Feb 20, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Jesper Bratt (63) and Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones (3) battle for the puck during the second period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Feb 20, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Jesper Bratt (63) and Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones (3) battle for the puck during the second period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins and the New Jersey Devils, who beat Monday's NHL deadline by each making a splashy deal over the weekend, meet Tuesday night in a Metropolitan Division clash at PPG Paints Arena.

Pittsburgh (36-23-4), third in the division, acquired Derick Brassard from Ottawa, giving the Penguins a formidable lineup at center. On deadline day, they made only a swap of minor league centers.

It's not clear whether Brassard will be available Tuesday. He was awaiting immigration clearance as of late Monday.

New Jersey (32-22-8), in the top wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference, traded for speedy center Michael Grabner. The Devils didn't stop there, acquiring forward Patrick Maroon on deadline day from Edmonton for New Jersey's 2019 third-round draft pick and the rights to forward J.D. Dudek. >> Read more

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New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid makes a save in the first period of a game against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center. (Robert Mayer/USA TODAY Sporta)
New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid makes a save in the first period of a game against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center. (Robert Mayer/USA TODAY Sporta)

The Devils got back in the win column after a six-game losing skid to down the lowly Kings in Los Angeles, 6-3. >> Box score


First period:

  • 13:49 NJD Kyle Palmieri (Power play); Assists: Taylor Hall, Will Butcher
  • 15:41 LAK Brendan Leipsic; Assists: Jake Muzzin, Alec Martinez

Second period:

  • 0:25 NJD Travis Zajac (Unassisted)
  • 6:59 LAK Adrian Kempe; Assists: Drew Doughty, Austin Wagner
  • 10:57 NJD Kyle Palmieri; Assists: Taylor Hall
  • 12:28 NJD Will Butcher; Assists: Miles Wood, Travis Zajac
  • 17:37 LAK Kyle Clifford (Unassisted)

Third period:

  • 11:06 NJD Nico Hischier; Assists: Sami Vatanen, Taylor Hall
  • 19:52 NJD Blake Coleman (Empty net); Assists: Andy Greene, Damon Severson
Tags: Kyle Palmieri, Los Angeles Kings, Taylor Hall
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Dec 1, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) celebrates his goal with left wing Marcus Johansson (90) and defenseman Sami Vatanen (45) against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports  (Dennis Schneidler)
Dec 1, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) celebrates his goal with left wing Marcus Johansson (90) and defenseman Sami Vatanen (45) against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Schneidler)

Six years after meeting in the Stanley Cup Finals, the last-place teams in both conferences will get together Thursday night when the Los Angeles Kings host the New Jersey Devils at Staples Center.

The Kings (10-17-1) have already fired John Stevens as head coach and replaced him with Willie Desjardins, but he hasn't turned things around either. Stevens was let go on Nov. 4 after the Kings went 4-8-1 to start the season. They've gone 6-9-0 under Desjardins and have yet to win three in a row under either coach.

The Devils (9-12-5) are 0-3-3 over the past six games to fall to the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.

Tags: Cory Schneider, Keith Kinkaid, Taylor Hall
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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat pushes New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri into the net during second period at Prudential Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat pushes New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri into the net during second period at Prudential Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

The last-place Devils were blown out by the first-place Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Monday at Prudential Center. >> Box score


First period:

  • 13:31 TB Nikita Kucherov; Assists: Brayden Point, Ryan McDonagh
  • 19:34 TB Brayden Point (power play); Assists: Nikita Kucherov, Victor Hedman

Second period:

  • 8:20 TB Tyler Johnson; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Nikita Kucherov
  • 11:26 NJD Egor Yakovlev; Assists: Sami Vatanen, Stefan Noesen
  • 12:39 TB Yanni Gourde; Assists: Steven Stamkos, Ondrej Palat
Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning
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New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid makes a save in the first period of a game against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center. (Robert Mayer/USA TODAY Sporta)
New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid makes a save in the first period of a game against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center. (Robert Mayer/USA TODAY Sporta)

Last spring, the New Jersey Devils learned first-hand how much ground they need to make up on the Tampa Bay Lightning, decisively losing a first-round playoff series four games to one.

As the teams get set to meet Monday night at the Prudential Center, the gap between the Lightning and Devils has widened considerably.

