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March 31, 2017
What did Devils think of Michael Kapla's NHL debut?
Michael Kapla made his NHL debut with the Devils on Friday. Watch video NEW YORK -- Michael Kapla had his moment of realization before the Devils' game against the New York Islanders started on Friday. He was officially in the NHL. "After warmups...
Devils fall to Islanders, 2-1, behind 10 penalties | Rapid reaction
The Devils committed 10 penalties in a 2-1 loss to the Islanders. Watch video NEW YORK -- The Devils couldn't stay out of the box on Friday, and the offense never got settled in a 2-1 loss to the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center. The...
New Jersey Devils vs. New York Islanders: LIVE score updates and chat (3/31/17)
Taylor Hall, Keith Kinkaid and Travis Zajac will lead the New Jersey Devils into their third meeting with John Tavares and the New York Islanders when the teams play at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. This Islanders enter in the thick of the hunt for the final...
Former Devils GM Lou Lamoriello on Patrik Elias: 'I'm proud of him'
Former Devils GM Lou Lamoriello talks about Patrik Elias' retirement. When former Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello drafted Patrik Elias with the 51st pick in the 1994 NHL Draft, he got a special player and person. Lamoriello watched Elias...
Read Patrik Elias' full statement on retirement from Devils
Patrik Elias' full statement on his retirement from the NHL and the Devils. Patrik Elias officially announced his retirement from the NHL on Friday, ending his career as a lifetime Devil. The Devils will celebrate Elias' career over the final week of the...
Relive Patrik Elias' top 10 career moments with the Devils
The top moments of Patrik Elias' career with the Devils, including becoming the team's all-time leading scorer, assisting a Stanley Cup-winning goal and reaching 1,000 points.
EXCLUSIVE: Patrik Elias proud to retire as a lifetime Devil | Politi
Elias, who played all 1,240 of his NHL games with New Jersey, is ready for the next chapter in his life. Patrik Elias remembers how his body started shaking the first time he found out he would play in an NHL game. He was on the bus with his...
March 30, 2017
WATCH: Meet new Devils defenseman Michael Kapla
Meet the new Devils defenseman out of UMass-Lowell. Watch video NEWARK - Defenseman Michael Kapla participated in his first full NHL practice on Thursday, and he will make his NHL debut when the Devils visit the New York Islanders on...
Updates on Devils' OHL prospects in playoffs
Updates on the Devils' OHL players, including the team's top two picks from the 2016 NHL Draft.
March 29, 2017
What could a high lottery pick do for Devils next season?
How would a high lottery pick impact the Devils in the short term? NEWARK -- The Devils are on a collision course for a high lottery pick during the 2017 NHL Draft, where they will be staring at a high pick after the NHL saw an influx of talent from last...
How little plays could make big difference for Devils
The Devils want to change little things to affect the outcomes of so many close losses.
March 28, 2017
Devils perplexed after no penalty shot call in OT vs. Jets
The Devils were again on the wrong side of a penalty shot controversy against the Jets. NEWARK -- The Devils again found themselves on the wrong end of a potential penalty shot call in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Winnipeg Jets. Forward Taylor...
Devils give up 2-goal lead, fall to Jets in shootout | Rapid reaction
The Jets beat the Devils 4-3 in a shootout. NEWARK -- Patrik Laine scored the game-winning goal with in a shootout to cap a rally for the Winnipeg Jets in a 4-3 win against the Devils on Tuesday at the Prudential Center. John Quenneville and Mark Scheifele...
New Jersey Devils vs. Winnipeg Jets: LIVE score updates and chat (3/28/17)
Cory Schneider, Taylor Hall, Kyle Palmieri and the New Jersey Devils will finish a three-game home stand when they host Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at the Prudential Center. The Devils will aim to snap three-game losing streak and avenge a road loss to the...
What's the plan for new Devils defenseman Michael Kapla?
What the Devils will do with newly signed defenseman Michael Kapla. NEWARK -- The Devils will integrate newly signed defenseman Michael Kapla team over the final two weeks of the season. Kapla signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Devils...
Cory Schneider: Devils need to be 'embarrassed and pissed off' about finish to season
Goalie Cory Schneider said the Devils' pride is on the line over the last seven games of the season. NEWARK -- Goalie Cory Schneider said the Devils can't roll over and wait for their season to end. They have plenty on the line over their final...
Devils sign college defenseman Michael Kapla
The Devils signed UMass-Lowell defenseman Michael Kapla to a two-year, entry-level contract on Tuesday. Watch video NEWARK -- The Devils signed UMass-Lowell defenseman Michael Kapla to a two-year, entry-level contract on Tuesday.  The...
