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New York Islanders goalie Jean-Francois Berube makes a pad save against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Islanders goalie Jean-Francois Berube makes a pad save against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Jean-Francois Berube and Thomas Greiss both allowed four goals as the New York Islanders lost to the Carolina Hurricanes, 8-4, on Monday at Barclays Center. >> Read more


First period:

  • 9:11 NYI Ryan Strome; Assists: Andrew Ladd, Thomas Hickey
  • 14:14 CAR Jaccob Slavin; Assists: Elias Lindholm, Victor Rask
  • 14:40 CAR Joakim Nordstrom; Assists: Lee Stempniak, Slavin
  • 17:32 NYI Stephen Gionta; Assists: Cal Clutterbuck, Nikolay Kulemin 

Second period:

  • 2:43 NYI Calvin de Haan; Assists: Joshua Ho-Sang, Hickey
  • 6:51 CAR Justin Faulk; Assists: Jordan Staal, Noah Hanifin
  • 8:02 CAR Jeff Skinner; Assists: Elias Lindholm, Matt Tennyson
  • 8:58 CAR Faulk; Assists: Noah Hanifin, Patrick Brown
  • 11:45 CAR Slavin (short handed)
  • 13:50 NYI Ho-Sang; Assist: Anthony Beauvillier

Third period:

  • 3:43 CAR Skinner (Penalty Shot)
  • 10:57 CAR Slavin; Assists: Teuvo Teravainen, Staal
Tags: Andrew Ladd, Cal Clutterbuck, Calvin De Haan, Carolina Hurricanes, Nikolay Kulemin, Ryan Strome, Stephen Gionta, Thomas Greiss, Thomas Hickey
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New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy looks on during the first period against the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center. (Jeff Curry/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy looks on during the first period against the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center. (Jeff Curry/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Islanders host the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Barclays Center.

According to STATS:

  • The Hurricanes have won their first two games against the Islanders this season, including an overtime win in Brooklyn during the last meeting. The last time Carolina had three wins in a season against New York was 2013-14.
Tags: Brock Nelson, Carolina Hurricanes, Nick Leddy
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New Jersey Devils right wing PA Parenteau (11) skates with the puck during the third period at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland)
New Jersey Devils right wing PA Parenteau (11) skates with the puck during the third period at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland)

The Devils (15-16-7) look to win their second consecutive game as they take on the Hurricanes (16-13-7) in Carolina on Tuesday.

According to STATS:

  • New Jersey beat Boston, 3-0, last night at Prudential Center, winning for the second time in its last three tilts, and recording its second shutout in the last six contests (had zero shutouts in first 32 games of the season). The Devils have netted three or more goals just 13 times in 2016-17 -- tied with Buffalo for fewest in the Eastern Conference.
  • Carolina dropped a 3-1 decision in Tampa on New Year's Eve, falling to 2-7-2 on the road since Thanksgiving. The Hurricanes are just 1-11-4 (.188) when allowing three or more goals in 2016-17 -- worst in the Eastern Conference.
  • The Devils have taken both meetings with the Canes this season, 4-1 at PNC Arena on November 6, and 2-1 in a shootout at Prudential Center on November 8. Dating to the beginning of 2014-15, these clubs have split their last six tilts in Raleigh, each skating off with three wins.
  • P.A. Parenteau lit the lamp last night, giving him three goals in his last four games, and six in his last 10 skates overall (had five goals in first 26 games of the season). Parenteau has three points (2g, 1a) in his last three games vs. the Canes.
  • Sebastien Aho scored Carolina's lone goal Saturday night, giving him three points (1g, 2a) during his current career-long three-game scoring streak, and 20 points on the season overall. All seven of Aho's markers this season have come at even-strength.
  • New Jersey is 3-2-2 in the second of back-to-back tilts this season. Tonight's game marks the 14th time Carolina will take on a team in the second of back-to-backs in 2016-17 -- most of any team in the league (Canes are 7-5-1 in first 13 such matches).

