The Devils sent four players to Sochi, with Jaromir Jagr, Patrik Elias and Marek Zidlicky representing the Czech Republic and Damien Brunner representing the Swiss.
While the host country, Russia, s one of the favorites, the Canadian team is loaded. Of the 12 teams in the field, there are at least six teams that can make a pretty good case as to why they'll take home the gold medal.
Tags: Damien Brunner, Feature, Jaromir Jagr, Marek Zidlicky, New Jersey Devils, olympic hockey, Olympics, PATRIK ELIAS
Damien Brunner was back at practice today. ?Brunner has been out since December 20, when he suffered an MCL injury. ?He has missed 14 games with the injury. ?Brunner has eight goals and 13 points in 32 games this season.
Peter Harrold also practiced. ?He had been out with a non-displaced foot fracture. ?He has missed 19 games with the injury, having not played since December 7. ?Harrold has two assists in 21 games.
- Martin Brodeur notched his third shutout of the season by stopping all 33 Tampa Bay shots. The shutout is the 124th of Brodeur's career.
Tags: DAINIUS ZUBRUS, Damien Brunner, Jaromir Jagr, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Postgame Thoughts, Tampa Bay Lightning
Not so long ago, the Devils put together a string of games that saw them post 20 goals in a seven game span, which was an average of 2.86 goals per game. Now, this team has struggled to score, tallying just four goals over their last three games, two of which have been losses.
Aside from Jaromir Jagr and more recently, Patrik Elias, and to some extent Ryan Carter, the Devils have struggled to score. With the goaltending turning in a strong performance almost every night, it's almost safe to say that two goals may get this team at least a point in more games than not. Scoring that second and even a third goal, has been a major struggle as of late.
Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Analysis, Andrei Loktionov, By The Numbers, DAINIUS ZUBRUS, Damien Brunner, Jaromir Jagr, michael ryder, New Jersey Devils, PATRIK ELIAS, TRAVIS ZAJAC
Not long ago, the New Jersey Devils were toiling at the bottom of the Metropolitan Division, trying to do anything to stay afloat.
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Michael Ryder has no goals in his last five games.
We know he?s a streaky guy but outside of a post he hit on Saturday night against Philadelphia, he?s been relatively quiet.? For one, he?s not shooting nearly enough.? He has six shots in the team?s last five games.? Even with these last five contests, he?s shooting at an 18 percent clip.? That?s great.
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The New Jersey Devils defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 from TD Garden in Boston. The win brings their record to 2-5-4 on the season.
The Least You Should Know:
Tags: Analysis, ANDY GREENE, Boston Bruins, Damien Brunner, Eric Gelinas, Jaromir Jagr, Marek Zidlicky, New Jersey Devils, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, tuukka rask
New Jersey Devils vs Vancouver Canucks, 7:00pm
Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
TV:?MSG+ ?? Radio:?WFAN 101.9 fm, 660 am
Tags: Adam Larsson, Analysis, cory schneider, Damien Brunner, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Notes, PATRIK ELIAS, Pregame Thoughts, rostislav olesz, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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Some may think the sky is falling.
Take a deep breath and say this three times: "It's only three games."
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What Happened: The Devils got out to a 3-0 lead, only to see their lead evaporate behind four third period goals by Edmonton. Patrik Elias scored a shorthanded goal to force overtime, but New Jersey failed to score in the shootout once again, to fall 5-4.
Star of the Game: David Perron. Perron scored the game-tying goal off of a faceoff with a brilliant shot that beat Brodeur over his right shoulder. He also added the eventual winning goal in the shootout, with a slick backhand shelf shot to light the lamp.?
Tags: Analysis, Damien Brunner, Edmonton Oilers, Hockey, Martin Brodeur, michael ryder, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, ryan nugent-hopkins, shootout
There?s nothing like a five-game road trip over 11 days for a team to get to know each other better.? While the sky may be falling for some Devils fans, there?s more reason to believe than there is to worry.
After being shut out in the first game, they answered back with three goals on Friday.? The defense had a bunch of breakdowns on Thursday.? In Game No. 2, they played a much cleaner contest in their own third of the ice.? The special teams have been sharp as well.? The penalty kill is perfect thus far and the power play looks a lot smoother to this point in time.
Tags: Analysis, Damien Brunner, Feature, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, Martin Brodeur, michael ryder, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Ryane Clowe
What Happened:?The New Jersey Devils dropped their home opener to the New York Islanders 4-3 in a shootout. The Islanders twice battled back from one goal deficits, behind two goals by Michael Grabner, before Frans Nielsen tied the game up at three, only 1:01 into the third period. The Devils battled back with a third period goal by Damien Brunner to force overtime and the subsequent shootout.
Star of the Game:?Michael Grabner is quickly becoming a big-time Devil killer. The speedy winger had the first two Islanders goals, then assisted on the Nielsen goal. His tremendous speed has plagued New Jersey in the past and tonight was no different. ?Also, a nod to Evgeni Nabakov for stopping six Devils shots in the shootout.
Tags: Analysis, Andrei Loktionov, Damien Brunner, Martin Brodeur, michael grabner, michael ryder, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts
By Jeff O'Connor
The New Jersey Devils fell in Pittsburgh last night 3-0. ?The offense didn't put any pucks in the net and the defense was pretty good, overall, despite a key breakdown or two.
Tags: Adam Larsson, Damien Brunner, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Notes, Pregame Thoughts
The terms of the deal were not announced, in accordance with club policy.
The Devils brought in Brunner on a professional tryout contract last week, looking to add forward depth to their lineup. The 27-year-old Swiss native had 26 points (12 goals, 14 assists) for the Detroit Red Wings last year.
Game two featured the debut of quite a few new faces for New Jersey. The Islanders jumped out to a 4-1 lead after one period, but the Devils hung tough in the 5-3 loss.
Some notes and observations from the game:
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Another Devils hockey game tonight and they?ll take on the New York Islanders at home. The Devils will mix in some different players compared to Monday?s roster against the New York Rangers. Some old faces will appear for the first time this fall, like Martin Brodeur, while new faces like Damien Brunner and Jon Merrill will get their first experience of playing hockey in Newark.
Here are the lineups for tonight:
Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, Damien Brunner, Eric Gelinas, Jon Merrill, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Pregame Thoughts, Training Camp
In a move that was long rumored over the summer, Damien Brunner will be attending training camp, looking to make the club.
This is a no-brainer if you ask me. Give him a tryout, see how he does, and if it doesn't pan out, there's no harm done.
Tags: Breaking News, Damien Brunner, Detroit Red Wings, Lineup Changes, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, Roster Moves, rostislav olesz, Stefan Matteau
The name Damien Brunner has been thrown around in regards to the New Jersey Devils almost all summer, and it seems like the speculation is not done just yet. Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Devils are still in talks with the Swiss winger.
Hearing UFA ex-Wing Damien Brunner may be talking to Dallas (Jim Nill knows him) and New Jersey, possibly also Vancouver.