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May 31, 2012
Anze Kopitar rises up and his Kings follow in Stanley Cup Finals
Scored game-winner in Game 1 There in the open air of Jesenice, Slovenia, approximately 200 people watched on a large television screen as their native son gave them a moment he had dreamed about since his youth. Anze Kopitar, alone on the open ice of the Prudential...
Devils find themselves down a game once again, will make adjustments for Game 2 of Stanley Cup Finals
Look to tie up series Watch video Hundreds of thousands of televisions may have been turned off or channels changed during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. It was a tedious feeling-out match that Devils goalie Martin Brodeur called “not too...
Devils hot topic: How much credit does Lou Lamoriello deserve?
GM hired new coach, didn't trade Zach Parise and made key in-season acquisitions Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIREWhat was Lou Lamoriello's best move this season? Lou Lamoriello is four Devils wins away from watching a team he constructed lift the Stanley Cup for the...
Kings say Prudential Center ice not so smooth in Game 1 Stanley Cup Finals
Humidity may have played a part The bouncing pucks were more than just a matter of slightly off-key passes Wednesday night. The Los Angeles Kings say that the ice at the Prudential Center also played a part, with its choppy ice and the humidity in the...
Devils' Adam Larsson regrets not having played against Nicklas Lidstrom
Young Swede was a healthy scratch in Detroit on April 5 Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils Adam Larsson (left), Johan Hedberg (center) and Henrik Lundqvist discuss the retirent of fellow Swede Nicklas Lidstrom. There are many who think Devils’ rookie Adam...
Devils Stanley Cup Finals hot topic: Has your perception of series changed after Game 1?
Devils fans seemed confident heading into Stanley Cup Finals As we read hundreds and hundreds of comments leading up to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, we noticed quite a common theme: Devils fans had a chip on their shoulder for the way people were praising the...
Devils' Ryan Carter says jitters, carelessness costly in loss to Kings
Sitting back was a mistake Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils winger Ryan Carter said execution is key to bounce back in Game 2. Devils coach Pete DeBoer said a lack of execution hurt the team in Game 1 against the Kings. Winger Ryan Carter agreed. "I think he's...
Devils' Pete DeBoer: We've bounced back before, we'll do it again
Devils coach doesn't think he needs to get Ilya Kovalchuk away from Drew Doughty Watch video Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils coach Pete DeBoer said the team will make the necessary adjustments for Game 2. After losing Game 1 of the Stanley Cup...
Devils vs. L.A. Kings: Stanley Cup finals Game 1 to Kings thanks to Anze Kopitar's sharp memory
Breakaway goal in overtime scored after Kopitar recalled past shootout against Martin Brodeur Anze Kopitar thought back to a few years ago -- to a regular-season shootout in Los Angeles against the Devils. He remembered that time, all alone with Martin Brodeur, he...
Devils vs. L.A. Kings: As Kings' road dominance continues, puck bounces their way
Reaction from around web to Game 1 of Stanley Cup finals Watch video The Kings and Devils were tied after 68 minutes Wednesday night, until Anze Kopitar collected a looped, dribbling puck and sprinted toward Martin Brodeur's net. Kopitar's breakaway...
Devils hot topic: What concerns you most after Game 1 loss?
Offensive struggles a storyline following Game 1 loss Watch video The Devils struggled out of the gate in Game 1, and by the time they turned it around, it was too late as the opener of the Stanley Cup Finals went to the Los Angeles Kings, 2-1 in...
Devils show nerves vs. L.A. Kings in Stanley Cup finals Game 1
Devils were hampered by tentative play, nerves for much of Game 1 Watch video Ilya Kovalchuk admitted Wednesday morning that he was nervous. So did Zach Parise. As steel-nerved as they often seem to be throughout this postseason, it seems anxiety got...
Devils' dance with Kings in Stanley Cup Finals gives Newark a spotlight
For the first time in modern history, Newark residents are getting the chance to embrace a professional sports team as it vies for a major title NEWARK — Newark loves an underdog. And according to hockey fans, that’s just what the New Jersey Devils are...
Devils face much tougher road after losing Game 1 to Kings
History is not on their side Watch video Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerKings goalie Jonathan Quick pins Zach Parise of the Devils to the ice. No penalty was called. The road to the Cup became a lot tougher for the Devils. Since the NHL introduced the...
D'Alessandro: Devils need to find a solution for Kings goalie Jonathan Quick
We only know this much: The Kings are ready, willing and able to hit from opening face-off to final horn to get what they want Okay, now we get it — it’s not so much a surname as it is a descriptive adjective. It seems this is the way it’s going...
Devils offense sputters as Zach Parise, Ilya Kovalchuk struggle
Kovalchuk and Parise both admitted nerves Wednesday morning There was Zach Parise sprawling around the Kings net, desperate for any chance to finally make his mark on the opening game of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Devils’ captain had been quiet to that...
Devils' Martin Brodeur says nerves played a part in Game 1 loss
But team has come from behind in every series this year Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur makes a save on Kings winger Dwight King in Game 1. Devils goalie Martin Brodeur admitted it hurt losing Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals to the Los...
Politi: The Devils were at their worst, and still had a chance to win it
Lundqvist stoned the Devils, 3-0, in two of the first three games of that series, but they eventually made him look mortal with their pressure. They can do that with Quick. Martin Brodeur was trying to explain what gives him hope that his Devils, now down 1-0 to a...
May 30, 2012
Stanley Cup Finals: Devils fall to Kings, 2-1, in crucial series opener
The last few steps to the Cup won't be easy if the Devils cannot score goals The last few steps to the Cup won’t be easy if the Devils cannot score goals. Unable to generate enough offense against the Los Angeles Kings and goalie Jonathan Quick, the...
Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 Devils - Kings: As they play
Martin Brodeur vs. Jonathan Quick in net The Devils' run here has been unexpected but sweet. They came in as a six-seed, were taken to seven games by Florida in the first round but then found their stride in dispatching Philadelphia in five and the Rangers in six...
Devils' Jeff Vanderbeek close to refinancing team's debt, commissioner says
Labor talks could also start within next few weeks Gary A. Vasquez/US PresswireNHL commissioner Gary Bettman. NHL commisssioner Gary Bettman said today that Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek is moving closer to keeping control of the club by refinancing the...
Stanley Cup fever sweeps through Newark as Devils suit up for Game 1
Pregame vignettes from around the Prudential Center and beyond Tomas Dinges/The Star-LedgerDevils fans at Hell's Kitchen Lounge in Newark get ready for Game 1. NEWARK — As Devils fans prepared for Newark's first Stanley Cup Finals hosting, the aptly named...
