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March 31, 2014
Jaromir Jagr has fun razzing Travis Zajac for first HT, but very disturbed Devils almost blew it
Jagr let off some steam after Devils' 6-3 win over Florida because his team was in danger of losing for awhile after building a quick 3-0 lead. NEWARK – Jaromir Jagr had that look sitting at his locker like the Devils had just lost. Ten feet to his left on a...
Travis Zajac's first career hat trick lifts Devils to 6-3 win over Panthers
Martin Brodeur is pulled; Jaromir Jagr pulls within three points of Steve Yzerman on all-time scoring list; Ryan Clowe leaves with an injury Staying in the Eastern Conference playoff race did not come easily for the Devils. Ryane Clowe may have suffered a...
Devils' studs and duds from win in which Travis Zajac gets first career hat trick
No shortage of studs from Devils' win over Florida. NEWARK – Officially, the Devils still are in a playoff race. Realistically? They’re sure didn’t look like a team deserving to be even a long shot for awhile Monday night. The Devils did...
Pete DeBoer goes on defense for Devils' offense issues early in games
The Devils are among lowest-scoring teams in hockey in the first period, but it’s been their best period this season. NEWARK – The Devils were outshot 9-2 by the New York Islanders in the first period last Saturday night yet got out of the 20 minutes in a...
Devils vs. Panthers: Live game analysis and fan discussion
Adam Larsson's first NHL game since Nov. 23; Martin Brodeur vs. Dan Ellis NEWARK— Adam Larsson, an emergency call-up from Albany (AHL), played his first NHL game since Nov. 23 as the Devils hosted the Florida Panthers Monday night at Prudential...
Will Devils' Eric Gelinas and Adam Larsson develop into stars? Gelinas thinks so
Devils rookie defenseman Eric Gelinas feels chemistry when he's playing with fellow young blueliner Adam Larsson, who was recalled from the minors on Monday. He thinks both can develop into something special in the NHL, but he wants fans to be patient. NEWARK...
Jaromir Jagr is Devils' nominee for 2014 Masterton Memorial Trophy
Professional Hockey Writers vote on award for dedication to hockey NEWARK— Jaromir Jagr is the Devils' nominee for the 2014 Masterton Memorial Trophy. Members of the New Jersey chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association chose Jagr as the team's...
Back with Devils on emergency recall, Adam Larsson reunited on defense with Eric Gelinas
Larsson says time with Albany (AHL) 'was good for me' NEWARK— Adam Larsson is back with the Devils and back in a familiar spot on defense alongside Eric Gelinas. An emergency recall from Albany (AHL) because defenseman Jon Merrill is out after being...
Devils recall Adam Larsson from Albany (AHL)
Jon Merrill sidelined after being struck in face by deflected puck Saturday night NEWARK— With defenseman Jon Merrill sidelined after being struck by a deflected puck Saturday night, the Devils Monday recalled Adam Larsson from Albany (AHL). The promotion of...
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March 30, 2014
VOTE: Which Devils' prospect will have the best NHL career: Adam Larsson, Stefan Matteau or Reid Boucher
Devils left wing prospect Reid Boucher has 19 goals in 48 AHL games this season, but he had just two in his first 23 NHL games. NEWARK – Swedish defenseman Adam Larsson, the fourth overall pick in the 2011 draft, began the season with the Devils and the...
Committed to testing market, Martin Brodeur wonders if Devils would want him back next season
Goalie wants youngest son to remember him in the NHL, but retirment still a possibility Regardless of what happens with the Devils over the next two weeks, Martin Brodeur is committed to testing the market as an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He is “80...
Devils' Jon Merrill, struck in face by deflected puck, was able to return home on team bus
Rookie defenseman's condition will be determined after seeing doctor and dentist Devils defenseman Jon Merrill, who was hit in the face by a deflected puck during Saturday night's overtime loss to the Islanders, received sticthes but was able to return home on the...
5 Devils things you need to know today; 5-5 instead of 0-10 in shootouts would change everything
Devils would be in playoffs by virtue of tiebreaker if they were just average in shootouts. UNIONDALE, N.Y. – The Devils have a day off Sunday, so they might not get a chance to add to their NHL record of 14 consecutive shootout losses until playing the Florida...
March 29, 2014
Devils can't explain shootout loss to Islanders team dressing 10 rookies
Isles dressed 6 rookie forwards, 3 rookie defensemen and a rookie goalie ... and beat the Devils 2-1 in a shootout. UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Here are some telling post-game comments that came from the Devils’ dressing room Saturday night, interesting ones that had...
Devils lose 14th consecutive shootout, fall to Islanders, 2-1
Devils are 0-10 in shootouts this season and still have scored only one goal in 30 attempts UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The Devils’ road to the playoffs looks a lot like New Jersey roads — filled with potholes. They hit another Saturday night as they lost...
