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December 31, 2015
5 things the Devils must do soon in 2016
Are they a playoff team? NEWARK -- The calendar year of 2015 finished on a positive note for the Devils, who won their last two games and look like a team capable of making the playoffs for the first time since 2012. So what does the team, from general...
Devils' Bobby Farnham bothered by embellishment penalty
What he says happened on collision with Erik Karlsson OTTAWA -- Bobby Farnham's wild style of play on the ice probably resulted in the penalty the Devils' forward despises the most. With just under six minutes remaining in the second period of Wednesday...
December 30, 2015
Is winning two straight a reason for Devils to celebrate?
First time they've done it since Nov. 12-14; they're back in a playoff spot OTTAWA -- A two-game winning streak seems like an awful modest accomplishment for any NHL team. But the Devils look at it as much more than their first back-to-back wins since...
Devils shut out Ottawa Senators, 3-0, for second straight win | Rapid reaction
Mike Cammalleri scores both goals OTTAWA -- Mike Cammalleri scored tow goals in the first period and goaltender Cory Schneider made them stand up by posting his third shutout of the season as the Devils skated to a 3-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators Wednesday...
Devils vs. Ottawa Senators: LIVE updates, analysis and fan chat
Follow along with Devils fans during the game. * Analysis and fan talk flow in the comments section below. Join in! * For the latest news and updates, REFRESH this page frequently. * App users: For the best mobile experience, use the mobile web version. It was Cory...
Greetings from the press box: Devils' line changes made an impact
Return of Bobby Farnham also ignited team OTTAWA -- They had to come from behind for a victory many might have considered fortunate via a lucky deflection, but the feeling in the Devils' dressing room Tuesday night was that the change coach John Hynes made...
Devils sign goalie Mackenzie Blackwood to entry-level contract
Jacob Josefson put on IR; Mike Sislo recalled from Albany (AHL) The Devils have signed goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood to a three-year entry-level contract, the club announced on Wednesday. General manager Ray Shero also put center Jacob Josefson (lower body)...
What time, TV channel is Ottawa Senators vs. New Jersey Devils? NHL livestream
Can Devils win two in a row for first time since Nov. 12-14? OTTAWA -- Devils coach John Hynes says he doesn't look at the NHL standings. "Never. Too early in the season," Hynes maintained. "When you coach you want to be able to coach your team and your players...
Devils' Kyle Palmieri reflects on career-high goals total
Does he have a personal goal this season? NEWARK -- It took Devils right winger Kyle Palmieri just 36 games to establish a new career high of 15 goals this season, and he isn't stopping there. Palmieri scored his 16th goal in Tuesday night's 3-2 victory...
December 29, 2015
How close did Devils' goalie Keith Kinkaid come to leaving the game?
He stayed in for 3-2 victory over Carolina Hurricanes NEWARK -- As he tried to get back into position in his crease with 5:11 remaining in the third period, Devils' goaltender Keith Kinkaid felt a muscle tighten in his left calf. The pained look on Kinkaid's...
David Schlemko on Devils' winning goal: 'That's how we drew it up'
A chance that seemed lost turns into a fortunate bounce NEWARK -- Travis Zajac joked that Devils teammate David Schlemko tricked the Carolina Hurricanes on his game-winning goal. Luck had nothing to do with it, the center said tongue-in-cheek. By...
Devils' late goal overcomes Carolina Hurricanes, 3-2 | Rapid reaction
Kyle Palmieri scores 16th goal; David Schlemko wins it NEWARK -- Defenseman David Schlemko's long centering pass intended for Travis Zajac deflected off Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk and into the net with 3:05 remaining in the third period as the Devils...
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Devils: LIVE updates, analysis and fan chat
Follow along with Devils fans during the game. * Analysis and fan talk flow in the comments section below. Join in! * For the latest news and updates, REFRESH this page frequently. * App users: For the best mobile experience, use the mobile web version. It was Keith...
Greetings from the press box: Why are Devils changing defense pairings?
