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April 22, 2018
What the Devils learned, and why they weren't good enough in return to playoffs | 8 observations
What the Devils learned from their first playoff experience in six seasons, and what they need to do to make the next step when they return.
Where will the Devils pick in the 2018 NHL Draft?
Where the Devils will pick during the 2018 NHL Draft after being eliminated from the postseason. Watch video The Devils will likely pick 17th overall in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft in June, though there is a chance for the team to move up...
April 21, 2018
How penalty discipline disrupted Devils in decisive Game 5 loss to Lightning
Five second-period penalties disrupted flow for the Devils during their decisive Game 5 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. TAMPA, Fla. -- The Devils' penalty kill did its job. The group just had to do it far too much. Five penalties in the second period led to four power...
Devils eliminated from postseason in Game 5 loss to Lightning | Rapid reaction
The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Devils, 3-1, to win the first-round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, 4-1. Watch video The Tampa Bay Lightning offense was supposed to give the Devils fits. In the end, it was the Lightning defense that ended the...
New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: Game 5 LIVE score updates and chat (4/21/18)
Taylor Hall, Nico Hischier, Marcus Johansson, Cory Schneider and the New Jersey Devils will try to stay alive in their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series with Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, Victor Hedman and the Tampa Bay Lighting when the teams play Game 5 at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Amalie...
Devils' Game 5 lines, pairings vs. Lightning (4/21/18) | Sami Vatanen out
Sami Vatanen will officially miss Game 5 with an upper body injury as the Devils aim to avoid elimination against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
NHL Playoffs TV Schedule: What time, channel is New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Game 5? (4/21/18)
The New Jersey Devils, trailing 3-1 in their best of seven NHL Eastern Conference playoff series, try to fight off elimination against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 on Saturday, April 21, 2018 (4/21/18) at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. The New Jersey Devils...
What Devils need to do to stave off elimination in Game 5 vs. Lightning
Keys to the Devils earning a win in Game 5 and extending their Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
April 20, 2018
How Devils will handle new but familiar spot in Game 5 vs. Lightning
The Devils are in a new but familiar spot facing elimination in Game 5 of their playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. While Game 5 is the first true do-or-die game for the Devils this season, the team has plenty of familiarity with the...
Areas where the Devils need to find more physicality in their game
What the Devils need to do to provide a better physical response to the Tampa Bay Lightning as they face elimination in Game 5 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series.
April 19, 2018
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov won't face discipline for hit on Devils' Sami Vatanen
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov won't face a fine or suspension for his hit on Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen during Game 4 of the team's Stanley Cup Playoff series Watch video Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov won't...
Devils are discovering a hard truth: They're too soft for the postseason | Politi
It's been a great season, but they'll need to get much more physical before their next playoff appearance. John Hynes was a step away from clearing the boards in front of the Devils bench as he shouted obscenities at the referees who...
Devils lose to Lightning in Game 4: 7 observations | On the brink of elimination
How the Devils will approach Game 5 on Saturday in Tampa, where they will need a win to avoid elimination following Wednesday's 3-1 Game 4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Was Nikita Kucherov's hit on Devils' Sami Vatanen suspension worthy?
Was the hit by Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, which forced Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen to lead Game 4, a dirty one? Watch video John Hynes wouldn't get into his thoughts on the hit that forced Devils...
April 18, 2018
Devils waste power-play chances, lose Game 4 to Lightning | Rapid reaction
The Devils lost Game 4 of their Stanley Cup Playoffs to the Tampa Bay Lightning, falling into a 3-1 series hole. Watch video Special teams came up short, and this time, it cost the Devils. A lifeless night on the power play cost the Devils in the lowest...
WATCH: Seinfeld's David Puddy pumps up Devils fans before Game 4
Patrick Warburton, also known as David Puddy of "Seinfeld" fame, painted his face and chest in his famous Devils colors to pump up the crowd before Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Prudential Center in Newark. Gotta support the team. Patrick...
New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: Game 4 LIVE score updates and chat (4/18/18)
Taylor Hall, Nico Hischier, Marcus Johansson, Cory Schneider and the New Jersey Devils will try to pull even in their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series with Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, Victor Hedman and the Tampa Bay Lighting when the teams play Game 4 at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at...
What makes Lightning's power play so tough on Devils' penalty kill?