Devils' studs and duds after yet another shootout loss
Devils defenseman Peter Harrold is a dud for knocking a puck into his own net. UNIONDALE, N.Y. – And the beat goes on. The Devils needed two points Saturday night, then went to a shootout … and surprise, surprise, they lost again. That’s 10 in a row...
Devils vs. Islanders: Live game analysis and fan discussion
Cory Schneider vs. Anders Nilsson UNIONDALE, N.Y.— Cory Schneider was looking for his second three-game winning streak of the season when the Devils faced the Islanders Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum. Jacob Josefson, Tim Sestito, Anton Volchenkov (lower body)...
In his 12th 50-goal season, Devils' Patrik Elias gives much of the credit to linemate Adam Henrique
No other player in Devils history has had more than seven 50-point seasons UNIONDALE, N.Y.— For the 12th time in his Devils career, Patrik Elias has scored 50 or more points in a season. No one is close to that franchise record, with John MacLean and Kirk Muller...
Devils' Michael Ryder filled with mixed emotions dealing with long slump and first baby coming soon
Veteran right wing is excited about first baby being due April 11, but he's still frustrated about scoring one goal in the Devils' last 27 games. UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Devils right wing Michael Ryder takes the worst slump of his career home with him. The...
Can Devils keep top defense pairing intact when Mark Fayne becomes unrestricted free agent?
Andy Greene doesn't want to see friend leave this summer UNIONDALE, N.Y.— There could be more concern for the Devils over the coming weeks and months than just the risk of missing the playoffs. The playoff question will play out over the final two weeks of...
Devils' Lou Lamoriello says tests showed no serious injury for Bryce Salvador
It will be Cory Schneider vs. Anders Nilsson Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum UNIONDALE, N.Y.— It will be Cory Schneider against Anders Nilsson Saturday night when the Devils face the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. The Devils held a morning skate on Long...
5 Devils things you need to know today; Jaromir Jagr is an Islanders killer
Devils got a lot of help again Friday night. UNIONDALE, N.Y. – This could have been a really bad week for the Devils, who were off Monday through Wednesday, lost 3-2 in a shootout to Phoenix on Thursday and were off again Friday. Thanks to a lot of out-of-town...
March 28, 2014
Devils' Tim Sestito doesn't feel Nate Prosser deserved a major penalty for forearm to head
Wild defenseman apologized to Devils forward NEWARK— Devils forward Tim Sestito has watched the replays of the hit to the head he absorbed from Minnesota Wild defenseman Nate Prosser eight days ago. It was a forearm that left Sestito woozy, but he doesn’t...
Devils: It would stink if we missed playoffs because of 0-9 shootout record
Goalie Cory Schneider, who'll face Islanders, said Devils 'have to look in the mirror' NEWARK— It would be hypocritical for Devils coach Pete DeBoer and his players to feel robbed if the team missed the playoffs this season because of it’s 0-9...
HOFer Mark Howe on how Devils' Eric Gelinas can develop: 'Watch Bryce Salvador every day'
Devils rookie Eric Gelinas appears to be staying as defensean for the time being instead of moving to left wing due to veteran blueliner Bryce Salvador's injury. NEWARK – Part of the Devils' optional practice Friday included five forwards dressed in red...
Tim Sestito among small group of Devils to practice in Newark
Captain Bryce Salvador and defenseman Anton Volchenkov not on the ice NEWARK— A small group of Devils players practiced in AmeriHealth Pavilion Friday, including forward Tim Sestito. Sestito has been sidelined since suffering a head injury when hit behind the...
5 Devils things you need to know today; it's time to pull for rivals
NEWARK – The day after yet another shootout loss, the Devils will practice Friday at AmeriHealth Pavilion, then afterward they’ll bus to Uniondale, N.Y. for a game Saturday night against the Islanders. Here are 5 things you need to know: 1. ROOT FOR PENS AND FLYERS At this point, what...
March 27, 2014
Jaromir Jagr on Devils' earning point in shootout loss: 'We lost a point'
Devils now four points out of a playoff spot with nine games to go. NEWARK – Jaromir Jagr couldn’t bring himself to think about the positives. The 42-year-old future Hall of Famer found nothing satisfying about the Devils fighting back from two goals down...
Devils' studs and duds from shootout loss that ends homestand on sour note
Marty Brodeur played well again in Devils' 3-2 shootout loss to Phoenix. NEWARK – The Devils’ salvaged their longest homestand of the season as best they could. Or did they? They got a point after being down two goals Thursday night, but ended up...
