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December 31, 2014
Devils' Joe Whitney showed why he was a goal-scorer in the minors
His first NHL goal was a beauty DETROIT — Joe Whitney was so excited when he scored his first NHL goal Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena that he immediately looked for Devils teammates to celebrate. There was no one nearby, so the winger's immediate reaction...
How bad is Devils winger Steve Bernier's injury?
Bernier went to hit Detroit's Brendan Smith and missed DETROIT — In a season that has seen the Devils lose a parade of players to injuries and illness, they may have lost right winger Steve Bernier for a lengthy period. Bernier suffered an apparent left hip...
Devils end 2014 with 3-1 loss to Detroit Red Wings | Rapid reaction
Joe Whitney scores first NHL goal; Steve Bernier hurt DETROIT — Henrik Zetterberg deflected a shot past goalie Cory Schneider with 5:01 remaining and the Devils ended 2014 with a 3-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena. The Devils...
Devils vs. Red Wings: LIVE analysis and fan chat during the game
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Greetings from the press box: Do the Devils have a true No. 1 center?
Lou Lamoriello says Travis Zajac 'was' a first-line center man DETROIT — Do the Devils have a No. 1 center? And, if so, is it Travis Zajac? “Well, he was,” GM/coach Lou Lamoriello said Wednesday. “Right now we look at him as that, but...
Christmas break is finally over for one Devils forward
Michael Ryder is heading back to New Jersey DETROIT ‐ The Christmas break is finally ending for Devils right winger Michael Ryder. Ryder went home to Nova Scotia for Christmas, but contracted the mumps. He was unable to travel until now. "Ryder is on his way to...
What Devils player will have his number retired in January?
Junior team will honor three players DETROIT — Adam Henrique's hockey roots are just across the Detroit River in Windsor, Ont., where he played junior for the OHL's Windsor Spitfires. It will be in Windsor on Jan. 25 that the junior team retires No. 14 to honor...
What wingers shared time at left wing on Devils' 4th line?
Devils hold full morning skate in Detroit DETROIT — The Devils held a full morning skate at Joe Louis Arena in preparation for Wednesday night's meeting with the Detroit Red Wings. Martin Havlat, who returned from illness, switched with Joe Whitney on a line...
WATCH: NHL reporter forgets Anders Lee's name while interviewing New York Islanders forward
MSG's Shannon Hogan had a slight slip-up on live television Monday. Shannon Hogan   MSG's Shannon Hogan will probably be happy to leave 2014 behind after the gaffe you see above. During intermission of Monday night's New York Islanders game against...
What channel is the Devils-Detroit Red Wings game on?
Final meeting of season with Red Wings DETROIT — With a 31-31-17 record in this calendar year, the Devils will close out 2014 when they face the Detroit Red Wings Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena. It will be the Devils’ league-leading 23rd road game of...
3 Devils head coaches? Our fantasy world has Flyers topping that
If Devils can have 3 coaches, why can't the Flyers do it, too? DENVER — A new template has been built by the Devils for NHL teams desperate to save a dying season. No one saw this coming. Who fires their coach during the Christmas break in the first place...
15 in '15: NJ sports fans' wish list for the new year
Our wish list includes a quarterback for the Jets, a meaningful September for the Mets and Yankees and a warm-weather bowl destination for Rutgers. Let's start here: 2015 has to be a better sports year than 2014. Right? Right?? Please say it does, because 2014 was...
December 30, 2014
NHL awards watch: Is New York Rangers' Rick Nash a legitimate MVP candidate?
New Jersey's Johnny Gaudreau making a strong run at Calder Trophy Rick Nash’s struggle to score during the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs was a running theme. Although the Rangers got to the Stanley Cup Final, some believe it might have been a different outcome...
Did Martin Brodeur, former Devils goaltender, make his final start for the St. Louis Blues?
Blues starter Brian Elliott is coming back from injury. What does that mean for the former Devils superstar? Former Devils netminder Martin Brodeur earned his 125th shutout of his incredible career on Monday night and his first for the St. Louis Blues. But could it...
Why didn't the Devils call Reid Boucher up from Albany (AHL)?
Mike Sislo, Joe Whitney, Stefan Matteau and Tim Sestito are all in NHL NEWARK — With Stephen Gionta out for an extended period with a broken hand, suffered when he blocked a Kris Letang shot during Monday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the...
