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March 31, 2015
Devils lose 6th in a row, 3-2, in overtime to Columbus Blue Jackets | Rapid reaction
Mike Cammalleri scores 26th and 27th goals Mike Cammalleri scored his 26th and 27th goals of the season, but the Devils fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-2, in overtime Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson scored...
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What channel is the Devils-Columbus Blue Jackets game on?
Devils in midst of five-game winless streak The Devils, who were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention Sunday, are winless in a season-high five straight games (0-4-1) as they enter Tuesday night's meeting with the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide...
March 30, 2015
Devils say they didn't know they were eliminated until after loss to Ducks
Will Lou Lamoriello call two more players up from Albany (AHL)? NEWARK — The Devils were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention before they even took the ice for the second period against the Anaheim Ducks Sunday night. The Boston Bruins had taken...
March 29, 2015
WATCH: NBC's Brian Engblom stitched after forehead cut on deflection by Penguins' Sidney Crosby
NBC Sports Network "Between the Glass" analyst showed his toughness calling a game Sunday night. #HockeyTough pic.twitter.com/rhhIdizzzB— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) March 30, 2015 You're in a danger zone when calling games "Between the...
Patrik Elias on why the Devils missed the playoffs again
They lack one vital ingredient NEWARK — Now that the Devils have been mathematically eliminated from the playoff race, the problem is obvious to Patrik Elias. They simply do not have enough scoring power to contend with the league's top teams. That inability to...
Devils mathematically eliminated before 2-1 loss to Anaheim Ducks | Rapid reaction
Bruins push Devils out of playoff race early in night NEWARK — Ryan Kesler and Francois Beauchemin goals to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the Devils, who were mathematically eliminated from the playoff race before the first period of Sunday night's...
Devils mathematically eliminated from playoff contention
Boston Bruins get guaranteed point in Carolina NEWARK — Just as their first period against the Anaheim Ducks was ending Sunday night at Prudential Center, the Devils were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. The Boston Bruins and Carolina...
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Greetings from the press box: Scott Gomez on playing his 600th game for Devils
Lou Lamoriello won't be watching out-of-town scoreboard NEWARK — It took Scott Gomez about 10 seconds in his first game to realize that passing, not scoring goals, would be how he'd make his mark in the NHL. Gomez, who will play in his 600th game for the...
What channel is the Devils-Anaheim Ducks game on?
A difficult final seven games for the Devils NEWARK — If the Devils were battling for a playoff spot, which they fully expected to be at this point of the season, this would have been a very difficult stretch run. For a team that is playing out the string, it is...
March 28, 2015
Here's why the Devils are 1 point from official elimination
Andy Greene: We're aware, but no one talks about it RALEIGH, N.C. — Even though the Devils knew their realistic playoff hopes had ended weeks ago, it could become official on Sunday. Because the Devils cannot win a tie-beaker (regulation/overtime wins or...
Devils 2 points from elimination after 3-1 loss to Carolina Hurricanes | Rapid reaction
Patrik Elias passes Pat LaFontaine, moves into 78th on all-time NHL scoring list RALEIGH, N.C. — The Devils fell two points away from elimination when they gave up a pair of early goals in the third period while on their way to a 3-1 loss to the Carolina...
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Greetings from the press box: Why was Stefan Matteau brought up just to watch?
Reid Boucher will play in third straight while Matteau watches again RALEIGH, N.C. — The plan seemed simple. Bring young forwards up from the minors and let them get some playing experience as the Devils play out the string. So why will Stefan Matteau be a...
Devils' Travis Zajac: It's sad North Dakota is no longer the Fighting Sioux
Only team in NCAA men's tournament without a nickname NEWARK — Travis Zajac played two seasons for the University of North Dakota. It was a stepping stone to the NHL. The Devils' center has fond memories, such as going to the Frozen Four during his...
What channel is the Devils-Carolina Hurricanes game on?
Will Devils finish above NHL .500? RALEIGH, N.C. — Over the last 22 seasons, the Devils have finished with a record below NHL .500 just once. That was in 2010-11 when they finished 38-39-5 for 81 points. The Devils will enter Saturday night's meeting with the...
March 27, 2015
Does Dainius Zubrus figure in the Devils' plans for next season?
Veteran forward has a full no-trade clause RALEIGH, N.C. — His offensive numbers do not look good. Dainius Zubrus knows that. The Devils' veteran forward also understands that his critics point to his $3.1 million salary and expect him to score goals, even if...
Eric Gelinas knows one of Devils' young defensemen is likely to be traded
Team needs to acquiring scoring and D-men are club's biggest asset RALEIGH, N.C. — They are young and talented. The consensus is that, if they remain together, the Devils' group of under-24 defensemen could develop into one of the league's best...