© 2017 by STATS.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes

New Jersey Devils center Sergey Kalinin (51) celebrates his goal during the third period at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland)
New Jersey Devils center Sergey Kalinin (51) celebrates his goal during the third period at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The New Jersey Devils are feeling relatively good about how they're playing, while the Carolina Hurricanes are dealing with the afterglow of a feel-good story.

The Metropolitan Division rivals meet Tuesday night at PNC Arena.

The Devils bring a stretch of two victories in three games into the tilt after defeating the visiting Boston Bruins 3-0 on Monday night. The team is still trying to make up from a miserable stretch earlier in the season.

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New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac (19) celebrates with defenseman Damon Severson (28) after scoring a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the third period at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland)
New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac (19) celebrates with defenseman Damon Severson (28) after scoring a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the third period at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland)

The New Jersey Devils have shown the ability to respond from some not-so-solid performances and that mindset could go a long way in helping the team navigate through the season.

The Carolina Hurricanes haven't been quite so in tune with dodging rough patches during the first few weeks of the season.

But Tuesday night at New Jersey, the Hurricanes aim to get on track because they've gone four games without winning in regulation.

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New Jersey Devils left wing Mike Cammalleri makes a pass. (Timothy T. Ludwig/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils left wing Mike Cammalleri makes a pass. (Timothy T. Ludwig/USA Today Sports Images)

Mike Cammalleri recorded a hat trick to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday at PNC Arena.

Tags: Beau Bennett, Carolina Hurricanes, Jacob Josefson, John Moore, Mike Cammalleri, Travis Zajac
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Oct 28, 2016; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner (53) celebrates his first period goal against the New York Rangers at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 28, 2016; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner (53) celebrates his first period goal against the New York Rangers at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

First Period

Second Period 

Three Stars

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Carolina Hurricanes forward Chris Terry and New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo battle during the second period at PNC Arena. (James Guillory/USA Today Sports Images)
Carolina Hurricanes forward Chris Terry and New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo battle during the second period at PNC Arena. (James Guillory/USA Today Sports Images)

It's been a little while since the Carolina Hurricanes or the New York Islanders won consecutive games, but it's probably only a requirement for one to make the playoffs.

It'll in fact take quite a bit more for Carolina to climb the Eastern Conference ladder, and that near-desperate attempt continues Tuesday night in Brooklyn as the clubs meet for the second time in four days.

While the Islanders (40-25-9) are trying to catch Pittsburgh for third in the Metropolitan Division, entering this contest three points back with a game in hand, the Hurricanes (33-28-15) have more work to do to track down a wild-card spot.

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Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson scores the game-winning goal against New Jersey Devils goalie Scott Wedgewood as Devils defenseman David Warsofsky reacts during overtime at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson scores the game-winning goal against New Jersey Devils goalie Scott Wedgewood as Devils defenseman David Warsofsky reacts during overtime at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)

Victor Rask had the first multigoal game of his career, scoring twice as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Sunday.

Rask, who has scored in three straight games, ended the Hurricanes' skid of six consecutive games without a power-play goal when he connected in the second period to give him 20 this season.

Ron Hainsey scored the other Carolina goal, and Cam Ward made 23 saves.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Scott Wedgewood, Travis Zajac
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New York Islanders center Ryan Strome is congratulated by teammates as he scored against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Islanders center Ryan Strome is congratulated by teammates as he scored against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Islanders face the Carolina Hurricanes on the road on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • The Hurricanes have won three consecutive games against the Islanders, after losing each of their previous four games against the Isles.
  • The Hurricanes have not scored or allowed a single power-play goal over their last five games, which is tied for the third-longest such streak in the NHL this season. Earlier this season (December 21 -- January 4), the Hurricanes had an NHL-high seven-game streak of not scoring/allowing a power-play goal.
  • Entering the weekend, the Hurricanes are one of just three teams (also Red Wings and Maple Leafs) that do not have a single skater with more than 45 points this season.
  • Chris Terry is currently working on a career-long three-game goal streak, after scoring a total of just three goals over his previous 47 games.
Tags: Carolina Hurricanes

