthroscopic knee surgery on April 18 Politi: Devils came up small in their biggest moment Hurricanes' Eric Staal played the hero with game winning goal Things you may...
New Jersey Devils' Jamie Langenbrunner underwent arthroscopic surgery on April 18
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerJamie Langenbrunner of the Devils revealed Tuesday that he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee earlier this month. Jamie Langenbrunner would have liked to keep his secret a little longer. Perhaps three more rounds of the playoffs. But after a stunning loss...
Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal plays the hero in stunning Game 7 win over New Jersey Devils
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerCarolina's Eric Staal (right) celebrates after scoring the eventual game-winning goal Tuesday night in Game 7. Eric Staal did the best he could to keep a straight face, but he couldn't stop smiling in the happy visitors' locker room after he and his Carolina Hurricanes...
New Jersey Devils lost in final seconds without Carolina Hurricanes needing to pull their goalie
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur takes the puck out of his net after Tuomo Ruutu's first period goal in Game 7. One of the most amazing aspects to the Carolina Hurricanes' stunning comeback in the final 80 seconds of Game 7 Tuesday night was the fact that they did it...
Things you may have missed: Devils vs. Hurricanes, Game 7
GAME CHANGER Eric Staal He may have scored the winning goal but Jussi Jokinen broke the Devils' back for the second time in the series. Last night, the Devils had a 3-2 lead late in the third period when, after failing to clear the puck, they allowed Jussi Jokinen alone at the side of the net. He...
Looking back, New Jersey Devils coach Brent Sutter saw the series lost in two heartbreakers
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerGoalies Martin Brodeur and Cam Ward shake hands after the Devils' stunning loss in Game 7 Tuesday night. Game 7 was shocking. But Game 4 was a very close second on the heartbreak scale for Devils coach Brent Sutter. "It's reality," Sutter said of being eliminated...
Loss to Carolina Hurricanes rocked New Jersey Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner more than knee surgery
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils captain Jamie Langenbrunner shows the strain of Tuesday night's stunning loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7 of their playoff series. Jamie Langenbrunner required arthroscopic surgery on his right knee after suffering an injury in Game 2 of the series...
Politi: New Jersey Devils come up small with backs against the wall
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerBrian Gionta of the Devils grimaces as he leaves the ice Tuesday night after the team's shocking first-round playoff exit. The end was so stunning, so immediate, that the crowd at The Rock had no idea how to react. Boo? Cry? Head for the exits? Two goals in the final...
The obvious question lingers: How did this happen?
We want your comments: Did the defense freeze-up with the game on the line? Did Marty? How do you explain this stunning loss? Post your comments about the loss. Some of the best ones will appear in Thursday's Star-Ledger.
Carolina Hurricanes stun New Jersey Devils with two goals in final minute to win Game 7, 4-3
Chris Seward/MCTHurricanes players celebrate after scoring in the second period of last night's 4-3 Game 7 win over the Devils. It was agony magnified seven times over. Less than two minutes away from advancing to the second round of the playoffs, the Devils were stunned by two late goals as they...
Carolina Hurricanes lines have produced mixed results in playoffs against New Jersey Devils
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerHurricane Eric Staal (top) has been part of one of the team's better-performing lines in the playoff series against the Devils. While coach Brent Sutter's only changes to the lineup have been ones he was forced to make because of injuries, Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice...
Devils vs. Hurricanes, Game 7: As they play
The winner advances to the second round. Follow the action on nj.com/devilsSaed Hindash/The Star-LedgerIt's do-or-die for the Devils and Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7 at the Rock. The Devils and Carolina Hurricanes play Game 7 of their first round playoff series in the Prudential Center in Newark...
Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond skates for New Jersey Devils in pregame warmup
There is no evidence that he will dress for the game, but the Devils had tough guy Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond on the ice for Tuesday night's pregame warmup. Members of all of the regular forward lines were on the ice. More on this later.
Columnist Steve Politi counts down the top seven events in sports, including Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Finals
Chris O'Meara/Associated PressThe Masters, especially when golf's best like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are in the hunt, is always one of the best events in sports. "What could be better?" was the rhetorical question from the future Hall of Fame goaltender. Martin Brodeur was talking about...
April 28, 2009
New Jersey Devils-Carolina Hurricanes: 3 things to watch
The Devils and Hurricanes meet in Game 7 Tuesday night at the Prudential Center. Here are three things to watch: 1. Win-lose, win-lose. If the trend holds up, the Devils will emerge victorious. So far in this series the team that lost the previous game came out much hungrier in the next game. ...
David Clarkson providing New Jersey Devils with playoff grit
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDavid Clarkson does what he does so well-- getting in Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward's kitchen. Regardless of the outcome of Game 7 Tuesday night at the Prudential Center, the Devils discovered a gem in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Carolina...
Carolina Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice won't rest easily just because Zach Parise hasn't scored for New Jersey Devils in last three games
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe fact that Zach Parise has failed to score a point in the last three games hasn't put Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice at ease. Zach Parise and linemate Travis Zajac haven't scored a point in three straight games. But that hasn't allowed Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice...
Bryce Salvador won't play in Game 7 for New Jersey Devils
Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDevils defenseman Bryce Salvador will not play in Game 7 Tuesday night at the Rock. Bryce Salvador will not be in the Devils' lineup for Game 7 Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes, which means the veteran defenseman may not play another game this season. ...
Abbreviated morning skate for some New Jersey Devils
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerBrendan Shanahan (left0 and Jay Pandolfo are among the veterans the Devils will rely on in Game 7 Tuesday night. The Devils took the ice early Tuesday morning and then left for a few moments. When they returned, neither Zach Parise nor Jamie Langenbrunner came back...
New Jersey Devils chairman Jeff Vanderbeek denies Lou Lamoriello is being relieved of business duties
Rich Schutz/APDevils chairman Jeff Vanderbeek, shown with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and goalie Martin Brodeur, said the report of Lou Lamoriello being relieved of his duties is innacurate. Devils chairman Jeff Vanderbeek told The Star-Ledger Tuesday morning that a story in Street & Smith's...