Stanley Cup and its keeper, Mike Bolt, have seen the world and much more
Travels with the Cup for 250 days. Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMike Bolt, seen here in 2001, is the Stanley Cup keeper for the Hockey Hall of Fame. This is the life Mike Bolt leads. The one that’s taken him around the world as the gatekeeper of the most prized...
Cory Booker may be too busy to attend Devils home games in Stanley Cup finals
Newark Mayor Cory Booker may not attend any of the New Jersey Devils home games during the Stanley Cup finals Noah K. Murray/The Star LedgerNewark Mayor Cory Booker, talks to media today after a dedication of Riverfront Park. NEWARK — He has tweeted their...
Devils' updated TV, radio broadcast schedule for Stanley Cup finals
Game 1 on Bloomberg 1130 AM radio Ed Mulholland/US PresswireTravis Zajac of the Devils. Here is the updated broadcast schedule for the Stanley Cup finals between the Devils and Kings: Day Date Location Television Radio Time Wed. May 30 at New Jersey NBC Bloomberg...
Your Reaction: Why New Jersey is #BetterThanLA
NJ.com Twitter followers weigh in on why New Jersey beats Los Angeles Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe Devils play Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Los Angeles Kings tonight. The Devils kick off the Stanley Cup finals in New Jersey tonight against the Los...
Devils' Travis Zajac fresher for Stanley Cup finals because of injury
Played only 15 games during the regular season Ed Mulholland/US PresswireDevils captain Zach Parise (left) and Travis Zajac enjoy a lighter moment during the playoffs. Devils forward Patrik Elias was set to play in his 100th game of the season—81 regular-season...
Devils' Jacob Josefson feels lucky to be playing after tough season
Center fractured his wrist April 3 Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils linemates Patrik Elias (left) and Jacob Josefson. After fracturing his left wrist on April 3, Devils center Jacob Josefson wasn't sure he'd get a chance to play again this season. So playing in the...
Devils hot topic: What about the Kings scares you most?
Weigh in and discuss with other Devils fans Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDoes Jonathan Quick scare you most about the Kings? We know, we know. You've read the headline and your immediate reaction is going to be "Nothing!" OK, then suppose it has to be something. What...
Ilya Kovalchuk says Stanley Cup finals against Kings is biggest stage of his career
Devils forward nervous, excited as team enters final leg of postseason Watch video Ed Mulholland/US PresswireIlya Kovalchuk, the Devils forward who has scored18 points this postseason, has called the Stanley Cup finals series against the Kings is the...
Nets will need more than the No. 1 pick to convince Deron Williams to stay, according to report
Nets have 7.5 percent chance of winning the lottery William Perlman/The Star-LedgerDeron Williams greets a fan after the Nets' final game in New Jersey. The free agent-to-be won't be swayed to re-sign the Nets if they win the NBA draft lottery tonight, according to a...
Devils will have no problem building up animosity towards Kings
Players feel nervous heading into Stanley Cup finals Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils captain Zach Parise believes forechecking got the team to the finals. After facing the Rangers, will the Devils be able to build up a level of animosity against the Los Angeles...
Doc Emrick to call Devils games once again in Stanley Cup Finals
Was their play-by-play man for 21 years before this season Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesDoc Emrick will call the Stanley Cup Finals for NBC. The timing of it all isn't lost on Doc Emrick. The man with the voice that turns a hockey game into poetry sees the coincidence of...
Devils' Pete DeBoer to those who wanted Rangers in finals: 'Tough luck'
No lineup changes in Game 1 against Kings Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDevils defenseman Henrik Tallinder will not play in Game 1 against the Kings. Devils coach Pete DeBoer was asked what he had to say to those who wanted a Kings-Rangers Stanley Cup...
Devils hold optional morning skate before Game 1 of Stanley Cup finals
Face Los Angeles Kings at Prudential Center Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils coach Pete DeBoer will take part in his first Stanley Cup finals. The Devils held an optional morning skate today as they awaited Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Los Angeles...
Stanley Cup hot topic: Make your Devils-Kings Game 1 and series predictions
Will Devils or Kings take home the Cup? Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerWill Martin Brodeur lead the New Jersey Devils to their fourth Stanley Cup? View full sizeESPN SportsNationESPN polled its audience, and as you can see, of 70 percent of the near 200,000 people voting...
Montgomery High School group drums up support for Devils during Stanley Cup run
This group of teenagers, who two months ago hadn't played to an audience larger than a high school football game, now lead a crowd of 17,625 at the Prudential Center in Newark Watch video View full sizeAndre Malok/The Star-LedgerAndrew Hill and Sean...
D'Alessandro: Kings GM Dean Lombardi took sage advice from Lou Lamoriello
Now the two teams they've constructed will face off for Stanley Cup Watch video Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesKings' President/General Manager Dean Lombardi speaks during Media Day for the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Prudential Center. All these years...
NHL Stanley Cup finals: Devils - Kings preview
Series starts tonight Watch video Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIREThe Devils and Kings will play in the Stanley Cup finals. Kings: No. 8 seed Western Conference -- 40-27-15, 95 points -- 3rd Pacific Division Devils: No. 6 seed Eastern Conference -- 48-28-6...
Devils' Stanley Cup tickets a hot commodity
Though cost less than tickets to Rangers' series Watch video It might be the Stanley Cup Finals, but as of Tuesday afternoon Devils fans had paid less on ticket resale sites to watch their team play the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 at the...
May 29, 2012
Devils will bring a 'no-name defense' into Stanley Cup finals
Also, Stanley Cup will be raised by an American captain Watch video By Rich Chere and Mike Vorkunov If they needed any added motivation, the Devils’ defense found it after the Flyers series when Bryce Salvador took exception to the fact that...
Kings' goaltender Jonathan Quick is sterling in net but goes about his business quietly
Has been backbone of LA's postseason run Watch video Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRELos Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick during media day for the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals at the Prudential Center. The brilliance of Jonathan Quick in net is matched...
Devils: Will winning the Cup help their chances at keeping Zach Parise?
Captain won't talk about it Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils captain Zach Parise is four wins away from a Stanley Cup. It’s the kind of Hollywood ending that would leave Devils management, not to mention the club’s fan base, feeling...
Former Devils and Kings defenseman Dave Lewis intrigued by finals
Recalls days with both teams Stephan Savoia/APFormer Devils and Kings defenseman Dave Lewis is anxious to watch the Stanley Cup finals. Television ratings may take a hit because the Rangers failed to reach the Stanley Cup finals, but for former NHL defenseman and...
Devils hot topic: Who needs to step up most vs. Kings?
Join the discussion with other Devils fans Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerPatrik Elias has just four goals and two assists in 18 playoff games after 26 goals and 52 assists in the regular season. We don't doubt that if the Devils are going to win the Stanley Cup, it will...