March 26, 2015
Steve Bernier: Every Devils player still has a lot to prove
Several Devils escaped serious injuries in loss to Capitals WASHINGTON — There was some measure of satisfaction for Devils right winger Steve Bernier. But not a lot. Bernier's goal with 29.2 seconds remaining in the third period Thursday night sent the game...
If they were in the playoff race, Devils would have been furious about this call
But they are 6 points from being eliminated WASHINGTON — Were the Devils truly fighting for a playoff spot rather than playing out the remainder of this season, they would have been screaming about Adam Henrique's disallowed goal at 5:04 of the third period...
Devils lose third in a row, 3-2, in overtime to Washington Capitals | Rapid reaction
Steve Bernier's late goal sends it into OT WASHINGTON — The Devils tied the game late in the third period but they fell in overtime for their third straight loss, 3-2, to the Washington Capitals Thursday night at Verizon Center. Steve Bernier's 13th goal of...
Greetings from the press box: How do Washington Capitals feel about Adam Oates?
Cory Schneider on whether he'd like to reach 70-game mark WASHINGTON — The Devils would like to win one for Adam Oates against the team that fired him back in April. But how do the Washington Capitals feel about Oates, who was said to micromanage players and...
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Direct hit: The dangers of being rink side for a Devils game
Luck o' the Irish, I think not.    On St. Patrick's Day, I returned to covering the New Jersey Devils, one of my favorite assignments, after a month-long project traveling the state with Pete Genovese in search of N.J.s best bar.    I was excited to be back up against the glass, peering...
What channel is the Devils-Washington Capitals game on?
Devils could be officially eliminated this weekend WASHINGTON — It could be officially over for the Devils this weekend. They will enter Thursday night's game against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center with 73 points and nine games remaining. That means...
March 25, 2015
If Adam Oates and Scott Stevens are 'exceptional,' why are they still in limbo?
GM Lou Lamoriello won't commit; Cory Schneider will start in Washington NEWARK — Lou Lamoriello continues to say he found the perfect co-coaches when he looked for someone to replace Pete DeBoer just after Christmas. And yet he won't commit to keeping Adam...
What added motivation do the Devils have against the Washington Capitals?
GM Lou Lamoriello comments on Adam Oates facing his former club for first time NEWARK — The last time the Devils faced the Washington Capitals was on Dec. 20 at Prudential Center. That was six days before Pete DeBoer was fired as head coach and replaced by the...
Where do Devils have Peter Harrold now?
Stefan Matteau on line with Michael Ryder and Martin Havlat NEWARK — Defenseman Peter Harrold, who has spent the last few weeks as a right winger, was back at defense Thursday as the Devils practiced in AmeriHealth Pavilion. MartinHavlat, Michael Ryder and...
Boomer Esiason's daughter Sydney part of disturbing Twitter threats against Islanders' Nick Leddy
The former Jets quarterback's daughter was threatened by a harassing user. Weeks after we heard the story of former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling responding to vulgar tweets about his daughter, there's a similarly disturbing story about the daughter of ex-Jets...
March 24, 2015
5 things you should know about Devils defenseman Adam Larsson
He might've played a sport other than hockey NEWARK — Adam Larsson is rapidly becoming a key to the Devils' defense. Here are 5 things you should know about the 22-year-old defenseman: 1. When he got to the NHL he wanted to face Sidney Crosby. "Crosby has...
March 23, 2015
Devils' Jordin Tootoo chose to use restraint after two painful incidents
Winger took a stick in the ear NEWARK — Devils winger Jordin Tootoo took a beating in the final period of Monday night's loss to the Los Angeles Kings. He did not return the favor. First, Tootoo was hit in the left ear by Tyler Toffoli's stick. No penalty was...
Cory Schneider: 'Unless we want to get embarrassed, we better keep it together'
Mike Cammalleri says there is no fear of Devils falling apart down stretch NEWARK — Now comes a real test for this Devils team. With no hope for a playoff spot and just seven points away from elimination, can they hold it together over the last nine games...
Badly outshot, Devils fall to Los Angeles Kings, 3-1 | Rapid reaction
Scott Gomez scores 7th goal, most since 2010-11 NEWARK — Anze Kopitar scored a goal and assisted on two others as the Los Angeles Kings skated to a 3-1 victory over the Devils Monday night at Prudential Center. The Devils, who were outshot, 33-20, have lost two...
Greetings from the press box: Stefan Matteau feels he's ready for the NHL
Reid Boucher dealing with the pressure of being a goal-scorer NEWARK — As the Devils look to the future and contemplate moves to revamp their group of forwards, Stefan Matteau said he is ready to fill a role. Matteau, 21, said he believes his time has come to...