While the Lightning (19-7-1) are once again on top of the Eastern Conference, the Devils (9-11-5) are last in the East after finishing in eighth place a year ago.

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Taylor Hall (Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports)
Taylor Hall (Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports)

The hottest goal scorer in the NHL takes his act Off-Broadway Saturday night when Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets visit the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center.

Laine, the league's reigning First Star of the Week, scored 18 goals in November, the most ever in a single month in franchise history. After scoring a pair in Thursday's 6-5 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks, Laine has five multiple-goal games this season and 13 goals in his last six games.

His first goal Thursday was the 100th of Laine's NHL career. He is the fourth-youngest player in league history to reach that plateau, behind Wayne Gretzky, Jimmy Carson and Brian Bellows. He reached the milestone in only 179 games.

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(Geoff Burke)

Capitals F Nicklas Backstrom managed a hat trick on his home ice, as the Devils lost their fourth straight road game 6-3 in Washington. >> Box score


First period:

  • 3:51 WSH Nicklas Backstrom; Assists: Alex Ovechkin, Michal Kempny
Tags: Washington Capitals
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Nov 23, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Marcus Johansson (90) carries the puck during the overtime against the New York Islanders at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 23, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Marcus Johansson (90) carries the puck during the overtime against the New York Islanders at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals go for their seventh straight win when they host the New Jersey Devils on Friday night at Capital One Arena.

New Jersey (9-10-4) is streaking in the opposite direction having dropped three in a row (0-1-2).

The Capitals (14-7-3) could get boost Friday with the return of forward Evgeny Kuznetsov, who missed the last six games with a concussion.

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New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid makes a save in the first period of a game against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center. (Robert Mayer/USA TODAY Sporta)
New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid makes a save in the first period of a game against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center. (Robert Mayer/USA TODAY Sporta)

Keith Kinkaid allowed a game-tying goal with 1:29 remaining in regulation and a game-winning goal to Mike Hoffman in overtime as the Devils lost to the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Monday at BB&T Center. >> Box score


First period:

  • N/A
Tags: Florida Panthers
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New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall skates with the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. (James Guillory/USA TODAY Sports)
New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall skates with the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. (James Guillory/USA TODAY Sports)

Two struggling teams - the host Florida Panthers and the New Jersey Devils -- will meet Monday night at the BB&T Center.

The Devils, who lost 5-2 to the host Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night, will be playing on shorter rest than Florida. The Devils (9-10-3) are also last in the Metropolitan Division with 21 points and are 2-9-0 on the road.

Tags: Florida Panthers
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New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider reacts after he gave up a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Amalie Arena. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider reacts after he gave up a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Amalie Arena. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Devils goalie Cory Schneider allowed four goals in the first period en route to a 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday at Amalie Arena. >> Box score


First period:

  • 3:19 TB Alex Killorn; Assist: Mathieu Joseph
  • 7:21 TB Brayden Point (power play); Assists: Nikita Kucherov, Victor Hedman
  • 9:15 TB Tyler Johnson; Assists: Brayden Point, Nikita Kucherov
  • 9:39 NJD Stefan Noesen; Assist: Brett Seney
  • 11:25 TB Cedric Paquette; Assists: Ryan Callahan, Dan Girardi
Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning
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Apr 3, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) skates with the puck on a penalty shot during the second period of their game against the New York Rangers at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)
Apr 3, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) skates with the puck on a penalty shot during the second period of their game against the New York Rangers at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

TAMPA, Fla. -- Quick strikes have been the tone-setter for the Tampa Bay Lightning during a season-long, five-game homestand.

The New Jersey Devils want to avoid another slow start when they visit Amalie Arena on Sunday.

In the first two games of the homestand, Tampa Bay has scored in the opening minute and rode the momentum to victories against Florida and Chicago. Overall, the Lightning have opened the scoring in four consecutive games after giving up the first goal in nine of the previous 10.

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Nov 23, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (2) battles for the puck against New Jersey Devils left wing Marcus Johansson (90) during the second period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 23, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (2) battles for the puck against New Jersey Devils left wing Marcus Johansson (90) during the second period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

The Devils managed to force overtime with just seconds left in the third period, but Mathew Barzal put home the golden goal in a 4-3 loss at The Rock on Friday night. >> Box Score


First period:

  • 7:24 NYI Jordan Eberle; Assists: Anthony Beauvillier
Tags: Jordan Eberle, Mathew Barzal, Nick Leddy, Taylor Hall
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New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman and New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal fight for the puck during the second period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman and New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal fight for the puck during the second period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

A pair of Metropolitan Division rivals return to action following U.S. Thanksgiving to face off Friday afternoon when the New Jersey Devils host the New York Islanders at Prudential Center.