Devils fans, upload pics of your Devils gear: Jerseys, memorabilia, souvenirs, etc.
Empty out your closets and take photos of all your Devils stuff Devils fans, fess up - we know you're pack rats - too superstitious or too hopeful to throw old gear away. Plus, we know with all the personnel moves and uniform changes there have been over the years...
Kings might be favorite in Stanley Cup finals against Devils, but history suggests otherwise
Teams that have coasted to finals have often lost Watch video Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/MCTThe Kings celebrate the goal that sent them to the Stanley Cup finals, after just 14 postseason games. The puck drops Wednesday night at 8 p.m. to start the...
Devils hot topic: Which comment would you like to have back?
Plenty of negative comments were posted about the Devils during the season and even postseason. Here's your chance to make amends Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerPete DeBoer wasn't even given a chance by some NJ.com commenters. Oops. Sure, everything is great now for...
Devils hold last practice before start of Stanley Cup finals
Host Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 Wednesday night William Perlman/The Star-LedgerDevils defenseman Henrik Tallinder and coach Pete DeBoer. The Devils had their last full practice today before the start of the Stanley Cup finals against the Los Angeles...
May 28, 2012
D'Alessandro: Another round of playoffs and another round of low expectations for the aging Martin Brodeur
Once again, talk is about the goalie opposite Brodeur Watch video Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerOnce again, talk has centered around the goalie opposite 40-year-old Martin Brodeur in the upcoming Stanley Cup Finals: the Kings' Jonathan Quick. Poor Marty...
Devils' Martin Brodeur set to play in 200th Stanley Cup playoff game
Says he would've tested free agency if Lou Lamoriello wasn't GM William Perlman/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur is set to play his 200th Stanley Cup playoff game Wednesday night. Devils goalie Martin Brodeur will play the 200th Stanley Cup playoff...
Devils' Henrik Tallinder is cleared to play in Stanley Cup finals
Peter Harrold, Pete DeBoer cut off communication with friends on Kings William Perlman/The Star-LedgerDevils defenseman Peter Harrold will face his former club. It seemed impossible that Henrik Tallinder would be available to play another game this season after acute...
Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk says there is a little extra motivation facing Kings
He turned down L.A.'s lucrative offers to stay in New Jersey William Perlman/The Star-LedgerDevils winger Ilya Kovalchuk at practice today. Ilya Kovalchuk has already been to a Devils Stanley Cup party. The silver trophy was passed around and everyone wanted a...
Devils-Kings: Will home ice be a factor in Stanley Cup finals?
Pete DeBoer makes minor line changes Jayne Oncea/US PresswireKings coach Darryl Sutter believes home ice is a big advantage in the Stanley Cup finals. After not practicing on Saturday and Sunday, the Devils an \d coach Pete DeBoer returned to the ice today at the...
Devils Stanley Cup hot topic: How can they stop the juggernaut Kings?
Kings are 12-2 in playoffs and have taken out West's top three seeds Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/MCTGet used to seeing Mike Richards and Jeff Carter again. The two former Philadelphia Flyers have helped the Kings to a 12-2 playoff record en route to the Cup...
May 27, 2012
Stanley Cup Finals: A comparison of the Devils and Kings on and off the ice
Brick City vs. the City of Angels Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesLarry Robinson is the only person to have coached both the Devils and Kings. Few would have predicted that it would be the Devils and the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup finals. Brick City vs. the City...
Devils hot topic: What are your favorite Stanley Cup memories?
Franchise has a rich history of appearing in finals Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerScott Niedermayer (left) and Scott Stevens were crucial parts of past Devils championship teams. What's your favorite Stanley Cup Finals memory? Compared to some of the other fan bases...
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick: As Zach Parise goes, so go the Devils
Says captain has 'great supporting cast' Matt Kartozian/US PresswireKings goalie Jonathan Quick says as Zach Parise goes, so go the Devils. The Devils are powered by captain Zach Parise, according to Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick. Speaking with...
Former Devils defenseman Willie Mitchell credits club for his start
Pete DeBoer coached Kings forward Mike Richards in juniors Andy Mills/The Star-LedgerKings defenseman Willie Mitchell was drafted by the Devils and played 18 games for the team. When the Devils and Kings meet in the Stanley Cup finals beginning Wednesday night at the...
May 26, 2012
D'Alessandro: In Pete DeBoer, Devils have right coach at the right time
Nowadays, you get the New Orleans Saints, and an owner who is touted as some kind of civic hero despite allowing his renegade team to flout everything that matters about sportsmanship and player safety. In Jersey, we get Pete DeBoer. Watch video YouTube...
Devils aren't satisfied; feel Stanley Cup is attainable
Ilya Kovalchuk hopes Pru Center ice is better for finals Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerRyan Carter (20) scores the Devils' first goal in Game 6 with Steve Bernier (18) alongside. The Devils have a few days to enjoy their victory over the Rangers, but they aren’t...
Devils chasing history in Stanley Cup finals
2006 Hurricanes last team to win after missing playoffs Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerHurricanes goalie Cam Ward. The Devils can become the second team in 17 years to win the Stanley Cup after missing the playoffs the previous season. The 2006 Carolina Hurricanes were...
Devils' victory evens the score for Martin Brodeur with ghosts of 1994
Says rivalry now at 1-1 It was late in the second period of Game 6 and even if you had chosen not to subscribe to the comparisons to 1994, there were some eerie parallels to draw. The Devils had blown a 2-0 lead and the Rangers' captain had just tied it up. And...
Devils' Lou Lamoriello: Rangers series tough because of 'side attraction'
Credits players with ignoring distractions Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils captain Zach Parise (9) hugs teammate Ilya Kovalchuk as the Prince of Wales Trophy sits on a table nearby. The Devils survived what general manager Lou Lamoriello called the “side...
Devils make Stanley Cup Finals: Show your spirit by uploading fan photos!
Post photos that show off your Devils fan spirit; use our mobile app to send photos, too Devils fans, for the first time since 2003, New Jersey's team is in the Stanley Cup Finals, and we want you to show off your spirit by uploading fan photos to NJ.com. That...
A first look at the Devils-Kings Stanley Cup final matchup
Kings are dangerous despite a mediocre regular season Watch video A First Look at the Stanley Cup Finals Devils vs. Kings SEASON SERIES Oct. 13, at Devils 2, Kings 1 (shootout) Oct. 25, Devils 3, at Kings 0 THREE THINGS TO KNOW 1. Darryl Sutter...
In a flash, the Rangers' hard work goes for naught in loss to Devils
Henrik Lundqvist, their valiant goalie, had it. Then he didn’t. Ryan McDonagh might have had put a stick on it, but he could not be sure In the 20th game of their long playoff season, after 61 victories, twice winning a Game 7, and last night pushing their...