Why the power play is so dangerous for the Tampa Bay Lightning, and what the Devils can do to slow it down. Watch video Special teams can make or break a playoff series, and the Devils are still looking for better results from their penalty...
NHL announces start time, TV for Devils vs. Lightning in Game 5 | Remaining series schedule
The NHL announced the start time and television information for Game 5 of the Devils' playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Watch video The Devils and Tampa Bay Lightning will play Game 5 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff...
Devils' Game 4 lines, pairings vs. Lightning (4/18/18) | Cory Schneider starts again
How the Devils will line up in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday.
NHL Playoffs 2018 TV: What time, channel is Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils Game 4? (4/18/18)
The Tampa Bay Lightning, leading 2-1 in the best of seven Eastern Conference series in the 2018 NHL Playoffs, meet the New Jersey Devils in Game 4 on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 (4/18/18) at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Watch video The Tampa...
WATCH: What Cory Schneider's reemergence means for Devils vs. Lightning
Cory Schneider could be the x-factor for the Devils in their attempt to come back in their Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Lightning. Watch video The calendar hadn't turned to 2018 the last time Cory Schneider celebrated a win before...
April 17, 2018
No supplemental discipline for Lightning's Victor Hedman after spearing Devils' Nico Hischier
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman will not face supplemental discipline for spearing Devils forward Nico Hischier during Game 3 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series. Watch video Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman will not...
'I'm going to kill you' | Brian Boyle reacts fights between Devils and Lightning to end Game 3
Brian Boyle reacts to the brawl between the Devils and Lightning to end Game 3. Watch video With Game 3 all but over in the final 30 seconds, the Devils and the Tampa Bay Lightning let their emotions turn into a 10-player melee. All 10...
Devils beat Lightning in Game 3: 9 observations | How Taylor Hall again set the tone
Observations from the Devils' 5-2 Game 3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, April 16, 2018 (4/16/18) at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., including Taylor Hall's performance, Cory Schneider's night in goal, the Devils' special teams and more.
Cory Schneider is back and so are the Devils | Politi
The goalie looks sharp in his first victory of 2018, a 5-2 win in Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, April 16, 2018 (4/16/18) at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Can Cory Schneider elevate this Devils team against talented Tampa Bay when the series resumes with Game 4 on...
How Blake Coleman delivered gritty performance Devils needed in Game 3 win
An empty net goal capped off gritty performance for Blake Coleman in the Devils' 5-2 Game 3 victory. Watch video Blake Coleman couldn't buy an empty netter in the regular season. So when he had the chance to seal a Game 3 victory for...
April 16, 2018
Taylor Hall's 3 points give Devils life with Game 3 win over Lightning | Rapid reaction
Taylor Hall gave an MVP performance to give the Devils playoff life. Hall finished with one goal and two assists, including the pass to set up Stefan Noesen's game-winning goal at 12:55 of the third period to give the Devils a 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3...
New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: Game 3 LIVE score updates and chat (4/16/18)
Taylor Hall, Nico Hischier, Marcus Johansson, Cory Schneider and the New Jersey Devils will try to keep pace in their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series with Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, Victor Hedman and the Tampa Bay Lighting when the teams play Game 3 at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at Prudential...
Why Marcus Johansson is ready to return to Devils' lineup after concussion
Marcus Johansson feels ready to play and make an impact in his return to the lineup for Game 3 of the Devils' series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Watch video Marcus Johansson wasn't going to return to the lineup just for the sake...
WATCH: Meet new Devils forward Joey Anderson
Joey Anderson joined the Devils after winning an NCAA title at Minnesota-Duluth and captaining Team USA at the World Junior Championships. Watch video Joey Anderson skated with the Devils for the first time on Monday after signing his...
Devils' Game 3 lines, pairings vs. Lightning (4/16/18) | Marcus Johansson returns, Cory Schneider starts
Marcus Johansson will return to the Devils' lineup for the first time since Jan. 23, and Cory Schneider will start in goal for Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
NHL Playoffs 2018 TV Schedule: What time, channel is Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils Game 3? (4/16/18) Livestream, how to watch online
The Tampa Bay Lightning, up 2-0 in the best of seven Eastern Conference NHL Playoffs series, meet the New Jersey Devils in Game 3 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Monday, April 16, 2018 (4/16/18). Watch video The Tampa Bay Lightning, up...
