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.
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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.
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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
- 1:34 NJ Taylor Hall; Assist: Nico Hischier
- 11:07 CAL Michael Frolik (short handed); Assist: Mikael Backlund
- 1:56 NJ Ben Lovejoy; Assists: Hischier, Jimmy Hayes
- 11:11 CAL Michael Stone; Assists: Kris Versteeg, Frolik
- 12:27 CAL Sean Monahan; Assists: Micheal Ferland, Johnny Gaudreau
- 12:37 NJ Brian Gibbons
- 6:54 CAL Ferland; Assists: Gaudreau, Sean Monahan
- 11:11 NJ Andy Greene; Assists: Jesper Bratt, Lovejoy
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.
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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.
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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.
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NEWARK, N.J. -- When the New Jersey Devils host the Ottawa Senators on Friday night there could be quite a few familiar names missing because of injuries.
The Senators (5-1-4) will be without two of their top scoring forwards, Bobby Ryan and Kyle Turris. Zack Smith and Chris Wideman also may be unavailable.
Ryan is out for a month with a broken finger while Turris will sit out his second consecutive game with the flu. Smith has not played since suffering an undisclosed injury against the Devils on Oct. 19, though he may return to the lineup on Friday.
After Devils forward Brian Boyle was cleared for full participation in practice while he battles chronic myeloid leukemia, his return has inspired his teammates in the locker room.
"He's not only going to be a big boost to our on-ice play, but just having his morale in the locker room and his leadership is huge," Taylor Hall said, according to NHL.com's Jesse Spector. "If he hadn't been going through the leukemia like he is, he'd still be a huge leader in this room. Now that he's showing the effort and discipline that he's shown the past few weeks, it's hard not to rally around that."
The Devils have not given a timetable for when Boyle can return to game action, however his mere presence has lifted the spirits around the team.
"Even though he hasn't been around a lot," Devils head coach John Hynes said, according to Spector, "you can see the respect that he has in the room with the players, the guy that he is."
The Devils announced that F Brian Boyle has been cleared for full participation in practice.
Boyle, who is battling Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, has been limited with what he can do. He will join the Devils for practice Sunday at the RWJBaranabas Health Hockey House.
There is no official timetable for Boyle's return to game action. The 11-year veteran played in 75 games amassing 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) last season with the Maple Leafs and Lightning.
Sharks goalie Martin Jones tallies 28 saves as the Devils are shutout at home, 3-0, for second loss of season. >> Read more
Since 2015-16, no Western Conference team has beaten its rivals in the East more often than the San Jose Sharks.
That bodes well for San Jose as it kicks off a five-game east coast road trip Friday night with a clash against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center.
"We have five games on the road and we have to take a minimum of like eight points," Sharks center Tomas Hertl confidently told the San Jose Mercury News.
The Devils placed G Cory Schneider (lower body injury) on IR, retroactive to Thursday, the team announced.
Schneider suffered the injury during Thursday's game against the Senators in Ottawa, and is eligible to be activated on Friday, Oct. 27.
G Scott Wedgewood was recalled from Binghamton of the AHL on emergency conditions.
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Nico Hischier scored twice, Taylor Hall had four assists, and the Devils rallied to beat the Senators, 4-2, at the Canadian Tire Centre. >> Read more
OTTAWA -- Led by a top-ranked power play and a productive rookie class, the New Jersey Devils are off to their best start in nine years.
Drew Stafford scored the game-tying goal in the third period to force overtime and Kyle Palmieri added the game-winner in a shootout to lead the Devils to a 5-4 win on Tuesday at the Prudential Center. >> Read More
NEWARK, N.J. -- Last season, neither the Tampa Bay Lightning nor the New Jersey Devils reached the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Devils rookie D Will Butcher is already breaking team records just five games into the season.
Butcher has racked up eight assists in five games, which is a Devils record. He has been heavily involved in the Devils' early season success, and has gotten praise from teammates like F Taylor Hall who has been on the receiving end of one of his assists.
"He's got a lot of skill, he moves the puck well, and he's so smart out there," Hall told NHL.com's Jesse Spector. "That's why we signed him,a nd that's why he was so highly regarded. He's brought a lot to our power play and our power play and our 5-on-5. We need that on our back end. We need guys who move the puck and provide offense and jump in, and it's graet to see quality this early."