Devils fail in shootout again, lose to Coyotes, 3-2
New Jersey (0-9) is the only team that hasn't won a shootout this season If the Devils miss the playoffs, they can blame the shootout. Fighting back from a two-goal deficit, they kept their playoff hopes alive by getting one point in a 3-2 shootout loss the...
Devils vs. Coyotes: Live game analysis and fan discussion
Captain Bryce Sakvador a surprise scratch; Martin Brodeur vs Thomas Greiss NEWARK— Captain Bryce Salvador was a surprise scratch as the Devils hosted the Phoenix Coyotes Thursday night at Prudential Center. Martin Brodeur was in goal for the Devils against...
Sean Avery calls Martin Brodeur 'Fatso' in scathing response to 'Dancing with the Stars' comments
Avery fired back after Brodeur said Avery was embarrassing himself. After Martin Brodeur's comments about former Ranger Sean Avery embarrassing himself on "Dancing with the Stars," Avery fired back. Here's his response on Twitter: Woke up beside a #Supermodel to hear...
Devils' Martin Brodeur pretty sure he's not retiring, and seems to be warming up to moving on
Brodeur has been talking to former Devils teammate David Clarkson about what it's like in Toronto. NEWARK – Devils goalie Martin Brodeur really has enjoyed seeing a lot of game action and playing pretty well the last month during a late-season stretch in...
Devils: Will Eric Gelinas play defense or forward against Coyotes; Steve Bernier will sit again
If Gelinas plays wing, who will be scratched? NEWARK— Will rookie Eric Gelinas he a defenseman or a left winger Thursday night when the Devils host the Phoenix Coyotes at Prudential Center? After skating at left wing during practice Wednesday, Gelinas did not...
Devils' Martin Brodeur closing in on 17th season of 20 or more wins
Will face Phoenix Coyotes Thursday night NEWARK— Martin Brodeur, who will be in goal for the Devils Thursday night against the Phoenix Coyotes, is closing in on his 17th season of 20 or more victories. Brodeur is 17-14-4 in his 35 appearances this season. The...
VOTE: Should Devils go after David Clarkson if Leafs buy out his contract?
NEWARK – We posted several stories last Sunday on Toronto Maple Leafs right wing David Clarkson's first return to New Jersey since leaving the Devils last summer. As you probably know, the Devils won the game with goalie Cory Schneider using a lucky haircut and mechanical tweak to end his...
March 26, 2014
Devils' Martin Brodeur: Sean Avery embarrassed himself on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Avery was booted off TV show after just one week NEWARK – Devils goalie Martin Brodeur couldn’t help himself and smile a little when asked Wednesday if he’d heard old nemesis Sean Avery lasted just one week on "Dancing with the Stars." “I...
Devils' Jaromir Jagr: We have an opportunity to do something that will be remembered
But he cautions that even winning all of their games doesn't guarantee a playoff spot NEWARK— Do the Devils need to win all 10 of their remaining games to have a chance at making the playoffs? Close to it. “Its game by game, but we’re going to...
Devils' Pete DeBoer: Moving defenseman Eric Gelinas to forward is not permanent
Teammates love the experiment, even if the rookie's future is on the blue line NEWARK— Like the entire NHL, Ryan Carter knew all about the big slap shot Eric Gelinas possesses. And its obvious the 6-4, 210-pound rookie defenseman’s size can be...
Devils coach Pete DeBoer thinks new NHL playoff format unfair due to uneven conferences
The Devils, with three days off after Sunday's win over Toronto, have been doing a lot of scoreboard watching this week, and thus far they've gotten some help. NEWARK – Devils coach Pete DeBoer is no fan of the NHL’s new playoff format. Well...
Devils: Eric Gelinas on line with Ryan Carter and Michael Ryder
Captain Bryce Salvador is back for practice after taking a day off to rest NEWARK— Devils coach Pete DeBoer continued to shake up his lines as the team practiced Wednesday in AmeriHealth Pavilion. Captain Bryce Salvador was back after taking Wednesday off to...
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Covering Devils' Jaromir Jagr always entertaining for Czech hockey writer
Czech Republic hockey writer visits Jagr at his home during visits to United States. "It is very inspiring talking to Jaromir," Zdenek Janda says. NEWARK – As Cory Schneider was holding court during his post-game interview in a winning Devils dressing...
March 25, 2014
Devils tune out fans at VIP practice to focus on getting on run before it's too late
Fun drills added to Devils practice, but players concentrated on preparing for Phoenix on Thursday night, a game that is pretty close to must-win for a club that's close to falling out of the playoff chase. NEWARK – Devils coach Pete DeBoer added a little...
Devils' Jaromir Jagr's pet peeve: Autograph seekers who become sellers
Jagr enjoyed engaging with fans during a team signing after practice Tuesday, but he's beyond annoyed over being bothered outside arenas and team hotels by autograph seekers who sell his signature. NEWARK - The Devils VIP practice at Prudential Center on Tuesday...
