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December 31, 2016
Phil Jackson bolts, Greg Bird explodes and more 2017 predictions
The Post’s writers predict 2017’s biggest sports stories in New York: Yankees 1. Rightfully so, Joe Girardi received credit for the Yankees’ reentry into the 2016 AL East pennant race. Now, entering his 10th season and final leg of a four-year deal, Girardi hasn’t managed the Yankees in a postseason series since 2012 and has...
Phil Jackson bolts, Greg Bird explodes and more 2017 predictions
This is the best day of the year to be a sports fan (well … unless you are a Jets fan. Then every day since Jan. 12, 1969 has been varying degrees of painful, awful or brutal. But we digress …). Every year, as a new day dawns, as a fresh destiny beckons, you can...
Devils defenseman stretchered off after terrifying hit
Devils defenseman John Moore was removed from the ice on a stretcher during Saturday’s game in Newark against the Washington Capitals. He was checked into the boards behind the Devils net by Washington forward Tom Wilson early in the first period. Moore crumpled to the ice, medical staff rushed to his aid and teammates gathered...
Devils defenseman stretchered off after terrifying hit
Devils defenseman John Moore was removed from the ice on a stretcher during the Devils’ 6-2 blowout loss to the Capitals on Saturdaysin Newark. He was checked into the boards behind the Devils net by Washington forward Tom Wilson early in the first period. Moore crumpled to the ice, medical staff rushed to his aid...
December 30, 2016
Ovechkin ignored kid’s threatening mail — until he became a Devil
Devils forward Miles Wood finally got his autograph. Back in 2006, the Devils rookie was just an 11-year-old boy with dreams of someday playing professional hockey. Like many children do, he sent his favorite hockey player, Alex Ovechkin, a letter with a hockey card that he wanted autographed and a self-addressed stamped envelope so the budding...
Ovechkin ignored kid’s threatening mail — until he became a Devil
Devils forward Miles Wood finally got his autograph. Back in 2006, the Devils rookie was just an 11-year-old boy with dreams of someday playing professional hockey. Like many children do, he sent his favorite hockey player, Alex Ovechkin, a letter with a hockey card that he wanted autographed and a self-addressed stamped envelope so the budding...
December 29, 2016
Keith Kinkaid’s 43-save night leads Devils to shootout win
WASHINGTON — Keith Kinkaid made 43 saves and stopped two attempts in the shootout, helping the Devils beat the Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night. New Jersey’s backup goaltender was the best player on the ice for the entire game and cracked only on a short-handed goal by Daniel Winnik. Jacob Josefson returned from a five-game...
Keith Kinkaid’s 43-save night leads Devils to shootout win
WASHINGTON — Keith Kinkaid made 43 saves and stopped two attempts in the shootout, helping the Devils beat the Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night. New Jersey’s backup goaltender was the best player on the ice for the entire game and cracked only on a short-handed goal by Daniel Winnik. Jacob Josefson returned from a five-game...
2016’s biggest sports splashes, from the Sanchize to Linsanity 2
Even without a championship to celebrate, 2016 was another year to remember for the New York sports world. Emerging stars such as Gary Sanchez, Kristaps Porzingis and Jimmy Vesey injected new energy into the city, even as longtime veterans such as Henrik Lundqvist, David Wright and Jacoby Ellsbury battled performance and health issues. Linsanity returned to...
2016’s biggest sports splashes, from the Sanchize to Linsanity 2
Even without a championship to celebrate, 2016 was another year to remember for the New York sports world. Emerging stars such as Gary Sanchez, Kristaps Porzingis and Jimmy Vesey injected new energy into the city, even as longtime veterans such as Henrik Lundqvist, David Wright and Jacoby Ellsbury battled performance and health issues. Linsanity returned to...
December 27, 2016
Hapless Devils no match for steamrolling Penguins
Sidney Crosby scored a goal for the fourth straight game and added two assists in leading the Penguins to a 5-2 victory over the Devils on Tuesday night, their 10th win in December. Evgeni Malkin added a goal and an assist in becoming the fourth Penguin to collect 800 points, and defenseman Justin Schultz scored...
