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March 23, 2019
The all-time best players who were ‘lifers’ with their NY teams
Now that Mike Trout is signing for what will surely be the balance of his career to play for the Angels, he has a distinct opportunity to join what has become a shrinking club: the great player who plays every moment of his career for one team. This is something that fascinates us as sports...
Devils able to play spoiler again
Despite being eliminated from postseason contention, the banged-up Devils have hurt the playoff hopes of some wild-card contenders in recent weeks. Late last month they surprised the Canadiens and Saturday they put a crimp in the Coyotes’ chances with a 2-1 shootout win at Prudential Center, sending Arizona to its fourth straight loss. “We got...
March 22, 2019
Tri-state pros bring in big money for New Jersey charity game
If there’s one thing that could bring Rangers, Islanders and Devils together, it’s Mikey Nichols’ charity hockey game. Nichols fractured his C5 vertebrae during a varsity hockey game in 2014, leading the community to rally around him. Friday will mark the fifth straight year alumni from local pro teams will skate in the Mikey Strong...
March 19, 2019
Devils drop another to now-first-place Capitals
With first place on the line, a loss was almost inevitable for the cellar-dwelling Devils. Brett Connolly sparked a three-goal second period and the Washington Capitals moved into first in the Metropolitan Division with a 4-1 victory over the Devils on Tuesday night at Prudential Center. Kenny Agostino scored for the third time in five...
March 16, 2019
Devils outlast Canucks to win marathon shootout
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Damon Severson scored in the seventh round of the shootout to give the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night. Kevin Rooney and Stefan Noesen scored 7:53 apart in the third period to tie the score after the Devils trailed 2-0. MacKenzie Blackwood stopped 25...
March 14, 2019
Devils use a balanced attack to snap seven-game skid
EDMONTON, Alberta — Kenny Agostino, Damon Severson and Kevin Rooney each had a goal and an assist as the New Jersey Devils beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 Wednesday night to snap a season-high seven-game losing streak. Travis Zajac, John Quenneville and Blake Coleman also scored for the Devils, and Cory Schneider stopped 36 shots. Sam...
March 9, 2019
NHL should honor Red Wings great by renaming Conn Smythe trophy
This clearly will not be a priority for the NHLPA as it approaches summer collective bargaining talks with the league in advance of September’s mutual opt-outs. There are, after all, serious economic and systemic issues to negotiate. But one way for the union to honor the memory of the great Ted Lindsay and its own...
March 8, 2019
Devils’ ugly loss to Capitals has Islanders consequences
WASHINGTON — Andre Burakovsky and Nicklas Backstrom scored, Braden Holtby stopped 25 shots and the Capitals extended their winning streak to six games with an ugly 3-0 victory over the last-place Devils on Friday night. Burakovsky extended his goal streak to three games after he wasn’t traded at the deadline. Holtby made the coaching staff...
March 5, 2019
Devils’ streak of futility continues vs. Blue Jackets
The Devils still can’t find the winning formula when it comes to the Blue Jackets. Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin scored in a shootout and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped both New Jersey attempts to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 2-1 win over the Devils on Tuesday night at Prudential Center in Newark. Atkinson also...
March 2, 2019
Devils have no answer for Bruins or their scorching-hot goalie
BOSTON — The Devils gave the surging Bruins a fight, but it wasn’t enough. Brad Marchand scored a power-play goal early in the opening period and Tuukka Rask made it stand up with 20 saves for his third shutout of the season, lifting the surging Boston Bruins to a 1-0 victory over the New Jersey...
March 1, 2019
Devils can’t slow down the Flyers’ playoff push
The reeling Devils fought hard, but couldn’t play spoiler. Travis Konecny and Sean Couturier scored in a 57-second span bridging the second and third periods and the Philadelphia Flyers continued their playoff push with a 6-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night at Prudential Center in Newark. Konecny and James van Riemsdyk...
February 27, 2019
Devils’ Mirco Mueller gives thumbs-up from stretcher after scary crash
New Jersey defenseman Mirco Mueller was taken off the ice on a stretch after crashing into the end boards early in the third period in a game against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night at the Prudential Center in Newark. Mueller went head-first into the boards at an awkward angle after going to the Flames’...
February 25, 2019
Devils ship Johansson to Bruins where he’ll team up with nemesis
The disappointing Devils continued to look towards the future, and created a bit of an awkward situation in the process. General manager Ray Shero traded forward Marcus Johansson, an unrestricted free-agent-to-be, to the Bruins just before Monday’s 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline, bringing back a second-round pick in the 2019 draft and a fourth-round pick...
February 23, 2019
Rangers breeze past Devils as trade pieces sit before deadline
A bit of sensibility emerged, and it didn’t seem to hurt. The Rangers finally decided it to be prudent in sitting three of their big trade pieces — scratching Mats Zuccarello, Kevin Hayes and Adam McQuaid for Saturday’s Garden matinee against the Devils. And the Blueshirts ended up not needing them against the mostly lifeless...
Swell of gambling marketing is swallowing up our sports
There’s an old gag about the gambler who has lost 20 straight bets on football. Even his bookie feels bad for the guy, so he makes this suggestion: “Why not bet on a different sport, say hockey?” “Hockey?” he hollers, “What do I know about hockey?” Years ago I watched a neighbor crash and burn...
Devils deal defenseman Ben Lovejoy to Stars
DALLAS — The Devils traded veteran defenseman Ben Lovejoy to the Stars on Saturday. The Stars sent defenseman Connor Carrick and a 2019 third-round draft pick to the Devils in the deal reached two days before the NHL’s trade deadline. Lovejoy is an 11-year veteran and defensive specialist who won a Stanley Cup with the...
February 21, 2019
Cory Schneider posts rare shutout as Devils brace for trade deadline
Cory Schneider made 30 saves in posting his first shutout since November 2017 and Devils beat the undermanned Senators 4-0 on Thursday night at Prudential Center in Newark in a game in which both teams gave indications they were getting ready to make trades before Monday’s deadline. “It’s never easy,” Schneider said of the trading...
February 19, 2019
‘Puddy’ sees Devils fall to Penguins as win streak ends at 2
There goes the Devils’ modest winning streak. Bryan Rust scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the second period and the Penguins continued their playoff push and avoided the embarrassment of being swept by the lowly Devils with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night at Prudential Center in Newark, despite the fact the character David Puddy...

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