D'Alessandro: Where does Devils hero Adam Henrique go from here?
22-year-old could replace 'World's most interesting man' Watch video Seriously, where does Adam Henrique go from here? What does a 22-year-old aspire to, after scaling two of the highest mountains in his chosen field? Win the...
Devils' Zach Parise decides not to raise Prince of Wales trophy
Captain sticks with tradition Zach Parise decided to stick with tradition. The Devils' captain had a choice to make -- whether to raise the Prince of Wales trophy awarded for winning the Eastern Conference or to avoid it. After much thought and polling, he...
Devils take pleasure in beating Rangers to reach Stanley Cup finals
Ryan Carter and Steve Bernier avoided injuries Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils captain Zach Parise is presented with the Prince of Wales Trophy by NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly. Devils coach Pete DeBoer was asked what beating the Rangers meant to goalie Martin...
Devils-Rangers: Martin Brodeur continues to drink from fountain of youth
Veteran goalie is cool under pressure Watch video Martin Brodeur sat on the dais, his gray-striped tie slightly askew, as he sat between Zach Parise and Adam Henrique. In the middle of questions directed elsewhere, he would lean back in his chair...
Devils looking forward to challenge against Kings in Stanley Cup finals
Team is now 4-1 in playoff overtime after eliminating Rangers Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur greets Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers after Game 6. Few would have thought the Devils could eliminate the Rangers in six games. But when rookie...
May 25, 2012
2012 Stanley Cup Finals Schedule: Game times for Devils vs. Kings series
Devils have home ice throughout the playoffs The Devils, returning to the finals for the first time since 2003, have home ice throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs with the first game coming to Newark on Wednesday. Here is a complete list of times, dates and...
Devils-Rangers hot topic: Who's your series MVP?
Vote in our poll and tell us why Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerWas Marty Brodeur the Devils' MVP of the Eastern Conference Finals? Vote now. The Devils are back in the Stanley Cup Finals, and what a series it was against the Rangers. A team effort, for sure, and that's...
Devils down Rangers, 3-2, earn first trip to Stanley Cup Finals since 2003
The City of Angels is about to get a June visit from the Devils The City of Angels is about to get a June visit from the Devils. Ignoring the ghosts of 1994 in which they lost the final two games of the Eastern Conference finals to the Rangers, the Devils booked a...
Devils - Rangers Eastern Conference Finals Game 6: As they play
Devils lead the series 3-2 The Devils enter tonight with a 3-2 series lead and hoping to close out the Rangers' season. They jumped out to a 3-0 lead in Game 5 before blowing it and then winning after Ryan Carter scored with 4:34 to give them the lead for good. It...
Devils and Kings have some close personal ties
Zach Parise and Matt Greene were college roommates Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils defenseman Andy Greene (left) with Alexei Ponikarovsky. There are strong personal connections between the Devils and Los Angeles Kings, who could meet in the Stanley Cup...
Devils-Rangers hot topic: What will the Game 6 headline be?
Post a prediction by giving us a headline You responded with such enthusiasm when we asked in advance for Devils-Rangers Game 5 postgame headlines that we couldn't resist doing it again for tonight's Game 6 - especially with a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals on the...
Devils' Pete DeBoer: We don't have many corrections to make after loss
Can wrap up series in Game 6 against Rangers Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils coach Pete DeBoer doesn't think major corrections are needed to win Game 6. The suggestion that the Devils need to make significant corrections if they hope to win Game 6 against the...
Devils' Zach Parise pushes thoughts of Stanley Cup finals out of his head
Says he saw potential if team during Flyers series Tim Farrell/The Star-LedgerDevils captain Zach Parise (left) and linemate Travis Zajac. Devils captain Zach Parise woke up today knowing a victory over the Rangers would mean a spot in the Stanley Cup finals. He had...
Devils hot topic: What's been the best part about the 2012 playoff run?
Devils have taken the fans in New Jersey on a wild ride Tim Farrell/The Star-LedgerThe 2012 Devils have several fan favorites and are one win away from the Stanley Cup Finals. Fess up -- you may have hoped for it, but you probably didn't expect the Devils to be one...
John Tortorella is intense and resolute and it's all authentic for Rangers coach
Has been that way since his youth Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesJohn Tortorella can be intense and strong-willed but he has been that way since his youth. By the time John Tortorella came to the University of Maine, he had long established a reputation oversized for a...
Politi: Martin Brodeur has his chance to end similarities of series Devils let slip away 18 years ago
Game 6 was breaking point in 1994 series Gene Boyars/The Star-Ledger Martin Brodeur reacts after losing game 6 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals against the Rangers. “Nothing. I don’t see anything that is similar.” — Martin Brodeur, on the...
May 24, 2012
Ryan Callahan rejuvenated, Rangers need him so in Game 6 against Devils
Scored goal in Game 5 loss NEW YORK — This Rangers captain had little to say today. Ryan Callahan would not offer any proclamation or engage those trying to take these Eastern Conference finals on a parallel track to 1994. “No,” he said. “Not...
Devils not worried about the past, just focused on Game 6 against Rangers
Up 3-2 in the series Martin Brodeur is the only player remaining from the Devils team that lost the 1994 Eastern Conference finals to the Rangers when Mark Messier guaranteed a victory in Game 6 and Stephane Matteau won Game 7 in double overtime. So the...
Devils hot topic: Is Martin Brodeur's stick-handling a good or bad thing?
Gaffe nearly cost Devils in Game 5, but he also has four assists this postseason Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur has had a couple trapezoid gaffes this postseason. But he's also helped dictate possession with his stick-handling. At one point Wednesday...
Rangers make no guarantees for Game 6 as season lays on the line against Devils
Mark Messier made guarantee in 1994 Gene Boyars/The Star-LedgerMark Messier skates around the ice after scoring his third goal of the game in the third period of game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Devils, making good on his guarantee that the Rangers...
Devils' Dainius Zubrus: This may be my best chance for a Cup
Patrik Elias will tell the team to seize the moment Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDevils forward Dainius Zubrus (right) and teammates are one win away from the Stanley Cup finals. Devils forward Patrik Elias plans to give his teammates advice before Game 6 about dealing...
Devils-Rangers series so similar to the 1994 epic
All that needs to happen is for Rangers captain Ryan Callahan to guarantee Game 6 win AP Photos/Ron FrehmMark Messier scoring against Martin Brodeur in Game 6 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Final between the Rangers and Devils. Messier scored a hat trick in the...
Devils hot topic: How did you make it through wild 3rd period?
Tell us the story of what watching final 20 minutes was like for you Got any nails left, Devils fans? After watching New Jersey blow a three-goal lead, capped off by a horrendous tying goal to start the third period, we want to know how you made it through that...