Martin Havlat returns to practice with Devils; Mike Sislo recalled
Winger was ill, but didn't have mumps NEWARK — Martin Havlat, who missed the last three games because of illness that turned out not to be the mumps, returned to practice with the Devils Tuesday at AmeriHealth Pavilion. With center Stephen Gionta sidelined...
POLL: Who should be the Devils' next captain?
Bryce Salvador is in the final year of his contract NEWARK — Devils captain Bryce Salvador has missed 23 games with an undisclosed lower body injury. The veteran defenseman watched the Devils' morning skate on Monday, but coach/GM Lou Lamoriello said Salvador is...
Devils' bizarre coaching experiment won't work for long, Jeremy Roenick predicts
"You need one guy who's going to be the voice," Roenick said. PHOENIX — NBC Sports hockey analyst Jeremy Roenick is intrigued that the Devils are trying to save their dying season with a three-headed coaching monster. Short-term, the former...
Rex Ryan's next job: Giants defensive coordinator? | Politi's Mailbag
Also, readers defend Julie Herman and suggest people missing from the list of sports people to watch in 2015. Rex Ryan is unemployed, and clearly, readers want to get him a job. One suggested him for the Rutgers head coaching gig. Another suggested that he should add...
Can the Devils turn their win into something bigger?
Beating the Pittsburgh Penguins raised the team's hopes NEWARK — Is it a pipe dream or can the Devils use their 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday night as a springboard to a turnaround? That is the question they will begin to answer with a New...
December 29, 2014
What did the Devils tell Jordin Tootoo after their win over the Pittsburgh Penguins?
Winger didn't forget Robert Bortuzzo's dangerous hit on Jaromir Jagr NEWARK — The Devils are a long way from getting back into the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race, but if they do they may want to credit Jordin Tootoo for lighting the fuse and...
Devils lose Stephen Gionta with a broken hand
Center bocked a shot in 3-1 win over Pittsburgh Penguins NEWARK —The Devils have lost center Stephen Gionta for an extended period with a broken hand suffered when he was hit by a shot during the second period of Monday night's 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh...
Devils' new coaching staff gets 1st win, 3-1, over Pittsburgh Penguins | Rapid reaction
Jordin Tootoo drops Robert Bortuzzo in one of two fights NEWARK — Jaromir Jagr scored his first goal in 10 games and Travis Zajac notched his first points in nine matches as the Devils defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-1, Monday night at Prudential Center. It...
Penguins vs. Devils: LIVE analysis and fan chat during the game
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Greetings from the press box: Why are Jaromir Jagr's offensive numbers down?
Is Jordin Tootoo looking to pay Robert Bortuzzo back for hit on Jagr? NEWARK — Jaromir Jagr’s offensive numbers are down. At the same point last season, the Devils’ right winger had scored 13 goals with 20 assists for 33 points. Although he is tied...
Penguins' Robert Bortuzzo: I'm okay with my hit on Jaromir Jagr
He'll face Devils tonight at Prudential Center NEWARK — Jaromir Jagr and Robert Bortuzzo will face each other Monday night at Prudential Center for the first time since the Pittsburgh Penguins' defenseman delivered a hit to the chin that knocked the Devils'...
What channel is the Devils-Pittsburgh Penguins game on?
Stefan Matteau and Joe Whitney on being called up from minors NEWARK — Stefan Matteau saw the Devils' coaching change as an opportunity to get back to the NHL. Joe Whitney simply wondered why the Devils haven't called him up before Monday's promotion from...
Which players did the Devils recall from Albany (AHL)?
Wingers took part in morning skate NEWARK — The Devils recalled forwards Stefan Matteau and Joe Whitney from their Albany (AHL) affiliate and both players took part in the morning skate. The Devils host the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday night at Prudential...
Which players did the Devils recall from Albany (AHL)?
Two wingers take part in morning skate NEWARK — The Devils recalled forwards Stefan Matteau and Joe Whitney from their Albany (AHL) affiliate and both players took part in the morning skate. The Devils host the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday night at Prudential...
December 28, 2014
Danius Zubrus: Players believe Devils will make the playoffs
Jaromir Jagr and Cory Schneider weigh in on team's chances NEWARK — Can the Devils still make the playoffs? Does the dismissal of coach Pete DeBoer give them any realistic chance of claiming a spot in the postseason? “I don’t think anybody in...
