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Brian Boyle notched his 100th and 101st career goals to help the Devils defeat the Stars, 5-2, at home.
Boyle gave the Devils the lead with a power-play goal at 16:39 in the second period, and came away with the final goal on an empty netter. Boyle now has eight goals on the season. >> Box Score
In recent years, the Dallas Stars' annual trips through the New York metropolitan area have been disappointments. Kari Lehtonen is making this holiday season's visit one to remember.
Fresh off a milestone win, Lehtonen looks to extend a personal run over the New Jersey Devils and lift Dallas to its sixth victory in seven road games on Friday night at Prudential Center.
The Devils announced that they have acquired Coyotes' minor league forward Michael Latta for minor league forward Ryan Kujawinski.
Latta, 26, played in the NHL for the Capitals from 2013-16 before playing for the Coyote's AHL affiliate this season. In his years with Washington, Latta had four goals and 13 assists in 113 games.
Kujawinski was a 2013 third-round pick of the Devils and had one goal and one assist in five games with the Devils' AHL affiliate this season.
Latta will go to the AHL, according to Amanda Stein.
The Devils scored just 81 seconds into the game but were blanked the rest of the way as they fell to the Canadiens 2-1 in overtime. Stefan Noesen scored the lone New Jersey goal and Cory Schneider saved 34 of 36 shots faced. << Box score
MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens only have five games left before the Christmas break, and Thursday night's contest against the New Jersey Devils is their last home game before the New Year.
After losing their last three, the Habs (13-14-4) will be looking to close out 2017 at the Bell Centre with a victory.
"We've got one home game left before we head on the road for this Christmas break, so it's a pretty important five games for us," Montreal forward Brendan Gallagher told the team website. "We're going to try to take things game-by-game, but really understand that we can't have any bad nights. We've got to be accountable to our teammates, and try to string something together here."
Devils' coach John Hynes didn't mince words in the aftermath of his team's 5-2 loss to the Rangers on Saturday night.
Hynes was unhappy with how 'soft' the Devils played.
"You play soft and you play loose you have no chance to win," Hynes said, via Andrew Gross of The Record. "That was tonight's game. We were soft all over the ice. Too many soft individuals. We played a loose game, that's what happens. That's the game right there."
The Devils will look to get back in the win column on Tuesday against the Kings.
The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils will renew their rivalry when they meet at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.
Earlier in the week, the New Jersey Devils faced some adversity and passed their next test with flying colors following some tough love from coach John Hynes. The Columbus Blue Jackets hope to find success with the same formula on Friday night when these two teams meet in the second game of a home-and-home set at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
The Devils (16-7-4) thumped the Blue Jackets (17-10-1) 4-1 on Tuesday night in Columbus after Hynes held a stern meeting with team veterans the day before. Coming off a lackluster 5-0 road loss to the last-overall Arizona Coyotes, Hynes demanded better from his team in no uncertain terms -- and it responded, taking back first place in the Metropolitan Division in the process.
"It's black and white when he communicates with us," Devils center Brian Boyle told nj.com. "We have to start making a big difference in these games because you know how they go into December, New Year, after the All-Star break, after the trade deadline. It gets tighter and tighter..."
The Devils broke a 1-1 tie by scoring two goals in the second period before tacking another in the third to beat the Blue Jackets, 4-1, on Tuesday at Nationwide Arena. >> Box score
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Two teams battling for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division standings meet Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena in the first of two games between them this week.
After being out of the NHL since 2014-15, John Gibbons just wanted another chance. The Devils were the only organization to show anything that even resembled interest to the forward prior to the 2016-17 season.
Gibbons received just one offer from the NHL to tryout, and it was the Devils. That happened late in the offseason, too.
"They were the only place I could try out," said Gibbons...
The Devils squeaked out a 2-1 win on the road as Brian Boyle's power play goal is the decisive factor in the third period. >> Box score
Three weeks ago, the Colorado Avalanche made a splash with a three-team trade that netted young talent and future draft picks.
General manager Joe Sakic was praised for landing so much and only giving up a disgruntled Matt Duchene in the deal. One of those players, 19-year-old defenseman Samuel Girard, has been a workhorse on the top pairing.
The New Jersey Devils are hoping for the same sort of splash after they made a big trade for a young defenseman on Thursday. New Jersey sent forwards Adam Henrique and Joseph Blandisi and a 2018 third-round draft pick to Anaheim for 26-year-old Sami Vatanen.