11th place Devils still believe they control their own destiny for playoff spot
Coach Pete DeBoer: 'We've got to rattle off a lot of wins here' NEWARK— Although they are 11th in the Eastern Conference, five points out of a playoff spot, Devils coach Pete DeBoer still feels the team controls its own destiny. There are 10 games...
Devils' Michael Ryder not shocked to see himself demoted to fourth line
Would Devils consider sitting veteran winger, who has one goal in 26 games? NEWARK— Michael Ryder isn’t shocked that he has been demoted to the Devils’ fourth line. But that’s where he found himself in Tuesday’s VIP practice in front of...
Devils' Eric Gelinas, after first taste as NHL forward, could stay there for a while
Still a part of the power play, defenseman now adjusting to role as 'rover' NEWARK— Eric Gelinas got his first taste of playing forward in the NHL against the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday night with a half-dozen shifts as a rover. Apparently, it will not...
Devils: Bryce Salvador, Anton Volchenkov, Tim Sestito miss VIP practice in front of fans
Michael Ryder takes turn on fourth line with three others NEWARK— Devils captain Bryce Salvador was among those who did not take part in Tuesday's VIP practice at Prudential Center. The Devils said Salvador was "resting." Also not skating were Anton Volchenkov...
March 24, 2014
Devils: David Clarkson's biggest fans made his first return to New Jersey as Maple Leaf special
Clarkson's old fan club misses Clarkson, who left the Devils last summer to sign with Toronto. NEWARK – Some of former Devils right wing David Clarkson’s most loyal fans went out of their way to make his first trip back to New Jersey as a Toronto Maple...
WATCH: WFAN's Mike Francesa takes shot at ESPN's Keith Olbermann on first Fox Sports 1 show
Did the WFAN host reignite a feud that happened last November?   Welcome back, Mike Francesa. Monday marked the WFAN host's first day back on television (and with new glasses!) with his simulcasted show premiering on Fox Sports 1 and 2. And in the middle of...
Devils' rookie Jon Merrill making a loud statement in club's push for playoff spot
A man of few words, defenseman is coming off his first two-point game in NHL One description that does not fit Devils defenseman Jon Merrrill is that he talks a good game. In fact, the 22-year-old rookie doesn’t do much talking at all. So when Merrill struggled...
True Jersey bracket: Vote now in the Sweet 16
We want to know which New Jersey icons are True Jersey View full size  We're spending March deciding who is True Jersey. Now we're down to the Sweet 16 in our bracket. In the last round, there was a significant upset with former Sen. Frank Lautenberg defeating...
VOTE for biggest FA bust: Ilya Kovalchuk in KHL? Leafs' David Clarkson?
Clarkson's had a terrible first season for Leafs, while Kovalchuk hasn't been lighting it up in the KHL NEWARK – We gave you a list on Sunday of 10 free agents from last summer who have been disappointments this season. The list included two players who...
March 23, 2014
Devils goalie Cory Schneider's slump-busting tactics: Lucky haircut and mechanical tweak
Schneider has won two in a row after really struggling in losing three consecutive games. NEWARK – Devils goalie Cory Schneider was interested in trying anything to fix his game. He’d been sizzling hot for two months, then suddenly was ice cold at the...
Penalty killers, and Jon Merrill help lift Devils to 3-2 win over Maple Leafs
Devils' rookie defenseman had a goal and an assist, his first two-point game in the NHL David Clarkson played his first game in Prudential Center since leaving as a free agent last summer, but the Devils shut down the veteran winger while keeping their playoff...
Studs and duds from night Devils revive hope of a playoff push
Damien Brunner provides strong effort in his return to Devils lineup after being a healthy scratch in consecutive games. NEWARK – These Devils are like cats with nine lives. Just when you think they’re dead, they show life. Sunday night was a revival for...
Devils fans show up with positive signs to welcome back David Clarkson
Devils fans don't boo Toronto Maple Leafs right wing David Clarkson before his first game back in New Jersey. Also, several Devils fans showed up to Prudential Center with "We Miss You" and 'Welcome Back" signs. NEWARK – Toronto Maple Leafs...
Devils vs. Maple Leafs: Live game analysis and fan discussion
Cory Schneider vs. James Reimer in David Clarkson's return to Prudential Center NEWARK— David Clarkson returned to Prudential Center Sunday night as the Devils hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs. Clarkson left the Devils last summer to sign a seven-year, $37...
David Clarkson going from Devils to Leafs to bust heads list of Top 10 free agent disappointments
David Clarkson and Ilya Kovalchuk make our list. NEWARK – Devils GM Lou Lamoriello seems to get a lot of criticism from fans for moves he’s made in recent years, yet the Hall of Fame exec who’s built three Cup winners made two of the best decisions in...