A Q&A with Lou Lamoriello now that he's Devils GM and coach
Who picks the goalie? Will Scott Stevens and Adam Oates talk to the media? NEWARK — Devils GM/coach Lou Lamoriello conducted his first off-day practice on Sunday since he fired Pete DeBoer Friday. Here is a Q&A with Lamoriello Sunday afternoon at AmeriHealth...
Is Jacob Josefson the latest Devils player to get the mumps?
Lou Lamoriello does not go on ice for practice NEWARK &Mdash; Jacob Josefson was absent from practice Sunday and a team spokesman said the Swedish forward was ill. Travis Zajac, Adam Larsson, Patrik Elias and Michael Ryder have already been diagnosed with the...
Sports knuckleheads of 2014
Every team in every sport has at least one. The player, despite talent or potential, that has the knack for acting like a knucklehead at the most inopportune time. From on-field to social media to off-the-field antics, these knuckleheads took the cake for 2014.
Can new coach Scott Stevens help young Devils defensemen like Eric Gelinas and Adam Larsson?
Stevens believes that he will be able to work with the team's group, which is highlighted by Eric Gelinas and Adam Larsson. NEW YORK — As one of the several reasons Lou Lamoriello cited for not bringing in an outsider to take control of the Devils as the new...
Is GM Lou Lamoriello to blame for Devils failures? He says he is
Now, as critics point to Lou Lamoriello -- the franchise's venerable steward for 27 years -- he is just as willing to take the blame. NEW YORK — The Devils have had no shortage of issues this season. They have been besieged by injuries. There is a roster...
December 27, 2014
In first game with new co-coaches, Devils make some changes on the ice vs. Rangers too
Stephen Gionta was one of the beneficiaries. The diminutive forward is not known for his scoring skills and has not registered a power play point in 163 career games but he was placed onto the power play unit against the Rangers. He played one minute and 51 seconds there in...
So how did the Devils' first game with Scott Stevens, Adam Oates and Lou Lamoriello as coaches go?
Lamoriello was a liaison and open ear. He spoke to Oates and Stevens at different points of the night, standing between them as they controlled their separate sections of the squad. NEW YORK — There the triumvirate stood, the three besuited men on the Devils...
Devils fall 3-1 to Rangers in first game of Scott Stevens-Adam Oates era: Rapid Reaction
Although Cory Schneider kept the Devils in the game, making XX saves, more than a few at or near point-blank range, Henrik Lundqvist went quietly throughout the night. NEW YORK — The Scott Stevens-Adam Oates era began as the Pete DeBoer era all too frequently...
Devils vs. Rangers: LIVE analysis and fan chat during the game
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Greetings from the press box: Can the Devils save their season?
Currently, they hold the second fewest points in the Metropolitan division and third fewest in the Eastern Conference. Still, they are only nine points behind Washington for eighth place (though giving up two games). The playoffs are not so far out of reach that it is an unthinkable...
How the complicated Devils coaching staff restructuring will work during games
The Devils have a new coaching staff. They have co-coaches. And they have Lou Lamoriello back on the bench. NEWARK — The Devils have a new coaching staff. They have co-coaches. And they have Lou Lamoriello back on the bench. It's a lot of movement and...
What will Lou Lamoriello be doing on the Devils bench now as team's coach?
While Scott Stevens and Adam Oates will serve as co-coaches, each running the defensemen and forwards independently, Lamoriello will be there as well to watch how they proceed from a close point. NEWARK — Lou Lamoriello is back on the Devils' bench. The team's...
Devils' Jaromir Jagr: 'If you're honest to yourself, no one in this room can say I played good'
A frank assessment by the future Hall-of-Famer. And one that acknowledged that not all of the issues were not caused by DeBoer. The change came for a reason, Jagr said. NEWARK — In firing Pete DeBoer, the Devils dismissed the head coach at the helm of a team that...
Did Devils GM Lou Lamoriello have the authority to hire a new head coach if he wanted to?
Lamoriello felt it was proper and the best decision to make. And he felt that naming a new head coach at this would have been impossible and unfair for whoever it could have been. NEWARK — Under the circumstances, even Lou Lamoriello said it was a good question...
New Devils co-coaches Scott Stevens and Adam Oates say they're on same page
Stevens and Oates were named to the Devils' coaching staff Saturday morning - that's their official designation -- by general manager Lou Lamoriello. Stevens will run the team's defensemen, while Oates has autonomy over the forwards. To get a surface-level understanding of how the...