It is the second meeting this season between the teams, who are separated by 16 miles, a pair of rivers and only two points in the standings. Back on Nov. 3, the Islanders (10-8-2) beat the Devils (9-9-2) 3-0 behind Thomas Greiss' 35-save shutout.

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Nov 21, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils center Pavel Zacha (37) is congratulated by teammates after his second goal of the game during the second period against the Montreal Canadiens at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 21, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils center Pavel Zacha (37) is congratulated by teammates after his second goal of the game during the second period against the Montreal Canadiens at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Pavel Zacha scored twice in the second period, including a power-play goal, while Taylor Hall recorded two points in a 5-2 win over the Canadiens. >> Recap


First period:

  • 6:26 NJD Kyle Palmieri; Assists: Andy Greene, Blake Coleman
  • 6:50 MTL Jonathan Drouin; Assists: Andrew Shaw
  • 16:55 NJD Nico Hischier; Assists: Taylor Hall
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The Rangers, Islanders and Devils all have some young, talented members on their teams, which begs the question: Who is the best young hockey player in New York?

SNY narrowed down three candidate and a look at some of their stats through the first quarter of the 2018-19 season. 

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New Jersey Devils defenseman Will Butcher controls the puck against Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jordan Martinook during he first period at PNC Arena. (James Guillory/USA TODAY Sports)
New Jersey Devils defenseman Will Butcher controls the puck against Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jordan Martinook during he first period at PNC Arena. (James Guillory/USA TODAY Sports)

The New Jersey Devils allowed two goals in a span of eight seconds in the first period as they lost to the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Sunday at PNC Arena. >> Box score


First period:

  • 0:22 CAR Justin Williams; Assists: Jordan Staal, Brock McGinn
  • 0:30 CAR Micheal Ferland; Assists: Teuvo Teravainen, Dougie Hamilton
  • 6:33 NJD Pavel Zacha; Assists: Marcus Johansson, Jesper Bratt
Tags: Carolina Hurricanes
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Feb 22, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) celebrates with teammates after a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the first period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Feb 22, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) celebrates with teammates after a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the first period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes want their record to better reflect their performance and that will take winning more games.

The next chance comes against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday at PNC Arena.

The health of the Devils is worth watching for this game as the matchup comes on the tail end of games on back-to-back days.

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Nov 1, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Damon Severson (28) skates with the puck defended by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) in the third period at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski)
Nov 1, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Damon Severson (28) skates with the puck defended by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) in the third period at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski)

The Devils controlled most of the game, but the Red Wings late surge earned them a 3-2 overtime win at the Prudential Center on Saturday afternoon. >> Read more

First Period

  • 11:35 NJD Pavel Zacha; Assists: Jesper Bratt
Tags: Damon Severson, Taylor Hall, Travis Zajac
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Nov 15, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Joey Anderson (49) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
Nov 15, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Joey Anderson (49) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

Though the Detroit Red Wings and the New Jersey Devils have taken different paths so far this season, they arrive at Saturday's Prudential Center matinee with nearly identical records while trying to stay out of the basement of their respective division.

The Red Wings (8-9-2) did not win their first game until Oct. 20, but have seven wins in the last nine games. The Devils (8-8-1) won each of their first four games before dropping nine of 11, though they enter play Saturday having won two straight.

As a result, the Devils are tied with the Pittsburgh Penguins for last place in the Metropolitan Division and the Red Wings are one point ahead of the Florida Panthers in the Atlantic Division. >> READ MORE

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Nov 15, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Joey Anderson (49) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
Nov 15, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Joey Anderson (49) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

Joey Anderson tallied his first career Devils goal in a big 3-0 rivalry win over the Flyers on the road Wednesday night. >> Read more

Tags: Damon Severson, Taylor Hall, Travis Zajac
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New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle moves the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Jack Johnson during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)
New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle moves the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Jack Johnson during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)

The New Jersey Devils polished off the Pittsburgh Penguins to boost their home record to 6-1-1.

But the road has been a different story.