Video: Previewing Game 7 between New Jersey Devils and Carolina Hurricanes
New Jersey Devils: Game 7 preview vs. Hurricanes
Zach Parise, Travis Zajac both nervous but looking to come up big for New Jersey Devils in Game 7 against Carolina Hurricanes
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe Hurricanes have done a good job to this point shutting down Travis Zajac, left, and Zach Parise. Zach Parise has played in a Game 7 before. Actually, lots of times. Of course, they were fantasy games in his backyard as a kid. Or in his dreams long before he...
Lou Lamoriello may be relieved of business duties with New Jersey Devils
Executive search firm reportedly hired to fill positionAristide Economopoulos/The Star-LedgerDevils GM Lou Lamoriello appears to be close to being relieved of his business duties with the hockey club. The Devils may be down to their final game of the season Tuesday night, but GM Lou Lamoriello...
New Jersey Devils looking to stop Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal in Game 7
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur looks up at Eric Staal of the Hurricanes after Staal scored in the second period of Game 6. NOTEBOOK What can the Devils do to neutralize Carolina's Eric Staal? The Hurricanes' top player had two goals and an assist in Game 6, so shutting down his...
New Jersey Devils playoff hero Mike Rupp: Least tight team will win Game 7
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerJohn Madden is one of the Devils' veterans who will be counted upon in Tuesday night's Game 7 against the Carolina Hurricanes. Mike Rupp believes the team which is most composed and feels the pressure least will win Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals...
April 27, 2009
Bryce Salvador works out with New Jersey Devils extras
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils defenseman Niclas Havelid, shown with Carolina's Scott Walker, could get partner Bryce Salvador back for Game 7. Injured defenseman Bryce Salvador was among the few Devils players to skate Monday at the Prudential Center. Salvador, who missed the last two...
Complete Star-Ledger coverage of New Jersey Devils' 4-0 loss to Carolina Hurricanes in Game 6 of Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerTempers flared in the third period of Game 6. Box score Newspaper stories Hurricanes force Game 7 with 4-0 rout of Devils Notebook: Devils realizing why home ice matters with Game 7 looming Hurricanes' Ray Whitney shows up at the right timeBlog posts Devils...
New Jersey Devils realizing why home ice matters with Game 7 at Prudential Center looming
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerJamie Langenbrunner returned from injury in Game 6 and played 24 shifts over 16:26 of ice time. NOTEBOOK RALEIGH, N.C. -- And this is why home ice matters. "I guess that's why you play all year, to get that home ice advantage for Game 7s," Devils coach Brent Sutter...
Carolina Hurricanes' Ray Whitney comes up big at right time in 4-0 victory over New Jersey Devils
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerRay Whitney scores the first goal for the Hurricanes in the first period against Martin Brodeur. RALEIGH, N.C. -- Ray Whitney had been somewhat invisible for the Carolina Hurricanes ... until Sunday night, when his team absolutely needed a boost. Whitney, with a...
New Jersey Devils need their best players to shine in Game 7
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur tries to gather himself after a pair of second period goals from Carolina's Eric Staal. The way Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice sees it, Eric Staal played one of his best games when it was needed most. Staal scored a pair of goals an added an assist in a...
Slideshow: Carolina Hurricanes 4, New Jersey Devils 0 in Game 6, Eastern Conference quarterfinals
This time there was no comeback for New Jersey Devils
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe Devils didn't put up enough fight in Game 6, although David Clarkson battle Tin Gleason in the third period Sunday night. To Devils coach Brent Sutter, Sunday night's sixth game against the Carolina Hurricanes looked a lot like Game 4. Only this time there was...
Better to lose in a rout, or on a last-second goal?
We want your comments -- If you're going to lose, is it better to get routed, as the Devils were Sunday night in the 4-0 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 6, or lose, say, on a goal in the final second? Post your comments about the loss. Some of the best ones will appear in Tuesday's Star-Ledger...
Carolina Hurricanes force Game 7 with 4-0 rout of New Jersey Devils in Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Game 7 set for Tuesday at Prudential CenterSaed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur gathers himself after allowing two goals by the Hurricanes' Eric Staal in the second period. RALEIGH, N.C. -- There is no warning siren for this kind of disaster. The Devils got their captain back...
New Jersey Devils-Carolina Hurricanes: As they played
FIRST PERIOD: Martin Brodeur was in goal for the Devils against Cam Ward. This was Brodeur's 35th career playoff game in which the Devils could clinch a series. Ward was 2-0 in postseason games with the Hurricanes facing elimination. Brodeur's 44 saves in Game 5 were his highest total in...
April 26, 2009
New Jersey Devils-Carolina Hurricanes: 3 things to watch
The Devils and Hurricanes meet at the RBC Center Sunday night for Game 6 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Here are three things to watch: 1. Jamie's back. Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner returns after missing three games with a lower body injury. He will undoubtedly have an...
Best news for New Jersey Devils: The captain is back
Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesJamie Langenbrunner is back. The Devils' captain will play in Game 6 against the Hurricanes Sunday night. It was Jamie Langenbrunner's call. If the Devils' captain felt ready enough to play in Sunday night's sixth game of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference...
Langenbrunner participates, Salvador sits for New Jersey Devils morning skate
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMike Rupp an d Devils hope to close out Cam Ward and the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 6 Sunday night. As expected, right winger Jamie Langenbrunner took part in the Devils' morning skate at the RBC Center Sunday. However, defenseman Bryce Salvador (left knee injury)...
Lively morning skare for Carolina Hurricanes as they await New Jersey Devils and Game 6
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils defenseman Johnny Oduya checks Hurricanes forward Tuomo Ruutu during Thursday night's fifth game in New Jersey. The Carolina Hurricanes held their morning skate expecting Jamie Langenbrunner to play for the Devils in Game 6 Sunday night at the RBC Center. ...