The Devils acquired Ducks D Sami Vatanen and a conditional third round pick in 2019 or 2020 for centers Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi a third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
The conditional pick in the deal is based on if the Ducks sign Henrique to a Standard Player Contract. If he signs a contract for the 2019-20 season before the 2019 Draft, the Devils would receive the Ducks' 2019 third-round pick. If he doesn't sign before the draft, New Jersey receives Anaheim's pick in the 2020 draft. If Henrique doesn't re-sign at all, the Devils don't receive a pick.
Vatanen, 26, adds a veteran presence and two-way defender GM Ray Shero is happy will be featured on his team's defense...
Cory Schneider gave up two goals in the third period as the New Jersey Devils lost to the Florida Panthers, 3-2, on Monday at Prudential Center. >> Box score
For the second time just over two weeks, the New Jersey Devils play host to the Florida Panthers on Monday night at the Prudential Center.
The Devils (14-5-4) posted a 2-1 victory over the Panthers (8-12-2) on Nov. 11, the seventh win in their last nine games on home ice against Florida since the 2012-13 season. That victory also started New Jersey's current 5-1-3 run over the past nine games.
Both teams will be playing the second leg of back-to-back games when the New Jersey Devils visit the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena at 7 p.m., Saturday.
The Devils scored all their goals in the second period in a 3-2 home win over the Vancouver Canucks at the Prudential Center on Friday night.
Left winger Taylor Hall had a hand in all three goals for New Jersey with a goal, his seventh, and two assists.
The New Jersey Devils will play host to the Vancouver Canucks on Friday at Prudential Center, each team coming off the NHL's Thanksgiving break.
The Devils (12-5-4) are playing the second game in a two-game homestand, having lost to the Boston Bruins on Wednesday 3-2 in a shootout. It's also the second time the Devils and Canucks have played this month; New Jersey defeated Vancouver 2-0 on Nov. 1.
Boston jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead against New Jersey on Wednesday before the Devils rallied, tying the game on Brian Gibbons' goal with 4:44 remaining in regulation. The Bruins went on to win in an 11-round shootout.
Charlie McAvoy's tally in the 11th round of the shootout lifted the Bruins over the Devils, 3-2, on Wednesday night at Prudential Center. >> Box score
It is not exactly breaking news that coaches are tasked with having to make tough decisions.
To wit: Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy's choice between starting No. 1 goaltender Tuukka Rask or hot hand Anton Khudobin on Wednesday night against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
"It's a crystal ball kind of thing," Cassidy told reporters following the Bruins' practice at Warrior Ice Arena when asked if he was got to start Rask or Khudobin, according to BostonSportsJournal.com. "That's the best we can do with it."
John Moore scored the game-winning goal in overtime after the Devils blew a two-goal lead in the third period as New Jersey beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Monday at Xcel Energy Center. >> Box score
New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider has played in plenty of road games against the Minnesota Wild, though very rarely under ideal conditions.
Early in his career, when Schneider was backing up Roberto Luongo in Vancouver, and Luongo seemingly would always struggle in Minnesota, Schneider would usually come into the game sometime in the second period in relief, when the Wild had already built a big lead.
The Devils will play in Minnesota on Monday night after having a rough go of things Saturday at Winnipeg, where the Jets used a second-period outburst to send New Jersey to a second consecutive loss. New Jersey knows the road may get tougher soon.
The Jets scored all five of their goals in the second period to beat the Devils, 5-2, on Saturday at the Bell MTS Place. >> Box score
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Devils come to town smarting from a heartbreaking road loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday as they surrendered the only goal of the game with two seconds left in overtime. Still, they have the same record as Winnipeg and Jets coach Paul Maurice is expecting a track meet.
"They've got a real quick team," he said. "They've got an awful lot of speed, some good puck movers. I think it's going to be as close to the fastest game we'll play all year. The fastest team that we've seen."
Cory Schneider will get the start in goal but he won't need any time to get his bearings. Bell MTS Place was his home rink when he played for the AHL's Manitoba Moose from 2007 to 2010.
TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to avenge a 6-3 drubbing administered on Oct. 11 by the New Jersey Devils when the teams meet again Thursday at the Air Canada Centre.
The question is whether the Maple Leafs will have center Auston Matthews back in the lineup.
Matthews, who has missed three games in a row with an upper-body injury, practiced Wednesday with the team for the first time in more than a week.
CHICAGO -- An up-and-down start to the season hasn't exactly provided the Chicago Blackhawks with an over-abundance of confidence.