Devils' Stephen Gionta steps out of the shadows in Devils' Game 5 win
Gionta led a strong effort from the fourth line NEW YORK – Stephen Gionta, the Devils’ little powder keg of guile, finally received his moment in the spotlight. He stood in front of NBC Sports cameras, just moments after playing a starring role and smiled...
Pete DeBoer confident Devils will come up with big Game 6
They weathered a storm to win Game 5 against Rangers Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils forward Patrik Elias tries to block a shot from Anton Stralman of the Rangers. NEW YORK -- Devils coach Pete DeBoer believes his team will close out the Eastern Conference finals...
Devils' Martin Brodeur was prepared to be the goat, but not to teammates
He misplayed Marian Gaborik's tying goal Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Marty Brodeur couldn't prevent Marian Gaborik from scoring the tying goal in Game 5. NEW YORK -- Devils goalie Martin Brodeur said he would have felt like the goat. After a third...
May 23, 2012
D'Alessandro: Rangers flip switch too late in Game 5 loss to Devils
Rangers fell behind 3-0 within 10 minutes NEW YORK — Serious question: Where was this team all along? It’s a question the Rangers will ask themselves for the next few days, if not months. It’s one thing to come out and show even less life than...
Politi: Ryan Carter's game-winning goal in Game 5 makes him the unlikely hero
Carter's goal can be one of the biggest in Devils history NEW YORK — He was the last one into the visiting locker room at Madison Square Garden, late to the celebration he had set into motion with one of the biggest goals in Devils history. Ryan Carter had...
Devils blow three-goal lead, recover to beat Rangers, 5-3, and take 3-2 series lead
Devils now one win from Stanley Cup Finals NEW YORK – There may be a true Hollywood ending in this for the Devils. After blowing a three-goal lead tonight in the fifth game of the Eastern Conference finals, fourth line winger Ryan Carter scored with 4:24...
Devils - Rangers Eastern Conference finals Game 5: As they play
Series tied at 2-2 NEW YORK -- The time has come for a pivotal Game 5 in this series. The Devils and Rangers are tied at 2-2 and the game shifts to Madison Square Garden. Aside from the heated war of words between John Tortorella and Pete DeBoer last game, the...
Devils-Rangers coaches erupted in Game 4 over John Tortorella tactic
He sent Stu Bickel out to confront Ryan Carter and Pete DeBoer took exception Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerRangers coach John Tortorella triggered the shouting match with Pete DeBoer in Game 4 by sending Stu Bickel out to confront Ryan Carter. NEW YORK -- The war of...
Devils' Pete DeBoer: GM Lou Lamoriello knows the winning formula
Says that convinced him he could succeed in New Jersey Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils coach Pete DeBoer said he knew he could win in New Jersey because of Lou Lamoriello. Devils coach Pete DeBoer believed he had a chance to win with this team since the day he...
Devils-Rangers hot topic: What will the Game 5 headline be?
Post a prediction by giving us a headline Here's what we do know: The Devils and Rangers play a crucial Game 5 tonight at Madison Square Garden. Here's what we don't know: Who will win and how the game will play out. Here's what we want to know: Your predictions...
Devils' Adam Henrique remains cool in Stanley Cup playoffs
Pete DeBoer says Patrik Elias is 'a coaching mind in the dressing room' Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils center Adam Henrique (14) takes on Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh. Devils rookie center Adam Henrique doesn't get flustered. Coach Pete DeBoer said...
Devils: Will Stephen Gionta's playoff success open the door for next season?
Zach Parise believes 28-year-old center deserves a chance Tim Farrell/The Star-LedgerDevils center Stephen Gionta has made a big impact in his first Stanley Cup playoffs. There has been a fairy tale aspect to Stephen Gionta's postseason with the Devils and that will...
Devils two wins away from facing Kings in Stanley Cup finals
Meet Rangers in Game 5 Wednesday night at Garden Matt Kartozian/US PresswireKings captain Dustin Brown accepts the Clarance Campbell trophy from NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly. The Devils, two wins away from facing the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup finals...
Devils hot topic: What has impressed you most about coaching staff?
Pete DeBoer has made all the right moves; his assistants thriving, too Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerPete DeBoer and Adam Oates talk strategy during Game 3 against the Rangers. There's really no other way around it: Just about every single decision Pete DeBoer has made...
Politi: Devils defensemen live in long shadow but making names for themselves against Rangers
Hard to live up to Scott Stevens, Scott Niedermayer and Ken Daneyko Watch video Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerBryce Salvador and Mark Fayne are among a defensive crew that's earning recognition this spring. They are two of the best defensemen to ever...
Los Angeles Kings advance to Stanley Cup Finals by finishing off Phoenix Coyotes in overtime
Await winner of Devils and Rangers Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIREKings center Mike Richards (10) scores on Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith as defenseman Rostislav Klesla looks on and left wing Dustin Penner celebrates during the second period of game five of the Western...
May 22, 2012
Devils coach Pete DeBoer has fire that is reminiscent of Pat Burns
Won't back down from John Tortorella There is a little Pat Burns in Devils coach Pete DeBoer, a feisty streak he is not afraid to show. So if John Tortorella seeks to stir up trouble in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night at Madison Square...
Rangers follow maddening postseason formula right into pivotal Game 5 against Devils
Series tied at 2-2 NEW YORK — The Rangers, this postseason, are a team of fun-house mirrors, replicating the first four games of each series in bizarre form. It’s become a maddening form of consistency for them, starting each series with a win and...
Mike Rupp says nothing to make of incident with Martin Brodeur
Rangers tough guy uncorked jab into chest of Devils goalie during series-tying Game 4 NEW YORK -- The day after his altercation with Martin Brodeur led to the biggest scrum yet in these Eastern Conference finals, Mike Rupp would not make much of what happened in the...
Devils' Bryce Salvador enjoying playoff run after tough 2010-11
Defenseman missed last season with cochlear concussion Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils defenseman Bryce Salvador, battling with Chris Kreider of the Rangers, hasn't been sitting down on the job in these playoffs. One year ago, Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador was...
Devils' Pete DeBoer: Emotion took over in exchange with John Tortorella
Coach took offense at what was happening on the ice Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDevils coach Pete DeBoer said emotions took over when he exchanged words with John Tortorella. Devils coach Pete DeBoer said emotions took over when he responded to Rangers coach John...
Devils-Rangers hot topic: Who does testiness favor from here on out?
Game 4 was filled with chippy play and fights - check photos, a video and fan talk This is what a rivalry is all about, isn't it? Two hockey teams who don't seem to like each other; two coaches who don't seem to like each other; and two fan bases that definitely...