Fans embracing hockey, Carolina Hurricanes 12 years after franchise's move down south
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerHurricanes fans found a spot in the parking lot outside RBC Center for a tailgating party before Game 4 against the Devils. RALEIGH, N.C. -- Some fans of the Carolina Hurricanes arrive to games so early, they don't have to pay for parking. Glen Bass stationed his...
New Jersey Devils coach Brent Sutter says return of captain Jamie Langenbrunner for Game 6 against Carolina Hurricanes will be game-time decision
Chris Faytok/The Star-LedgerJamie Langenbrunner is refusing to say what his injury is. Jamie Langenbrunner missed the past three games with a lower-body injury, but the captain practiced Saturday at the Prudential Center and afterward declared himself ready for Sunday night's Game 6 of the Devils'...
April 25, 2009
Bryce Salvador will not play in Game 6, Brent Sutter says
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDefenseman Bryce Salvador skated Saturday for the second time since leaving Game 4 with a knee injury. Salvador went to North Carolina, but will not play, coach Brent Sutter said. Bryce Salvador made the trip to Raleigh, N.C. and will take part in the morning skate...
Jamie Langenbrunner expects to play in Game 6 for the New Jersey Devils
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerJamie Langenbrunner celebrates his goal in Game 1 of the Devils' playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes. Langenbrunner has missed three games with a lower body injury. Jamie Langenbrunner practiced with the Devils today for the first time since suffering what...
New Jersey Devils' playoff series with Carolina Hurricanes has makings of a classic
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe series between the Devils and Hurricanes has been exciting and hard-fought -- David Clarkson crashed into Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward in Game 5. The Devils may never have another playoff series that matches the pure drama and definition of a classic than the 1994...
John Madden of New Jersey Devils: We don't want a Game 7
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils right winger Brian Gionta has his eyes on a deflected puck during Game 5 Thursday night. With a chance to eliminate the Carolina Hurricanes Sunday, the Devils want to get the job done. They don't want to have to play a Game 7. "Of course our mentality is...
Carolina Hurricanes' Joe Corvo: New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur got lucky on a lot of shots
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils right winger David Clarkson battles with Carolina's Niclas Wallin (7) in Thursday night's fifth game of their playoff series. Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joe Corvo will give Martin Brodeur his due for stopping 44 shots in Thursday night's fifth game. But he...
New Jersey Devils-Carolina Hurricanes Game 6 on Sunday set for 7:30 p.m.
Already aware that their game would not be televised by NBC, the Devils learned that Game 6 against the Hurricanes on Sunday at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C. will be played at 7:30 p.m. It will be broadcast locally by MSG Plus (7:00 p.m. pre-game) and SportsRadio 66 WFAN (7:20 p.m. pre-game).
April 24, 2009
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur says his ankle is sore but will be fine for Game 6 on Sunday
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur says his ankle is sore the day after suffering a skate cut, but he expects to be fine in Game 6 on Sunday. It is the kind of injury that worries doctors. Any kind of cut can de dangerous for a hocker player who wears old and somtimes dirty...
New Jersey Devils winger Zach Parise is Lady Byng finalist
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils winger Zach Parise, shown shooting in Game 5 Thursday night, is a Lady Byng finalist. Devils left winger Zach Parise, Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk and Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis were named the three finalists for the 2008-09 Lady...
Goaltending has put New Jersey Devils in position to close out Carolina Hurricanes
Coach Brent Sutter equates good goaltending with success, especially in playoffsSaed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils coach Brent Sutter said Friday the playoff series against Carolina has been a battle of outstanding goaltending. Even Devils coach Brent Sutter is impressed by the high level of...
Bryce Salvador and Jamie Langenbrunner still question marks for New Jersey Devils in Game 6
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerBrian Rolston (12) celebrates David Clarkson's goal in Game 5 Thursday night at the Prudential Center. Devils coach Brent Sutter wouldn't say whether captain Jamie Langenbrunner or defenseman Bryce Salvador would be able to play in Sunday's sixth game against the...
Complete Star-Ledger coverage of New Jersey Devils' 1-0 victory over Carolina Hurricanes in Game 5 of Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Box score Newspaper stories Martin Brodeur, Devils shut out Hurricanes in Game 5, 1-0, take 3-2 series lead Politi: Just when you think he can't get any better, Martin Brodeur does Late notebook: Devils able to hang on in final seconds of Game 5, unlike Game 4 Early notebook: Devils not...
Are New Jersey Devils ready to close out the Carolina Hurricanes?
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur is mobbed by teammates after shutting out the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 5 Thursday night. They're one victory away from wrapping up their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Carolina Hurricanes. But the Devils know it won't come easily. ...
When you think he can't get any better, Martin Brodeur does
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerSometimes Martin Brodeur is also lucky -- he was able to sweep this close call away from the goal line during the second period to keep his shutout in Game 5 going. The best from the best. Is there any other way to describe this performance at the Rock Thursday...
This time the New Jersey Devils made the big plays at the end
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils center John Madden (11) battles with Carolina's Tuomo Ruutu in the first period Thursday night. Game 4 ended painfully for the Devils Tuesday night in Raleigh, N.C. They were determined to hold onto a 1-0 lead in the final seconds in Thurdsday night's fifth...
Carolina Hurricanes know effort was there against Martin Brodeur in 1-0 loss to New Jersey Devils in Game 5
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerThe Hurricanes' Chad LaRose upended Martin Brodeur in the first period, but Brodeur was unflappable in Game 5. Eric Staal had seven of them. Seven of the 44 shots the Carolina Hurricanes let fly at Martin Brodeur. And some of those seven shots that Staal had -- like...
Unlike Game 4 against Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils able to hang on in final seconds of Game 5
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe Devils and Martin Brodeur were able to celebrate after another nail-biter of an ending in this series with the Hurricanes. NOTEBOOK There were some hearts pounding in the final seconds of Thursday night's battle with the Hurricanes, but this time the Devils...