The Devils, sitting in last place in the Metropolitan Division, take a 1-7-0 record away from home into Philadelphia for Thursday night's game with the Flyers.

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Nov 13, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Damon Severson (28) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the second period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Nov 13, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Damon Severson (28) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the second period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Taylor Hall netted two goals to help the Devils snap a three-game losing streak in a 4-2 win over the Penguins Tuesday night.  >> Read more

First Period

  • 0:28 NJD Travis Zajac; Assists: Taylor Hall, Damon Severson
  • 13:57 PIT Phil Kessel (Power Play); Assists: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin
Tags: Damon Severson, Taylor Hall, Travis Zajac
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Nov 9, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New Jersey Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen (45) shoots the puck in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)
Nov 9, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New Jersey Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen (45) shoots the puck in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)

Coming off a long, ugly road trip, the New Jersey Devils must be hoping that a return Tuesday to the Prudential Center to host the Pittsburgh Penguins is a case of Home, Sweet Home.

The Devils (6-8-1) have not skated on home ice since a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Oct. 27. Over the following two weeks, the Devils played seven games on the road, losing six. They allowed 33 goals in those six defeats, sinking to the cellar of the Metropolitan Division.

"You gotta power through it," Devils center Brian Boyle told nj.com. "You gotta will it to happen, expect good things, be positive. It's difficult right this minute, but it's a new day tomorrow." READ MORE

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Former New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur waves to the crowd before dropping the ceremonial first puck at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)
Former New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur waves to the crowd before dropping the ceremonial first puck at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)

Legendary New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur was officially inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday.

Brodeur, the NHL's all-time leader in games, wins and shutouts, joined Martin St. Louis, Jayna Hefford, Alexander Yakushev, Gary Bettman and Willie O'Ree in the Class of 2018.

Two of Brodeur's long-time Devils teammates, Scott Stevens and Scott Niedermayer, presented Brodeur with his Hall of Fame plaque.

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Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele checks New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri in the first period at Bell MTS Place. (James Carey Lauder/USA TODAY Sports)
Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele checks New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri in the first period at Bell MTS Place. (James Carey Lauder/USA TODAY Sports)

The Devils allowed at least five goals in their third consecutive game as they lost to the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Sunday at Bell MTS Place. >> Box score


First period:

  • 3:02 WIN Jack Roslovic; Assist: Dustin Byfuglien
  • 3:31 WIN Mark Scheifele; Assists: Blake Wheeler, Nikolaj Ehlers
  • 7:15 NJD Brett Seney; Assists: Jesper Bratt, Damon Severson

Second period:

  • 2:58 WIN Mark Scheifele; Assist: Jacob Trouba
  • 3:45 NJD Blake Coleman; Assist: Damon Severson
  • 7:54 WIN Nikolaj Ehlers; Assists: Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler
  • 12:47 WIN Mathieu Perreault; Assists: Kyle Connor, Bryan Little
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New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)
New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- If there was a trophy for most assists in a season, Blake Wheeler would be one of the early favorites to hoist it at the end of the season.

The Winnipeg Jets captain had a five-point night in a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday at Bell MTS Place, setting up the first four goals and scoring the last into an empty net.

That performance gave Wheeler 18 assists in 15 games, the second-highest assist total in the league behind Colorado's Mikko Rantanen, who had 19. Wheeler led the NHL in assists last season with 68 and has more than any other player since the start of the 2015-16 season.

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Nov 9, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New Jersey Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen (45) shoots the puck in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)
Nov 9, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New Jersey Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen (45) shoots the puck in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)

The Maple Leafs jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back en route to a 6-1 win over the Devils on Friday night at Scotiabank Arena. >> Read more

First Period

  • 12:34 TOR John Tavares; Assists: Ron Hainsey, Morgan Rielly

 

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Apr 14, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) shoots on goal as Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) attempted to defend during the second period of game two of the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Apr 14, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) shoots on goal as Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) attempted to defend during the second period of game two of the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs gave indications that they are learning how to win at home while the New Jersey Devils have yet to get their act together on the road.

After losing four of their previous home games, the Maple Leafs (10-5-0) defeated the visiting Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night and their record at Scotiabank Arena stands at 4-5-0.

The Devils (6-6-1), after thumping the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 Monday for their first away win of the season, were trounced 7-3 by the Ottawa Senators om Tuesday and are 1-5-0 on the road.

