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Mar 4, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Joseph Blandisi (64), defenseman Jon Merrill (7) and defenseman Steven Santini (34) stand on the ice after giving up a goal to the Boston Bruins during the second period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports (Winslow Townson)
Mar 4, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Joseph Blandisi (64), defenseman Jon Merrill (7) and defenseman Steven Santini (34) stand on the ice after giving up a goal to the Boston Bruins during the second period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports (Winslow Townson)

The Devils look to snap their 10-game losing streak as they host the Flyers at the Prudential Center tonight at 7 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • The Devils have beaten Philadelphia twice this season by a combined margin of 8-1. New Jersey has thus improved to 13-3-3 in the series since the beginning of 2013-14, during which time the Devils have outscored the Flyers at even strength, 42-22.
  • The Flyers ended a three-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over the Penguins on Wednesday which matched Philadelphia's largest margin of victory this season. It was the Flyers' fourth team shutout of 2016-17.
  • The Devils' game against Winnipeg on Tuesday was postponed due to Winter Storm Stella and will be made up on March 28. The storm denied New Jersey an opportunity to end its 10-game losing streak (0-8-2), which is tied for the second-longest skid in franchise history (14 straight losses by the Kansas City Scouts in 1975-76).
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Nov 8, 2016; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene (6) skates with the puck during the second period of their game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)
Nov 8, 2016; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene (6) skates with the puck during the second period of their game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

Devils captain Andy Greene will miss Thursday night's game against the Avalanche, although he has rejoined the club after his father's death, the team said.

The 34-year-old defenseman last played a week ago, and has missed New Jersey's last three games.

Greene has four goals and eight assists in 51 games this season.

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New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider (35) during a time out during the second period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. (Marilyn Indahl)
New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider (35) during a time out during the second period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. (Marilyn Indahl)

Beau Bennett (lower body), Andy Greene (left arm), and John Moore (concussion) will all be unavailable for New Jersey's game against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, while Cory Schneider (illness) is likely to play, according to Andrew Gross of The Record.

Schneider, who has been serving as the team's backup goalie for the last two games because of a stomach illness, said he's feeling much better today and is once again eating. 

Bennett missed Saturday night's game against the Flyers after injuring himself during the Devils' 3-1 loss to the Canadiens on Friday.

Tags: Andy Greene, Beau Bennett, Cory Schneider, John Moore
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New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider makes a glove save during the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Prudential Center. (Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider makes a glove save during the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Prudential Center. (Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports Images)

The New Jersey Devils beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in a shootout after rallying from three goals down in the first period on Wednesday at Prudential Center.

Tags: Andy Greene, Beau Bennett, Jacob Josefson, Mike Cammalleri, Toronto Maple Leafs
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Nov 8, 2016; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) passes the puck during the third period at Prudential Center. The Devils defeated the Hurricanes 3-2 in a shootout. Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 8, 2016; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) passes the puck during the third period at Prudential Center. The Devils defeated the Hurricanes 3-2 in a shootout. Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The New Jersey Devils will look to extend their season-best winning streak to four games on Saturday when they face the Buffalo Sabres in the second half of a home-and-home series.

On Friday night, the Devils skated away with a 2-1 overtime road win in a game that featured an unlikely hero in captain Andy Greene. The steady defenseman was given a penalty shot opportunity 29 seconds into overtime and made no mistake, firing a wrist shot past Sabres goalie Anders Nilsson.

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 (Timothy T. Ludwig)
(Timothy T. Ludwig)

The Devils host the Hurricanes at the Prudential Center on Tuesday night.

According to STATS...

  • The Devils took down the Hurricanes, 4-1, on Sunday. New Jersey improved to 28-0-2 (.967) when scoring at least four goals since 2014-15, good for fourth best in the NHL.
  • The Hurricanes' penalty kill is a perfect 10-for-10 in their last four games at the Devils. The four-game streak without a power-play goal against is the longest in New Jersey for the franchise since a five-game run from April 16, 1995 -- March 13, 1997.

 

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New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene (6) chases a puck against the New York Rangers during the third period of a preseason hockey game at Madison Square Garden. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene (6) chases a puck against the New York Rangers during the third period of a preseason hockey game at Madison Square Garden. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Tied early in the third period with the Lightning, it had appeared the Devils had gained the lead on Andy Greene's goal, but an offside review took the score away and kept the game tied. Tampa Bay head coach Jon Cooper challenged the original call, which was then determined to be offside, as forward Mike Cammalleri jumped over the blue line just ahead of the play.

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 (Ed Mulholland)
(Ed Mulholland)

The Devils host the Bruins on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

According to STATS...