Slideshow: New Jersey Devils 1, Carolina Hurricanes 0 in Game 5, Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Things you may have missed in Game 5
GAME CHANGER David Clarkson Sometimes, it just works this way. For all the talented scorers on the ice Thursday night, fourth-liner David Clarkson was the one in front of the net at the right time, deflecting home the only goal of the game in the second period. It was the second game in a row...
Martin Brodeur stepped up big-time in Game 5 -- who needs to do the same in Game 6?
We want your comments -- Martin Brodeur responded to his uncharacteristic show of temper following the last-second Game 4 loss to the Hurricanes to post his 23rd playoff shutout in Game 5, tying Patrick Roy's all-time record. But it can't be the Brodeur show every night -- who else needs to bring...
Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils shut out Carolina Hurricanes, 1-0, in Game 5 to take 3-2 series lead
Goaltender ties Patrick Roy's all-time record with 23rd playoff shutout Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur reaches out for a save in the second period of the 1-0 victory over the Hurricanes in Game 5. Two nights after his frustrating loss in Game 4, Martin Brodeur took ever more punishment...
New Jersey Devils not ruling captain Jamie Langenbrunner out of series with Carolina Hurricanes
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerJamie Langenbrunner, battling the Hurricanes' Tim Gleason in Game 2, missed his third game in Game 5 Thursday night. NOTEBOOK The Devils have not, at least officially, ruled captain Jamie Langenbrunner out of the first round of the playoffs. Coach Brent Sutter said...
Veterans Brendan Shanahan, Bobby Holik have seen it all as New Jersey Devils face Carolina Hurricanes in Game 5
Ed Mulholland/US PresswireBrendan Shanahan and Bobby Holik, shown in a game against the Rangers in February, have appeared in 322 playoff games between them. When he first laced his skates for an NHL playoff game, Magnum P.I. was finishing up its final season. The Bush administration -- the first...
Ryan Bayda big help to Carolina Hurricanes after Game 2 lineup insertion
Ethan Hyman/MCTRyan Bayda celebrates after scoring against Martin Brodeur during the first period in Game 3. When he made the move, Carolina coach Paul Maurice couldn't possibly have expected it to produce such dramatic results. But as it turned out, Maurice's decision to insert fourth-line left...
Devils vs. Hurricanes, Game 5: As they play
Devils-Hurricanes, Game 5. Follow the action on nj.com/sportsTony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerThe Devils and Hurricanes are back at it in Game 5 at the Prudential Center. The Devils are hosting the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 5 of the teams' best-of-seven first round playoff series at the Prudential...
Carolina Hurricanes report: Before Game 5
The two reporters from the Raleigh News and Observer just came into the media work room and reported that Carolina defenseman Anton Babchuk is eating dinner in the media dining room. Guess that means Babchuk isn't playing tonight.
April 23, 2009
New Jersey Devils chairman says ticketholders are coming back despite weak economy
Rich Schultz/APDevils chairman Jeff Vanderbeek (left) with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and goalie Martin Brodeur in ceremony honoring the goalie's 552 career wins. Vanderbeek is optimistic the Devils can get most season ticketholders back next season despite a weak economy. It has taken a...
New Jersey Devils-Carolina Hurricanes: 3 things to watch
With their best-of-seven series even at two games apiece, the Devils and Hurricanes meet at the Prudential Center for Game 5 Thursday night. Here are three things to watch: 1. Goalie interference. Did Martin Brodeur's stick-smashing tirade at the end of Game 4 assure that he will get borderline...
Teammates took New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur's tantrum in stride, but will refs?
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur argues the interference call he did not get near the end of Game 4. Did the Devils' goalie go on a stick-smashing tirade hoping to influence the officials in the rest of the series? If Martin Brodeur's stick-smashing tantrum at the conclusion of...
Carolina Hurricanes coach says New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur was 'thinking ahead' when he smashed stick at end of Game 4
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerHurricanes coach Paul Maurice suggested that Devils goalie Martin Brodeur's stick-smashing Tuesday night in Game 4 may have been to influence Game 5. Could Devils goalie Martin Brodeur been thinking ahead to Game 5 when he smashed his stick at the conclusion of...
Andy Greene ready to step in on defense for New Jersey Devils
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerAndy Greene (6) said he is excited about stepping for injured teammate Bryce Salvador in Game 5 against the Hurricanes. He was fairly certain on Wednesday that he would be making his 2009 Stanley Cup playoff debut in Game 5. But Thursday morning it became definite...
Bryce Salvador and Jamie Langenbrunner both miss New Jersey Devils morning skate
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils defenseman Bryce Salvador after injuring his left knee during Game 4 in Carolina Tuesday night. Defenseman Bryce Salvador and right winger Jamie Langenbrunner were both absent from the Devils' morning skate Thursday at the Prudential Center. Salvador...
Uncharacteristic fire from goalie Martin Brodeur could be the element New Jersey Devils need
Saed Hindash /The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur let loose after Carolina center Jussi Jokinen bumped into him before scoring the game-winning goal in Game 4. This is how utterly out of character the moment was: Martin Brodeur even scared his kids. The Devils goalie had become a raving...
New Jersey Devils putting Game 4 loss to Carolina Hurricanes behind them
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger"We're better today," Zach Parise said Wednesday afternoon, when asked how the team is coping with its last-second loss in Game 4. Martin Brodeur was back to his normal, calm self Wednesday afternoon -- a completely different person than the guy who was so upset he...
Video: Previewing New Jersey Devils-Carolina Hurricanes Game 5
Devils Playoff Hockey: Previewing Game 5
New Jersey Devils, afternoon report; Jamie Langenbrunner, Bryce Salvador unlikely to play in Game 5
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerBryce Salvador grabs his knee after Carolina forward Chad Larose landed on the leg during a goalmouth scramble in the closing minutes of Game 4 in Raleigh. I'm filling in for Rich Chere at practice today and I happened to have the good fortune to walk past Jamie...