The Devils bounced back from their first loss of the season as they topped the Rangers, 3-2, at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. << Read More
The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils are coming off disappointing losses Friday night.
Only one team will exit the ice satisfied with the outcome Saturday night when the Devils and Rangers begin their season series at Madison Square Garden.
T.J. Oshie scored two goals and Alex Ovechkin became the fourth player in the NHL's expansion era to score nine goals in his team's first five games of a season as Washington defeated the Devils 5-2 Friday in Newark. It was New Jersey's first loss after winning its first three games of the season
The surprising New Jersey Devils look to keep the good times rolling Friday night when they host the Washington Capitals at the Prudential Center, a game that features two of the highest scoring teams in the NHL.
The Devils' Michael McLeod will miss four to six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, the team announced on Thursday.
After a back-and-forth first period, the Devils took command in the second and eventually scored their way to a 6-3 win over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. >> Read more
- 8:33 TOR James van Riemsdyk (Power Play); Assists: Mitchell Marner, Morgan Rielly
- 9:07 NJD Miles Wood; Assists: Steven Santini, Will Butcher
- 10:45 NJD Miles Wood; Assists: Steven Santini, Will Butcher
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Jesper Bratt scored two of the New Jersey Devils' four second-period goals en route to a 6-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday at KeyBank Center. >> Read more
- 6:28 NJD Stefan Noesen; Assist: Brian Gibbons
- 18:56 NJD Gibbons; Assists: Nico Hischier, Marcus Johansson
- 5:02 BUF Evander Kane (power play); Assist: Rasmus Ristolainen
- 5:23 NJD Jesper Bratt (short handed); Assists: Adam Henrique, Mirco Mueller
- 7:49 NJD Johansson; Assist: Taylor Hall
- 12:19 NJD Bratt; Assists: Hall, Andy Greene
- 18:56 NJD Johansson; Assist: Bratt
After what appeared to be a promising start under new coach Phil Housley, the Buffalo Sabres already have their backs against the wall.
That's what a 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday night -- where the Sabres allowed two short-handed goals -- will do.
The Sabres (0-1-1) will look to get back on track in a matinee game at home against the New Jersey Devils (3 p.m. ET) on Monday.
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Adam Henrique got the Devils on the board early as New Jersey cruised to a 4-1 win over the Avalanche in the season opener. >> Read more
- 4:04 NJD Adam Henrique (Power Play); Assists: Will Butcher, Kyle Palmieri
The New Jersey Devils and Colorado Avalanche combined for only 118 points last season, or the same amount of the Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington Capitals.
On Saturday afternoon at the Prudential Center, the Devils host the Avalanche (1-0-0) as both teams seek to distance themselves from last season.
Colorado already took a step in that direction, defeating the New York Rangers, 4-2, on Thursday night. After finishing last in the league with 22 wins and 48 points in 2016-17, the Avalanche skated into Madison Square Garden and never trailed en-route to a season-opening road victory.
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As the top pick in this year's NHL Draft, Nico Hischier wrote in the Players' Tribune that he is ready to fulfill his dream of playing at the highest professional level.
Growing up in Switzerland, Hischier didn't get to watch many NHL games because most were not being broadcast in the country. However, at a young age, he was able to don a Devils uniform.
"It's pretty cool how things worked out because this is kind of the second time that I was picked to wear a Devils sweater," Hischier said. "When I was nine years old, there was this awesome tournament in Switzerland - whenever your team entered, you got to be a random NHL team. Like with the full jerseys, with a name and number on the back and everything. For the whole tournament, you were that team. It was sick."
The Devils announced their final training camp cuts cuts on Tuesday ahead of the 5 p.m. deadline to finalize 23-man rosters.
Forwards Joseph Blandisi, Nick Lappin, John Quenneville and defenseman Brian Strait were assigned to Binghmaton (AHL) in order to trim the roster to 23 players.
Devils C Brian Boyle has been feeling "better and better" since being diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in September.
Boyle spoke with the media for the first time since the diagnosis, and he immediately brought up how shocked he was by the support he's seen from the NHL community.
"I've been floored by it, my wife [Lauren], too," Boyle told NorthJersey.com's Andrew Gross. "We've gotten so many calss. Pittsburgh sent a letter signed by everyone, a little note from Sully [coach Mike Sullivan, Boyle's former assistant coach with the Rangers] and Sid [Crosby]."