Former Devils winger David Clarkson: No matter how fans react, this is the place I called hom
Greeted by friendly fans outside Prudential Center before first game back in New Jersey NEWARK— David Clarkson knew about the boos Zach Parise endured in his first game at Prudential Center with the Minnesota Wild last Thursday, so he was pleased to see some...
Jaromir Jagr might look to sign elsewhere if Devils miss playoffs
At age 42, winger doesn't want to 'waste the years I have left' NEWARK— Jaromir Jagr has said on numerous occasions that he’d like to play for the Devils again next season. But the right winger revealed he might feel differently if the Devils...
Devils' Martin Brodeur prepared for boos if he returns as opponent; Possible? VOTE
Vote on whether there's any chance Devils fans will boo Martin Brodeur if he returns to New Jersey next season as an opponent. NEWARK – Devils goalie Martin Brodeur apparently already is prepared for the Zach Parise treatment in case he’s playing for...
March 22, 2014
Did Devils test Henrik Lundqvist enough? After Martin Brodeur's strong game, Cory Schneider will start vs. Maple Leafs
Brodeur after loss: 'I really wanted to be the difference ans I wasn't' NEWARK— Henrik Lundqvist rewrote another Rangers goaltending record when he passed Ed Giacomin with his 50th career shutout Saturday night at Prudential Center, a 2-0 victory...
Jaromir Jagr on Devils' playoff bubble close to bursting: 'We did this to ourselves'
Future Hall of Famer fed up hearing teammates say effort was good after shutout losses. NEWARK – Jaromir Jagr sat slumped at his stall in the Devils' dressing room with his chin to his chest. The future Hall of Famer wasn’t taking Saturday night’s...
Henrik Lundqvist gets Rangers record 50th shutout, beats Devils, 2-0
Devils shut out for the ninth time this season Trying desperately to keep pace with the other playoff contenders in the Eastern Conference, the Devils got another sensational goaltending performance from Martin Brodeur. But they were unable to get one past Henrik...
Studs and duds from night Devils' have one playoff door closing on them
Martin Brodeur let in bad goal in second period of Devils' loss to Rangers. NEWARK – At least the Devils' getting-close-to-hopeless quest is a little more clear after Saturday night's 2-0 loss to the Rangers: They can stop looking at the division standings...
Devils vs. Rangers: Live game analysis and fan discussion
Martin Brodeur vs. Henrik Lundqvist NEWARK— The Devils and Rangers met for the final time in the regular season as Martin Brodeur went head-to-head against Henrik Lundqvist Saturday night at Prudential Center. Ryan Carter returned to the Devils' lineup after...
Rangers' Alain Vigneault: Henrik Lundqvist is our guy. If we get in it's because 'Hank plays like Hank'
John Moore, Derek Dorsett will sit against Devils; Raphael Diaz, Daniel Carcillo in NEWARK— With back-to-back games, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault might have considered starting goalie Cam Talbot against the Devils Saturday night. But that wasn't in his...
Would Devils fans dare boo Martin Brodeur next season? Goalie is prepared if it happens
Devils players hope David Clarkson gets the Zach Parise treatment Sunday night NEWARK— Boos from bitter Devils fans filled Prudential Center Thursday night every time Zach Parise’s name was mentioned or he touched the puck. Clearly, fans continue to hold...
Devils fans hate everything about the Rangers, but do Devils players?
Dainius Zubrus hates losing to the Rangers. NEWARK – There’s no debating how Devils fans feel about the Rangers. They hate ‘em. Always have, always will But how do the Devils feel about their closest and biggest rival, one that plays just across...
Devils' Damien Brunner told he'll play Saturday, then surprised to see he's benched again
Brunner was told he'd play Saturday, then found out he'll sit again after showing up to arena for morning skate. NEWARK - Devils right wing Damien Brunner thought he was one of the few players on his team who played well in Tuesday's loss to Boston, then was...
Devils' scratch Damien Brunner: I was told I'd play against Rangers
But Swiss winger will sit out another game NEWARK— Devils winger Damien Brunner said he was told he would be in the lineup Saturday night against the Rangers and was shocked to see differently when he arrived for the morning skte. "I was surprised when I came in...
Devils: Ryan Carter takes part in morning skate; Tim Sestito out
Martin Brodeur will be in goal against Rangers; Damien Brunner skates as extra NEWARK— Ryan Carter took part in the Devils' morning skate at Prudential Center as they prepared to face the Rangers Saturday night. It appeared that Carter will play since he skated...