Is spitting up Andy Greene and Adam Larsson for more offense? NEWARK -- Why would coach John Hynes shake up his defense pairings when that seems to be one of the Devils' strongest assets this season? Could splitting up the top combination of Andy Greene...
Looking for offense, Devils likely to sit Jacob Josefson
Bobby Farnham could be in lineup against Carolina Hurricanes NEWARK -- It is hardly surprising that Devils coach John Hynes is looking for more offense from his team. In the last nine games, the Devils have averaged less than a goal a game. That may be why...
Stefan Matteau wonders about his Devils future but tries to stay positive
Winger has sat out last six games NEWARK -- Have the Devils lost faith in 21-year-old winger Stefan Matteau? "I hope not. I don't think so," Matteau told NJ Advance Media. "I haven't lost faith in myself." Matteau hasn't played a game since Dec. 13 and...
What time, TV channel is Carolina Hurricanes vs. New Jersey Devils? NHL livestream
Will line changes spark a long overdue winning streak? NEWARK -- The Devils very likely will have a different look when they take the Prudential Center ice to face the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday night. After falling to the Hurricanes Saturday night in Raleigh...
December 28, 2015
POLL: Has Devils' Patrik Elias reached the end at age 39?
Forward could be put back on IR with ailing knee NEWARK -- Patrik Elias hasn't skated since Dec. 19 because of a sore right knee and it is possible the veteran forward will be put on injured reserve Tuesday if the Devils look to open a roster spot to activate...
N.J.'s Johnny Gaudreau, NHL's 1st star of week, even making teammates go 'wow'
South Jersey product is on pace for 40 goals. Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau just doesn't do a lot of scoring. The Carney's Point, N.J. product does it in a way that amazes his teammates as much as fans. The little speedster with off-the-chart skills and...
Devils' Patrik Elias could be headed back to injured reserve list
Ailing right knee has sidelined 39-year-old veteran NEWARK -- Patrik Elias, who missed the first 20 games of the season because of an ailing right knee, could be headed back to the injured reserve list. Devils coach John Hynes said the decision has not yet...
Devils hoping line, defense shakeup gives them a 'jolt'
Coach John Hynes says team has been 'hovering around mediocrity' NEWARK -- The time has come to shake up the Devils. Coach John Hynes, unhappy about the team's play of late and its inability to win two straight games since Nov. 12-14, has juggled his...
December 27, 2015
Devils fall to Carolina Hurricanes, 3-1
Kyle Palmieri scores New Jersey's lone goal RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Maybe now the teasing will finally stop for Justin Faulk. The NHL's top goal-scorer on power plays finally has his first even-strength goal of the season. And it came at an important time for the...
December 26, 2015
What time, TV channel is Carolina Hurricanes vs. New Jersey Devils? NHL livestream
Where does Stefan Matteau fit in? Decisions on defense Watch video As the Devils emerge from the Christmas break to face the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday night at PNC Arena, there are at least three situations that could play out over the next few...
December 25, 2015
Devils' goalie Cory Schneider's unknown talent
He's been doing it since he was a kid Watch video NEWARK -- Most people try to juggle their professional careers with their personal lives. Devils' goaltender Cory Schneider juggles to make himself a better goaltender. Before games...
December 24, 2015
POLL: Who is the Devils' Most Valuable Player at the Christmas break?
Is it goalie Cory Schneider or captain Andy Greene? Watch video NEWARK -- It is still too early to tell whether the Devils will end their streak of three straight years missing the playoffs. But it is not too early to say the team is better off at...
December 23, 2015
Happy Festivus! Air your sports grievances
Today is the day to complain about everything that bothered you in 2015. If you're a Seinfeld fan, today is a holiday of sorts--figuratively speaking. If you're not, join the 'Festivus for the rest of us' party when it comes to complaining about sports figures that got...
Comparing these Devils to last year at the Christmas break
7 areas show they've made some strides forward Watch video NEWARK -- Going into the Christmas break, Devils coach John Hynes is happy with his hockey team. "We had a couple of games where we didn't play real well. You're going to have...