April 22, 2009
Complete Star-Ledger coverage of New Jersey Devils' last-second loss at Carolina
Box Score Newspaper Stories Devils comeback attempt crushed on buzzer-beating goal Notebook: Last-second loss leaves bad taste in Devils' mouths What a Finnish! Carolina's Jokinen plays the hero with game-winning goal Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador optimistic in face of knee injury Things you...
New Jersey Devils left with bad taste after seeing comeback bid ended in final second
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe Devils coaching staff, led by head coach Brent Sutter (left), make the dejected walk off the ice following the team's crushing loss in the final second against the Carolina Hurricanes. DEVILS NOTEBOOK RALEIGH, N.C. -- The loss still stung long after the Devils had...
What a Finnish! Jussi Jokinen's last-second goal helps Carolina Hurricanes nip New Jersey Devils
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe Carolina Hurricanes' Jussi Jokinen (right) watches as his game-winning goal slips past Devils goalie Martin Brodeur Tuesday night. RALEIGH, N.C. -- For two periods last night -- well, for 39 minutes -- the Carolina Hurricanes seemed to do everything right against...
Angry New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur wanted interference call on Jussi Jokinen
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur reacts angrily to a non-interference call at the end of Tuesday night's 4-3 Devils loss at the RBC Center. Martin Brodeur was upset that the Carolina Hurricanes scored the winning goal with only two-tenths of a second remaining in Game 4 of the Eastern...
After injuring his knee, New Jersey Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador remains optimistic
Saed Hindash/The Star-ledgerDevils defenseman Bryce Salvador grabs his knee after suffering an injury during the second period Tuesday night at the RBC Center. It was a tough loss for the Devils as the Carolina Hurricanes came back to even the best-of-seven series at two games apiece, but it...
Was the game lost in the final second or the first two periods?
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils' Brendan Shanahan got things going with this third period goal against Carolina Hurricanes' goalie Cam Ward Tuesday during Game 4. We want your comments -- The Devils came back from 3-0 to tie it 3-3, but a last second goal by the Hurricanes cost the Devils the...
New Jersey Devils: Things you may have missed
GAME-CHANGER The bump Forget about the goal with 0.2 seconds remaining that gave the 'Canes the game, it was the non-call on the bump of Devils goalie Martin Brodeur that was the difference. Jussi Jokinen slid through the front of the goal and bumped Broduer just a moment before he...
New Jersey Devils falls to Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3, on buzzer-beating goal
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerCarolina Hurricanes' Jussi Jokinen (left) celebrates his buzzer-beating game-winning goal against the Devils Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. RALEIGH, N.C. -- There was a debate in the Carolina Hurricanes' dressing about whether last night fourth...
New Jersey Devils-Carolina Hurricanes: As they played
FIRST PERIOD: Martin Brodeur and Cam Ward were the goalies. Captain Jamie Langenbrunner missed his second game with a lower body injury. Matt Cullen, who did not skate in the morning, was in the Carolina lineup. The game started with Dainius Zubrus dropping Tuomo Ruttu in the neutral zone...
New Jersey Devils-Carolina Hurricanes: 3 things to watch
The Devils and Hurricanes meet Tuesday night in Game 4 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Here are three things to watch: 1. A new tactic against Zach Parise? Will the Hurricanes try new methods to slow down the Devils' top scorer? They acknowledge his impact on the...
April 21, 2009
Are the Carolina Hurricanes getting desperate in playoff series with New Jersey Devils?
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerCarolina Hurricanes forward Tuomo Ruttu talks to reporters. The Carolina Hurricanes aren't out of the playoffs if they lost Game 4 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series to the Devils Tuesday night at the RBC Center. That is why Eric Staal...
New Jersey Devils goalie Kevin Weekes, still unable to skate with knee injury, out indefinitely
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Kevin Weekes is still unable to skate because of a left knee injury. Goalie Kevin Weekes, who was expected to be back in 2-3 weeks after injuring his left knee April 3, is still unable to skate and is now out indefinitely. "He can't skate," GM Lou...
In playoff run, New Jersey Devils seeing stars emerge in Zach Parise and Travis Zajac
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils teammates Travis Zajac (left) and Zach Parise have risen their level of play thus far in the postseason. RALEIGH, N.C. -- It is on the big stage of the Stanley Cup playoffs that players forge their reputations. They may already have been great talents, but they do...
New Jersey Devils coach Brent Sutter: We're not satisfied
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerHurricanes coach Paul Maurice talks with reporters in the team's dressing room Monday morning. The Devils lead the best-of-seven series, 2-1. The Devils have taken a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven playiff series with the Carolina Hurricanes, but coach Brent Sutter...
Day after New Jersey Devils' overtime victory, the talk is about Zach Parise
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerZach Parise talks to reporters at the RBC Center Monday afternoon, the day after his overtime goal in Game 3 of the Devils-Hurricanes playoff series. On the day after Zach Parise scored the overtime goal to give the Devils a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in...
April 20, 2009
Complete Star-Ledger coverage of New Jersey Devils' overtime win at Carolina
Newspaper stories Travis Zajac overtime goal carries Devils to victory Notebook: Bobby Holik returns to line-up Carolina Hurricanes dig deep on roster Things you may have missed Blog posts As they played Fan zone Brian Rolston steps up in fill-in duty Devils think positively
Thinking positive, New Jersey Devils took 2-1 lead in best-of-seven series
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils defenseman Colin White delivers a hit on Hurricanes forward Eric Staal in Game 3 Sunday night at the RBC Center. Devils management discourages its players to read newspaper stories throughout the season and playoffs. Some players are fine with that policy...
Carolina Hurricanes dig deep on roster in playoffs
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerChad La Rose (right), a former fourth-liner, scored one of Carolina's two goals. RALEIGH, N.C. -- To stay around for the long haul in the NHL playoffs, no team can rely solely on its first-line stars. Forty-goal scorers matter, but because they are the focus of a...