What channel is the Devils-Los Angeles Kings game on?
Lou Lamoriello on facing defending Stanley Cup champions NEWARK — GM/coach Lou Lamoriello said there is no added significance or motivation for Monday night's game because the Devils are facing the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. "It's where...
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Ex-Devil Ilya Kovalchuk could return to the NHL in 2016-17, report says
The former Devils forward and KHL star could be back in the league once again ... in a couple of years. Here we go again. Years after ex-Devils star Ilya Kovalchuk shocked the team and the rest of the NHL by retiring and bolting for the KHL, there's another report...
Will Mike Cammalleri play against Los Angeles Kings?
Stefan Matteau and Reid Boucher still with Devils NEWARK — Stefan Matteau and Reid Boucher, both still with the Devils under emergency recall, took part in Monday's morning skate at Prudential Center. However, left winger Mike Cammalleri said he planned to play...
March 22, 2015
Mike Richards passes tests on and off ice, finally returning to Los Angeles Kings
Richards expected to be in Kings' lineup for Monday night's road game against the Devils. The Los Angeles Kings humbled and humiliated Mike Richards like no one has. Not happy with Richards' game or training regimen, the Kings didn't do to veteran center what...
Who will be the Devils' next captain?
The four frontrunners NEWARK — One of general manager Lou Lamoriello's reasons for remaining behind the Devils' bench is to get a close-up look at how his players handle the difficult end to this season. It may also be a way for him to gauge which player should...
5 quick hits from the Devils' loss to the New York Islanders
The race for 8th place is close... but not for the Devils NEWARK — The Devils came up short once again against the division rival New York Islanders Saturday night. They are now 11 points out of an Eastern Conference playoff spot with 10 games to play. Here are...
March 21, 2015
A playoff atmosphere the Devils won't experience again this season
They lose for 4th time to Islanders this season NEWARK — Everyone, from GM/coach Lou Lamoriello to Patrik Elias to Cory Schneider, said it felt like a playoff game. That's good, because Saturday night's 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders at Prudential Center...
Devils shut out, 3-0, by Jaroslav Halak and New York Islanders | Rapid reaction
Devils' winning streak ends at 3 games NEWARK — Ryan Strome scored a first period goal and New York Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak shut out the Devils, 3-0, Saturday night at Prudential Center. The loss ended the Devils' 3-game winning streak. Trailing...
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Greetings from the press box: How wide is the gap between Devils and New York Islanders?
Patrik Elias says his back has improved enough to play NEWARK — The gap in the standings between the Devils and Islanders is 17 points entering Saturday night's meeting at Prudential Center, but the gap between the quality of the two teams may be far greater...
Will Stefan Matteau or Reid Boucher play against Islanders?
Both are recalled from Albany (AHL) NEWARK — With the status of Patrik Elias and Mike Cammalleri uncertain for Saturday night's game against the Islanders at Prudential Center, the Devils recalled forwards Reid Boucher and Stefan Matteau from Albany (AHL) under...
What channel is the Devils-New York Islanders game on?
Will Mike Cammalleri and Patrik Elias be able to play? NEWARK — Cory Schneider will be back in goal for the Devils when they face the Islanders for the final time this season Saturday night at Prudential Center. The Islanders have won all three meetings with the...
March 20, 2015
Devils' Keith Kinkaid just missed 1st NHL shutout, but PA announcer gave it to him
Rookie goalie posted his first road win BUFFALO, N.Y. — Soon after the Devils had defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 3-1, Friday night, the First Niagara Center public address announcer recognized goalie Keith Kinkaid. "Second star, for his shutout, Keith...
Devils help Buffalo Sabres get even closer to the first overall draft pick
Co-owner Josh Harris watches as Devils raise record to 10-3-2 in last 15 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Devils co-owner Josh Harris, who was on the trip along with his son, got to see firsthand a team that is making a strong push towards securing the first overall pick in...
Steve Bernier's 2 goals lead Devils post Buffalo Sabres, 3-1 | Rapid reaction
Keith Kinkaid gets victory BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rookie goaltender Keith Kinkaid won his third in a row as the Devils defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 3-1, Friday night at First Niagara Center. The Devils are now 10 points behind the 8th place Boston Bruins with 11 game...
Devils vs. Sabres: LIVE analysis and fan chat (and a chance to win Devils vs. Rangers VIP tickets)
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Greetings from the press box: Brian Gionta still hopes to play with brother Stephen in NHL
Illness sidelines Mike Cammalleri BUFFALO, N.Y. — It was a dream of Scott Niedermayer to play on the same team as his brother, Rob, and they did it in Anaheim. Brian Gionta still hopes he can play alongside younger brother Stephen Gionta in the NHL. "It would...
