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December 31, 2009
Notebook: NJ Devils forward David Clarkson back on the shelf with injury
Leg is sore but no reported structural damage Andrew Mills/The Star-LedgerNJ Devils right wing David Clarkson missed Thursday's game with an injured leg. CHICAGO — Forward David Clarkson did not make the trip to Chicago, but defenseman Bryce Salvador did. Salvador, though, was not...
NJ Devils thumped by Chicago Blackhawks, 5-1, in worst loss of the season
Road defeat comes on the second night of a back-to-back swing for Devils Dennis Wierzbicki/U.S. PresswireChicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) checks NJ Devils right wing Vladimir Zharkov (28) against the boards during the first period at the United Center Thursday...
Devils-Blackhawks, as they play
One final challenge to finish the old year. Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerJamie Langenbrunner got congratulated by his teammates after an empty net goal Wednesday night. Thursday, the Devils are in Chicago to face the Blackhawks.CHICAGO -- The Devils ring in the New Year in the midwest...
NJ Devils pre-game report; David Clarkson not on trip, Bryce Salvador is, but won't play
Clarkson, Salvador are out, Corrente, Peters are in. Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDavid Clarkson's leg is "sore,'' according to Devils GM Lou Lamoriello. The forward did not make the trip to Chicago.CHICAGO -- David Clarkson did not make the trip to Chicago, but Bryce Salvador did, though...
December 30, 2009
Martin Brodeur's 32 saves lead NJ Devils to a 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins
Devils are 4-0 against the Pens this season Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerNJ Devils goalie Martin Brodeur blocks Pittsburgh forward Evgeni Malkin's shot in the second period Wednesday night at the Prudential Center. Martin Brodeur may be an American citizen now, but he’s a very proud...
Canada selects Devils goalie Martin Brodeur for its Olympic team
Patrik Elias also tabbed by the Czech Republic Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerNJ Devils goalie Martin Brodeur stops a shot taken by Jordan Staal of the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night at the Prudential Center. Martin Brodeur never had any reason to worry about being selected to the...
Devils-Penguins, as they play
Devils lead, 1-0. Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur was named to the Canadian Olympic team WednesdayAnother showdown between the Devils and Penguins Wednesday, this one the first game between the teams this season in New Jersey. Martin Brodeur and Marc-Andre Fleury were both named...
Notebook: Devils lose aggression with Bryce Salvador out of lineup with injury
Former linemates Jay Pandolfo and John Madden meet again in Chicago Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerThe Devils' Bryce Salvador trades punches with an opponent during a game last season. Salvador is currently out of the lineup nursing an injury.Bryce Salvador missed his first game of the season...
NJ Devils' Patrik Elias is captain of Czech Republic's Olympic hockey team
Elias served one year as Devils captain, in 2006-07. Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerPatrik Elias has been named the captain of the Czech Republic Olympic hockey team.Patrik Elias not only was named to the Czech Olympic roster overnight, but the Devils' forward has been named as team captain...
NJ Devils' Martin Brodeur announced as part of Canadian Olympic hockey team
Devils goalie to be joined by Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury, and Vancouver's Roberto Luongo. Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur was selected to the Canadian Olympic team on Wednesday. Team Canada is in the process of announcing its Olympic hockey team roster and so far...
December 29, 2009
NJ Devils' Travis Zajac key factor in ending linemate Zach Parise's goal-scoring drought
Coach Jacques Lemaire said he thought "things will happen" if he put Parise and Zajac on same line Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils coach Jacques Lemaire said he thought "things will happen" if he put Zach Parise and Travis Zajac back on the same line.All of Devils world...
NJ Devils prospect Tyler Eckford makes AHL All-Star game
Game will be played Jan. 19 in Portland, Maine. Defenseman Tyler Eckford of the Lowell Devils was named Tuesday to the Canadian AHL All-Star team roster for the league's all-star game which will be played Jan. 19 in Portland, Maine.Eckford has five goals, 16 assists and is plus-12 in 30...