Brian Rolston comes through with a strong game for New Jersey Devils
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerBrian Rolston (12) celebrates a goal by Zach Parise in first period Sunday night. Rolston responded to the challenge by playing well with Parise and Travis Zajac. Nope, Brian Rolston didn't win Game 3 for the Devils. That was linemate Travis Zajac's accomplishment. ...
Slideshow: New Jersey Devils 3, Carolina Hurricanes 2
New Jersey Devils: Things you may have missed
GAME-CHANGER Travis Zajac Who else could it be? His overtime goal showed he can still score (he hadn't since March 17), the ZZ Pop line could survive the loss of Jamie Langenbrunner (Zajac and Parise each had a goal and an assist), and the Devils could beat the Hurricanes in an overtime playoff...
What do you think of the New Jersey Devils' new top line?
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerTravis Zajac celebrates after his game-winning overtime goal. Fans, we want your comments. In the Devils' 3-2 win Sunday night, Zach Parise and Travis Zajac both scored goals, while Brian Rolston -- subbing in for the injured Jamie Langenbrunner -- was active all game...
New Jersey Devils' Bobby Holik returns to ice with chilly attitude
Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesBobby Holik (center) had no comment about the first two games of the series, for which he was not in the lineup. NOTEBOOK RALEIGH, N.C. -- The injury to Jamie Langenbrunner opened the door for Bobby Holik's return to the Devils lineup. But it didn't improve the veteran...
Travis Zajac goal gives New Jersey Devils OT victory over Carolina Hurricanes, 3-2
Devils lead first-round playoffs series, 2-1Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerZach Parise races past Carolina's Chad LaRose in the third period of Sunday's win. RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Devils have overcome adversity all season long and they found a way to do it again without captain Jamie...
New Jersey Devils' Brian Rolston excited to step in at right wing for injured Jamie Langenbrunner
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerBrian Rolston joined Travis Zajac and Zach Parise on the Devils' top line for Game 3. RALEIGH, N.C. -- It was a big hole to fill, but veteran forward Brian Rolston was eager to step in at right wing on the Devils' top line and help overcome the loss of captain Jamie...
As they play: Devils-Hurricanes ... Game 3
Here's the deal. We'll follow Game 3 of the Devils-Canes here. Don't hesitate to add your thoughts or questions: 7:47: Five mintues into the game. Canes have had the two best scoring chances. Brodeur appears to be on his game - as he has been all series so far. 7:42: Rolston joins the line of...
New Jersey Devils-Carolina Hurricanes: As they played
FIRST PERIOD: Jamie Langenbrunner was out with a lower body injury, allowing Bobby Holik to get back into the Devils' lineup. Martin Brodeur and Cam Ward were the goalies. As expected, Brian Rolston skated at right wing on the Devils' top line with Zach Parise and Travis Zajac. Holik...
New Jersey Devils forward Mike Rupp: It's tough being a Cleveland sports fan
Bill Kostroun/Associated PressMike Rupp, shown with Devils coach Brent Sutter, says it's tough being a Cleveland sports fan. It's tough rooting for sports teams from Cleveland. Just ask Cleveland native Mike Rupp.Saturday was a glorious day for the Cleveland Indians, who pounded the Yankees...
April 19, 2009
New Jersey Devils-Carolina Hurricanes: 3 things to watch
The Devils and Hurricanes play Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series Sunday night at RBC Center. Here are three things to watch: 1. Right wing on the top line. Jamie Langenbrunner will miss at least the next two games. Brian Rolston will be given a shot to step in with Travis...
New Jersey Devils forward Mike Rupp: It's tough being a Cleveland sports fan
Bill Kostroun/APMike Rupp, shown with Devils coach Brent Sutter, says it's tough being a Cleveland sports fan. It's tough rooting for sports teams from Cleveland. Just ask Cleveland native Mike Rupp. Saturday was a glorious day for the Cleveland Indians, who pounded the Yankees, 22-4, and...
Brian Rolston skates at right wing on the New Jersey Devils' top line
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerWill Brian Rolston be asked to fill in Jamie Langenbrunner's spot in Sunday's third game against the Carolina Hurricanes? Brian Rolston skated at right wing with Travis Zajac and Zach Parise when the Devils held their Sunday morning skate. That seemed to indicate...
For Game 3 in Raleigh, New Jersey Devils face a city fully behind Carolina Hurricanes
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils general manager Lou Lamoriello on the phone Saturday evening after the team arrived at its Raleigh, N.C., hotel. The atmosphere in Madison Square Garden or in cities like Philadelphia and Montreal never comes as a surprise. But it is always somewhat...
New Jersey Devils refuse to panic with captain Jamie Langenbrunner out with injury
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur met with the media Saturday afternoon in Raleigh, N.C., and said the Devils will have to back up their big talk about depth now that Jamie Langenbrunner is out. RALEIGH, N.C. -- Ordinarily, this might be the time for panic to grip the...
New Jersey Devils center John Madden shrugs off in-your-face war with Carolina's Tuomo Ruutu
Saed Hindash/The Star-ledgerDevils coach Brent Sutter meets with the media at the team's Raleigh, N.C., hotel late Saturday afternoon. It has become one of the interesting sub-plots to the Devils-Hurricanes playoff series. John Madden and Tuomo Ruutu are in each other's face. Literally. It...
April 18, 2009
Awaiting an update on New Jersey Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils captain Jamie Langenbrunner before he suffered a lower body injury in Friday night's playoff game against the Carolina Hurricanes. No word yet on the status of Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner, who was injured Friday night during Game 2 of the best-of-seven...
Carolina Hurricanes hero Tim Gleason had his stick 'blessed' before OT goal against New Jersey Devils
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerHurricanes forward Eric Staal reacts after Tim Gleason's game-winning overtime goal over the Devils in Game 2 Friday night at the Prudential Center. I made it to Raleigh, N.C., in time to get over to the RBC Center and talk to several Carolina Hurricanes players and...