After 700 games, Devils captain Andy Greene still trying to prove himself
Andy Greene played his 700th game in the NHL, becoming the 15th Devils to reach that mark. NEWARK -- Even after 700 games in the NHL, Devils captain Andy Greene doesn't take anything for granted. It's the same attitude he had when he entered the league. "I...
March 27, 2017
Could Devils' call ups cost Albany Devils a spot in AHL playoffs?
Calling up prospects to the NHL has hurt the Albany Devils in the AHL playoff race. NEWARK -- The Albany Devils are starting to feel the effects of the New Jersey Devils calling up players from the AHL. Albany, which was firmly in a playoff position most of the...
7 things to watch over Devils' final 7 games
The Devils don't have anything to play for in the standings over the final seven games of the season, but there are still things the team can look to do as it closes the book on a disappointing campaign. Here are seven things to watch over the final two weeks of the season, from finding a way...
March 26, 2017
Devils' offense again searching for sustained pressure to close games
Coach John Hynes pinned the Devils' loss to the Stars on the lack of pressure from the offense. NEWARK -- The Devils did not sustain offensive pressure during a 2-1 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars on Sunday, and that inability to close a game emerged as...
Devils fall to Stars, 2-1, in overtime | Rapid Reaction
The Stars beat the Devils in overtime NEWARK -- Tyler Seguin scored the game-winning goal in overtime to cap a 2-1 win for the Stars over the Devils on Sunday at the Prudential Center. The power-play goal came 4-on-3 after Steven Santini drew a cross-checking...
New Jersey Devils vs. Dallas Stars: LIVE score updates and chat (3/26/17)
Keith Kinkaid, Taylor Hall, John Quenneville and the New Jersey Devils will aim to snap a two-game losing streak when they host Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn and the Dallas Stars at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, at the Prudential Center. The Devils won the first meeting between the teams this season, with...
Devils officially out of playoffs: How it happened and how it changes
The biggest reasons behind the Devils missing the playoff, plus how they can change things for next season.
NHL Centennial Truck Tour visits Prudential Center (PHOTOS)
Photos from the NHL Centennial Tour at the Prudential Center on Saturday. NEWARK -- The NHL Centennial Truck Tour made its first stop in the Tri-State area when it arrived at Championship Plaza outside of the Prudential Center on Saturday. The exhibit was...
March 25, 2017
How Devils' Blake Coleman, Blake Pietila start finishing chances
Devils forwards Blake Coleman and Blake Pietila know finishing their scoring chances is the next step for their development. NEWARK -- Devils rookie forwards Blake Coleman and Blake Pietila were at the center of applying pressure and shots on Saturday...
Devils lose to Hurricanes after 2 3rd-period goals | Rapid reaction
The Hurricanes beat the Devils, 3-1. NEWARK -- The Devils found the equalizer in the second period but surrendered the lead for good over the final 20 minutes. The Carolina Hurricanes scored twice in the third period, capping a 3-1 win over the Devils on...
New Jersey Devils vs. Carolina Hurricanes: LIVE score updates and chat (3/25/17)
Taylor Hall, Cory Schneider, Kyle Palmieri and the New Jersey Devils will aim for a season sweep against Jeff Skinner, Jordan Staal and the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, at the Prudential Center. The Devils are 3-0-0 against the Canes this season. Watch...
Do Michael Cammalleri, Jacob Josefson expect to play for Devils again this season?
Will Michael Cammalleri or Jacob Josefson play again this season after resuming team activities? NEWARK -- Forwards Michael Cammalleri and Jacob Josefson returned to a full Devils team activity on Saturday for the first time since being sidelined by...
Why some Devils will rock mustaches until end of season
Several Devils will have mustaches until the end of the season as a ping pong punishment. NEWARK -- Michael Cammalleri said his daughters won't kiss him with his new mustache, and he will need to wait until the end of the season to shave it off. Cammalleri, along...
Devils captain Andy Greene nominated for Masterson Trophy
Devils defenseman Andy Greene is the team's Masterson Trophy nominee for the 2016-17 season. NEWARK -- After a season filled with adversity on and off the ice, Andy Greene is the Devils' Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy nominee. The Bill Masterson Memorial...
Why Stanley Cup is at Prudential Center Saturday and Sunday
The Stanley Cup will be at the Prudential= Center this weekend. NEWARK -- The Stanley Cup will be at the Prudential Center on Saturday and Sunday as a part of the NHL's Centennial Fan Arena Tour. The exhibit will be set up in Championship Plaza outside of The Rock...