New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Islanders face the Carolina Hurricanes on the road Saturday at 7 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • The Hurricanes have scored multiple power-play goals in four of their last six games against the Islanders, while the Isles have scored 18 power-play goals over their last 16 games against Carolina.
  • The Islanders, who have won three straight contests, can match their season-long win streaks (four games -- October 12-20 and November 28 -- December 4) with a win on Saturday night.
  • The Islanders have scored at least one power-play goal in four straight games -- one shy of their season-long streak (five games -- October 23-31), and have allowed just three power-play goals over their last 13 games.
  • Defenseman Johnny Boychuk has scored two goals over his last three games, after scoring just two goals over his previous 34 games.
Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Johnny Boychuk

New York Rangers forward J. T. Miller is congratulated by teammates defensemen Marc Staal defensemen Kevin Klein and forward Derek Stepan after his second period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. (James Guillory/USATSI)
New York Rangers forward J. T. Miller is congratulated by teammates defensemen Marc Staal defensemen Kevin Klein and forward Derek Stepan after his second period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. (James Guillory/USATSI)

(AP) -- J.T. Miller scored twice in the second period and Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

Ryan McDonagh scored to stretch his scoring streak to four games, and Keith Yandle also had a goal for New York.

Joakim Nordstrom scored for Carolina, and Eddie Lack made 28 saves.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Henrik Lundqvist, J.T. Miller, Keith Yandle, Ryan McDonagh
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New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello controls the puck against New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy during the third period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USATSI)
New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello controls the puck against New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy during the third period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USATSI)

The Rangers take on the Hurricanes on the road Friday at 7 p.m.

According to STATS...

  • The Rangers defeated the Canucks, 3-2, in overtime at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night, improving to 10-4-5 in one-goal affairs this season. New York has scored at least three goals 27 times in 2015-16 -- tied for most of any Eastern Conference club.
  • Carolina beat Toronto, 1-0, in overtime at Air Canada Centre last night, garnering at least one point for the sixth time in the last seven games (5-1-1 record). The Canes are 4-0-2 (.833) at PNC Arena since Christmas -- the fourth-best home mark in the league in the last four weeks.
  • The Blueshirts have taken both meetings with the Canes this season, each of which was played in New York. Dating to April 8, 2014, the Rangers have won eight straight games vs. Carolina overall by a combined score of 21-10.
  • Mats Zuccarello lit the lamp Tuesday night, garnering first-star accolades, and ending his season-long goalless streak at seven games. Zuccarello has one goal and 12 helpers during his current 11-game point streak vs. Carolina -- the longest active point streak of any NHL skater against the Canes.
  • Jordan Staal scored the game-winner for Carolina last night, giving him eight points (4g, 4a) in his last eight skates overall. Staal has two goals and two helpers during his current three-game home point streak vs. the Rangers.
  • Carolina is 7-2-2 (.727) in the second of back-to-back tilts this season -- third best of any team in the league. The Canes' seven wins in the second of back-to-backs are most of any NHL club this year.
Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Mats Zuccarello

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green (25) scores a second period goal and celebrates with his teammates during the game against the New Jersey Devils at Joe Louis Arena. (Leon Halip)
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green (25) scores a second period goal and celebrates with his teammates during the game against the New Jersey Devils at Joe Louis Arena. (Leon Halip)

The Carolina Hurricanes are suddenly playing well defensively and on the road. Struggles in both areas played a role in them being at the bottom of the Eastern Conference earlier this month.

Coming off a major confidence builder, the Hurricanes can continue their climb up the East standings Tuesday night if they beat the New Jersey Devils for the second time in four days.

Following a 5-1 home loss to the Devils on Dec. 3, Carolina was tied for the fewest points in the league with 20. The Hurricanes have since recorded 15 points (7-3-1), and the only East team with more in that span is first-place Washington.