Complete Star-Ledger coverage of New Jersey Devils' 2-1 overtime loss to Carolina Hurricanes in Game 2 of Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Box score Newspaper stories Jamie Langenbrunner injured in Devils' 2-1 overtime loss to Hurricanes in Game 2 Carolina's Eric Staal rebounds with strong Game 2 performance Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice thrilled with team's physical style in Game 2Blog posts Devils not surprised by...
Carolina Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice thrilled with physical style of play in Game 2
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe Devils' Brian Gionta lies on the ice as Joni Pitkanen of the Hurricanes skates over him after knocking him down in the third period. Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice was thrilled with his club's effort Friday night in Game 2. "At the end of the day, we just played a...
Carolina Hurricanes took it to the New Jersey Devils with some physical play
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils winger Jay Pandolfo was shaken up in the third period Friday night, but returned for overtime. Pandolfo is shown battling with Carolina's Niclas Wallin. This was a different Carolina Hurricanes team than the one which showed up for Game 1. In evening the...
Are New Jersey Devils in a jam without captain Jamie Langenbrunner?
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils captain Jamie Langenbrunner suffered a lower body injury in Game 2 against the Hurricanes Friday night. So, where does this leave the Devils? Captain Jamie Langenbrunner left the game with five minutes remaining in the second period with what the team is...
Slideshow: Carolina Hurricanes 2, New Jersey Devils 1 (OT) in Game 2 of Eastern Conference quarterfinals
New Jersey Devils coach Brent Sutter says team will know more Saturday about Jamie Langenbrunner's injury
Justin Lane/EPAThe Hurricanes' Joe Corvo picks up Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner with his stick during the second period. Not surprisingly, Devils coach Brent Sutter had little to offer about Jamie Langenbrunner's status during his post-game press conference. "We'll know more (Saturday),''...
You Make the Call: Is it time for Bobby Holik to get back on the ice for the Devils?
Bobby Holik has sat out the Devils' first two playoff games. In the wake of the 2-1 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 2 Friday night, is he needed again? At the very least, Holik is a tough veteran who has been through the NHL postseason wars before. And if captain Jamie...
The Hurricanes made adjustments after Game 1 -- what adjustments should the Devils make now that they've lost Game 2?
Fans, we want your comments. The Devils not only lost Game 2, 2-1 in overtime, they also appear to have lost captain Jamie Langenbrunner to a "lower body" injury. How should the Devils respond to what could be a difficult game to bounce back from? Get those comments in below. Some of the best ones...
Jamie Langenbrunner injured as New Jersey Devils drop 2-1 overtime loss to Carolina Hurricanes in Game 2
Devils captain leaves game late in second period with 'lower body' issueTony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerThe Hurricanes' Eric Staal (center) leaps into the air as his teammates congratulate Tim Gleason, right, after Gleason scored the 2-1 winning goal in overtime. The Devils lost more than just home...
Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal knows pressure is on him to lead team past Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils
Chris Faytok/The Star-LedgerEric Staal found himself down and out against the Devils' John Madden and Colin White in Game 1 Wednesday night. Eric Staal understands. He understands that as the Hurricanes' No. 1 goal scorer, the burden is on him to get the puck past Martin Brodeur if Carolina is...
Devils-Hurricanes, Game 2: As they play
Current score: No score. Check back with nj.com/sports frequently for real-time updates on the action.The Devils and Carolina Hurricanes face off in Game 2 of the teams' first-round playoff series at the Prudential Center in Newark. The Devils lead the best-of-seven series, 1-0. The visiting...
April 17, 2009
Jay Pandolfo is back in the thick of things for New Jersey Devils and his teammates couldn't be happier
Ed Mulholland/US PresswireTeammates are happy that Devils left winger Jay Pandolfo, shown during Game 1 of the playoff series with Carolina, is back in the thick of things. Jay Pandolfo's place in Devils history does not rival some of the team's greatest players such as Martin Brodeur, Scott...
New Jersey Devils-Carolina Hurricanes: 3 things to watch
The Devils and Hurricanes meet in Game 2 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night at the Prudential Center. Here are three things to watch: 1. Some lineup changes for the Hurricanes? Coach Paul Maurice says he'll move some players around to get more balance on his...
New Jersey Devils coach Brent Sutter: No top secret in formation is being passed to son Brandon
James Guillory/US PresswireCarolina Hurricanes rookie forward Brandon Sutter is not likely to play in this playoff series against his father, Devils coach Brent Sutter. Does anyone really think Devils coach Brent Sutter would pass along top secret information to his son, Carolina Hurricanes...
Things are getting hairy for the New Jersey Devils
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMike Mottau (27), celebrating with defense partner Colin White during Game 1 of the playoffs Wednesday night, is among those already with pretty good playoff beards. One game into the postseason and the Devils are already showing some pretty good playoff beards. ...
Things are getting hairy for the New Jersey Devils
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMike Mottau (27), celebrating with defense partner Colin White during Game 1 of the playoffs Wednesday night, is among those already with pretty good playoff beards. One game into the postseason and the Devils are already showing some pretty good playoff beards. ...
Things are getting hairy for the New Jersey Devils
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMike Mottau (27), celebrating with defense partner Colin White during Game 1 of the playoffs Wednesday night, is among those already with pretty good playoff beards. One game into the postseason and the Devils are already showing some pretty good playoff beards. ...
Mike Mottau picks up the tab as seven New Jersey Devils go to the movies
Joel Auerbach/US PresswireDevils defenseman Mike Mottau picked up the tab for himself and six teammates as they went to the movies Thursday night. Goalie Martin Brodeur likes to go to a movie the night before a playoff game. He likes it even more when someone picks up the tab, which is what...
Johnny Oduya takes part in New Jersey Devils' morning skate
Christopher Pasatieri/US PresswireJohnny Oduya (right) celebrating with defense partner Paul Martin, expects to play in Game 2 against the Carolina Hurricanes Friday night. The Devils had an optional monring skate Friday as they prepared for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal...