March 24, 2017
Devils' defense learns from test vs. Maple Leafs, plus other takeaways
The Devils on their defensive effort and other takeaways from the 4-2 loss to the Leafs.
March 23, 2017
Devils still working to sustain full 60-minute effort down stretch
The Devils didn't have the right level of play early against the Toronto Maple Leafs. TORONTO -- The Devils continue to search for ways to sustain their desired play for a full 60 minutes, and it lacked on Thursday. As the season winds down, it's still...
John Moore's 2 goals not enough as Devils fall to Maple Leafs | Rapid reaction
Two goals from defenseman John Moore weren't enough for the Devils on Thursday. TORONTO -- Two goals from defenseman John Moore weren't enough for the Devils on Thursday. The Toronto Maple Leafs scored three straight goals in the first and second periods to take...
New Jersey Devils vs. Toronto Maple Leafs: LIVE score updates and chat (3/23/17)
Keith Kinkaid, Kyle Palmieri, Miles Wood and the New Jersey Devils will play Auston Matthews, Mitchell Marner and the Toronto Maple Leads at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, at the Air Canada Centre. The two teams split their first two meetings of the season, and the Devils will be aiming to play...
Why Beau Bennett says he finally built continuity with the Devils
For the first time in his NHL career, Devils forward Beau Bennett can sense some late-season traction. TORONTO -- For the first time in his NHL career, Devils forward Beau Bennett can sense some late-season traction. Injuries have prevented Bennett from...
Why final 10 games are vital for Devils' Taylor Hall
Why Taylor Hall won't take the final 10 games of his first Devils season lightly. TORONTO -- Devils forward Taylor Hall wants to piece together a strong push in the closing weeks to lay the groundwork for the summer and next season. The Devils don't...
Devils' lines vs. Maple Leafs (3/23/17)
Devils' lines and defensive pairings for Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs. TORONTO -- The Devils made their final trip to Canada for the 2016-17 season, where they will play the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7:30 p.m on Thursday at the Air Canada...
March 22, 2017
How Devils' John Quenneville, Joseph Blandisi carried off ice chemistry to their games
Devils' prospects Joseph Blandisi and John Quenneville have built a strong bond off the ice. NEWARK -- Joseph Blandisi and John Quenneville talked a lot about playing together in the NHL while they awaited their call ups in the AHL with Albany this...
Relive the Devils-Rangers brawl, blow-by-blow (PHOTOS)
Photos and the story behind the brawl between the Devils and Rangers. NEWARK -- One check was enough to send the Devils and Rangers into a frenzied brawl late in the second period of the Devils' 3-2 overtime win on Tuesday. The fracas started with...
Devils rookie roundup: Joseph Blandisi, John Quenneville, Miles Wood steal show vs. Rangers
Second-year player Joseph Blandisi scored the game-winning goal, while John Quenneville scored his first NHL goal. Rookie Miles Wood also sparked a major fight between the teams.
Would Devils shut down injured players to let rookies play?
Have the Devils thought about shutting down Michael Cammalleri, Jacob Josefson and Devante Smith-Pelly? NEWARK -- Forwards Michael Cammalleri, Jacob Josefson and Devante Smith-Pelly aren't near the point of returning to the Devils' lineup, but coach John Hynes has...
March 21, 2017
Devils' Miles Wood on win over Rangers: That's the future
The Devils got a glimpse into the future on Tuesday. NEWARK -- Between the Joseph Blandisi and John Quenneville pairing up for a pair of goals, plus Miles Wood, Blake Coleman and Nick Lappin anchoring a major brawl, the Devils saw what the future could hold for...
Joseph Blandisi's OT winner pushes Devils past Rangers | Rapid reaction
The Devils beat the Rangers in overtime. The Rangers beat the Devils in overtime. NEWARK -- Joseph Blandisi scored the game-winning goal with 54.6 seconds left in overtime to propel the Devils to a 3-2 win over the Rangers on Tuesday at the Prudential...
WATCH: Devils and Rangers erupt in all-out brawl
Watch the Rangers and Devils fight in a big brawl. NEWARK -- Boy, that escalated quickly. The Devils and Rangers broke out in a major brawl after Rangers defenseman Nick Holden checked Devils forward Miles Wood into the boards in front of the Devils'...
New Jersey Devils vs. New York Rangers: LIVE score updates and chat (3/21/17)
Taylor Hall, Cory Schneider, Adam Henrique and the New Jersey Devils will host Chris Kreider, Antti Raanta and the New York Rangers for the final 2016-17 matchup in the Battle of the Hudson at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, at the Prudential Center. The Devils are looking for their first win of the...