WATCH: Jaromir Jagr whacked in face with stick, loses 4 teeth, asks Santa for help
Here is video of Jagr losing his teeth and afterward talking about what happened. All I want for Christmas is my ... Two front teeth aren't enough for Florida Panthers superstar Jaromir Jagr, who had all four of his top, front choppers knocked out early into Tuesday...
Devils' John Moore says he didn't run Detroit's Dylan Larkin from behind
Innocent play was not penalized Watch video DETROIT -- The NHL will undoubtedly look at the play in which Devils defenseman John Moore pushed Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin into the end boards late in the second period Tuesday...
December 22, 2015
Don't compare Kyle Palmieri's goal to the one Scott Niedermayer scored in 1995
Goal in Stanley Cup Final at Joe Louis Arena was better Watch video DETROIT -- The Devils rarely win at Joe Louis Arena. Before Tuesday night's 4-3 victory over the Red Wings, they had won just once in Detroit since Nov. 6, 1996. There is no...
Rookie Sergey Kalinin wins the Devils' hard hat for Christmas
Scores winning goal against Detroit Red Wings Watch video DETROIT -- It was a big game by a rookie the Devils feel has the capability of becoming a big-time player. Sergey Kalinin was awarded the Devils' hard hat for player of the game...
Devils hold off Detroit Red Wings, 4-3 | Rapid reaction
Kyle Palmieri scores team-leading 14th goal; big game for Sergey Kalinin Watch video DETROIT -- Kyle Palmieri scored a goal and added an assist as the Devils went into the Christmas break with a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night...
Devils vs. Detroit Red Wings: LIVE updates, analysis and fan chat
Follow along with Devils fans during the game. * Analysis and fan talk flow in the comments section below. Join in! * For the latest news and updates, REFRESH this page frequently. * App users: For the best mobile experience, use the mobile web version. DETROIT -- It...
Greetings from the press box: Devils trying to avoid going into Christmas break in a funk
Concentration a key against Detroit Red Wings Watch video DETROIT -- Ordinarily, concentration just before the Christmas break can be an issue. Not for this Devils team. "I don't think so," goalie Cory Schneider told NJ Advance Media...
Devils' Patrik Elias talks about his latest knee injury
Veteran forward won't play in Detroit Watch video DETROIT -- There is a positive aspect to the latest knee injury that will sideline Devils forward Patrik Elias. Although he will not be in the lineup Tuesday night against the Detroit...
After tweaking knee, Devils' Patrik Elias won't face Detroit Red Wings
Veteran forward will miss second straight game Watch video DETROIT -- After indications Monday that he would be back in the Devils' lineup Tuesday night against theDetroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena, Patrik Elias will be sidelined for the...
Rutgers in a bowl? Giants sign Peyton? Mets win it all? Bold sports predictions for 2016
What time, TV channel is Detroit Red Wings vs. New Jersey Devils? NHL livestream
Last game before Christmas break Watch video DETROIT -- Devils coach John Hynes said it may be beneficial for his team to play its final two games before the Christmas break on the road because it could be less of a distraction. The Devils, who...
December 21, 2015
Bruins' Max Talbot suspended two games for hit on Devils' Jiri Tlusty
Hit by Bruins' forward called interference by NHL Watch video DETROIT -- After a telephone hearing with the NHL on Monday, Boston Bruins forward Max Talbot was suspended for two games for his hit on Devils winger Jiri Tlusty during Sunday's...
Would Patrik Elias consider playing for an NHL team other than the Devils?
Decisions will have to be made after this season Watch video DETROIT -- He'll be 40 years old on April 13 and his chronic right knee will never be 100 percent again unless he decides to have surgery. So is Devils forward Patrik...
Devils' Patrik Elias voices his thoughts on sitting out last game and maybe more this season
All-time scoring leader admits he is dealing with age and sore knee Watch video DETROIT -- Patrik Elias isn't thrilled about being taken out of the Devils' lineup. He also isn't real happy about being 39 years old and dealing with an achy...