NJ Devils' Andrew Peters admits he made a mistake
Enforcer played just 13 seconds before getting ejected. Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerAndrew Peters fights with Atlanta's Eric Boulton in Monday's game. Peters was ejected from the game because his jersey was not tied down and came off during the fight.Andrew Peters didn't try to make any...
NJ Devils practice report -- Matt Corrente back on emergency recall
Salvador's injury requires Corrente's return from the minors. Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDefenseman Matt Corrente (32) has been recalled from Lowell on an emergency basis after Bryce Salvador was injured Monday.Greetings from Devils practice, where rookie defenseman Matt Corrente...
NJ Devils practice report -- Matt Corrente back on emergency recall
Salvador's injury requires Corrente's return from the minors. Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDefenseman Matt Corrente (32) has been recalled from Lowell on an emergency basis after Bryce Salvador was injured Monday.Greetings from Devils practice, where rookie defenseman Matt Corrente...
December 28, 2009
NJ Devils' Zach Parise's teammates are happy he finally ended his goalscoring drought
Parise's first two goals in December help push the Devils to victory. Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerZach Parise is congratulated by his teammates after scoring his first of two goals in Monday's 3-2 win over the Atlanta Thrashers. The goal was Parise's first in 13 games.Zach Parise...
After missing 13 games, NJ Devils RW David Clarkson makes return from broken fibula
Devils defenseman Johnny Oduya named to Sweden's Olympic team Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils right winger David Clarkson returned for the first time Monday night after missing the last 13 games with a broken right fibula.DEVILS NOTEBOOK David Clarkson was activated off injured...
Zach Parise breaks drought, scoring two goals in NJ Devils' 3-2 win over Atlanta Thrashers
Parise had previously been scoreless in December before Monday's two goals Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerThe Devils' Zach Parise tries to sneak a shot past Thrashers goalie Johan Hedberg during the second period of the team's 3-2 win Monday night.The drought had to end sometime, and...
Devils-Atlanta Thrashers, as they play
Brodeur back in goal after getting pulled last time the teams met. Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMarty Brodeur is back in goal against the Atlanta Thrashers Monday after getting pulled from the net the last time he faced them, Dec. 19 in Atlanta.The Devils host the Atlanta Thrashers at the...
NJ Devils activate David Clarkson; send down Matt Corrente
Winger will add energy; help power play. Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDavid Clarkson has been activated from injured reserve and will be in the lineup Monday night against the Atlanta Thrashers at the Prudential Center.David Clarkson is in the lineup tonight against the Atlanta Thrashers...
December 27, 2009
The best of the decade: NHL
After the 2004-05 lockout, scoring and parity were on the rise Andrew Mills/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur rewrote the record books during the 2000s.The words of Bob Dylan accurately described the National Hockey League in the 2000s: “I was so much older then. I’m younger than...
NJ Devils' David Clarkson ready to return from broken leg
Physical winger says he is ready to go. Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDavid Clarkson said he is ready to return to the lineup after missing a month with a broken leg.Jacques Lemaire wasn’t ready to say anything definitively, but David Clarkson is going on the assumption he’ll...
December 26, 2009
NJ Devils Notebook: David Clarkson is 'close' to return after breaking right leg in November
Clarkson had seven goals, eight assists in 23 games he played Getty ImagesDavid Clarkson hasn't played since Nov. 27.WASHINGTON — David Clarkson skated with the team in Newark but was not activated for last night’s game in Washington. However, he soon will be, coach Jacques...
NJ Devils relinquish top spot in the East with 4-1 loss to Washington Capitals
Caps' Ovechkin scores his 25th goal of the season The Associated PressWashington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal against New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, right, during the second period of Saturday's game.WASHINGTON – Maybe it was...
NJ Devils rookies have been instrumental in team's fast start
22-year-old Niclas Bergfors has 12 goals entering Saturday's game against the Capitals Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerNew Jersey Devils' Niclas Bergfors is congratulated by his teammates after scoring against the Philadelphia Flyers earlier this month.WASHINGTON — With Brian Gionta...