Devils' Marek Zidlicky will be UFA after season; Want him back? VOTE
NEWARK – While discussing sporting his Jaromir Jagr mullet during his youth, Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky offered no insight about his thoughts about becoming an unrestricted free agent after the season in an NJ.com article posted Friday. Well, actually Zidlicky said that he won't...
March 21, 2014
His Jaromir Jagr mullet gone, Devils' Marek Zidlicky in hairy situation again due to uncertain future
Zidlicky is focused on getting Devils into playoffs, not whether or not he returns next season. NEWARK – Imagine what Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky, 37 years old and as clean cut as they come, looked like two decades ago when his professional hockey career...
CBS Sports' chairman says 'Boomer & Carton' are playing well nationally
Sean McManus thinks the local show plays well to a national audience. As Newsday's Neil Best noted, Mike Francesa's return to a televised simulcast will give local station WFAN two shows on national TV. The second, of course, is "Boomer & Carton," which is shown on...
Devils say Rangers are the right opponent at the right time as season reaches must-win stage
Loss in outdoor game still irks Martin Brodeur, who will be in goal Saturday night NEWARK— The Devils have beaten the Rangers three times this season, but the one loss to their rivals still irks goaltender Martin Brodeur. That was 7-3 loss in the outdoor game...
Devils' Cory Schneider: This has got to be the turning point for us
Devils host the Rangers Saturday night in another vital game; Ryan Carter practices NEWARK— The Devils have been here before. With their confidence raised after a 4-3 overtime victory over the Minnesota Wild, there was a feeling in the dressing room that they...
VOTE: Who would you take if Devils could get back Zach Parise or Ilya Kovalchuk?
The Devils lost one star winger after the 2012 Stanley Cup Final through free agency, then another last summer through a bogus retirement. NEWARK - Devils fans, if you could get back one star player who wanted out of New Jersey, which player are you taking? Do you...
March 20, 2014
Zach Parise gets boos, goal and OT loss to Devils in return to New Jersey he called 'great'
Former Devils captain had a great time returning to his old hockey town even though his Minnesota Wild lost in OT. NEWARK – There were Devils fans showing up to the Rock Thursday night with unflattering messages on handmade signs. During pre-game, some of them...
Devils' Michael Ryder ends goal drought; Tim Sestito hurt; Zach Parise enjoys return despite boos
Patrik Elias collects three assists to tie Paul Kariya on all-time list NEWARK— Michael Ryder’s 10-week goal-scoring drought is finally over. When the Devils’ right winger scored late in the first period was his first goal in 24 games. His last...
Studs and duds from night Zach Parise scores in return, but Devils win in OT
Who played well and who struggled in Devils game over Minnesota? Here are our studs and duds. NEWARK - Former Devils captain Zach Parise got a third-period goal and a lot of boos in his first game at Prudential Center playing for the Minnesota Wild. The Devils got a...
Devils defeat Wild, 4-3, thanks to Andy Greene's goal in overtime
Zach Parise booed in return to Prudential Center It was the perfect night of entertainment for Devils fans with a slight grudge towards a former captain and persistent hopes for a late season run to the playoffs. Zach Parise was not greeted warmly in his first game...
Devils vs. Wild: Live game analysis and fan discussion
Zach Parise returns to Prudential Center NEWARK— Former Devils captain Zach Parise played his first game in New Jersey since leaving the club in July of 2012 as the Minnesota Wild visited Prudential Center Thursday night. Parise was in Minnesota's starting...
Minnesota Wild star Ryan Suter on signing with Devils: 'Never ever really an option'
Zach Parise and Martin Brodeur tried talking Ryan Suter into signing with the Devils when all three were unrestricted free agents during the summer of 2012. Suter says it wasn't going to happen. NEWARK – Before leaving the Devils for the Minnesota Wild two...
Zach Parise on saying he wanted to stay with Devils before leaving: 'I wasn’t lying'
Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise takes offense to Devils fans calling him a liar for not living up to his word about wanting to stay in New Jersey. He says that he meant what he said at the time. NEWARK – When Zach Parise was the Devils captain and in the...
Devils will give Jacob Josefson a chance on line with Ryane Clowe and Dainius Zubrus
Says coaches know how badly he wants to play NEWARK— Devils coach Pete DeBoer was politely evasive about his line-juggling for Thursday’s morning skate, suggesting no decisions had been made. But Jacob Josefson revealed that he’s been told...
Devils won't mind if Zach Parise is booed, but some ex-teammates acknowledge he deserves cheers
Adam Henrique on Prudential Center reception: 'Hopefully it makes him nervous' NEWARK— There is still a warm spot in the hearts of most Devils players for Zach Parise, who will play his first game back in New Jersey Thursday night since signing with the...