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Nov 6, 2018; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators defenseman Maxime Lajoie (58) is checked by New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) in the third period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports (Marc DesRosiers)
Nov 6, 2018; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators defenseman Maxime Lajoie (58) is checked by New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) in the third period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports (Marc DesRosiers)

The Devils jumped out to an early lead but things began to unravel as the Senators exploded for seven goals in a 7-3 rout to hand New Jersy its fourth loss in its last five games. >> Box score


First period:

  • 3:14 NJD Taylor Hall; Assists: Nico Hischier, Andy Greene
  • 11:20 NJD Kyle Palmieri; Assists: Ben Lovejoy, Nico Hischier
  • 12:05 OTT Thomas Chabot; Assists: Bobby Ryan, Chris Tierney
  • 12:58 OTT Mark Stone; Assists: Matt Duchene, Ryan Dzingel 
Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins
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New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle moves the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Jack Johnson during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)
New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle moves the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Jack Johnson during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)

Brian Boyle scored a hat trick as the Devils snapped a three-game losing skid with a 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday at PPG Paints Arena. >> Box score


First period:

  • 2:24 NJD Will Butcher; Assists: Joey Anderson, Jean-Sebastien Dea
  • 9:24 PIT Jamie Oleksiak; Assists: Olli Maatta, Jake Guentzel
  • 12:27 NJD Brian Boyle; Assists: Ben Lovejoy, Jean-Sebastien Dea

Second period:

  • 7:38 NJD Brian Boyle (power play); Assists: Kyle Palmieri, Will Butcher
  • 19:40 NJD Brian Boyle (power play); Assists: Taylor Hall, Will Butcher
Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins
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New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier skates with the puck chased by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson in the second period at Little Caesars Arena. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)
New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier skates with the puck chased by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson in the second period at Little Caesars Arena. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

The New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins each lug a three-game losing streak into their Metropolitan Division matchup Monday at PPG Paints Arena, but the demeanor of each club is vastly different.

The Devils (5-5-1) felt as if they turned a corner in a good way Saturday despite a 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders, while Pittsburgh (6-3-3) was left reeling after a 5-0 loss the same night against Toronto.

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Nov 3, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier (13) and New York Islanders right wing Cal Clutterbuck (15) fight for the puck during the second period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 3, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier (13) and New York Islanders right wing Cal Clutterbuck (15) fight for the puck during the second period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Jordan EberleBrock Nelson, and Scott Mayfield each scored goals and Thomas Greiss saved 35 shots to help the Islanders shut out the Devils on Saturday night at Barclays Center. >> Box Score


 

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Oct 14, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman (20) and New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) celebrate after a Devils 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)
Oct 14, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman (20) and New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) celebrate after a Devils 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

NEW YORK -- Everyone knew things would be different for the New York Islanders after the departure of generational talent John Tavares. But few people expected the difference to manifest itself in a potentially record-setting start for the Islanders, who will look to remain perfect in the Metropolitan Division when they host the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night at Barclays Center.

The Islanders extended their winning streak to four games Thursday night when they moved into a tie for first place in the Metropolitan with a 3-2 shootout win over the other first-place occupant, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Devils suffered their second straight loss Thursday night, falling to the host Detroit Red Wings 4-3.

The winning streak for the Islanders (7-4-1) has come entirely against Metropolitan opponents. New York is 5-0-0 in the Metropolitan this season, the franchise's best start against divisional rivals since it opened the 1982-83 season 6-0-0 (wins-losses-ties) in the Patrick Division. >> Read more

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Nov 1, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider (35) makes as defenseman Andy Greene (6) shields Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) in the second period at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski)
Nov 1, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider (35) makes as defenseman Andy Greene (6) shields Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) in the second period at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski)

The Devils had a chance late in the third, but an empty net goal killed their chance in a 4-2 loss to the Red Wings on Thursday night in Detroit. >> Box Score


First period:

  • 7:54 DET Martin Frk (Power Play); Assists: Mike Green, Dylan Larkin
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Oct 11, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) celebrates after scoring a goal during the first period against the Washington Capitals at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)
Oct 11, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) celebrates after scoring a goal during the first period against the Washington Capitals at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

Just as the Detroit Red Wings are finally beginning to gain some traction in the NHL season, the New Jersey Devils look to have lost their way.