"We're going the right way," coach Bill Peters said. "We play more of a puck-possession game. Our D skate better and is very young. That's exciting." >> Read more...

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes forward Elias Lindholm (16) (James Guillory)
Carolina Hurricanes forward Elias Lindholm (16) (James Guillory)

The Devils are in Carolina on Wednesday to take on the Hurricanes at 7 p.m.

According to STATS...

  • In each of the last five games between these teams, the losing team scored exactly one goal. At the same time, the Devils have held Carolina without a power-play goal over their last five meetings.
  • The Devils have allowed a power-play goal in three consecutive road games in the same season for the first time since a six-game streak October 16 -- November 10, 2014.
  • The Hurricanes have earned at least one standings point in six of their last seven home games (3-1-3), and have scored at least four goals in back-to-back home games for the first time since a three-game stretch February 28 -- March 5, 2013.
  • All eight of Adam Henrique's assists (and 15 of his 19 points) this season have come in Devils victories.
  • Victor Rask, who has scored a goal in back-to-back games for the fourth time in his NHL career, has never scored a goal in three consecutive NHL games.
  • Justin Faulk, who has scored a goal in back-to-back home games against the Devils, has scored at least one point in each of his last seven home games -- the longest active home point streak by a defenseman.
Tags: Carolina Hurricanes

The Islanders' locker room was as quiet as ever on Saturday night.

The 5-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes is one the Islanders want to quickly forget considering the lackluster performance they put on in front of a sold out Nassau Coliseum. The Isles ?allowed 41 shots on net through three periods, while only registering 24, and the Hurricanes led in shots attempted 70-46.

The Islanders, who are now preparing for a four game road trip, played sluggishly and allowed the Hurricanes to out work them for most of the 60-minute affair.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Islanders, new york islanders, News
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UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- It has been well documented that this is the Islanders final season at the Nassau Coliseum and something that has been discussed ad nauseam for the length of training camp. However Saturday night it started to sink in and the Islanders began their final year in Uniondale the right way; with a win.

The Islanders defeated the Hurricanes 4-3 in the second of a home and home with Carolina, and the final home opener in Nassau Coliseum history. The win was helping meaning in two distinct ways. One being the Islanders getting a win on a night when was so important to the fans and the other being that they began to establish a winning culture at home.

Home victories were hard to come by last season for the Isles, so to get one early is a step in the right direction.

Tags: brock nelson, Carolina Hurricanes, Chad Johnson, Islanders, new york islanders
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The New Jersey Devils defeated the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 5-2 on Friday night to move their record to 10-11-5 on the season.

[sny-box]

- The Devils had an early 1-0 lead on a goal by Mark Fayne, by the Hurricanes stormed back in the second period on goals by Jeff Skinner and Jordan Staal.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, Postgame Thoughts
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By Dave Turner and Jeff O'Connor

With the season upon us, it's time to see how the Devils stack up with the rest of the Metropolitan Division. With plenty of talent across the board, the Metro division should be one of the most competitive in the league.

Dave's Picks:?

Tags: Analysis, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Debate, Hockey, metropolitan division, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, pittsburgh pengiuins, Playoffs, Power Rankings, predictions, Washington Capitals
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Even though the Devils' playoff chances are finished for 2013, we can still look back at some great moments in New Jersey's playoff history.

On April 28...

2001- After losing game one, the Devils blow a 5-1 third-period lead in game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Toronto Maple Leafs. But Randy McKay's goal at 5:30 of the first overtime lifts New Jersey to a 6-5 win over the Leafs, evening their best-of-seven series at 1.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Dave Andreychuk, Jamie Langenbrunner, New Jersey Devils, Notes, Ottawa Senators, Pavel Kubina, Randy McKay, Scott Stevens, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs
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Even though the Devils' playoff chances are finished for 2013, we can still look back at some great moments in New Jersey's playoff history.

On April 24...