Devils' Patrik Elias skips dinner invite with Zach Parise, but fondly remembers former teammate
Devils veteran Patrik Elias stayed at home to attend to children instead of hanging out with Zach Parise on Wednesday night. Thursday night, they'll play in an NHL game against one another for the first time. NEWARK – On the eve of his first game against his...
Devils get set to face Wild; Zach Parise gets ready to face New Jersey fans
First game in Prudential center since Parise signed with Wild NEWARK— Zach Parise has already faced the Devils. That came back on Nov. 3 in Minnesota. But now he must face Devils fans when he plays his first game in Prudential Center since signing with the Wild...
Zach Parise loving life as Wild, but cherishes his Devils memories
Former Devils captain says he'll understand if he gets booed Thursday night in his first game at Prudential Center as a member of the Minnesota Wild. NEWARK – As happy as Zach Parise has been playing for the Minnesota Wild since leaving the Devils two summers...
Lindsay Lohan's 'hookup' list includes a former player for the Devils and Rangers
Aaron Voros will have a second chance to deny any involvement Little by little, In Touch magazine has been revealing the 36 names on Lindsay Lohan's handwritten sexual conquest list, and the latest leak includes former hockey player Aaron Voros, who played for the...
March 19, 2014
Devils may need 22 of possible 26 points over final 13 games to claim playoff spot
Cory Schneider: We can't rely on other teams to lose. We can't back into playoffs NEWARK— Cory Schneider believes the Devils can still earn a playoff spot, and the statistics back him up. Although it is clear the Devils must go on a tear over their...
Devils coach Pete DeBoer on Zach Parise returning for first time: 'It's old news'
Devils coach Pete DeBoer never was told by management that the franchise was going after Ryan Suter as well as Zach Parise during 2012 free agency. Parise makes his return to New Jersey on Thursday with the Minnesota Wild NEWARK – Devils coach Pete DeBoer took a...
Devils GM Lou Lamoriello on Zach Parise leaving: 'Part of the business'
Devils GM has no hard feelings about Zach Parise leaving two summers ago to sign with Minnesota. Parise makes his first return Thursday night. NEWARK – If you’re wondering what emotions Devils GM Lou Lamoriello expects to experience Thursday night when Zach...
True Jersey second round voting is underway
Our month-long quest to determine who is True Jersey moves into the second round today. We got lots of votes in the first round earlier this week and we're looking for even more to decide some very interesting matchups. Here's the True Jersey voting schedule.    • Thursday at 11...
Devils: Only six players skate day after loss to Bruins
Team has 13 games remaining in regular season NEWARK— The Devils, with 13 games remaining in their regular season, did not hold a full practice Wednesday in AmeriHealth Pavilion. Only six players skated. They were forwards Damien Brunner, Steve Bernier and Jacob...
VOTE: Will Devils fans boo or cheer Zach Parise in first return Thursday?
How would you respond at Thursday night's Devils-Wild game when seeing Zach Parise back for the first time since leaving New Jersey for Minnesota? Here's a chance to vote: NEWARK – Martin Brodeur told NJ.com on Monday that he thought the Devils were...
March 18, 2014
Martin Brodeur calls out Devils for 'effort not being in the right spot' after latest loss
Devils goalie Martin Brodeur took shots at his slumping team for being itself after a 4-2 loss to the Bruins. NEWARK – Devils goalie Martin Brodeur likes to say that he has the best view in the house when he's in the net. He didn’t like much of what he saw...
Devils lose to Bruins, 4-2, badly damaging playoff hopes
Two Bruins goals 59 seconds apart in second period break a 1-1 tie The Devils and coach Pete DeBoer have been working on the assumption that if they win enough games down the stretch, they will control their own destiny. That may no longer be the case. Giving up a...
Devils' wear green, feeling blue after a Retro Night gone bad continues slide
Studs and duds from a night Devils' slim playoff hopes get slimmer with a loss to Boston. NEWARK - Retro Night at the Rock was a chance to remember the early days when the Devils wore the green and red, days they missed routinely missed the playoffs. These Devils...
Devils vs. Bruins: Live game analysis and fan discussion
Martin Brodeur vs. Chad Johnson NEWARK— Martin Brodeur was in goal for the Devils as they hosted the Boston Bruins Tuesday night on Retro NIght in Prudential Center. Chad Johnson was in goal for the Bruins. Ryan Carter (upper body), Peter Harrold, Anton...
Devils look good in retro jerseys, now want to play good in them for change
The Devils are just 1-3 wearing their green, red and white throwback jerseys. They'll try to work on that stat Tuesday night when breaking them out again for a game against the Boston Bruins, Retro Night at Prudential Center. NEWARK – As cool as the Devils...