Devils-Washington Capitals as they play
The teams' final meeting of the regular season. Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe Devils closed the pre-Christmas part of the schedule with five straight wins and nine wins in 10 games.The Devils open the post-Christmas break Saturday in Washington, against Alexander Ovechkin and the...
December 25, 2009
NJ Devils face another top-tier team with visit to Washington D.C. on Saturday
Devils are one point ahead of the Capitals in overall East standings Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerNew Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur reachs out to catch a flying puck against the Ottawa Senators last week.In their last game before the Christmas break, the Devils dominated a showdown...
December 23, 2009
Coach Jacques Lemaire doesn't want NJ Devils to get rusty
Too much time off may hurt momentum. Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe Devils have won nine of 10 games entering the NHL's Christmas break and Jacques Lemaire wants to try to make sure they don't get stale with too much time off.Since the Devils played last Monday night and had Tuesday off...
NJ Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur chosen NHL's MVP of the decade
The honors keep coming for the Devils' superstar goalie. Andrew Mills/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur kisses the names of his children on the back of his mask before a game. Brodeur was named Wednesday as NHL.com's MVP of the Decade.NHL.com has just named Devils goaltender Martin...
NJ Devils' Paul Martin has setback; will miss four more weeks, at least
Ace defenseman underwent surgery Tuesday.   Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDefenseman Paul Martin will miss at least four more weeks after having a second surgery on his broken forearm, according to Devils GM Lou Lamoriello.First the bad news: Paul Martin is out for at least four more...
December 22, 2009
NJ Devils savor day off, beatdown of Pittsburgh Penguins
Team effort overshadowed by Martin Brodeur's record. Gene P. Puskar/Associated PressThe Devils came together to crush the Penguins on Monday night.On the day after Martin Brodeur became the NHL’s all-time shutouts leader, the Devils had Tuesday off, and certainly, they deserved...
When it comes to NJ Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, memories as plentiful as records
For one sportswriter, watching Brodeur has been a privilege Associated PressDevils goalie Martin Brodeur is congratulated by his teammates Monday night after becoming the NHL's career leader in shutouts. I'm in Detroit (yes, Detroit) as I type this, sitting here waiting for my connecting...
Notebook: Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury can't match Martin Brodeur
Zach Parise and Dean McAmmond each had three assists. Gene P. Puskar/Associated PressThe Devils mob Martin Brodeur to congratulate him on breaking Terry Sawchuk's record for shutouts.PITTSBURGH – The anticipated goaltending duel between Martin Brodeur and Pittsburgh’s...
December 21, 2009
NJ Devils goalie Martin Brodeur secures all-time shutout record in 4-0 win over Pittsburgh Penguins
Brodeur now has 104 shutouts. Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur passed Terry Sawchuk for possession of the all-time shutout record.PITTSBURGH – It began as an appetizing late December showdown between the two best teams in the NHL. It ended with Martin Brodeur...
Devils-Penguins, as they play
Devils lead, 1-0. Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerZach Parise (9) is looking to break a 10-game goal-scoring drought.The Devils visit the Pittsburgh Penguins in a December showdown between the two top teams in the NHL. 4:39, first period: Bryce Salvador opens the scoring with a wrist shot...
NJ Devils Martin Brodeur to face potential Team Canada teammate Marc-Andre Fleury
Another big game, another showdown for Brodeur. Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMartin BrodeurJim McIsaac/Getty ImagesMarc-Andre FleuryPITTSBURGH -- Sorry about the lateness of the post-morning skate post, folks. I had some technical difficulties getting this to work. Anyway, here's what I...
Devils morning skate, early report
Martin Brodeur opts to skate. Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur is taking part in Monday's optional skate.PITTSBURGH -- It's an optional skate this morning, and coach Jacques Lemaire has opted not to be here. He doesn't normally skate at the morning skates, but he usually talks...
December 20, 2009
NJ Devils Brian Rolston enjoying a bounceback season
Needs just two more goals to tie the mark he had last season. Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerBrian Rolston (right) celebrates his second period goal Friday with Patrik Elias (26) and Jamie Langenbrunner (15).ATLANTA – Jacques Lemaire wanted to change some things up Saturday night...