What to watch in Devils vs. Rangers: Joe Blandisi at center; Devils try to avoid sweep
The Devils will play their final game against the Rangers on Tuesday, where they will aim to avoid a season sweep against their Hudson River rival.
Devils' lines vs. Rangers (3/21): Miles Wood back?
Devils' lines and defensive pairings against the New York Rangers. NEWARK -- After missing Sunday's game, Devils rookies Miles Wood and Nick Lappin participated in morning skate and appear to be in the lineup for Tuesday's tilt against the Rangers. The...
Why did Devils fall short this season? NHL scout says ...
An NHL scout explains why he thinks the Devils couldn't break their playoff drought this season. For the the fifth straight season, the Devils will be on the outside looking in when it comes to the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Devils needed maximum production...
March 20, 2017
NHL scout on Devils' Miles Wood: 'He's got a lot of potential'
An NHL scout talks about the future potential for Devils rookie Miles Wood. The emergence of Miles Wood has been one of the bright spots for the Devils during the 2016-17 season, but what does the future hold for the rookie forward? Wood's speed and...
Devils rookie roundup: Steven Santini, Blake Coleman return to lineup
Blake Coleman and Steven Santini rejoined the lineup, while forward John Quenneville continued to gain confidence.
March 19, 2017
Devils on wrong end of historical moment on Sunday
The Devils became the third NHL team to give up two penalty-shot goals in one game. NEWARK -- The Devils made some history on Sunday when they became the third NHL team to allow two penalty-shot goals in one game during a 4-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The...
Short-handed goals, penalty shots doom Devils vs. Blue Jackets | Rapid reaction
The Devils lost to the Blue Jackets, 4-1. NEWARK -- Short-handed goals and penalty shots doomed the Devils on Sunday. Two penalty-shot goals, including one that came short-handed, plus another penalty-shot score propelled the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-1 win at...
New Jersey Devils vs. Columbus Blue Jackets: LIVE score updates and chat (3/19/17)
Taylor Hall, Kyle Palmieri, Cory Schneider and the New Jersey Devils will end their season series against the Columbus Blue Jackets when the teams meet at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at the Prudential Center. The Devils won the first meeting between the teams in Columbus, but the Blue Jackets...
Devils' Miles Wood out vs. Blue Jackets: Any long term concern?
Devils rookie forward Miles Wood will be out on Sunday against the Columbus Blue Jackets with an upper body injury. NEWARK -- Devils rookie forward Miles Wood will be out on Sunday against the Columbus Blue Jackets with an upper body injury. Coach John Hynes...
March 18, 2017
Devils rookie roundup: John Quenneville, Pavel Zacha stand out vs. Penguins
Breakdown of the performances of each Devils rookie (plus some other younger players not considered rookies) in the team's 6-4 loss to the Penguins on Friday.
How did Devils' Keith Kinkaid respond in latest test?
Keith Kinkaid evaluates his Friday start against the Pittsburgh Penguins. PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Devils backup goalie Keith Kinkaid got his latest test on Friday, starting for the second straight night in the second leg of a back-to-back on the road against the...
March 17, 2017
Devils fall in shootout vs. Penguins, 6-4 | Rapid reaction
The Penguins beat the Devils, 6-4. PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Offenses took over on Friday night, and the Devils couldn't keep up with the Penguins. The Devils couldn't make a pair of first-period goals count as the Penguins pulled away for a 6-4 win at PPG Paints...
New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins: LIVE score updates and chat (3/17/17)
Taylor Hall, Travis Zajac and Keith Kinkaid will lead the New Jersey Devils into their third road meeting against Sidney Crosby, Matt Murray and the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 p.m. on Friday at the PPG Paints Arena. The Devils snapped a 10-game losing streak on Thursday with a 6-2 win over the...
How Devils forward Kyle Palmieri became a scoring machine again
Kyle Palmieri has transformed back into a scoring machine for the Devils NEWARK -- Since Dec. 22, Kyle Palmieri has looked like the player who broke out for a career season with the Devils in 2015-16. After scoring just four goals in his first 30 games in...
Devils' John Hynes: Need to 'make some tough decisions in offseason'
Devils coach John Hynes said the Devils will have some tough decisions when they evaluate their roster in the offseason. PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- John Hynes knows the Devils need more consistency and competitiveness to be contenders. Responding specifically to a...
Rookie roundup: Evaluating games of Devils' younger players vs. Flyers
Breaking down the performance of each rookie (and other young players) in the Devils' win over the Flyers.

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