WATCH: Jaromir Jagr greatly enjoys passing Marcel Dionne for 4th on career goal list
No. 68 now is 10 goals away from passing Brett Hull for third. Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr scored another historic goal Sunday, then typically downplayed the achievement by crediting his linemates. Jagr scored No. 732 to pass Marcel Dionne for fourth on...
Was 38-save shootout loss to Boston Bruins Cory Schneider's best game?
Devils goalie was spectacular in overtime Watch video BOSTON -- Cory Schneider might not have been able to steal a game for the Devils Sunday in Boston, but the veteran goaltender certainly stole a point. Among Schneider's 38 saves were a...
December 20, 2015
How bad is Devils center Jacob Josefson's knee injury?
He was struck by a Tory Krug shot Watch video BOSTON -- The Devils just got two of their centers -- Adam Henrique ands Travis Zajac -- back from injuries. They are hoping they won't lose another. Jacob Josefson suffered a right knee...
Devils claim Boston Bruins delivered some cheap shots in shootout win
Jiri Tlusty took hit to head from Max Talbot Watch video BOSTON -- If the Devils somehow earn a playoff spot and face the Boston Bruins at some point in the postseason, it could be nasty. That's because the Devils felt the Bruins, in...
Devils lose to Boston Bruins, 2-1, in shootout | Rapid reaction
Andy Greene ends 13-game scoring drought Watch video BOSTON -- Cory Schneider made several game-saving stops while on his way to 38 saves, but Ryan Spooner scored the only goal in a shootout as the Devils fell to the Boston Bruins, 2-1, Sunday at TD...
Devils vs. Boston Bruins: LIVE updates, analysis and fan chat
Follow along with Devils fans during the game. * Analysis and fan talk flow in the comments section below. Join in! * For the latest news and updates, REFRESH this page frequently. * App users: For the best mobile experience, use the mobile web version. It was Cory...
Greetings from the press box: Why costly turnover won't stick with Devils' Adam Larsson
Coach John Hynes says defenseman has built up trust Watch video BOSTON -- Adam Larsson has been superb this season, paired on defense with Devils' captain Andy Greene. So when he makes a mistake like the bad pass in his own end that led...
Should we read something into the fact Patrik Elis will sit out Devils' game in Boston?
Coach John Hynes says veteran will play in Detroit Watch video BOSTON -- When a player is 39 years old, coming off an ailing right knee that delayed the start of his season and it is the second half of back-to-back games, it should not come as a...
Fans turn on Devils, but John Hynes pleads for everyone to focus on the positives
Coach doesn't want his club compared to last season's Devils. Watch video NEWARK  -- A second wave of reporters heading from the press box to the locker room just after the Devils' 2-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night shared the...
What time, TV channel is Boston Bruins vs. New Jersey Devils? NHL livestream
BOSTON It is, quite simply, a critical point in this season for the Devils if they believe they are a playoff team. After Saturday night's 2-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks, the Devils have lost consecutive games in regulation for the first time since Nov. 17-20. They will try to end...
December 19, 2015
Devils' Kyle Palmieri bummed about shooting blanks in loss to former team
Right winger was scoreless on one shot in 2-1 loss to Ducks. NEWARK -- Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri kept getting asked the emotions of losing his first game against his old club and kept responding about how Saturday night's 2-1 loss to the Anaheim...
Devils offense missing again in 2-1 loss to Anaheim Ducks | Rapid reaction
Devils have four goals in last four games. NEWARK -- Devils coach John Hynes stuck up for his team after Saturday's morning skate when someone brought up this past week's lackluster performances ... the 4-0 shutout loss to the Islanders last Sunday in Brooklyn and the...
Anaheim Ducks vs. Devils: LIVE updates, analysis and fan chat
Follow along with Devils fans during the game. * Analysis and fan talk flow in the comments section below. Join in! * For the latest news and updates, REFRESH this page frequently. * App users: For the best mobile experience, use the mobile web version. FIRST...
Greetings from the press box: After further review, Cory Schneider sees Devils as playoff team
Goalie feels good about Devils being "in mix" after missing playoffs three years in a row. Watch video NEWARK  -- Going into the season, Devils goalie Cory Schneider had realistic expectations for his team, which basically were to...