Lou Lamoriello begging to get fired with three-headed coaching monster | Politi
Three coaches is not better than one, but the Devils are doomed no matter who is behind the bench. The men who own the Devils made their billions buying and fixing struggling companies, so they know a little bit about the corporate structure. So you wonder: What would...
What do you think of the Devils hiring co-coaches? (POLL)
It's an interesting experience that Lamoriello called "unique" several times. That's definitely one way of putting it. What do you think of the Devils hiring co-coaches?Thursday, the Devils had one coach. Friday, they had none. And, Saturday they...
2 Devils have the mumps: Michael Ryder and Scott Clemmensen out with it too
Lou Lamoriello said no one on the Devils coaching staff has the mumps, but cautioned that declaration. NEWARK — Two Devils players have contracted the mumps, continuing an NHL-wide outbreak. Michael Ryder and Scott Clemmensen will both miss tonight's game against...
Devils will have 'unique' head coaching situation: Co-coaches Adam Oates and Scott Stevens
Lamoriello said he did not contact any other coaches for the job and said Oates and Stevens were his first two selections to replace DeBoer, who was fired Friday. NEWARK — Devils general manager has come to a conclusion on who will replace head coach Pete DeBoer...
WATCH: Young Flyers fan reacts to getting Sidney Crosby jersey as Christmas gift
Little boy's reaction is comical. The little boy dressed in a Flyers jersey looked excited when someone in his family handed him a Christmas gift. Sitting at a table, the kid slowly unwrapped his present with curiosity, then noticed it was a Pittsburgh Penguins'...
Paul MacLean, new Devils coach, has one of the best mustaches in sports (Photos)
What makes it grow so thick? "Molson," he once joked. When he was once asked how to grow a great Movember mustache, Paul MacLean — who is expected to be named the new Devils coach — told the Ottawa Sun: "Use good fertilizer. Molson Canadian works...
December 26, 2014
Is Paul MacLean the new Devils coach?
Coached Ottawa Senators for 4 seasons before being fired Dec. 8 NEWARK — With teams set to resume play after the NHL's Christmas break, speculation among Devils players is that Paul MacLean will be introduced Saturday morning as the team's new coach. MacLean...
It's time for the Devils to thank Lou Lamoriello and show him the door
Blame for team's failure lies in front office as much as with Pete DeBoer Lou Lamoriello should not be fired as Devils general manager because of his age, as some have suggested. But he should be shown the door by ownership along with coach Pete DeBoer. Lamoriello...
Devils fire Pete DeBoer: Here are 10 best bets, long shots, possibilities for replacement
Paul MacLean and Dan Bylsma are available. Pete DeBoer is out as Devils head coach and no one is in yet. Who will it be? Devils president/general manager Lou Lamoriello confirmed ousting DeBoer on Friday, the last day of the NHL's Christmas break, and will name a...
What was the diagnosis on Patrik Elias and Martin Havlat illnesses?
Mumps a problem for depleted NHL club NEWARK — Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello, who fired coach Pete DeBoer on Friday, confirmed that forward Patrik Elias has been diagnosed with the mumps. Lamoriello said Martin Havlat does not have the mumps, "just a...
5 things to know about former Devils head coach Peter DeBoer
The numbers didn't add up for DeBoer. The Devils will have a new look coming out of the Christmas break, with word that the team has fired head coach Peter DeBoer. The move shouldn't come as a tremendous surprise, with the team losing 7 of it's last 8 games...
Is GM Lou Lamoriello trying to save own job by firing coach Pete DeBoer?
Head coach is relieved of duties day after Christmas NEWARK — In a move perhaps designed to save his own job, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello Friday confirmed that he has fired coach Pete DeBoer. Lamoriello, who has been under fire himself for putting...
Devils fire head coach Peter DeBoer, according to multiple reports
DeBoer had missed the playoffs in each of the last two seasons. Multiple sources report the Devils have fired head coach Peter DeBoer. TSN was the first to report the move, with Bob McKenzie saying the team has not named a replacement. Head coach Pete DeBoer has been...
5 things you should know about tomorrow's Devils-New York Rangers game
Scott Gomez will hit a major milestone The Devils will look to emerge from the NHL's Christmas break on the right foot when they face the Rangers for the second time this season Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. In the first meeting of the two rivals, back on...