Devils' Michael Ryder gets some advice for ending his goal-scoring drought: Spit on your stick
Right winger admits 22-game slump is different than others because Devils are in race NEWARK— The latest advice Devils right winger Michael Ryder received for breaking out of his extended goal-scoring drought came from his uncle. It was simple: Spit on your...
Jekyll-and-Hyde Devils can't explain why they beat the best, lose to the worst
Devils are 3-1 against the league's top three teams, but just 3-3 against the three with the fewest points. NEWARK – The Devils will get another chance Tuesday night to show why they've been the NHL's greatest mystery team this season. Their road to not...
Devils' Cory Schneider: I am hard on myself when I'm not pulling my weight
Goalie acknowledges some bad luck and turnovers but holds himself 'accountable' NEWARK— Devils goalie Cory Schneider said coach Pete DeBoer is right when he says he is hard on himself after some losses. But Schneider doesn't believe he is too...
Jacob Josefson wonders if he has a future with Devils
Swedish forward will be a healthy scratch vs. Bruins after recall of Tim Sestito NEWARK— The opening seemed to be there for Jacob Josefson to play a string of games for the Devils with Ryan Carter sidelined by an upper body injury. So when Tim Sestito was...
Devils recall Tim Sestito from Albany (AHL)
Move is made because Ryan Carter is unable to play with an upper body injury NEWARK— With left winger Ryan Carter unable to play because of an upper body injury, the Devils Tuesday recalled forward Tim Sestito from Albany (AHL). General manager Lou Lamoriello...
Devils won in Boston and Anaheim this season; Here are their 5 best wins
The Devils, home Tuesday against the Boston Bruins, won the only meeting between the teams this season in dramatic fashion. That 5-4 come-from-behind victory in Boston on Oct. 26 makes our list of the Devils' top 5 victories this season. NEWARK – The Devils...
March 17, 2014
Martin Brodeur says Zach Parise was 'pretty close' to staying with Devils and luring Ryan Suter to N.J.
Martin Brodeur thought the Devils had a shot at keeping Zach Parise and signing Ryan Suter as well two summers ago. Instead, Minnesota landed both stars. Parise will return to Devils country for the first time since leaving for a game Thursday night. NEWARK –...
Devils' Jaromir Jagr: I didn't know photobomb would wind up on Twitter
Ryan Carter 'doubtful' for Bruins game with upper body injury NEWARK— Devils winger Jaromir Jagr was well aware that a photobomb of himself sticking out his tongue during Saturday night's game in Tampa had been a Twitter sensation. But Jagr wasn't...
Devils' Martin Brodeur on team's playoff chance: 'Hey we're still breathing'
Goalie is superstitious about wearing retro colors after outdoor loos to Rangers NEWARK— Fourteen games remaining. Is that enough time for the Devils to get themselves into a playoff spot? Five points behind the eighth-place Rangers, the Devils begin their...
Devils' Jaromir Jagr reacts to photobombing fan's selfie: 'It's embarrassing'
Jagr is aware that the picture of him sticking out his tongue behind a fan's selfie is all over the Internet. He reacted Monday to NJ.com. NEWARK – Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr didn't have to be told a photo of him sticking out his tongue behind a fan's...
WATCH: MSG's Stan Fischler literally eats hat after predicting Rangers wouldn't trade Ryan Callahan
Fischler stuck to his word and ate his hat with some syrup on the air.  Your browser does not support iframes. You have to hand it to MSG's Stan Fischler: He is a man of his word. Earlier this season, the long-time Rangers, Devils and Islanders analyst said he...
WFAN's Mike Francesa talks falling asleep on-air, Al Alburquerque mistake and 'Boomer & Carton'
A feature about Francesa looked at his day-to-day life. After Mike Francesa announced his show will be simulcast on Fox Sports 1 and 2 beginning next week, Newsday's Neil Best got a peek inside the WFAN host's life and his home. There was a lot to process from the...
Devils: After briefly being reunited in Tampa, Patrik Elias and Adam Henrique back on separate lines
Devils practice in retro helmets and pants they'll wear against Bruins NEWARK— For five games coming out of the Olympic break, Patrik Elias and Adam Henrique were Devils linemates and they seemed to have something special. In those five games, Henrique had...
PHOTO: Jaromir Jagr photobombs fan's selfie from Devils' bench
Jagr and Cory Schneider got snapped in one of the best athlete photobombs you'll ever see. @NHLDevils @NHL just me and Jagr having fun at the game. #besties #photobomb #coolastherule #bestseatinthehouse #epic pic.twitter.com/UvapsWBNX4— ray (@RayFoy4) March...
Devils: 5 teams Martin Brodeur could be with next season
Brodeur will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. Will he retire, return to the Devils or sign elsewhere? Here are possibilities of where the NHL's career winningest goalie could end up if he opts against retirement. NEWARK - As interesting as it'll be...

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