New Jersey Devils playing down Game 1 victory over Carolina Hurricanes
Chris Faytok/The Star-LedgerDevils captain Jamie Langenbrunner, celebrating a goal in the third period Wednesday while Bryce Salvador skates to the bench, says the Devils are 'not even close' to winning the series against Carolina. Believe it or not, the Devils have not hired a seamstress to begin...
Carolina Hurricanes 'nervous' in Game 1 against New Jersey Devils, determined to be better in Game 2
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerHurricanes goaltender Cam Ward, shown here with Zach Parise's second-period goal Wednesday night behind him, said Carolina played like a 'little bit of a nervous team' in Game 1. NOTEBOOK The sentiment inside the locker room of the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on the...
New Jersey Devils' Brendan Shanahan doesn't lose teeth despite taking puck in mouth
Ed Mulholland/APA bloodied Brendan Shanahan leaves the ice after being struck in the mouth by a puck during Wednesday night's playoff game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Brendan Shanahan said he didn't lose any teeth when he was hit in the face by a Colin White shot that deflected off the...
Jay Pandolfo's New Jersey Devils teammates thrilled he reclaimed his role
Joel Auerbach/US PresswireJay Pandolfo's teammates are happy that he is back in the thick of things for the Devils after being the odd man out several months ago. The future did not look particularly bright for veteran left winger Jay Pandolfo when the Devils signed Brendan Shanahan back in...
Video: Looking ahead to Game 2 of the New Jersey Devils first-round playoff series
Previewing Game 2 Reporters Rich Chere and Colin Stephenson discuss the Tuesday night's victory and look ahead to Game two Friday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. (Video by Michael Monday)
April 16, 2009
Defenseman Johnny Oduya absent from New Jersey Devils practice
Don Heupel/APDavid Clarkson and the Devils are preparing for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff series with the Carolina Hurricanes. After a convincing 4-1 victory in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Carolina Hurricanes, the Devils are looking to retain...
New Jersey Devils reverted to a familiar formula: Defense
Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDevils defenseman Paul Martin (left) and Zach Parise celebrate Parise's second period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday night. They are a more offensive-minded team under coach Brent Sutter, but the Devils dominated the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 1 of...
Game 1 of Eastern Conference quarterfinals: New Jersey Devils 4, Carolina Hurricanes 1
Box score Newspaper stories Game story: Devils cruise past Hurricanes, 4-1 Politi: Parise propels playoffs push Hurricanes goalie sharp while teammates struggle Things you may have missed Blog posts As they played Fan zone
New Jersey Devils reverted to a familiar formula: Defense
Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDevils defenseman Paul Martin (left) and Zach Parise celebrate Parise's second period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday night. They are a more offensive-minded team under coach Brent Sutter, but the Devils dominated the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 1 of...
Goalie Martin Brodeur: New Jersey Devils expect Carolina Hurricanes to come out strong in Game 2
Ed Mulholland/APMartin Brodeur said the Devils don't have big heads after a Game 1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. A victory in Game 1 doesn't mean the Devils are home free. Goalie Martin Brodeur said he expects the Carolina Hurricanes to bounce back in Game 2. "We wanted to get...
New Jersey Devils' Madden line does job defensively vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Chris Faytok/The Star-LedgerJohn Madden (left) and Colin White (middle) take the puck from Hurricanes center Eric Staal during Game 1. NOTEBOOK The Devils offense was relentless in Game 1 last night against the Carolina Hurricanes. So was their defense. Familiar faces Jay Pandolfo and John...
New Jersey Devils: Things you may have missed
Tidbits from the New Jersey Devils' 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.Game-changer The way Zach Parise played in the first period, it was only a matter of time before he cashed in with a goal -- and it happened on a sharp-angle shot less than a...
Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward on, teammates off in loss to New Jersey Devils
Chris Faytok/The Star-LedgerCarolina goalie Cam Ward needed some help from his teammates. The Hurricanes were outshot, 39-19. Cam Ward got the day off in the final regular-season game when the Carolina Hurricanes played the Devils in what ended up being a first-round playoff preview. Too bad his...
Slideshow: New Jersey Devils 4, Carolina Hurricanes 1
Does the Game 1 victory soothe any concerns about the Devils' late-season swoon?
Saed Hindash / The Star-LedgerNew Jersey Devils' Colin White congratulates goalie Martin Brodeur after defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 in Game 1. Fans, we want your comments. The Devils were dominant in their playoff opener. Did that type of performance erase any lingering concerns you may...
For New Jersey Devils' Zach Parise, the proof is in the playoffs
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerZach Parise propelled his team to an easy 4-1 victory over Carolina in Game 1. In the handshake line after the disheartening first-round postseason loss for the Devils last spring, an opposing player stopped Zach Parise for a few extra seconds to pass along a...
New Jersey Devils cruise to 4-1 victory over Carolina Hurricanes in Game 1
Outcome of game never in doubt as Devils established an early leadSaed Hindash /The Star-LedgerGoalie Martin Brodeur blocks a Carolina shot in the second period. A year ago the Devils felt like visitors in their own arena. It was, without dispute, a Rangers playoff crowd at the Prudential...
Playoffs rev up New Jersey Devils' Brendan Shanahan
Saed Hindash /The Star-LedgerBrendan Shanahan warms up before Game 1 of the Devils' first-round series. Brendan Shanahan was a 19-year-old rookie when the Devils made the playoffs for the first time in 1988 and defeated the Islanders in the opening round. "You didn't realize it at the time, but...
New Jersey Devils vs. Carolina Hurricanes, Game 1: As they play
The Devils host the Carolina Hurricanes at the Prudential Center in Game 1 of the teams' first round series. The teams have faced each other in the playoffs three times, with the Devils winning in 2001, the Hurricanes winning in 2002, and the Hurricanes winning in 2006. In addition, the teams...
Preview of New Jersey Devils against Carolina Hurricanes in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Playoffs
The Star-Ledger looks ahead to first round series before the puck dropsGrant Halverson/GettyThe Devils and Hurricanes collide in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs first round Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday night, the Devils embark on a Stanley Cup Playoffs run for the 12th straight...

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