Hapless Devils no match for steamrolling Penguins
Sidney Crosby scored a goal for the fourth straight game and added two assists in leading the Penguins to a 5-2 victory over the Devils on Tuesday night, their 10th win in December. Evgeni Malkin added a goal and an assist in becoming the fourth Penguin to collect 800 points, and defenseman Justin Schultz scored...
December 24, 2016
Penguins rebound in big way — at the Devils’ expense
PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby scored his NHL-leading 24th goal and the Penguins bounced back from their worst performance of the season with a 4-1 win over the Devils on Friday night. Chad Ruhwedel got the first goal of his career for Pittsburgh. Eric Fehr and Patric Hornqvist also scored for the Penguins, and Marc-Andre Fleury...
December 23, 2016
Penguins rebound in big way — at the Devils’ expense
PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby scored his NHL-leading 24th goal and the Penguins bounced back from their worst performance of the season with a 4-1 win over the Devils on Friday night. Chad Ruhwedel got the first goal of his career for Pittsburgh. Eric Fehr and Patric Hornqvist also scored for the Penguins, and Marc-Andre Fleury...
December 22, 2016
Devils win for the first time in a very long time
Cory Schneider made 16 saves in his first shutout of the season, and the Devils beat the Flyers 4-0 on Thursday night at Prudential Center to snap a seven-game losing streak. P.A. Parenteau, Miles Wood, Adam Henrique and Kyle Palmieri scored for New Jersey, which won for the first time since defeating Vancouver 3-2 on...
Devils win for the first time in a very long time
The Devils were angry, and they took out their frustration on a longtime nemesis. A little more than 24 hours after general manager Ray Shero publicly challenged his team, Cory Schneider made 16 saves in his first shutout of the season as the Devils beat the Flyers 4-0 Thursday night at the Prudential Center to...
December 18, 2016
Rangers escape shootout after raucous OT in Devils showdown
It seems that everybody in the Metropolitan Division has been winning, which was not a fact lost on the Rangers or Devils as the two Hudson River rivals squared off on Sunday night at the Garden. So maybe it was a little more buttoned-up, a little fewer shenanigans. And maybe it took 60 minutes of...
Rangers escape shootout after raucous OT in Devils showdown
Here was the save that had been missing, the reading of the play that enabled Henrik Lundqvist not only to give his Rangers a chance to steal two points from the Devils, but also for him to move his way up to a very personal pedestal in the history books. With just 27 seconds remaining...
December 17, 2016
Former Ranger beats Devils as ugly skid continues
OTTAWA, Ontario — Derick Brassard scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period, Mike Condon stopped 29 shots and the Senators beat the Devils 3-1 on Saturday night to snap a season-high three-game losing streak. Bobby Ryan scored in the first period and Zack Smith added an empty-netter for the Senators. John Moore scored...
Former Ranger beats Devils as ugly skid continues
OTTAWA, Ontario — Former Ranger Derick Brassard scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period, Mike Condon stopped 29 shots and the Senators beat the Devils, 3-1, on Saturday night to snap a season-high three-game losing streak. John Moore scored and Keith Kinkaid finished with 28 saves for the Devils, who have lost five...
December 15, 2016
Devils destroyed as season-high losing skid continues
ST. LOUIS — Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists and Alex Pietrangelo scored the go-ahead goal as the Blues beat the Devils 5-2 on Thursday night. Jori Lehtera, Nail Yakupov and Patrik Berglund also scored for the Blues, who overcame an early two-goal deficit. Jake Allen made 24 saves as St. Louis improved...
Devils’ skid is getting ugly
ST. LOUIS — Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists and Alex Pietrangelo scored the go-ahead goal as the Blues beat the Devils 5-2 on Thursday night. Jori Lehtera, Nail Yakupov and Patrik Berglund also scored for the Blues, who overcame an early two-goal deficit. Jake Allen made 24 saves as St. Louis improved...
