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November 30, 2011
Devils struggling to find right role for Kovalchuk
It’s pushing two years now, two months shy, and the Devils have yet to figure out how to best use Ilya Kovalchuk, how to fit his superb talent into the team scheme that is the heart of their philosophy and past success. The Devils are off on another road...
November 26, 2011
Home video has unhappy ending for Devils
It came amid controversy, complaints, gripes and charges of robbery, but the Islanders’ first road victory of the season came, finally, in Newark. The Islanders moved out of the NHL dungeon yesterday, escaping solitary confinement as the last of 30 teams to win on the road, receiving final-seconds video-review help...
Grabner leads Islanders past Devils 3-2
Michael Grabner snapped a tie with a short-handed goal and the New York Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Saturday for their first road win of the season. Matt Moulson and Josh Bailey also scored for New York, which earned its third victory this month and improved to...
Hedberg, Devils hardly coast past Islanders
The Devils are beating the beaten, barely, but beating them still.That’s two straight cliff-hangers, two victories against the two worst teams in the NHL, with the chance for a third this afternoon in Newark, where the Islanders will try to avenge the Devils’ 1-0 triumph at Nassau Coliseum...
November 25, 2011
Sykora, Hedberg lead Devils past Islanders, 1-0
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Johan Hedburg and the Devils had little trouble with the Islanders' sputtering offense. Petr Sykora had a goal and Hedberg made 23 saves to earn his second shutout of the season and the 19th of his NHL career in leading the Devils to a 1-0 win over...
Devils shut out Islanders
Petr Sykora scored and Johan Hedberg made 23 saves to earn his second shutout of the season and the 19th of his NHL career to lead the Devils to a 1-0 win over the Islanders on Friday at Nassau Coliseum. Sykora scored with a snap shot during a power play...
Devs, Isles off on opposite paths
Encouraging signs can only carry a team so far, so the Islanders, losers of seven of the past eight, need to start putting up wins before they find themselves on the outside of the playoff picture looking in. Yet, encouraging signs are what the Isles can take away from Wednesday...
November 24, 2011
Stars bail out Devils in shootout victory
Victory outshines flaws. Last night, the Devils’ shootout fireworks provided a spectacular smokescreen for what is becoming a chronic meltdown. New Jersey’s 1-2-3 punch came through again in the shootout, Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Parise, and perfect Martin Brodeur, for a 2-1 victory over league-worst Columbus last night in Newark...
November 23, 2011
Parise huddles with reps
First one of Zach Parise’s high-powered Toronto agents showed up in Tampa, then the other at Monday’s Florida Fiasco. Barely three months from the Feb. 27 trade deadline as the Devils play host to the Blue Jackets tonight, the double-team signals the Parise Press is on. On Friday...
November 22, 2011
Penguins star Crosby fine after first game
PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby woke up on the first day of the rest of his hockey life and felt something he hadn’t experienced in a long, long time. Tired. In the best way possible. “Obviously, it’s been a long time since I played,” Crosby said. Funny, it didn...
No revenge for DeBoer
SUNRISE, Fla. — Oh, for Pete’s Sake. This was an epic collapse in a game the Devils’ newish coach wanted so badly. Payback boomeranged last night on Pete DeBoer, when the Panthers stuffed a three-goal lead back in their former coach’s face, beating the Devils 4-3. “We got what...
November 21, 2011
Devs look to help DeBoer 'fire' back at Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Devils can score points with their coach tonight by giving him payback on the Panthers who fired him seven months ago. Pete DeBoer's Devils stand 10-7-1 on the season, 6-2 in their last eight, and are starting to resemble last season's Preposterous Dreamers. They...
Devs look to help DeBoer ‘fire’ back at Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. — The Devils can score points with their coach tonight by giving him payback on the Panthers who fired him seven months ago.Pete DeBoer’s Devils stand 10-7-1 on the season, 6-2 in their last eight, and are starting to resemble last season’s Preposterous Dreamers. They have...
November 20, 2011
Surging Devils strike down Lightning
TAMPA, Fla. — Pete DeBoer’s Devils, winners of six of their last eight games, head into the coach’s revenge homecoming visit to the Panthers tomorrow admitting that motive matters.“For a lot of reasons, I’d like to win that game,” DeBoer said after last night’s 4-2 victory...