2015 World Juniors: Flyers, Devils prospects among 25 players to watch
Team USA's Connor McDavid and Team Canada's Jack Eichel are two of the biggest names in the 2015 World Juniors, which begin Friday in Canada. If the NHL season ended at Christmas, the Flyers and Devils would be missing the playoffs and in the draft lottery...
December 25, 2014
WATCH: Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban disguises himself as security guard, surprises kids for holiday
Subban pretended to be Carl the security guard before revealing himself. Love or hate the Montreal Canadiens, it was pretty cool how star defenseman P.K. Subban surprised a bunch of needy kids with a special Christmas treat. Dressed in a wig, fake beard, glasses and...
15 people to watch in sports in 2015
Alex Rodriguez is back. Will Victor Cruz be, too? And what about that new Rutgers quarterback? A look into the crystal ball. Sports, by their very nature, are unpredictable. And yet we spend so much of our time trying to predict them. We make friendly (or not so...
The Devils' two goalies remember Christmases growing up
Games in Massachusetts, humor on Long Island NEWARK — During his two decades with the Devils, goalie Martin Brodeur would always recall growing up in Montreal and spending his Christmases in a cottage in the Quebec countryside. Were the current Devils goalies'...
December 24, 2014
Devils forward Tim Sestito is on the move ... again
Forward has played in 4 NHL games this season. NEWARK — The Devils assigned forward Tim Sestito to Albany (AHL) Wednesday. Sestito, who has played four games for the Devils this season without scoring a point, had been sent to the minor league club Sunday but...
Who is the Devils' MVP at the Christmas break?
Could it be Mike Cammalleri, a goal-scorer, or Andy Greene, a defenseman? NEWARK — Injuries, illness and inconsistency sabotaged the Devils during the first 36 games of the regular season. Coach Pete DeBoer survived with his job intact, but the team faced an...
Sports villains of 2014
Over the last year, the sports news cycle has landed a select group of individuals in our sports villains category. From off the field trouble to unscrupulous morals to fan outrage over deplorable behavior, the following group felt the wrath of sports fanatics in New Jersey over the last year.
Is GM Lou Lamoriello to blame for the Devils' recent lack of success?
Is he feeling the heat from fans, the media and ownership? NEWARK — We have to assume that Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello, the architect of three Stanley Cup championships and two other trips to the Final, still hears “Looooo” whenever he...
December 23, 2014
Has Jaromir Jagr lost faith in the Devils?
Winger points to why team can't score goals NEWARK — Has Jaromir Jagr lost faith in the Devils? Not exactly, but the veteran winger doesn't believe a three-day Christmas break will be the cure for the team's mounting troubles. "A break? I don't believe in...
Devils fall to Carolina Hurricanes, 2-1, in shootout | Rapid reaction
Jordin Tootoo makes a physical impact NEWARK — Unable to hold a lead midway through the third period, the Devils the Devils fell to the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-1, Tuesday night at Prudential Center. The Devils are now 2-6 in shootouts this season. It was...
Hurricanes vs. Devils: LIVE analysis and fan chat during the game
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Greetings from the press box: Are the Devils still in the playoff race?
The latest on the team's mumps worries NEWARK — They are on the outside looking in as the NHL's Christmas break approaches, but the Devils believe they are still in the playoff hunt. Is that realistic, now that the New York Rangers have won six straight...
What channel is the Devils-Carolina Hurricanes game on?
Devils must learn a lesson from victory in Carolina NEWARK — Coach Pete DeBoer would gladly take a repeat of the Devils’ 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Dec. 8 in Raleigh, N.C. But he’d like to see one significant change when the Devils...
WATCH: Calgary Flames rookie star Johnny Gaudreau dramatically scores first career hat trick
Johnny Football a flop, but not Johnny Hockey. Johnny Hockey's rookie season is going a lot better than Johnny Football's. While Johnny Manzell stunk it up in his first shot to be an NFL quarterback the last two weekends for the Cleveland Browns, Jersey-born NHL...
Mike Cammalleri, Scott Gomez among those who skip Devils' morning skate
Patrik Elias and Martin Havlat also miss optional skate NEWARK — The Devils held an optional morning skate Tuesday as they prepared to face the Carolina Hurricanes at Prudential Center. Mike Cammalleri, Scott Gomez, Martin Havlat (ill), Patrik Elias (ill), Jacob...