Notebook: NJ Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur didn't fight decision to remove him from 5-4 victory over Atlanta
Allowed three goals on six shots in first period Gregory Smith/Associated PressThrashers defenseman Pavel Kubina,fights Devils left wing Zach Parise for the puck during the first period.ATLANTA — Martin Brodeur said he didn’t lobby the coaches to stay in the game when they...
December 19, 2009
Martin Brodeur pulled from NJ Devils' 5-4 victory over Atlanta Thrashers
Allows three goals on six shots, is replaced by Yann Danis Gregory Smith/Associated PressDevils center Dean McAmmond reacts as he skates past the net after his goal against Thrashers goaltender Ondrej Pavelec while Thrashers right wing Maxim Afinogenov, trailing the play, watches.ATLANTA...
Notebook: NJ Devils not getting caught up in impressive record, points total
Only thing that matters is winning next game, coach Jacques Lemaire says Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe Devils' Zach Parise, stealing the puck from Chris Kelly of the Senators Friday night, was split up from linemate Travis Zajac for the start of the Devils' game against the Thrashers...
Devils-Atlanta Thrashers, as they play
Devils play the first of three straight on the road. Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerAfter a 4-1 homestand, the Devils hope to keep the success going on the road in Atlanta. ATLANTA -- The Devils are back on the road after a successful five-game homestand. Martin Brodeur is back in goal...
NJ Devils' Jay Pandolfo getting back into groove after tough 2008-09 season
Game-winning goal against Senators latest sign of resurgence Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe Devils' Jay Pandolfo celebrates his goal against the Senators' Brian Elliott during the Devils' 4-2 victory Friday.ATLANTA – Before Jay Pandolfo bagged the game-winning goal in Friday’s...
NJ Devils pregame report: Martin Brodeur is playing tonight
A knock to the head can't keep him out of action. Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur lies face down on the ice after being hit by Ottawa forward Jonathan Cheechoo. Brodeur finished the game and is back in the lineup Saturday in Atlanta.ATLANTA -- Jacques Lemaire admitted when...
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow (but only after my flight takes off)
At the mercy of the pending snowstorm. Lennart Priess/AFP/Getty ImagesSnow can be lots of fun -- except when you're trying to catch a plane somewhere.Well, I"m sitting here in Newark Liberty Airport, waiting for my flight to take off for Atlanta. My flight is the last one scheduled to...
Martin Brodeur breaks Patrick Roy's games-played record in NJ Devils' 4-2 victory over Ottawa Senators
Has 1,030 career appearances Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe Devils' Bryce Salvador is all smiles after his shot in the third period bounced off the back of Senators goalie Brian Elliott and into the goal.Another game, another record for Martin Brodeur. This one was the all-time mark for...
December 18, 2009
NJ Devils complete successful homestand with 4-2 victory over Ottawa Senators
Go 4-1 at Prudential Center, have won seven of last eight Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe Devils' Jamie Langenbrunner is congratulated by his teammates after scoring in the first period.One of the visiting Ottawa reporters asked Jacques Lemaire at Friday’s morning skate if he still...
Devils vs. Ottawa Senators, as they play
The Devils close out a five-game homestand. Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerPatrik Elias is hot, with three goals in the last two games, as the Devils host the Ottawa Senators at the Rock.The Devils are hosting the Ottawa Senators at Prudential Center in the final game of a five-game...
Martin Brodeur is starting in goal against the Ottawa Senators
Who did you expect? Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMarty Brodeur will play in his 1,030th NHL game Friday against the Ottawa Senators, breaking the record for appearances by a goalie.Of course Marty Brodeur is starting tonight against the Ottawa Senators. Was there ever really any doubt?
NJ Devils coach Jacques Lemaire likes Patrik Elias better on the wing than at center
Coach won't say if he'll split up Zach Parise and Travis Zajac for Friday's game. Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerPatrik Elias scores his second goal of the night -- and 301st of his career -- in the Devils' 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Saturday.Greetings, folks, I'm...