November 19, 2011
Brodeur makes 21 saves, Devils zap Lightning 4-2
TAMPA, Fla. — Martin Brodeur held the Tampa Bay Lightning scoreless for 51 minutes, David Clarkson had a goal and an assist, and the New Jersey Devils hung on for a 4-2 victory Saturday night. Brodeur lost out on a bid to extend his NHL record to 117 shutouts when Martin...
Zubrus ‘OK’ after headshot
TAMPA, Fla. — Dainius Zubrus, victim of a headshot from Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers, said yesterday he was “OK,” but it wasn’t a glowing judgment. As for the failure of Brendan Shanahan, the NHL’s disciplinarian, to suspend or fine Myers for that hit Wednesday, Zubrus’ judgment was far more...
November 18, 2011
5 questions for...Ron Duguay
MSG analyst and Rangers great Ron Duguay breaks down the team’s seven-game winning streak with The Post’s Justin Terranova. Q: What’s the biggest thing you’ve seen from the Rangers in this seven-game winning streak? A: They are getting balanced scoring and coach (John) Tortorella has mixed...
Clarkson enjoys scoring touch
A coaching change always affects the pecking order on a hockey roster. Under Pete DeBoer, David Clarkson’s spot on the Devils’ scoring table is upgraded, too. In the past three games, Clarkson has scored the game-deciding shootout goal in Washington, opened the scoring in Boston, and added a victory-sealing...
November 17, 2011
Kolvachuk makes triumphant return
BUFFALO — It’s startling how formidable the Devils can be if they actually score. It was no coincidence that last night’s season-best outburst occurred when Ilya Kovalchuk’s returned to their lineup. For the first time this year, they scored four goals without benefit of an empty-netter, then added...
November 16, 2011
Elias, Brodeur lead Devils to 5-3 win over Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Patrik Elias had a goal and assist, Martin Brodeur made 29 saves, and Ilya Kovalchuk scored in his return from a groin injury in the New Jersey Devils' 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night. Playing in his fourth game since a shoulder injury forced...
Devils' DeBoer upset at suggestion team played for overtime
BUFFALO – Devils coach Pete DeBoer on Wednesday called Bruins coach Claude Julien "irresponsible" for the suggestion that his former team was playing to get to overtime and a guaranteed point in Tuesday night's 4-3 loss in Boston. The Devils have gained 11 of their 17 points this season by...
Devils coach says Kovalcuk 'ready to go' for tonight
BUFFALO – Devils coach Pete DeBoer said this morning he believes star winger Ilya Kovalchuk will return to action from a groin injury here Wednesday night against the Sabres. "I think he'll play," DeBoer said. "He's chomping at the bit, so to speak. "He didn't have any residual...
Goal-hungry Devils fall short
BOSTON — Taking a swipe at the Devils’ strategy, Bruins coach Claude Julien made the point that playing for a tie isn’t playing to win. The Devils have gained 11 of their 17 points this season by getting to overtime, but they were taken to school last night by the...
November 15, 2011
Kovalchuk convinces Devils coach into game-time decision
BOSTON – Ilya Kovalchuk talked Devils coach Pete DeBoer into giving him a chance to play Tuesday night against the Bruins. After the bulk of his players left the ice following their morning skate here Tuesday morning, DeBoer told the press that he was going to rest Kovalchuk at least until...
Devils prepare for return of their superstar
Boston — With The Big Shot hoping to return to the lineup here tonight, coach Pete DeBoer says the job is to fit Ilya Kovalchuk into the Devils’ way of play, not the other way around. It hasn’t always seemed spelled out, but with the Devils showing spunk and determination...
November 14, 2011
Kovalchuk still has groin pains
The unspecified “lower body” ailment keeping Ilya Kovalchuk out of the Devils’ lineup falls into the wide category of groin injuries, but that answer doesn’t solve the mystery of when the $100 million man returns to action. The Devils are 4-1 in five games as they visit the Bruins...
November 13, 2011
Clarkson powers Devils in shootout
WASHINGTON -- Down two goals in the opening period, the Devils didn't give up. Instead, they waited for their opportunities, exploited spotty defense and used their patented trap to make things miserable for the Capitals. David Clarkson scored in the fourth round of the shootout, after Johan Hedberg made...

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