Top NJ Sports moments of 2014
A look back on the most memorable sports moments of 2014. From all-time great feats to historic decisions to a once-in-a-lifetime farewell, the past year has been one sports fans in New Jersey will never forget.
Flyers' Jakub Voracek, Claude Giroux NHL's top duo; Here are best for all 30 teams
Here is a look at all 30 NHL teams' top scoring duos and how much they are producing. PHILADELPHIA — Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay were in Detroit together, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita in Chicago together. The Montreal Canadiens had Jean Beliveau and Henri...
December 22, 2014
Mike Cammalleri reflects on his injury-riddled start to Devils career
Might return from groin pull Tuesday night vs. Hurricanes NEWARK — Mike Cammalleri has played 23 games for the Devils and he’s now missed 12. That is not the ratio the left winger had in mind when he signed a 5-year, $25 million contract with the Devils on...
Devils' Patrik Elias and Martin Havlat are being tested for mumps
Illness not confirmed yet NEWARK — Devils coach Pete DeBoer confirmed that Czech forwards Patrik Elias and Martin Havlat are being tested for mumps. Both players missed practice Monday because of illness and two others on the team — Travis Zajac and Adam...
Kings' Anze Kopitar, Flyers' Jakub Voracek, Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury are NHL's 3 stars for week
Kopitar had nine points in three games for Kings, while Voracek had seven in four for the Flyers. PHILADELPHIA — NHL scoring leader Jakub Voracek had a great weekend with six points and an overtime game winner in Flyers' road wins in Toronto and Edmonton. His...
Devils' Michael Ryder, unhappy with ice time, could ask to be traded
Coach Pete DeBoer says he'll play more if he plays better NEWARK — Michael Ryder is not yet to the point where he will ask Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello for a trade. But if the Devils drop out of the playoff race and Ryder remains unhappy about his...
Mike Cammalleri practices with Devils ; Patrik Elias, Martin Havlat missing
Winger has been out with lower body injury NEWARK — Mike Cammalleri, sidelined with a lower body injury, practiced with the Devils Monday at Prudential Center. Dainius Zubrus, out with a skate cut to his left leg,, did not practice. Patrik Elias and Martin...
December 21, 2014
5 reasons why the Devils will miss the playoffs
They can't win at home NEWARK — Defenseman Andy Greene called it an opportunity wasted. Once again the Devils were unable to start a winning streak. They fell to the Washington Capitals, 4-0, Saturday night and were victimized by a memorable goal from Alex...
December 20, 2014
What Devils D-man Jon Merrill said about Alex Ovechkin's sensational goal (WITH VIDEO)
Goalie Cory Schneider praises Washington captain NEWARK — Jon Merrill has only played 73 NHL games, so it was not shocking to see Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin stickhandle and skate past him for a highlight reel goal Saturday night at Prudential...
Why did Devils coach Pete DeBoer tinker with a winning lineup?
Team hasn't won two in a row since Nov. 11-14 NEWARK — They were coming off perhaps the most-satisfying victory of the season Friday night, with an opportunity to win two straight home games for the first time since Oct. 30-Nov. 1. So why did Devils coach...
Devils shut out by Washington Capitals, 4-0, in another home loss | Rapid reaction
Alex Ovechkin scores 15th goal NEWARK — While Alex Ovechkin was busy putting on an offensive display, the Devils juggled their line combinations and were shut out by Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals, 4-0, Saturday night at Prudential Center. It was the...
Capitals vs. Devils: LIVE analysis and fan chat during the game
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Greetings from the press box: Is scoring slump impacting Michael Ryder's overall game?
Devils winger spent 8 minutes in penalty box Friday night NEWARK — Michael Ryder has gone 20 consecutive games without scoring a goal. That is approaching the 23-game drought he had last season between Jan. 12 and Mar. 18. But the frustration may be affecting...
PHOTOS: A birds-eye view of Devils Patrik Elias crashing the net
Getting good access is the key to creating unique photographs at events. Last night's Devils game against the Lightning was one of those nights when good access gave me the opportunity to make a creative image. Getting good access is the key to creating unique...
Devils put Mike Cammalleri on injured reserve; recall Mike Sislo, Adam Larsson
Larsson played one game in minors for conditioning NEWARK — The Devils recalled forward Mike Sislo and defenseman Adam Larsson from Albany (AHL). They also placed winger Mike Cammalleri on injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 13. Cammalleri has missed the last...
What channel is the Devils-Washington Capitals game on?