2003- Martin Brodeur records a playoff shutout, and Jamie Langenbrunner registers a goal and an assist in New Jersey's win over the Tampa Bay Lighting in game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, From The Stands, Jamie Langenbrunner, John Madden, Los Angeles Kings, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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The Devils helped themselves on Thursday night.

Unfortunately for them and their fans, that's the only help they got.

New Jersey remains six back of eighth place now with only five games remaining. The Devils' 3-0 win in Philadelphia kept them alive in the playoff hunt with five games left but did them no other good.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Scoreboard Watching, Winnipeg Jets
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Tags: Around The Links, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Peter Harrold, Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets

The Toronto Maple Leafs, who seemingly doomed the Devils' playoff hopes just three days ago, have renewed life into New Jersey's postseason chances.

The Leafs' 4-3 regulation win over the Rangers at Air Canada Centre kept New Jersey within two points of both seventh and eighth in the East with only 18 regular-season days remaining.

With New Jersey idle again tonight, the team and fans can root for the Flyers and Lightning. Philadelphia, still clinging to faint-playoff life, will be on Long Island for a date with the Isles. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, will try to deal the reeling Senators their fifth-straight loss.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Scoreboard Watching, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets
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It's not hyperbole to call Thursday the NHL's biggest day to date.

The trade deadline is behind us, and with only 11-13 games left, there are seven teams within five points of the East's Nos. 7 and 8 seeds.

When you consider that five of those seven are in action tonight-- plus the Southeast Division-leading Jets-- it makes for a huge night on the ice.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers, Scoreboard Watching, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets
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Thanks to tiebreakers, the Devils are still in the No. 7 spot, but the Islanders and Rangers are catching up fast.

The Caps, keyed by Alexander Ovechkin's three-point game, crept to within three points of the eighth spot, and are only two points back of No. 3 Winnipeg for the Southeast Division lead.

Tags: Alexander Ovechkin, Carolina Hurricanes, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Scoreboard Watching, Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets
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I'm not sure about you all, but I'm starting to get the vibe that the Devils are trying to keep things interesting.

New Jersey dropped its fourth straight Monday night, 3-1, to the ninth-placed Islanders. Meanwhile, across the river, the Rangers polished off the Jets 4-2.

Both results moved the New York squads within two points of seventh place. New Jersey, which hasn't been outside the top-eight all season, could be by the week's end.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Scoreboard Watching, Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets
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Look at those standings.

With the Devils' 5-4 shootout loss to Tampa Bay, there are now seven teams within four points of eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings.

It makes for a thrilling final three-and-a-half weeks left of this season.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Scoreboard Watching, Toronto Map, Winnipeg Jets
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With 15 games left, the Devils are only two points ahead of the Eastern Conference's No. 9 team.

But New Jersey can boost that advantage with some games it should win. The Devils will play back-to-back games in the Sunshine State, starting tonight with an affair with the lowly Lightning.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Notes, Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets
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The Islanders' huge 3-2 win in Washington, coupled with Winnipeg's 4-1 win in Raleigh boosted the Isles within two points of the arch-rival Rangers.

The Rangers meanwhile won a rather large game of their own, downing Philadelphia 5-2. The Rangers sit just two points back of the Devils with one game in hand.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Notes, Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets
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The Carolina Hurricanes placed center Jussi Jokinen on waivers Tuesday. Could the Devils be interested?

https://twitter.com/ice_chip/status/316580233341976576

While he certainly could help New Jersey, there's a couple of issues. For one, as Todd Cordell points out on Twitter, the Devils already have 50 contracts and would have to move someone in order to claim Jokinen. Two, the Devils are middle of the pack points wise, which means they'll be middle of the pack in terms of claim order and I imagine a team far more desperate than the Devils will put in a claim on Jokinen.

Tags: Buzz, Canes, Carolina Hurricanes, Devils, Devs, Hurricanes, Jussi Jokinen, New Jersey Devils

So Martin Brodeur scored a goal last night.