  • The Devils have not outdrawn their opponents at the faceoff circle in any of their last eight games, the longest active streak in the NHL. New Jersey previously lost more faceoffs than it won in nine straight games earlier this season from November 28 -- December 15.
  • Saturday's win at Toronto gave the Bruins 40+ wins for the third season in a row. It marks the first time Boston has won at least 40 games in three consecutive seasons since 1981-84.
  • Andy Greene scored one of his four goals this season in a loss to the Bruins on December 20. Greene's four career goals versus Boston are tied with Carolina for his second most versus any opponent (6 vs. Pittsburgh).
  • Zdeno Chara eclipsed his goal total from last season with his ninth of the year Saturday against the Maple Leafs. The goal was Chara's third game-winner this season, matching his career high done five previous times.
  • Damon Severson led New Jersey with 24:25 of ice time in Sunday's loss at Carolina. It was the second time this season Severson has been on the ice for 24+ minutes, after skating a season-high 24:31 against the Bruins on January 8.
  • Tuukka Rask is 4-2-1 in his last eight games against the Devils with a 1.40 goals against average and .953 save percentage. Since 2009-10, Rask leads all goaltenders with his .953 save percentage versus New Jersey (minimum 8 GP).
Tags: Andy Greene, Damon Severson

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Mike Cammalleri, Reid Boucher and John Hynes talk about Cammalleri's return to the ice in the Devils' 4-2 win over the Flames.

Cory Schneider made nine of his 26 saves in the third period to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 4-2 over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

Adam LarssonLee StempniakReid Boucher and Andy Greene scored for the Devils, who have won two straight after dropping three in a row.

Sean Monahan and Kris Russell scored for the Flames, who have lost four of five to drop to 20-21-3.

Jonas Hiller stopped 22 shots. >> Read more

Tags: Adam Larsson, Andy Greene, Cory Schneider, Reid Boucher

New Jersey Devils center Sergey Kalinin controls the puck while Boston Bruins defenseman Colin Miller defends during the second period at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara/USATSI)
New Jersey Devils center Sergey Kalinin controls the puck while Boston Bruins defenseman Colin Miller defends during the second period at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara/USATSI)

BOSTON (AP) -- Ryan Spooner scored the lone shootout goal and Jonas Gustavsson made 29 saves to lift the Boston Bruins over the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Sunday.

Loui Eriksson had a goal in the first period for Boston, which improved to 11-1-3 in its last 15 games and pulled within one point of first-place Montreal in the Atlantic Division.

Andy Greene scored in the second for the Devils, who have managed only five goals in the last five games. They've dropped three straight and four of five.

Spooner scored over the right shoulder of goalie Cory Schneider on the Bruins' first attempt. Schneider made 38 saves but is winless in his last four starts against Boston. >> Read more...

Tags: Andy Greene, Cory Schneider

On Tuesday night the Devils defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 at Bell Centre. Boring!

Martin Brodeur stopped all but one Canadiens' shot. It was like watching paint dry while listening to a presentation about a timeshare.

Mark Fayne, a defenseman, who didn't record a point, was the third star of the game. Taking the SATs is more exciting than that.

Tags: ANDY GREENE, ANTON VOLCHENKOV, boring, BRYCE SALVADOR, Defense, Feature, Hockey, Marek Zidlicky, New Jersey Devils
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In what can only be described as a tumultuous off-season for the Devils, there was a much welcomed positive moment on Thursday from Yankee Stadium. Bryce Salvador and Andy Greene were on hand at the ballpark for the announcement of the upcoming 2014 NHL Stadium Series games to be played at the iconic Bronx venue.

Both players are excited to be playing in the first outdoor game in Devils history, as it adds yet another great chapter to the Devils-Rangers rivalry.

Tags: 2014 NHL Stadium Series, ANDY GREENE, BRYCE SALVADOR, Headlines, New Jersey Devils, News, NHL, Notes, Quote
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(From left to right) Matt Moulson, John Tavares, Dan Girardi, Ryan Callahan, Andy Greene, Bryce Salvador

On a sweltering, humid August afternoon from Yankee Stadium, it's usually all about balls and strikes, home runs and put-outs. But on Thursday, it was the NHL's turn to step up to the plate.

The NHL formally introduced the two upcoming Outdoor Series games to be played at Yankee Stadium in 2014. The first matchup features the New Jersey Devils against their cross-Hudson rival New York Rangers, on Saturday, January 26, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. The second game pits the Rangers against their other metropolitan-area rival, New York Islanders. That game will be played on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Tags: ANDY GREENE, BRYCE SALVADOR, Gary Bettman, Headlines, Hockey, Lou Lamoriello, New Jersey Devils, News, NHL
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With the Devils not being part of the playoffs this year, it's time for everyone second-rate tournament -- the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS! So which Devils will be carrying the flag on their backs this month?