December 12, 2016
Why Henrik Lundqvist will reclaim his Rangers thrown
The takeaway that is not necessarily related to coach Alain Vigneault’s slam-dunk decision to give Antti Raanta a third straight start Sunday night at the Garden against the Devils, but more generally correlates to the backup’s superior work through two years on Broadway is this: The Blueshirts’ greatest vulnerability in the 2017 expansion draft is...
December 11, 2016
Rangers have major goalie dilemma as Raanta’s perfect again
For the third straight game, Antti Raanta was in the Rangers nets while Henrik Lundqvist sat. And for a third straight game, the Blueshirts were steadfast in front of him while Raanta continued his own brilliant play. The result was a 5-0 victory over the Devils on Sunday night at the Garden, when Raanta made...
Antti Raanta’s play is forcing a major Rangers goalie dilemma
So it continues, the run of The Jovial Finn and the Defensive Rangers, galloping into the winter while the handsome leading man watches from the sideline. Antti Raanta, still the Rangers backup goalie, recorded his second straight shutout and his third consecutive win in a 5-0 walloping of the Devils on Sunday night at the...
December 9, 2016
Devils suffer a rare home stinker
The Devils ran into a rare roadblock at home. Robby Fabbri scored twice and Vladimir Tarasenko had three assists, lifting the Blues over the Devils 4-1 on Friday night at Prudential Center. It was the Devils’ first regulation loss at home since Oct. 29. Tarasenko had eight of St. Louis’ 32 shots on goal, while...
Devils suffer a rare home stinker
The Devils ran into a rare roadblock at home. Robby Fabbri scored twice and Vladimir Tarasenko had three assists, lifting the Blues over the Devils 4-1 on Friday night at Prudential Center. It was the Devils’ first regulation loss at home since Oct. 29. Tarasenko had eight of St. Louis’ 32 shots on goal, while...
NHL is stacking deck for Vegas expansion team to be great
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Now that the NHL’s expedition to be the first major pro sports league to have a franchise in Las Vegas is taking shape, the question begs to be asked: Will the Vegas Golden Knights be the best expansion team in history? If that comes to fruition in the 2017-18 season, the reasons...
NHL is stacking deck for Vegas expansion team to be great
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Now that the NHL’s expedition to be the first major pro sports league to have a franchise in Las Vegas is taking shape, the question begs to be asked: Will the Vegas Golden Knights be the best expansion team in history? If that comes to fruition in the 2017-18 season, the reasons...
December 8, 2016
Devils cause Carey Price to get punchy but still fall to Canadiens
MONTREAL — Carey Price lost his temper and was throwing punches after being bumped twice in his crease and made 19 saves to help the Canadiens beat the Devils 5-2 on Thursday night. Torrey Mitchell scored twice and Phillip Danault, Artturi Lehkonen and Max Pacioretty also had goals for the Canadiens in their return from...
Carey Price lays a goalie beating on Devil who crashed into him
MONTREAL — After being run into for a second time in one period, ever-steady Canadiens goaltender Carey Price lost it. Price, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, pummeled New Jersey forward Kyle Palmieri with his blocker in the first period of Montreal’s 5-2 victory over the Devils on Thursday night. Earlier...
December 6, 2016
Devils’ home dominance continues with win over Canucks
Taylor Hall scored a goal, set up a go-ahead tally by Kyle Palmieri and delivered a crushing check that knocked Vancouver defenseman Philip Larsen out of the game to lift the Devils over the Canucks 3-2 on Tuesday night at the Prudential Center. Defenseman Ben Lovejoy also scored and Cory Schneider made 22 saves as...
Taylor Hall leads Devils with goal, assist and a devastating hit
Everyone knows Taylor Hall can score and set up teammates. He also showed he can deliver a devastating hit on Tuesday night. Hall had a goal, assisted on a go-ahead tally by Kyle Palmieri and delivered a crushing check that knocked Vancouver defenseman Philip Larsen out of the game to lift the Devils over the...

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