These two teams currently headed in opposite directions will clash on the ice Thursday at Little Caesars Arena.

The Wings, 1-7-2 in their first 10 games, have won two straight. They beat the Dallas Stars 4-2 on Sunday at home and posted a 5-3 road triumph Tuesday over the Columbus Blue Jackets, rallying after frittering away a 3-0 third-period lead.  >> Read more

 

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The Devils jumped out to an early 2-0 lead but things took a turn for the worse from there. The Lightning broke out for five unanswered goals and added three more in the third for a 8-3 rout of the Devils. Nikita Kucherov and Braydon Coburn each scored two goals for Tampa. >> Box Score


First period:

  • 1:01 NJD Miles Wood; Assists: Sami Vatanen, Mirco Mueller
  • 5:04 NJD Travis Zajac; Assists: Miles Wood
  • 7:30 TBL Braydon Coburn; Assists: Brayden Point, Yanni Gourde
  • 13:30 TBL Braydon Coburn; Assists: Cedric Paquette, Adam Ene
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Oct 14, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman (20) and New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) celebrate after a Devils 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)
Oct 14, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman (20) and New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) celebrate after a Devils 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning return home Tuesday from a five-game road trip to host a playoff rematch against the New Jersey Devils.

But Tampa Bay faces the Devils without Norris Trophy winning defenseman Victor Hedman and Selke-caliber forward Ondrej Palat. Both players were injured on the recent road trip and expected to miss at least the next two games. >> Read more

 

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Oct 27, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils celebrate after scoring a goal against the Florida Panthers during the second period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 27, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils celebrate after scoring a goal against the Florida Panthers during the second period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Devils nearly blew a third period lead again on Saturday afternoon, but this time they were able to hang on for a 3-2 win over the Panthers at the Prudential Center to end a three-game losing skid. >> Box Score


First period:

  • 19:50 NJD Taylor Palmieri; Assists: Damon Severson, Nico Hischier
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Oct 14, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman (20) and New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) celebrate after a Devils 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)
Oct 14, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman (20) and New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) celebrate after a Devils 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

While the Panthers seek their first consecutive wins of the season, as well as their first in regulation, the Devils hunt their first victory since Oct. 16.

New Jersey started the season with four consecutive victories but remains winless since then with two regulation losses and, most recently, a 4-3 overtime loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday.

Nico Hischier scored twice in the loss, Taylor Hall extended his point-scoring streak to six games and Kyle Palmieri notched his team-high 11th point. Yet the Devils let a one-goal slip away late in the third period Thursday before Nashville's Kyle Turris scored the deciding goal in overtime. >> Read more

 

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Oct 25, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) defends against New Jersey Devils center John Quenneville (47) during the second period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 25, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) defends against New Jersey Devils center John Quenneville (47) during the second period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

After blowing a third period lead, the Devils conceded in overtime in a 4-3 loss the the Predators at The Rock Thursday night. >> Box Score


First period:

  • 2:58 NJD Damon Severson; Assists: Taylor Hall, Kyle Palmieri
  • 14:40 NSH Yannick Weber; Assists: Kevin Fiala, Calle Jarnkrok
  • 19:01 NJD Nico Hischier (PP): Assists: Taylor Hall, Kyle Palmieri
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Oct 14, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman (20) and New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) celebrate after a Devils 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)
Oct 14, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman (20) and New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) celebrate after a Devils 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

This kind of deja vu, the New Jersey Devils can do without.

Last January when the Nashville Predators most recently visited New Jersey, the Devils had seven injured regulars missing from the lineup. As such, the resulting 3-0 loss to the Predators was not a big surprise.

Now, with the teams again set to face off Thursday at Prudential Center, the Devils are hoping for a better result despite another rash of injuries. >> Read more

 

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Nov 9, 2017; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle (11) celebrates after scoring a goal during the first period against the Edmonton Oilers at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)
Nov 9, 2017; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle (11) celebrates after scoring a goal during the first period against the Edmonton Oilers at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

Devils center Brian Boyle said Wednesday that the cancer he was diagnosed with last September is now in remission. (NHL.com)

The 33-year-old announced the good news after receiving the results of his latest blood test on Monday. Boyle, who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia on Sept. 19, 2017, was initially told by doctors that full remission could take up to 18 months. Instead it took just over 13 months.