Via Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger:

Stephen Gionta and Ryan Carter will both play for Team USA in the world championships in Finland and Sweden.

Ilya Kovalchuk will play for Russia, in the same group as the U.S.

Tags: ANDY GREENE, Devils, Devs, HENRIK TALLINDER, Ilya Kovalchuk, New Jersey Devils, News, Ryan Carter, Stephen Gionta
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The New York Rangers looked like they had something to play for on Saturday afternoon.

The Devils did not.

New Jersey ended its disappointing campaign with a flat, uninspired effort in a 4-0 loss to New York at Madison Square Garden.

Tags: Adam Larsson, ANDY GREENE, ANTON VOLCHENKOV, Derek Stepan, Henrik Lundqvist, Ilya Kovalchuk, Johan Hedberg, Marek Zidlicky, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Ottawa Senators, Peter Harrold, Post Game, Rick Nash, Ryan Callahan
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Tags: ANDY GREENE, Around The Links, Lou Lamoriello, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Zach Parise

  • The regular collection of links from the Devils' 5-4 loss to the Bruins on Wednesday at Prudential Center (NorthJersey.com) (NJ.com) (AP) (NHL.com).
  • New Jersey's eighth-straight loss, coupled with Bryce Salvador's injury and the Rangers' shootout win over Toronto, has the team's playoff hopes in dire straits (Fire & Ice).
  • Andy Greene says the Devils are playing for their lives (NJ.com).
Tags: ANDY GREENE, Around The Links, Boston Bruins, BRYCE SALVADOR, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs

The forecheck was as strong as it had been all year.

Marek Zidlicky played his best game this season. The Devils outshot the Buffalo Sabres 39-22 and even scored a power-play goal.

Yet, all that still couldn't translate into a win.

Tags: ANDY GREENE, ANTON VOLCHENKOV, Christian Ehrhoff, Dainius Zubr, JACOB JOSEFSON, Jochen Hecht, Kevin Porter, Marek Zidlicky, MARK FAYNE, Martin Brodeur, Patrick Kaleta, PATRIK ELIAS, Editorial Aside, Postgame Thoughts, Ryan Miller, Steve Bernier, Steve Ott, Steve Sullivan, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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Bryce Salvador is wearing the captain's "C" this year, but his play certainly hasn't been up to that level.

Being that the Devils are at the half-way point of the season (OK, a couple games past it but cut us some slack), we decided to do some ?grades? for this team. Originally, this was supposed to be one full post, but after compiling them, it seems better to break them up into different pieces today. Earlier, we gave you our grades for the forwards. Next up, the defensemen.

Tags: Adam Larsson, Analysis, ANDY GREENE, Anton Volchenko, BRYCE SALVADOR, Devils, Devs, HENRIK TALLINDER, Marek Zidlicky, Midterm grades, New Jersey Devils, Peter Harrold, Editorial Aside
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I floated the idea in yesterday's postgame recap of changing up Ilya Kovalchuk's point partner on the power play and I wanted to see what you guys thought. So vote in the poll and weigh in with any comments you might have below!

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Tags: Adam Larsson, ANDY GREENE, Devils, Devs, From The Stands, Ilya Kovalchuk, Marek Zidlicky, New Jersey Devils

Links: Pregame thread | Twitter | NHL.com recap

That's a frustrating way for the win streak to come to an end, but not all that surprising in hindsight. The Devils have no-showed the first period a few games in a row now and it was only a matter of time before they got burnt for it. Some thoughts...

Swing period: While the slow first period wasn't ideal, it's something the Devils have survived the past few games. The difference tonight was the second period. Each of the last few games, the Devils have come out on fire to start the second stanza, but tonight was the complete opposite. The Devils were manhandled from the drop of the puck in the second and if not for Marty Brodeur, they would have been down much worse than 2-1. As I wrote on Twitter, the Canes' 20-14 shots advantage after two periods was deceptive in that it was not that close. It's one thing to start slow, but to get a break and a chance to regroup and come out worse off is unacceptable. In today's NHL, it's hard enough to survive one bad period, let alone two. There were multiple culprits, starting with the fact that the Canes beat the Devils at their own game. They aggressively pushed the play up ice, forced a lot of turnovers and forechecked like mad. Carolina was all over Jersey's zone for much of the first two periods. There also was a defined lack of energy from the Devils, which Pete DeBoer tried to counteract by switching up the forward lines at the end of the first period and for long stretches in the second. You got the sense that DeBoer knew he needed to find a way to spark his team early on, but unfortunately for the Devils, DeBoer didn't find that spark until sometime during the second intermission.