Jordin Tootoo reflects on being Devils' Masterton Trophy nominee
Chosen by the New Jersey chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers BUFFALO, N.Y. — The New Jersey chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers has selected Jordin Tootoo as the Devils' nominee for the 2015 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The trophy is awarded to...
What channel is the Devils-Buffalo Sabres game on?
Mike Cammalleri questionable for game BUFFALO, N.Y. — Mike Cammalleri had to leave the Devils' morning skate early because he felt ill and is questionable for Friday night's meeting with the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. "I don't know if he ate...
Oak Ridge, N.J.'s Max Novak signs amateur tryout contract with Albany (AHL)
Former Union College star BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Albany Devils Friday signed New Jersey native Max Novak to an amateur tryout agreement. Novak, 23, is from Oak Ridge, N.J. The forward joins the AHL team after four years at Union College of ECAC Hockey, where he...
WATCH: Florida Panthers' Jaromir Jagr scores another milestone goal
Jagr passes Esposito for fifth place on the NHL's career goal list, adds assist in Panthers' win over Red Wings that keeps playoff hopes alive. Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr didn't say anything Thursday night about passing Hall of Famer Phil Esposito...
March 19, 2015
Does the NHL need to add more scoring by tinkering with faceoffs?
Would proposed new rule be effective? NEWARK — The addition of the trapezoid after the 2004-05 NHL lockout, preventing goaltenders from handling the puck in the corners, was always viewed as a measure intended to take away Martin Brodeur's advantage. It has been...
Will Patrik Elias accompany Devils to Buffalo?
Back spasms still an issue NEWARK — Veteran forward Patrik Elias, who has missed the last two games because of back spasms, did not take part in practice again Thursday in AmeriHealth Pavilion. GM/coach Lou Lamoriello said Elias will not accompany the Devils to...
March 18, 2015
What forwards should be on the Devils' radar this summer?
Is it possible to make a trade for New Jersey's James van Riemsdyk? NEWARK — The Devils need forwards who can score, so which players should be on general manager Lou Lamoriello's radar this summer? Should he try to sign Matt Beleskey, a potential...
What must the Devils do this summer to become contenders?
How close are they to turning it around? NEWARK — How far away from being legitimate Stanley Cup contenders are the Devils at this point? For that matter, what kind of moves will it take this summer just to get them back into the playoffs for the first time...
March 17, 2015
5 talking points from the Devils' shutout victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins
A career move for Peter Harrold? Schneids Eve? NEWARK — Too bad it's come so late, because the Devils' 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday night was one to savor. Here are 5 talking points from the win: 1. Dainius Zubrus almost scoring into his...
Cory Schneider and Devils shut out Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-0 | Rapid reaction
Cory Schneider matches career high with 5th shutout of season NEWARK — Cory Schneider matched his NHL career high by posting his fifth shutout as the Devils stopped the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-0, Tuesday night at Prudential Center. Schneider (35 saves) had five...
Greetings from the press box: Did Devils waste a chance to get back in playoff hunt?
They could have put some pressure on the Boston Bruins NEWARK — It is all hindsight now. The Devils have virtually run out of time for any chance at an Eastern Conference playoff spot. They are 13 points behind the 8th place Boston Bruins with 13 games...
Chris Borland retires: 10 sports figures (A-Rod!) we'd actually like to call it quits
Take a look at who we'd actually like to see finish their careers. On Monday night, news broke about San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland retiring at the age of 24 due to fears about his health if he kept playing. That made us think about athletes and...
Devils' Scott Gomez: No one will beat Kentucky in NCAA tournament
What school would Gomez like to see win? NEWARK — No one is going to beat Kentucky in the NCAA tournament. That's the feeling of Devils' center Scott Gomez, who would rather see Duke win the championship bur doesn't see it happening. "I think Kentucky will win...
Penguins vs. Devils: LIVE analysis and fan chat for Tuesday's game (and a chance to win Devils vs. Rangers VIP tickets)
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Devils GM Lou Lamoriello spells out what he's looking for in next head coach
When will he decide on next season's bench boss? NEWARK — Lou Lamoriello squashed any chances that he would name next season's head coach before this season is over, saying there is no hurry to make the decision at this point. The Devils, guided by...
What channel is the Devils-Pittsburgh Penguins game on?
Patrik Elias will miss second straight game NEWARK — The Devils will not have Patrik Elias in their lineup when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday night at Prudential Center. Elias will miss his second game because of back spasms. "He will be out. He...

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