Photo gallery: Devils fans keep showing playoff spirit
Tons of Devils fans have posted photos during playoff run; upload yours now! It's quite obvious that Devils fans are pumped up and psyched about their team's deep playoff run. In the past week or so, we've seen dozens of Devils-fan photos showing off the playoff...
Devils vs. Rangers links: Zach Parise praised while Rangers' tactics panned
A selection of links in reaction to Game 4 between Devils and Rangers Watch video Venom spilled onto the ice Monday night during Game 4 between the Rangers and Devils. When the final horn sounded, the Devils had evened the series at 2-2. The scuffling...
Devils coach Pete DeBoer shows emotion but it's not surprising to his players
Know he has that side to him Pete DeBoer is usually reserved. A quiet, sometimes stoic personality who likes to avoid the spotlight. But when the Rangers and their coach, John Tortorella, come around, it seems he turns a different shade. In Game 4, NBC Sports cameras...
Devils hot topic: What was the key to Game 4 win over Rangers?
Vote in our poll and join the discussion The Devils outplayed the Rangers once again Monday night, winning 4-1 to even the Eastern Conference Finals at two games apiece, and there were several impressive aspects to the victory. From the early goal to avoiding...
Devils trying to keep cool but Rangers testing their limits
Game 4 full of scraps As much as the Devils have insisted on playing between the whistles these playoffs, Game 4 presented their biggest test against their own ways. There was Adam Henrique and Ryan McDonagh tussling on the ice after exchanging cross checks. There...
D'Alessandro: Rangers' slow start spells doom in 4-1 Game 4 loss
Rangers fell behind 2-0 after first period We had been led to believe that being the team with the early jump didn’t really mean much anymore. That having the greater firepower is not always necessary. That as long as you just stay close, you might get a...
Devils got feisty performances from Zach Parise and Pete DeBoer
Coach got into shouting match with John Tortorella Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerRangers coach John Tortorella calls for goalie Henrik Lundqvist late in Game 4. Devils coach Pete DeBoer was fuming. When Rangers coach John Tortorella stepped down from behind his bench...
Devils' Zach Parise brushes aside negativity to breakthrough in Game 4
Parise scores two goals and records an assist The Devils players fell in tow, repeating the company line with such consistency that it almost mimicked the man they were describing. Zach Parise, they said, was no different than he had ever been — a metronome on...
Devils' big offensive weapon in playoffs has been Bryce Salvador
Ilya Kovalchuk downplays battle with Ryan Callahan Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerRangers forward Mike Rupp is restrained after punching Devils goalie Martin Brodeur in Game 4. The Devils’ most-dangerous offensive weapon? It just might be defenseman Bryce...
Politi: Rangers' dirty play in Game 4 indicates frustration opposite Devils
Devils view Rangers' frustration as a positive sign He began his description of the moment the Rangers came unglued with the lament of every innocent bystander in the history of mankind: “I was just minding my own business,” Martin Brodeur said...
May 21, 2012
Devils blast Rangers, 4-1, to tie series at two as tempers flare
Zach Parise notches two goals and an assist Now it’s an old-fashioned hockey war. Having dominated the Rangers for more than two periods tonight, the Devils couldn’t have been shocked that their rivals and explosive coach John Tortorella seem prepared to...
D'Alessandro: John Tortorella, the hockey-coach parody, is better off keeping quiet
Rangers coach's tough-guy act is getting old Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesRangers coach John Tortorella has become more known for his unapologetic postgame media sessions than for his team's sizable success on the ice. Did you hear what Tortorella said? Time was...
Devils - Rangers Eastern Conference finals Game 4: As they play
Rangers hold a 2-1 series lead After the theatrics of this past weekend, the Devils and Rangers will now have their chance to square things on the ice. The Rangers have a 2-1 series lead in these Eastern Conference finals but it was John Tortorella who was squawking...
Devils' Martin Brodeur: We're having a blast but series has reached a crossroad
Goalie continues to point at Henrik Lundqvist as Rangers' key Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur said the team is having a blast in these playoffs. Devils goalie Martin Brodeur says there is no panic and no drop in confidence as Game 4...
Jacob Josefson enters lineup for Devils as Pete DeBoer swaps lines for Game 4
Also, Anton Volchenkov won't talk about suspension It has been more than a month and a half since Jacob Josefson last played. In that April 3 win over the Islanders, he fractured his left wrist, seemingly truncating a season that had finally turned the right...
Rangers' Ryan Callahan might be getting frustrated
No goals in six games Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesRangers captain Ryan Callahan hasn't scored a goal in six games. Rangers captain Ryan Callahan has gone six games without scoring a goal, but coach John Tortorella said today it isn't a concern. Tortorella said Callahan...
Devils' Zach Parise believes goals will come
Says team's confidence remains high Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils captain Zach Parise works on his tips in front of goalie Johan Hedberg. Devils captain Zach Parise hasn’t scored a goal in the last four playoff games, but he isn’t superstitious...
Devils-Rangers hot topic: What do you think of the officiating this series?
John Tortorella's comments after Brandon Prust's elbow make officiating a key storyline in series Photos by Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerJohn Tortorella and Pete DeBoer have engaged in an off-ice war of words since Game 3 ended. The Eastern Conference Finals...
Devils: Jacob Josefson ready to play Game 4 against Rangers
Petr Sykora will sit Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils center Jacob Josefson was ready to play his first game since April 3. The Devils, hoping to even the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece, held their morning skate today at the Prudential Center. Center...
May 20, 2012
Rangers coach John Tortorella defends hit resulting in Brandon Prust's suspension
Tortorella then proceeded to indict the Devils for milking the hits they took Watch video Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesBrandon Prust #8 of the New York Rangers checks Anton Volchenkov #28 of the New Jersey Devils in Game Three of the Eastern...
Rangers' Brandon Prust suspended one game for hit on Anton Volchenkov
Prust had a telephone hearing, his first in five NHL seasons, with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on Sunday Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesBrandon Prust #8 of the New York Rangers checks Anton Volchenkov #28 of the New Jersey Devils in Game Three of the Eastern...
Phoenix Coyotes avoid elimination, defeat Kings 2-0
Shane Doan scored two goals, Mike Smith made 36 saves Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIREos Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll (28) gets control of the puck asdefenseman Alec Martinez (27) holds Phoenix Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (11) against the boards during the third...
Devils' Petr Sykora will miss first game of season as Jacob Josefson returns
Played 82 games in regular season and 15 in playoffs Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils winger Petr Sykora will lose his spot in the lineup to Jacob Josefson. With the line changes Devils coach Pete DeBoer is planning for Game 4 against the Rangers, Jacob Josefson...
Devils captain Zach Parise: I would have said things I'd regret after Game 3 loss
Teammates support him for snubbing media Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils captain Zach Parise said he chose not to speak after Game 3 because he was too upset. Devils captain Zach Parise had no regrets about snubbing the media after the team's 3-0 loss to the...