But after erasing an early two-goal deficit en route to a much-needed victory Saturday night, the Blackhawks might have discovered some self-assurance heading into the back end of a back-to-back Sunday night against the New Jersey Devils.
A 4-3 overtime victory Saturday night against the Carolina Hurricanes helped the Blackhawks avoid entering Sunday's game at the United Center riding a three-game losing streak. After falling behind early, Chicago scored a pair of third-period goals to force overtime.
Damon Severson and Kyle Palmieri scored the first two goals of the game to set the pace and help the Devils beat the Panthers, 2-1, on Saturday at the Prudential Center. >> Box score
The Florida Panthers snapped a losing streak Friday evening, but they are hoping to extend one for the New Jersey Devils when the two teams meet Saturday night at the Prudential Center.
Travis Zajac and Michael McLeod have both been cleared to practice, per NorthJersey.com's Andrew Gross.
Zajac and McLeod were seen on the ice with their teammates for the first time this season as the Devils had their morning skate before playing the Panthers tonight. Head coach John Hynes didn't give a timetable for either player's return, but for Zajac, he indicated he may have a thought about it.
Zajac underwent surgery to repair a torn left pectoral msuicle back on Aug. 17. It has kept him out of team practices, but he was skating on his own with McLeod.
McLeod, the Devils' first-round back in 2016, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Oct. 12. He is expected to miss four to six weeks.
The Devils lost to the Oilers in the last seconds of overtime, but the story is Brian Boyle's emotional goal, his first since he was diagnosed with cancer before the season started.
"I've never cried after a goal before," Boyle told MSG after the first period. "That's a great feeling. It's everything..."
Two teams looking to re-establish their footing meet Thursday night when the Edmonton Oilers visit the Prudential Center to face the New Jersey Devils.
The Oilers (5-8-1) are coming off a 2-1 overtime victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday, their second win in three games, yet they have not won consecutive games all season.
Meanwhile, the Devils (9-4-1) face their first extended adversity, entering with a three-game losing streak after a 3-1 home-ice loss to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.
The St. Louis Blues, down 1-0 in the second period, scored three unanswered goals and beat the Devils 3-1 on Tuesday at the Prudential Center. >> Box score
NEWARK, N.J. -- The Tuesday night game between the New Jersey Devils and the St. Louis Blues at the Prudential Center not only pits two of the league's top teams so far this season but is also an intriguing matchup between one club that consistently scores a lot and another known for its stout defensive play.
The Devils lost to the Calgary Flames in a shootout after entering overtime tied at 4 on Sunday at Scotiabank Saddledome. >> Box score
The New Jersey Devils are pleased with themselves right now, but not to the point where they feel comfortable.
"You have to be proud of our record to this point of the season and take confidence in that," forward Taylor Hall said.
"But at the same time, we were 9-3-3 last year and we finished 27th. We have a lot to improve. If you look at our last few games, we have been outshot and outplayed a bit. We have to figure it out quickly." >> Read more
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EDMONTON, Alberta -- The resurgent New Jersey Devils boast a spotless 5-0-0 road record. The Edmonton Oilers are a disappointing 2-5-0 on home ice.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Cory Schneider made 37 saves for his first shutout of the season and 24th of his career, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night.
Jimmy Hayes and Drew Stafford also scored to help the Metropolitan Division-leading Devils win for the ninth time in 11 games this season. New Jersey has won three straight and remains the NHL's only team with a perfect road record (5-0-0).
Taylor Hall added two assists and now has three goals and six assists in his last eight games against the Canucks. Read more >>
Devils C Brian Boyle will make his season debut on Wednesday night, the team announced.
Boyle took regular reps in practice on Tuesday as he prepares to ease himself back into game action after being diagnosed with Leukemia during training camp.
Coach John Hynes said Tuesday that he would talk to Boyle regarding his status for Wednesday's game against Vancouver.
The Devils activated Cory Schneider from the injured reserve on Saturday.
Schneider missed time due to a lower body inury. He will start on Saturday when the Devils hosts the Arizona Coyotes, as Andy Greene will be out of the lineup due to the birth of his son.
Schneider, 31, has played in six games this season for New Jersey.
The Arizona Coyotes are off to the worst start in franchise history at 0-9-1. They've had every problem imaginable but one of them -- goaltending -- could be solved Saturday.
Antti Raanta, acquired in the offseason to serve as the Coyotes' No. 1 goaltender, could return from a two-week absence due to a lower-body injury to face the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. He was on the ice Wednesday and practiced Friday, and the coaching staff feels he could be ready.