"A test (BCR-ABL1) looks for the leukemia cells in your blood and when I was first diagnosed, it was at 75 percent," Boyle said, per NHL.com. "At the end of last season, it was at .08 percent, and in July I was .04 percent. The results showed all zeros on Monday. It's full molecular remission, and I feel really good. It was kind of the way the progression was happening the last few tests. When I told my wife, she was excited and got emotional.

"The game plan has been working well, and now I'm just going to continue with it. It was good news, but it doesn't change a whole lot for me and I'll continue taking the medicine." 

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Oct 20, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) defends against Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Oct 20, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) defends against Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

After starting the season 4-0, the Devils have now lost two straight games after falling to the Flyers, 5-2, on the road.  >> Box Score


First period:

  • 4:07 NJD Damon Severson (PP); Assists: Marcus Johansson, Miles Wood
  • 10:41 PHI Travis Konecny (PP); Assists: Travis Sanheim, Jordan Weal
Tags: Blake Coleman, Kyle Palmieri, Taylor Hall
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Oct 18, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils center Jean-Sebastien Dea (10) and Colorado Avalanche left wing Matt Nieto (83) battle for the puck during first period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 18, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils center Jean-Sebastien Dea (10) and Colorado Avalanche left wing Matt Nieto (83) battle for the puck during first period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Taylor Hall scored his first goal of the season and tallied two assists for the Devils, but Gabriel Landeskog's hat trick lifted the Avalanche to a 5-3 win in Newark. >> Box score


First period:

  • 17:42 NJD Nico Hischier (PP); Assists: Travis Zajac, Taylor Hall

Second period: 

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Oct 11, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) celebrates after scoring a goal during the first period against the Washington Capitals at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)
Oct 11, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) celebrates after scoring a goal during the first period against the Washington Capitals at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

Last season, the Colorado Avalanche and New Jersey Devils were two of the biggest surprises in the National Hockey League, each ending droughts by reaching the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Neither team is going to sneak up on anyone this season, yet both are off to strong starts heading into their first meeting of 2018-19 on Thursday night at Prudential Center.

The Devils (4-0-0) are the only NHL team not to have lost a game so far. The Avalanche (3-1-2) are playing well despite losing two straight.

"It's a challenge playing these guys," Devils center Brian Boyle said. "They're a lot like us -- young, fast, hungry. It should be a good game." >> Read more

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Oct 14, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman (20) and New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) celebrate after a Devils 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)
Oct 14, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman (20) and New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) celebrate after a Devils 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

Kyle Palmieri scored once again as the Devils remained undefeated in a 3-0 shutout over the Stars at The Rock. >> Box score

Tags: Blake Coleman, Kyle Palmieri
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(Ed Mulholland)

A year ago, the New Jersey Devils learned that a fast start can build the foundation for a successful season. Looking to replicate that, the Devils seek a fourth consecutive victory Tuesday night when they host the Dallas Stars at Prudential Center.

The Devils (3-0-0) won their first three games last season, as well. They also earned wins in six of their first seven games, and nine of 11, setting the stage for a 97-point campaign and the organization's first playoff appearance in six years.

"It's huge because it gives you breathing room, a bit more space, and our start last year really propelled us to maintain that strong play all season long," said Devils alternate captain Taylor Hall. "You have to bank wins whenever you can, and it's especially nice to do so right at the start of the season."

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New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) (Charles LeClaire)
New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) (Charles LeClaire)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Kyle Palmieri scored two goals for the third straight game and the New Jersey Devils rallied from their first deficits of the season to beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Sunday.

Jean-Sebastien Dea capped the two-goal, third-period outburst with the game winner at 3:25 and Keith Kinkaid made 37 saves as the Devils started the season with three straight wins for the second straight year.

Joe Pavelski and Timo Meier scored for the Sharks, who are heading home after a five-game road trip. Martin Jones made 33 saves as San Jose lost to New Jersey for the third time in its last 11 games.

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Taylor Hall (Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports)
Taylor Hall (Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports)

NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils began last season with a blistering start out of the gate en route to their first playoff appearance since 2012.

Though the sample sizes are small, the Devils are off to another good start -- especially Kyle Palmieri.

Palmieri and the Devils try to make it three straight wins to start the season Sunday afternoon when they host the San Jose Sharks, who are concluding a five-game road trip.

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