December 17, 2009
Will NJ Devils give backup goalie Yann Danis a start against Ottawa?
Martin Brodeur has started last 11 Getty ImagesDevils' No. 1 goalie might get a night off Friday against the Ottawa Senators.It is possible that backup goalie Yann Danis might get his first start since Nov. 21 in Dallas when the Devils host the Ottawa Senators Friday night at the...
Longtime NJ Devils linemates Travis Zajac and Zach Parise are split up
Jacques Lemaire says the move could be just for practice Getty ImagesZach Parise (left) and Travis Zajac may not be linemates Friday night when the Devils face Ottawa.Coach Jacques Lemaire said he might decide to put Zach Parise and Travis Zajac back together when the Devils face the...
Brian Rolston is in Zach Parise's spot for NJ Devils practice
Parise moved to Rob Niedermayer line Getty ImagesMartin Brodeur will pass Patrick Roy by playing in his 1,030th career game Friday night.Brian Rolston skated at left wing on a line with center Travis Zajac and right winger Jamie Langenbrunner during Thursday's Devils practice at the...
December 16, 2009
Another milestone for NJ Devils goalie Martin Brodeur
Ties Patrick Roy with 1,029th game US PresswirePatrik Elias is mobbed by Devils teammates after scoring the winning goal Wednesday night.Milestones are becoming old hat to Devils goalie Martin Brodeur. On the night he failed to get his 104th career shutout, which will move him past Terry...
NJ Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner: We snuck away with two points
Patrik Elias scores late winner as power play sputters Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerCanadiens goalie Carey Price does a split but is unable to prevent Patrik Elias from scoring the winning goal.Between the second and third periods Wednesday night, Devils coach Jacques Lemaire had a message...
NJ Devils goalie Martin Brodeur can't pitch shutout, but grabs 2-1 victory anyway over Montreal
Patrik Elias' late goal made the difference. Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur remains tied with Terry Sawchuk for all-time shutout record. It could have been another very memorable night for Martin Brodeur. The Devils’ goalie could have passed Terry...
NJ Devils-Montreal Canadiens: As they played
Martin Brodeur ties Patrick Roy's games played record US PresswireCarey Price was in the Canadiens net Wednesday night at the Prudential Center.The Devils hosted the Montreal Canadiens at the Prudential Center Wednesday night. Martin Brodeur tied Patrick Roy's record for games...
Scott Gomez returns to face NJ Devils as a Hab; Brian Gionta misses trip
Center reflects on his days with Rangers US PresswireScott Gomez was set to face the Devils for the first time as a member of the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday night.Scott Gomez has played in the Prudential Center several times during his days with the Rangers, so Wednesday...
NJ Devils name the people they'd most like to meet
From Rod Stewart to Tiger Woods Getty ImagesDavid Clarkson would like to "chill" with Rod Stewart.They are celebrities in their own right, but Devils players still dream of meeting some of their heroes. Or, perhaps, simply some of the famous. I asked each Devils player which living...
Almost 13 years ago, NJ Devils goalie Martin Brodeur got a lesson in professionalism from Jacques Lemaire
Unexpectedly sat out a game in his hometown of Montreal Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur said Jacques Lemaire helped him become more "professional" during his early days in the NHL.He had already won a Stanley Cup championship and was well on his way to a second straight 30-win...
Goal drought isn't getting to NJ Devils winger Zach Parise
He can laugh at questions about seven-game slump Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesZach Parise said he is flattered people are panicking about his seven-game goal drought.Zach Parise is flattered. Having gone seven games without scoring a goal, the Devils' left winger said he is able to laugh at...
NJ Devils bring 2-1-0 homestand record into meeting with Montreal Canadiens
Martin Brodeur will tie Patrick Roy's games-played mark The Devils will enter Wednesday night's game against the Montreal Canadiens with a 2-1-0 record on their five-game homestand at the Prudential Center. APJacques Lemaire's Devils are 2-1-0 on the current five-game...

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