Expect more lineup changes for Devils in Game 3 vs. Lightning
Coach John Hynes expects to make some lineup changes for the Devils in Game 3 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Watch video Lineup changes should be coming on Monday as the Devils will aim to get back into their...
April 15, 2018
Devils sign prospect Joey Anderson to entry level deal | What it means
The Devils signed forward prospect Joey Anderson to a three-year entry level contract on Sunday. He is eligible to play in the NHL postseason with the Devils this season. Watch video The Devils signed forward prospect Joey Anderson to a...
Devils drop to Lightning: 6 observations | How 10 minutes changed Game 2
a look at the 10 minutes that cost the Devils in the second period of their Game 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the three areas they need to clean up and more.
April 14, 2018
How does Cory Schneider's play impact Devils' goalie situation for Game 3?
Cory Schneider's relief appearance in goal in Game 2 of the Devils' series against the Lightning could give the team a goalie dilemma entering Game 3. Watch video TAMPA, Fla. -- The Devils and coach John Hynes may be facing their...
2nd period defense dooms Devils in Game 2 loss to Lightning | Rapid reaction
The Tampa Bay Lightning scored four straight goals in the second period to secure an insurmountable lead in a Game 2 win over the Devils. Watch video TAMPA, Fla. -- The flood gates opened in the second period, and the Devils couldn't recover. Four...
Devils' Game 2 lines, pairings vs. Lightning (4/14/18) | Drew Stafford in
New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: Game 2 LIVE score updates and chat (4/14/18)
Taylor Hall, Keith Kinkaid, Nico Hischier, Kyle Palmieri and Sami Vatanen will try to help the New Jersey Devils pull even their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 2 at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Amalie Arena. Watch...
What Devils need to avoid 2-0 series hole in Game 2 vs. Lightning
How the Devils can take the right steps toward a win in Game 2 of their playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Why Devils expect more poise, better start in Game 2 vs. Lightning
How the Devils will aim for more poise and a better start in Game 2 of their playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Watch video TAMPA, Fla. -- Game 1 felt like his NHL debut all over again for Miles Wood. The excitement, the adrenaline and...
April 13, 2018
NHL Playoffs 2018: What time, TV, channel is New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Game 2? (4/14/18) Livestream, how to watch online
The New Jersey Devils, trailing 1-0 in the best-of-seven NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Eastern Conference series, meet the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 on Saturday, April 14, 2018 (4/14/18) at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Watch video The New Jersey...
Devils lose to Lightning in Game 1: 8 observations | How to rebound in Game 2
Observations from the Devils' 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday, April 12, 2018 (4/12/18) at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. Game 2 is Saturday, April 14, 2018 (4/14/18) at 3 p.m. eastern.
What Devils will aim to clean up in Game 2 vs. Lightning
The Devils will aim to make a few small tweaks and clean up a couple areas in Game 2 of their playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Watch video TAMPA, Fla. -- The Devils don't need any drastic changes. They just want to clean up a few...
April 12, 2018
Devils can't overcome Lightning's hot start in Game 1 loss | Rapid reaction
The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Devils 5-2 to win Game 1 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Watch video TAMPA, Fla. -- A three-goal deficit was too big for the Devils to overcome. The Tampa Bay Lightning scored the game's first three...
New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: Game 1 LIVE score updates, chat (4/12/18)
Taylor Hall, Keith Kinkaid, Nico Hischier, Miles Wood and Will Butcher will all make their NHL postseason debuts when the New Jersey Devils open their first Stanley Cup Playoff series since 2012 with Game 1 of the first round against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, April 12, 2018 (4/12/2018)...
1 area where Devils could exploit Lightning in playoff series
The Devils could aim to take advantage of one point of weakness for the Tampa Bay Lightning during their first-round playoff series. Watch video TAMPA, Fla. -- Finding a weakness of a 54-win team isn't easy. Fortunately for the Devils, one possessed by...
WATCH: 3 keys for Devils to pull series upset vs. Lightning
Three factors which could help the Devils pull a series upset against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Watch video TAMPA, Fla. -- If the Devils want to build off their regular-season success against the...
Devils' Game 1 lines, pairings vs. Lightning (4/12/18) | Playoff debut for Keith Kinkaid
How the Devils will line up in Game 1 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
These Devils want more than just a taste of the NHL playoffs | Politi
The longest playoff drought since the Devils came to New Jersey is finally over. Can this team keep this surprising season going? If the Devils didn't know how desperate their fanbase was for a moment like this, they found out on Wednesday when they saw more...