Can they build on shootout win over Lightning? NEWARK — What’s the next step for the Devils? Do they build on their shootout victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning or will they take another step back when the Washington Capitals visit Prudential Center...
December 19, 2014
Here's the spin-o-rama goal by Devils veteran Patrik Elias
He called it 'lucky' NEWARK — Patrik Elias called the goal lucky. But his spin-o-rama tally against the Tampa Bay lightning Friday night was one to remember. It gave the Devils a 2-0 lead and they went on to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2, in a...
What did it take for Keith Kinkaid's 1st NHL victory?
Rookie goalie said the night felt like 'deja vu all over again' NEWARK — Practice makes perfect, and there is no denying that Devils rookie goalie Keith Kinkaid has had plenty of practice heading into shootouts with a 2-2 score. In fact, when the Tampa...
Keith Kinkaid's 1st NHL win ends Devils' skid, 3-2, in shootout over Tampa Bay Lightning | Rapid reaction
Patrik Elias scores highlight reel goal NEWARK — Rookie goalie Keith Kinkaid posted his first NHL victory as the Devils ended a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout triumph over the Tampa Bay Lightning Friday night before a crowd of 14,916 at Prudential...
Lightning vs. Devils: LIVE analysis and fan chat during the game
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Greetings from the press box: Is lack of practice a factor for Devils?
Cory Schneider's biggest challenge NEWARK — Is lack of practice an issue for the Devils? Perhaps, but coach Pete DeBoer said in his Friday morning huddle with reporters that the grueling schedule has made it impossible to get in quality practices at this...
Will Devils use goalie rotation with Keith Kinkaid and Cory Schneider?
Cory Schneider confident he's still the clear No. 1 NEWARK — Keith Kinkaid has played extremely well in his first two NHL starts against the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Islanders, so is Devils coach Pete DeBoer planning to implement a goaltending...
No plans to recall Mark Fraser from minors; Adam Larsson back with Devils tomorrow
Fraser cleared waivers Friday NEWARK — There are no plans for the Devils to recall defenseman Mark Fraser from Albany (AHL), general manager Lou Lamoriello told NJ Advance Media on Friday. Fraser cleared waivers at noon Friday, but that was simply so he can...
What channel is the Devils-Tampa Bay Lightning game on?
NEWARK — Backup goaltender Keith Kinkaid will make his third NHL start when the Devils host the Tampa Bay Lightning Friday night at Prudential Center. Kinkaid has played well in his five appearances this season, but is still looking for his first NHL win. “He deserves to play and...
WATCH: Ex-Devils star Martin Brodeur gives up freakiest goal of his career ... from center ice
How the heck did that happen? Martin Brodeur has made more saves than any goaltender in NHL history — including many that he can't explain. And now he has a goal he doesn't understand. Los Angeles Kings defenseman Dwight King dumped in a "shot" from center ice...
Keith Kinkaid will start in goal for Devils against Tampa Bay Lightning
Jacob Josefson sidelined NEWARK — With back-to-back games, rookie goalie Keith Kinkaid will get the start for the Devils Friday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Prudential Center. With Jacob Josefson out with a sore groin, Tim Sestito centered the fourth...
Devils' Patrik Elias on his spin-o-rama highlight goal and shootout winner
Veteran called one of them 'lucky' NEWARK — It was the kind of performance Patrik Elias has given the Devils for the last 16 seasons, but something he has struggled to deliver this season. First, there was a spin-o-rams goal that will end up on highlight...
December 18, 2014
Devils assign Adam Larsson to Albany (AHL); recall Tim Sestito
Damon Severson put on injured reserve NEWARK — The Devils Thursday put defenseman Damon Severson on injured reserve and assigned Adam Larsson to Albany (AHL) for conditioning. Larsson will play for Albany Friday night at Wilkes-Barre. Larsson has missed eight...
NHL awards watch: How good will Jake Allen become learning from Martin Brodeur?
St. Louis Blues' rookie goalie will learn from a future Hall of Famer St. Louis Blues rookie goaltender Jake Allen can start conversations with this impressive line: "Martin Brodeur is my backup." It's true. A leading candidate for the Calder Trophy as the NHL's...
Does Devils coach Pete DeBoer fear for his job?
Team, on a 5-game losing streak, has won 2 of last 12 games NEWARK — Faced with the dilemma of yet another significant player going down with a long-term injury with the revelation that Damon Severson will miss 4-5 weeks with a fractured ankle, Devils coach Pete...