Devils' Kyle Palmieri wants to show Anaheim Ducks what they're missing
Right winger says Devils have given him a chance to "make a name." Watch video NEWARK -- Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri still has a lot of buddies on his first NHL club ... buddies that he's looking forward to showing up Saturday...
Devils great Scott Niedermayer still could play at 42, Kyle Palmieri says
Hall of Fame defenseman is in fourth season as an assistant coach for Anaheim. NEWARK -- For Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri, one of the perks that came with beginning his NHL career playing for the Anaheim Ducks was learning from a Hall of Fame defenseman. He...
Devils morning skate: Travis Zajac returning to face Anaheim Ducks after missing 7 games
Schlemko will be a game-time decision. Watch video NEWARK -- Devils alternate captain Travis Zajac is good to go and will return for Saturday night's game against the Anaheim Ducks after sitting out seven games with an upper-body injury. "I'm...
NHL 2015: What time, TV channel is Anaheim Ducks vs. New Jersey Devils? Live stream, scoring update
Palmieri facing Ducks for first time since trade. Watch video Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri will get a first chance to show his old team what they're missing Saturday night. Palmieri was a contributor playing 198 games for five seasons for the...
December 18, 2015
Devils' Jordin Tootoo recalls Christmas in Nunavut, Canada
It's cold... and mostly traditional Watch video NEWARK -- Devils' winger Jordin Tootoo says Christmas isn't very different back home in Nunavut, the largest and least populous territory in Canada. Sure, you can probably see the North Pole...
Does Devils' Kyle Palmieri hold any bitterness over being traded by Anaheim Ducks?
Winger will battle former club Saturday night in Newark Watch video NEWARK -- Kyle Palmieri has enjoyed playing in his home state for the Devils this season, but during the previous four-plus years, Anaheim, Calif. was the right winger's...
December 17, 2015
Why have the Devils become a Jekyll and Hyde hockey team?
They haven't won two straight since Nov. 12-14 Watch video NEWARK -- The Devils have become a Jekyll and Hyde hockey team. How is it possible that they played a solid game in Buffalo Tuesday night in between two terrible performances?...
Devils fall to Florida Panthers, 5-1 | Rapid reaction
Cory Schneider suffers loss Watch video NEWARK -- Coach John Hynes tried shuffling his line combinations continuously, but the Devils had trouble generating enough offense as they fell to the Florida Panthers, 5-1, Thursday night at Prudential...
Florida Panthers vs. Devils: LIVE updates, analysis and fan chat
Follow along with Devils fans during the game. * Analysis and fan talk flow in the comments section below. Join in! * For the latest news and updates, REFRESH this page frequently. * App users: For the best mobile experience, use the mobile web version. FIRST...
Greetings from the press box: Tuomo Ruutu hits re-start on his Devils season
Winger hasn't played since Oct. 16; Jaromir Jagr back for Panthers Watch video NEWARK -- For most players, there is no grace period in the NHL. Tuomo Ruutu knows that he has to perform well in his first game since Oct. 16 even though the...
Here's why Joe Blandisi was sent to Albany and Brian O'Neill put on waivers
What was behind the decision to put Brian O'Neill on waivers? Watch video NEWARK -- The Devils feel Joe Blandisi is an NHL player right now, but they want the rookie center to be an impact player rather than just being good enough to stay...
How close is Travis Zajac from returning to Devils' lineup?
Winger Brian O'Neill clears waivers Watch video NEWARK -- Tuomo Ruutu will be in the Devils' lineup when they host the Florida Panthers Thursday night at Prudential Center, but Travis Zajac is still a few days away from...
NHL 2015: What TV channel, time is Devils vs. Florida Panthers game tonight? Plus, live stream info
Jaromir Jagr will be in lineup vs. Devils Watch video NEWARK -- Getting their act together at home, the Devils will look to keep pace in the Eastern Conference playoff race when they host the Florida Panthers Thursday night at Prudential...

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