Devils-Rangers: It's getting desperate on and off the ice
John Tortorella accuses Devils of ref-baiting tactics Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerRangers coach John Tortorella accused the Devils of staying down to draw penalties. Are the Devils or the Rangers the desperate team entering Game 4 of the Eastern Conference...
Rangers coach John Tortorella defends Brandon Prust, suggests Devils stay down on ice too long
Also says Devils run pick plays John Tortorella ignited a new flame in this already tense series. The Rangers coach rebutted Pete DeBoer's assertion that Brandon Prust was "head hunting" when the forward landed an elbow to Anton Volchenkov Saturday, leaving him on...
Your comments: Devils fans tell their stories of how they came to love the team
Highlighting some of the best comments from the NJ.com Devils community NJ.com user Devils1995 uploaded this photo of Brooke. The Devils fan community on NJ.com has always been one of our favorites because of the passion, intelligence and thoughtfulness that we see...
Devils: Jacob Josefson in, Petr Sykora out as Pete DeBoer shuffles lines
Ilya Kovalchuk moved to line with Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerIs Devils' center Jacob Josefson ready to play? The Devils, trailing in their Eastern Conference finals series with the Rangers, practiced today at the AmeriHealth Pavilion...
Red state vs. blue state: Devils fans deal with Rangers fans invading Prudential Center
Divided crowd watches Rangers beat Devils in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals NEWARK — The New Jersey Devils tried to keep them out, but they were there. It wasn’t apparent at first. The Prudential Center seemed awash with red and...
Chris Kreider's playoff run now record setting as Rangers rookie scores again
Has three goals this series Chris Kreider has streaked through these NHL playoffs, a 21-year-old phenom with no previous professional experience who has lit up the goal lamps. It's less fairy tale than capricious youth breaking down archetypes for postseason...
May 19, 2012
D'Alessandro: Rangers in zone with Henrik Lundqvist behind them
This is who the Rangers are, their style is still the most powerful soporific known to man, and there’s no reason to apologize for it. Start with this premise: If Henrik Lundqvist sees the puck, he will stop it. This no longer seems to be a debatable...
Rangers-Devils: Dan Girardi shows that the best offense is a good defender
To this point, the Rangers’ defensemen have received more credit for blocking shots than facilitating goals The gash underneath Dan Girardi’s left eye, the red bump on the bridge of his nose, the altogether rugged visage fits the story. He is the...
Politi: As the Devils fall behind, Zach Parise goes quiet
The Devils captain blew off multiple requests for interviews This is how his day was going: Zach Parise juked to his left, then to his right, but was stopped each time. This was not on the ice. This was in the locker room as he tried to get to a table of Gatorade...
Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk: 'It's only 2-1. The series have just begun'
Have to find a way to score on Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils winger Ilya Kovalchuk is unable to turn a breakaway into a goal against Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. Devils winger Ilya Kovalchuk isn't worried that Game 4 against...
Devils' Pete DeBoer: Elbow to Anton Volchenkov was 'head hunting'
Defenseman calls Brandon Prust hit dirty Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils' Ryan Carter (20) battles with Steve Eminger of the Rangers in Game 3. Anton Volchenkov is more than willing to stick his face in front of an oncoming slap shot, but the Devils’...
Devils fall to Rangers, 3-0, trail in Eastern Conference Finals 2-1
Rangers surge late, stun Devils in third period There was little for Rangers fans who scored seats at the Prudential Center to cheer for two periods today, aside from some sensational goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist. But they made their presence felt early in the...
Devils - Rangers Game 3 Eastern Conference Finals: As they play
Series tied at 1-1 and moves to the Prudential Center The Rangers come into the Prudential Center tied with the Devils at one game apiece in the Eastern Conference Finals. They won Game 1, 3-0, then the Devils tied it with their Game 2 3-2 victory. Today's afternoon...
Devils' Martin Brodeur has no problem being in Henrik Lundqvist's shadow
Zach Parise: Marty is 'flying under the radar' Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur makes a glove save on Rangers forward Derek Stepan. Devils goalie Martin Brodeur has been through it before. When he is matched up against a top goaltender...
Devils won't change winning lineup; Peter Harrold remains in for Game 3
Patrik Elias not worried about his offensive numbers Ed Mulholland/US PresswireDefenseman Peter Harrold will remain in the Devils' lineup for Game 3. Devils coach Pete DeBoer won't mess with his lineup after a victory over the Rangers in Game 2. Peter Harrold, a...
Live blog: Rangers fans hop short flight, while Devils fans await Game 3 between hockey rivals
The Star-Ledger's Steve Stirling chats with fans before today's Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals matchup at the Prudential Center in Newark View full sizeTony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerThe Devils host the Rangers in Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup Eastern...
Devils-Rangers hot topic: Make your Game 3 predictions
Will Devils or Rangers take 2-1 series lead? Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerWho wins Game 3 today? Devils or Rangers? The Devils have a chance to take a 2-1 series lead against the Rangers today at The Rock. The Devils frustrated John Tortorella and the Rangers in Game...
Music fans descend on the Garden State as rock, dance fests kick into high gear
At 4 p.m. Friday, an hour before New Jersey's biggest annual music festival, Bamboozle, kicked off at Asbury Park North Beach, the Electric Daisy Carnival turned its speakers on at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands Jody Somers/For The Star-LedgerA concertgoer...
May 18, 2012
After benching, Rangers' Marian Gaborik looking to move forward to Game 3 with Devils
Series tied at 1-1 Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIREMarian Gaborik is moving forward from his benching during the third period of Game 2. GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The uproar was more than 41 hours removed by the time Marian Gaborik put on his blue Rangers hat and faced the...
Devils: J.P. Parise says he was not speaking for Zach about Rangers
Dad says: 'We have not discussed anything but playoffs' Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerJ.P. Parise said his comments about playing for the Rangers did not reflect Devils captain Zach Parise's view. J.P. Parise, the father of Devils captain Zach Parise, issued a...
Dad says Devils' Zach Parise would be good fit on Rangers
Captain declines to comment Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils captain Zach Parise (9) battles with Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers. Devils captain Zach Parise declined to comment today on a story in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune in which his father, J.P. Parise, said the...
Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk thrilled at his first lengthy playoff run
Pete DeBoer: 'Superstars get bad raps. Especially Russian superstars' Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils winger Ilya Kovalchuk is enjoying his first lengthy playoff run. Ilya Kovalchuk knew that facing the Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals would be big...
Devils-Rangers links: The zen (and brutality) of deflections; John Tortorella's evil ways
Interesting reading on an off day, including Lou Lamoriello's thoughts on #NoBlue Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDavid Clarkson gets the third-period deflection and scores the game-winning goal in Game 2 against the Rangers. Thursday, The Star-Ledger's Mike Vorkunov...