Tags: Adam Larsson, ANDY GREENE, Cam Ward, Canes, Carolina Hurricanes, DAVID CLARKSON, Devils, Devs, Hurricanes, Ilya Kovalchuk, Kovy, Martin Brodeur, Marty, Marty Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Editorial Aside, Postgame Thoughts, Ryan Carter, Stephen Gionta, Steve Bernier
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Yesterday, Martin Brodeur told French-Canadian journliast Renaud Lavoie that although Brodeur wouldn't pick himself for Team Canada, he would go to next February's Sochi Olympics if asked -- even as a third-string goalie. That got me to thinking, which Devils are destined to play for flag and country in a year's time? So, after looking at the Devils' current roster, here's an extremely early roundup of players I think will, could or won't get the call next year. Again, this is all my random guessing based on players I think have a shot. Here goes.

Definitely Sochi bound: Patrik Elias (Czech Republic), Ilya Kovalchuk (Russia), Anton Volchenkov (Russia)

As long as they keep this up: David Clarkson (Canada), Andy Greene (U.S.)

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, ANDY GREENE, ANTON VOLCHENKOV, Buzz, Czech Republic, DAVID CLARKSON, Devils, Devs, Ilya Kovalchuk, Marek Zidlicky, MARK FAYNE, Martin Brodeur, Marty Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, PATRIK ELIAS, Editorial Aside, Russia, Sochi, Sochi Games, Sochi Olympics, Team Canada, Team U.S.A., U.S.A
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Links: Pregame thread | Twitter | NHL.com recap

That was such an impressive win for the Devils and it came after a poor first 10 minutes that may have been partly due to the earlier start. Regardless, the last 50 minutes of that game were reason for the Devils and Pete DeBoer to smile. Some thoughts...

Huge, Tom, huge: To borrow a phrase from TV car mogul Billy Fuccillo, there's not enough "U's" on the keyboard to describe how big of a win that was for the Devils. Not only because they beat a division rival that was one point ahead of them for first place in the Atlantic. Not only because they shut down the high-powered Pens offense for long stretches. Not only because they sent a message by rebounding from last week's 5-1 win. This was big because of how the Devils played after nearly getting run out of the rink in the first 10 minutes while the Penguins were all over the ice. Part of that was due to the three first period power plays, which took Pittsburgh out of its offensive rhythm, but also because Krys Barch stood up to Deryk Engelland roughly nine minutes into the first period. Engelland was running all over the ice, getting in David Clarkson's face and giving the Devils all sorts of trouble every time they tried to enter the Pittsburgh zone. After Barch fought Engelland, the Devils started to get some offensive momentum going and began to push back against the Pens. I know I'm not always a huge advocate of dressing a guy like Barch, but he was one of the big reasons the game turned around halfway through the first period.

Tags: ANDY GREENE, Bobby Butler, Devils, Devs, New Jersey Devils, Penguins, Pens, Pittsburgh Penguins, Editorial Aside, Postgame Thoughts, Stefan Matteau
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As you can see Marion Gaborik is on top of Martin Brodeur as the puck is in the net. The goal was disallowed and Gaborik was penalized with goaltender interference. Obviously it has caused much debate as to whether the goal should have counted. To be honest , I can see it going both ways but 99% of the time the referees are going to side with the goaltender. But these kind of things are a part of the game.

Tags: ANDY GREENE, ANTON VOLCHENKOV, disallowed goal, Marion Gaborik, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, NHL, Photo of the Game, SNY

Andy Greene has been confirmed to be out for the next four weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his toe. He has had pain since November 26th when the Devils took on the Islanders. The Devils have placed him on injured reserve.

Also Anton Volchenkov left yesterday's game against the Ottawa Senators with a hand injury. It will not require surgery. He is listed as day to day. They are still unsure if he will play Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens at home.

Tags: ANDY GREENE, ANTON VOLCHENKOV, Injury Report, New Jersey Devils, NHL, SNY

Andy Greene has been bothered by his foot again. He underwent x-rays and it was determined that he will not play tonight at home against the Ottawa Senators. Greene has had a sore foot since he took a shot off of it on November 26th against the Islanders.

Fraser will take Greene's spot in the lineup. Fraser played three games this season all while filling in for Greene.

Tags: ANDY GREENE, Injury Report, MARK FRASER, New Jersey Devils, NHL, SNY

Ilya Kovalchuk left yesterday's match against the Philadelphia Flyers at the end of the 3rd period and missed overtime and the shootout. After the game he said it was lower body injury. It is still unsure if he is going to miss the game Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets.

After last night's game Johan Hedberg was extremely sore with a stiff back. Luckily Martin Brodeur will be starting in net against the Jets Saturday but they will wait until tomorrow to see if Hedberg can dress for the backup role.

Tags: ANDY GREENE, Ilya Kovalchuk, Injury Report, Johan Hedberg, New Jersey Devils, NHL, SNY
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