You think it's a great accomplishment? Ok, it IS a great accomplishment for any netminder to be credited with a goal.

Here are five other great goals by goalies.

Tags: Cam Ward, Carolina Hurricanes, Chris Osgood, Evgeni Nabakov, From The Stands, Hartford Whalers, Martin Brodeur, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Ron Hextall, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals
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Tags: Around The Links, Carolina Hurricanes, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers

Links: Pregame thread | Twitter | NHL.com recap

It was almost a storybook return, but history turned out to be too good to be true for Martin Brodeur. Still, after weathering a hectic first 10 minutes, the Devils responded with an excellent overall effort and have ended their most recent losing streak in impressive fashion. Some thoughts...

Marty: It may not have been history, but it was an excellent return for Brodeur, who single-handedly kept the Devils in the game long enough for them to find their sea legs. Brodeur's performance during the first 10 minutes of the first period was the shining example of what we wrote earlier this week. While Johan Hedberg was good enough, he wasn't Brodeur. He didn't have that extra level. Moose was likely to be beaten on the fifth shot of a rapid-fire barrage. Brodeur, on the other hand, was calm, cool, collected and his usual reliable self. Of course, he was blatantly exhausted at the end of that stretch, but thankfully the rest of the team took over from there, shutting the Hurricanes down so well even Drake would've been impressed. But it wasn't just those saves -- or his goal (yes, his goal) -- that stood out for me. It was all the little things that Brodeur does that make him such an excellent netminder even at the age of 40. One of those examples came during the first period when there was a turnover and Alexander Semin came rushing up the gut toward the puck. Moose might've dove at the puck and he might have disrupted Semin enough to be successful. It's a risky proposition we've seen Hedberg both win and lose this season. Instead, Brodeur stayed calm, stayed upright and came out just far enough that he forced Semin to shoot at one of several tiny windows. Semin, of course, nearly scored, rocketing a shot off the post just over Brodeur's shoulder, but that's a nearly impossible shot to make and it's the only one Brodeur gave him. Marty also made at least two or three excellent decision with the puck on his stick, deftly moving the play away from the net and helping the Devils get out of the zone. Brodeur's return will likely be remembered for his incredibly bizarre goal and those frantic first minutes, but it was the things that went unnoticed, things not seen in the box score that impressed me the most.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Andrei Loktionov, Canes, Carolina Hurricanes, Devils, Devs, Harri Pesonen, Hurricanes, Ilya Kovalchuk, Johan Hedberg, Marek Zidlicky, Martin Brodeur, Marty Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Pete DeBoer, Editorial Aside, Postgame Thoughts, Ryan Carter, Tom Kostopoulos, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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Can the Devils get their first win over Carolina this season?

Who: New Jersey Devils at Carolina Hurricanes

When: 7:00 p.m. ET; Pregame show at 6:30 p.m. ET

Tags: Canes, Carolina Hurricanes, Devils, Devs, Gameday, Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils
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Four years ago today, Martin Brodeur etched a place in NHL history with his 552nd win.

Three Stanley Cups, four Vezina Trophies, five Jennings Trophies, plus a slew of awards and accomplishments have helped cement Martin Brodeur as one of the NHL's all-time greatest goaltenders.

But four years ago today, Brodeur staked a claim to No. 1.

Tags: Brian Gionta, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, From The Stands, Martin Brodeur, Montreal Canadiens, PATRIK ELIAS, Pittsburgh Penguins, Scott Clemmensen, Sidney Crosby, Troy Brouwer
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  • Another road loss Saturday for New Jersey-- its fifth straight defeat away from Prudential Center. Here are your slew of links from the Devils' 6-3 loss to Carolina (NorthJersey.com) (NJ.com) (AP) (NHL.com)
  • Devils goalie Johan Hedberg surrendered five goals on just 18 shots and was pulled for the second time in three games. Even still, Devils coach Pete DeBoer announced Hedberg will start AGAIN Sunday night against Winnipeg. (Fire & Ice)
  • The Hockey Night in Canada insiders discussed visors, GM meetings and Corey Perry in another excellent Hotstove segment. (CBC.ca)
Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Around The Links, Carolina Hurricanes, Corey Perry, Johan Hedberg, New Jersey Devils, Pete DeBoer, Winnipeg Jets