Photos: Best-of-Devils gallery from Flyers and Rangers series
Vote on which of The Star-Ledger's top photos you like best The Star-Ledger photographers have taken some amazing action and celebration shots from the last few Devils games. If you haven't seen the numerous photo galleries, well, what are you waiting for? We've...
Devils' Henrik Tallinder believes he'll play in these playoffs
Back from a blood clot that sidelined him since Jan. 19 Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils' Henrik Tallinder believes he will play in these playoffs. A month ago, Devils defenseman Henrik Tallinder never thought it would be possible to play another game this...
Devils: Jacob Josefson, Henrik Tallinder join team for practice
Game 3 against Rangers Saturday afternoon Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerZach Parise and the Devils were back on the ice today at the AmeriHealth Pavilion. After taking Thursday off, the Devils were back on the ice today at the AmeriHealth Pavilion and center Jacob...
Devils hot topic: How did you become a fan of the team?
Tell the story of how you came to love the Devils Posted on the NJ.com Devils fan Facebook page by Nicole, who says: 'The young fans are the Best!!!! GO DEVILS!!!!!!!!!' We suppose it's possible that you bared a Devils logo when you were born, but we haven't seen any...
Devils promising a heavenly windfall, with hockey playoff games pumping cash into Newark
Between dinner bills, parking and celebratory - or not - drinks afterward, businesses are gearing up for an economic shot in the arm from the Devils-Rangers playoff games Frances Micklow/The Star-LedgerHobby's Delicatessen & Restaurant in Newark has a "We Believe" sign...
NJ Transit preps for customer onslaught as state hosts Devils playoff game, major music festivals
What Black Friday is to the retail industry, this weekend is to New Jersey entertainment as people converge on the state for hockey, the Bamboozle music festival and the Electric Daisy Carnival, an electronic dance show Donna Gianella/The Star-LedgerPeople walk by as...
May 17, 2012
Politi: Devils rookie Adam Henrique playing like seasoned veteran
Center would like to win Rookie of the Year, but would prefer to win Stanley Cup Watch video Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils rookie Adam Henrique, here mixing it up with the Rangers' Michael Del Zotto, is playing with the poise of a 10-year...
Devils wouldn't be seven wins from the Cup without Marek Zidlicky
Defenseman's clash with Wild coach didn't scare off GM Lou Lamoriello Ed Mulholland/US PresswireMarek Zidlicky: The trade that wins the Devils the Cup? Seven victories stand between an admirable playoff run for the Devils and a fourth Stanley Cup. They are...
Newark police boost Prudential Center security for upcoming Devils-Rangers playoff games
NEWARK — City police are beefing up security around the Prudential Center Arena as fans descend on Newark for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Finals. Following a rare violent outbreak after a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert two weeks ago, Newark Police are taking steps to further...
Devils' Pete DeBoer happy to return to Prudential Center for Game 3
Crowd can give team a lift Matt Slocum/APDevils defenseman Bryce Salvador is contributing to the offense. Devils coach Pete DeBoer said her was happy to see the Eastern Conference finals moving to the Prudential Center in Newark after two games at Madison Square...
Devils hot topic: Who is on your 'all-playoff team'?
Martin Brodeur obviously makes the list, but which five skaters and coach? Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerScott Stevens is one of the Devils' greats, but is he on your all-playoff team? After yet another game-winning playoff goal by David Clarkson, we started thinking...
Devils' aggressive defense making a difference in playoff run
Captain Zach Parise: We're no longer playing 3 against 5 in offensive zone Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils defenseman Marek Zidlicky has been a key to the team's playoff success. The key to the Devils' success so far in these playoffs may be the offensive...
Devils vs. Rangers: Dates, times for remainder of Eastern Conference finals
After Devils win in Game 2, series will last at least five games The Devils and Rangers are deadlocked after two games of the Eastern Conference finals, after David Clarkson's third game-winning goal of the postseason notched a 3-2 victory for the Devils in Game 2...
Devils now looking for tips and deflections against Rangers
Scored final two goals on deflections After the Rangers imposed their style of play on the Devils in their Game 1 victory, blocking 26 shots and narrowing shooting lanes, the Devils made their counterpoint. It was evident in how they scored their final two goals...
Devils vs. Rangers links: Familiar pattern emerges for Rangers
Inconsistent Rangers beginning to show signs of fatigue? The Devils beat the Rangers, 3-2, Wednesday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece. The difference was David Clarkson's third period goal, a delicate piece of skill that sent a ripple...
Devils hot topic: What impressed you most in Game 2 win over Rangers?
Vote in our poll and join the discussion Stop us if you've heard this one before: Trailing 1-0 in a series, the Devils came out and outworked, outplayed and outclassed the opponent in Game 2. Last series, the Flyers; last night, the Rangers in an impressive 3-2 win...
Devils' Martin Brodeur shows no love for Madison Square Garden playing surface
Made 23 saves on 25 shots The Rangers scored their first goal of Game 2 in a a somewhat fluky manner. An unexpected bounce off the boards on Marc Staal's shot and all of a sudden they tied the game at 1-1 after the puck went in off of Martin Brodeur's leg...
Devils: Game 2 victory gives Pete DeBoer reason for optimism
David Clarkson: 'That was a big game for us' Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils winger Ilya Kovalchuk battles Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers in Game 2. NEW YORK -- Devils coach Pete DeBoer said he saw similarities in his team's 3-2 victory over the Rangers...
Politi: John Tortorella short on answers as Devils' Pete DeBoer makes all the right moves
This has become the coaching matchup in the Eastern Conference finals: DeBoer vs. The Boor. NEW YORK — Pete DeBoer shook up the lines for the Devils, changed their approach to get more shots in on goal in Game 2 and, most importantly, made sure they kept their...
Devils: Travis Zajac's long wait to get into the penalty box
Door was stuck as center waited patiently Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils winger Alexei Ponikarovsky (12) tries to avoid Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist in Game 2. NEW YORK – Martin Brodeur loves the atmosphere at Madison Square Garden, despite the...
Devils penalty kill shows it is still unstable, allowing two Rangers goals
'Sometimes it's just going to happen,' Salvador said NEW YORK — The Devils had a good thing going at the end of their second-round victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. It was their penalty kill — rejuvenated and vaunted once again. A pillar...
Rangers-Devils: John Tortorella has top scorer Marian Gaborik sit for most of final 20 minutes
Coach would not discuss benching Jim McIsaac/Newsday/MCTMarian Gaborik was on the bench for most of the final 20 minutes Wednesday. NEW YORK — In a one-goal game against their rivals from across the Hudson River, the Rangers probably could have used a...

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