Attention, Devils' bulletin board: Tampa homers pick Lightning (in a rout)
The Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning all three times the two teams met in the regular season, but Tampa Tribune sports reporters and columnists don't think that matters much -- they're all picking the Lightning to beat the Devils soundly in the first round of the NHL...
NHL Playoffs 2018 TV schedule today: What time, channel is N.J. Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Game 1? (4/12/18)
The New Jersey Devils, led by Nico Hershier and Taylor Hall, meet the Tampa Bay Lightning in a best-of-seven first-round series of the 2018 NHL Playoffs at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday, April 12, 2018 (4/12/18). The New Jersey Devils, led by Nico...
How Taylor Hall became a culture driver in a career season for Devils
Behind Taylor Hall's evolution as a MVP-caliber player for the Devils on the ice and a leader off of it. On a warm summer day in Toronto, Devils coach John Hynes met a familiar face for lunch. Hynes flew up for the day to meet with Taylor Hall, giving the...
Why is Game 4 of Devils vs. Lightning on Golf Channel? Full series TV schedule
Game 4 of the Devils' fist-round playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning will be aired on the Golf Channel. Perusing through the national TV schedule for the Devils' first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, one would...
Will the Devils advance past the first round of the NHL playoffs?
Devils play the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight, but will they advance past the first round of the playoffs? Tonight, the New Jersey Devils will be playing hockey, something they haven't done this late in the year since 2012 when they went all the way to the Stanley Cup...
NHL Playoffs 2018: How do Devils slow down Nikita Kucherov and the Lightning's top line?
The Devils will be tasked with slowing down the top line of Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos and J.T. Miller in their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Forcing the top line of the Tampa Bay Lightning to play defense could be...
April 11, 2018
How will goalie Keith Kinkaid approach potential 1st playoff start for Devils?
Keith Kinkaid could make his NHL postseason debut when the Devils open their first-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Keith Kinkaid doesn't have any actual NHL playoff experience yet. But the Devils goalie doesn't view his potential postseason...
From No. 1 to postseason: How Nico Hischier helped morph Devils into playoff contenders
How Nico Hischier turned into a star in the making and one of the faces of the Devils while helping the team make a playoff run in his first NHL season. The Devils face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round, which begins Thursday, April 12, 2018 (4/12/18) at Amalie Arena in Tampa...
April 10, 2018
How Devils lined up in 1st postseason practice
The Devils gave their first indication for a possible lineup for Game 1 of the playoffs during their first practice of the postseason. John Hynes will have several decisions to make for his first playoff lineup when the Devils open the playoffs with Game...
2018 NHL Playoffs: Devils vs. Lightning preview | Key matchups, players and more
Previewing the Devils' first-round matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
April 9, 2018
Lightning Q and A: Breaking down the Devils' playoff opponent
Greg Linnelli, game day host for the Tampa Bay Lightning Radio Network gives a closer look at the Devils' first-round opponent in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Devils will make their return to the postseason when they open the Stanley Cup Playoffs...
2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Full first-round NHL postseason schedule
The first-round schedule for all 16 NHL teams in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets, Minnesota Wild, Los Angeles Kings and Vegas Golden Knights will all open on Wednesday, April 11. The Tampa Bay Lightning, New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple...
Devils to play Lightning in NHL playoffs | 1st-round schedule
The Devils will open their first-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with Game 1 on Thursday, April 12. The Devils will play the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, with Game 1 slated for...
April 8, 2018
Devils lost to Capitals: 6 observations | What needs to improve entering playoffs
What the Devils learned in their lost to the Capitals in the final game of the regular season.
How Devils' 1st-round playoff opponent will be determined Sunday
Sunday's game between the Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers will determine the Devils' first-round opponent in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. WASHINGTON -- The Devils need to scoreboard watch for one more day before they know their postseason...
Nearly 2 years after NHL debut, Miles Wood and Pavel Zacha push Devils into playoffs
Two years after playing for the Devils for the first time, Pavel Zacha and Miles Wood scored the decisive goals that pushed them into the postseason. Pavel Zacha and Miles Wood made their NHL debuts together, playing in the Devils' regular-season finale on...

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