Who took part in Devils' optional practice?
Coach Pete DeBoer doesn't go on ice NEWARK — The Devils held an optional practice Thursday at AmeriHealth Pavilion in which six forwards and four defensemen took part. Defenseman Damon Severson (lower body) did not practice. Forwards: Steve Bernier, Jordin...
N.J. Sports Now: Devils fans have every right to boo losing team (VIDEO)
When a bad team continues to lose and fall away from postseason contention, fans will respond with jeers and booing. During Wednesday night's 2-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators, boos could be heard throughout the Prudential Center. As the Devils dropped a fifth straight...
NHL power rankings: Penguins still on top despite cancer, mumps, blood clots, other key losses
Wednesday was just another head-shaking day for the Pittsburgh Penguins with news that three more of their players are being quarantined because they are showing mumps symptoms. Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who is off to a great start, and defensemen Olli Maatta and Robert Bortuzzo would make five...
Will Devils GM Lou Lamoriello make another Christmastime coaching change? (WITH VIDEO)
John MacLean was fired on Dec. 23, 2010 Watch video NEWARK — You have to wonder: Is the clock ticking on Devils coach Pete DeBoer? He has support from his players and, so far, the backing of management. But with five straight losses (0-3-2) and...
December 17, 2014
Devils don't feel they deserved to be booed by home fans
Patrik Elias: 'I didn't appreciate it' NEWARK — Patrik Elias, back from a groin injury and desperate to help the Devils get back into the playoff picture, heard the boos from the Prudential Center crowd of 15,379. Although the Devils lost their fifth...
Devils shut out at home by Ottawa Senators, 2-0 | Rapid reaction
Damon Severson a surprise scratch; team booed NEWARK — Playing on the road is no longer an excuse for the Devils. Back at Prudential Center, the Devils were shut out by goalie Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators, 2-0, Wednesday night as their home losing...
Senators vs. Devils: LIVE analysis and fan chat during the game
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Greetings from the press box: Coach Pete DeBoer says Devils are in playoff race
Dainius Zubrus skate cut 'more significant' than thought NEWARK — Pete DeBoer answered critics who claim the Devils are already out of the playoff race. Not even close, the Devils' coach insisted. "Six points out with 50 games left. I don't care what...
Newark students take the court with Harlem Globetrotters, Devils execs
The Newark YMCA hosted the pickup game of basketball today. NEWARK — An unconventional mix of players took the court at the city’s YMCA this morning – two Harlem Globetrotters, two executives from the Prudential Center, the NJ Devils mascot, and a...
Devils' Adam Larsson on 'the worst days of my life so far'
Defenseman has recovered from mumps NEWARK — The symptoms began on the night of Dec. 3 when the Devils were in Toronto. Adam Larsson knew he was getting sick with what was ultimately diagnosed as the mumps. “The night before the Toronto game I started...
Can Patrik Elias help the Devils turn season around?
He'll play against Ottawa Senators as run-up to Christmas begins NEWARK — Patrik Elias was asked about returning to the lineup Wednesday night and helping the Devils emerge from their four-game losing streak (0-2-2). He has missed the last five games and six...
Devils' Jaromir Jagr: Everybody says we're done, the joke of the NHL
What is winger's response? NEWARK — With the team sitting six points out of a playoff position, Jaromir Jagr hears what people are saying about the Devils. The season is over. “Nobody is really counting on us anymore. Everybody is saying we are done...
Will Patrik Elias be back in Devils' lineup against Ottawa Senators?
Groin injury has kept veteran forward sidelined NEWARK — Cory Schneider will be in goal when the Devils host the Ottawa Senators Wednesday night at Prudential Center. It appears that Patrik Elias (groin) will return to the lineup and defenseman Adam Larsson...
What channel is the Devils-Ottawa Senators game on?
Devils open four-game home stand NEWARK — The Devils are about to embark on a rarity: A string of home games. The last time the Devils played two straight games at Prudential Center was Nov. 1-4. Their 11 home games are the fewest in the NHL. But beginning with...
What is former Devils center Jim Dowd's new passion?
High school coach explains NEWARK — Jim Dowd, who played on the Devils' 1995 Stanley Cup championship team and had two stints with the NHL club, is focusing his energies on getting hockey players in New Jersey to focus on their high school teams. Down, now...

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