Links: Pregame thread | Twitter | NHL.com recap

When you're guilty of multiple defensive breakdowns in the first period and no-show the entire second, it's highly unlikely that any sense of urgency in the third is going to save you. That was pretty much the story for the Devils as they went back into the losing side of the ledger Saturday. Some thoughts...

What are you waiting for: Remember when bad starts were the problem? Well, that's not exactly the case now -- the Devils' starts have actually been OK, but they haven't shown any urgency over the past three games until their backs are up against the wall in the third period. Thursday night the Devils did just enough to force OT, but tonight and the time before came up short. And it's not even just about the offensive side of their game. The Devils basically allowed the Hurricanes to walk into their zone time after time and showed absolutely no fight in clearing the crease. Two of the goals tonight were the direct result of Devils defenders allowing a Hurricane forward to stand right in front of Johan Hedberg and play the puck. That's simply unacceptable and has to change, because it doesn't look like the Devils are going to be able to score more than two or three goals on a regular basis. I'm starting to worry this is more than just a bad habit. I'm starting to worry this "is what it is." The defense is slow and sloppy, the offense is pressing and gripping their sticks too tight and Pete DeBoer showed at least four different versions of the "You gotta be kidding me" face tonight. I can only imagine what he said to them between the second and the third period that had them jumping out of their skates to start the period, but it's probably not along the lines of "Good job, good effort." Will things change tomorrow night against Winnipeg? Maybe, but I'm not holding my breath.

Tags: Adam Larsson, Alexander Semin, Canes, Carolina Hurricanes, Devils, Devs, Hurricanes, Jeff Frazee, Johan Hedberg, Martin Brodeur, Marty Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Pete DeBoer, Peter Harrold, Editorial Aside, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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The Devils will try to make it two in a row Saturday night in Carolina.

Who:? New Jersey Devils at Carolina Hurricanes

When: 7:00 p.m. ET; Pregame show at 6:30 p.m. ET

Tags: Canes, Carolina Hurricanes, Devils, Devs, Gameday, Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils
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Henrik Tallinder's lower-body injury Thursday night will keep him out of more than one game.

Pete DeBoer told the press corps on Friday that?Tallinder will not trek to Raleigh?with the Devils?for the Devils' game with the Hurricanes on Saturday. Tallinder injured himself during warmups Thursday night.

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Tags: Analysis, Carolina Hurricanes, Dany Heatley, HENRIK TALLINDER, MARK FAYNE, New Jersey Devils, News, Pete DeBoer, Peter Harrold, Editorial Aside
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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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The Staal brothers make their first trip to New Jersey on Tuesday to visit the red-hot Devils.

Who: Carolina Hurricanes at New Jersey Devils

When: 7:00 p.m. ET; Pregame show at 6:30 p.m. ET

Tags: Canes, Carolina Hurricanes, Devils, Devs, Gameday, gameday, Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils
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The Devils acquired Alexi Ponikarosky for prospect Joe Sova and a 4th round pick in this year's draft. He will be in the lineup this afternoon when the Devils play the Philadelphia Flyers. Alexi will play on the 3rd line with Jacob Josefson and David Clarkson. To make room for him on the roster the Devils have sent Mattias Tedenby down to Albany.

I think this is a great trade for the Devils and hopefully will give the Devils 3 solid lines that can score on a consistent basis. Ponikarovsky is a great depth player whose contract expires at the end of this season. If things workout for him in New Jersey hopefully he'll resign again.

Tags: Alexi Ponikarovsky, Breaking News, breaking news, Carolina Hurricanes, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, NHL, SNY
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