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Next game: The Devils host Anaheim Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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Next game: The Devils host Anaheim Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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."
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
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
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
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."
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.
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.
If the New Jersey Devils wish to again consider themselves a serious playoff contender this season, there is no better test early on than to skate against the defending Stanley Cup champions.
That is precisely what the Devils (1-0-0) will do Thursday night when they play their home opener at Prudential Center against the Washington Capitals (2-0-1).
The Devils earned their first playoff berth in six seasons a year ago, finishing eighth in the Eastern Conference, before falling to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round. They started 2018-19 on the right foot last Saturday, skating to a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers as part of the NHL's Global Series in Gothenburg, Sweden. >> Read more
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The Devils have announced that Marty Brodeur has returned to the organization as Executive Vice President of Business Development.
Brodeur will report to Devils Team President Hugh Weber and work across "all departments to identify, capitalize and develop on business opportunities for the Devils, Prudential Center and the outlying community. "
"It feels fantastic to be back home here in New Jersey," said Brodeur. "This unique opportunity will allow me to build on existing relationships in the business community and take on a new challenge in my career. I've been able to work in all facets of the game of hockey and have had a growing interest in the business surrounding the game. Working with Hugh and his team will be beneficial for all of us. Over 20 years in New Jersey, I was lucky enough to make connections that I can now use to help the Devils grow, not only in this area but beyond."
The Devils signed defensemen Eric Gryba and John Ramage and forward Kurtis Gabriel to one-year, two-way deals on Sunday, the team announced.
Gryba's contrat includes $350,000 in guaranteed money and would be worth $700,000 at the NHL level, while Ramage's deal includes $150,000 guaranteed and would be worth $650,000 in the NHL. Gabriel is guaranteed to earn $100,000 and will make $650,000 at the NHL level.
The Devils announced that they have re-signed G Eddie Lack to a one-year, $650,000 deal.
Lack, 30, was acquired by the Devils from the Flames in December. He made three starts for the Devils, posting a .903 save percentage and 3.19 GAA.
Lack started 35 games for the Canucks in 2013/14 and 31 games for the Hurricanes in 2014/15 before seeing his role reduced with Carolina the next season and a minor role for the Flames before joining the Devils last season.
Devils G Martin Brodeur has been elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Brodeur is considered one of the best goaltenders in NHL history, and the numbers speak to it. He owns the record for wins (691), shutouts (125), saves (28,928), and games played (1,266). Brodeur also has three career goals.
Spending 20 years with the Devils, Brodeur collected three Stanley Cups. He was the Calder Trophy (Rookie of the Year) winner in 1194 as well as a four-time Vezine Trophy winner for best NHL goalie. He owns a couple Olympic gold medals as well for his participation with Team Canada.
With the No. 17 overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, the Devils selected D Ty Smith.
Smith, 18, played for the WHL's Spokane Chiefs last season where he totaled 73 points (14 goals, 59 assists) over 69 games. Smith was also a memeber of Team Canada during the Hlinka Memorial tournament, where he tallied three assists over five games.
The 5-foot-11, 176-pound defender may not have the prototypical size for a defenseman in the NHL, but he is considered an elite skate with a big upside...
Devils LW Taylor Hall made history on Wednesday night after winning the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player during the 2017-18 season.
Hall became the first player in Devils history to win the award after posting a career-high 93 points (39 goals, 54 assists) to lead New Jersey to a playoff berth.
The 26-year-old edged out Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon in first place votes, as Hall had 72 and 1,264 points compared to MacKinnon's 60 first-place votes and 1,194 points.
Devils C Brian Boyle was awarded the Bill Masteron Memorial Trophy for perseverance at the NHL Awards on Wednedsay night.
Entering training camp this season, the veteran Boyle wanted to make a good first impression with his new club. However, a surprise diagnosis altered those plans entirely. Boyle was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, and he had to stop practicing to undergo his treatment.
If that wasn't enough, Boyle also learned that his two-year-old son, Declan, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Luckily, that diagnosis would change to a less-threatening arteriovenous malformation in his jaw that is treatable. Declan is still undergoing painful treatments, though, to fight the disease.
The Devils announced they have signed KHL D Yegor Yakovlev, per general manager Ray Shero.
Yakovlev, 26, tallied 9 points (5 G, 4 A) in 35 games with St. Petersburg in 2017/18. He represented Russia in the Olympics this year, winning the Gold Medal.
Yakovlev commented on the potential move, showing the feeling between club and player is mutual.
"The Devils have scouted me for 3 years," Yakovlev said. "They really wanted to see me on the team. That's why I chose New Jersey and I'm really happy to join the organization. I know they play a fast, smart hockey and I like it."
The United States Supreme Court struck down a 25-year old law on Monday that had basically prevented all states except Nevada from having legalized sports gambling. "The legalization of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make," the Supreme Court announced. "Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own."
The ruling was an enormous immediate victory for the state of New Jersey, which could have a gambling venue open in Monmouth Park within a few weeks, according to the NY Post. There will be a press conference in Monmouth Park Monday at 1 p.m. Aside from New Jersey, The Post notes that New York and Illinois are among roughly 15 other states who have "introduced bills to legalize and regulate sports betting tied to the Supreme Court outcome."
The NBA and MLB have been preparing for Monday's potential outcome, reports Brian Windhorst of ESPN, who said each league had hired lobbying firms, submitted written statements, and sent executives to testify in statehouses. Windhorts added that every professional sports league had been involved, with the NBA and MLB at the forefront...
The NHL has announced that Devils forward Taylor Hall has been nominated for the Hart Trophy as league MVP.
From the NHL's release, "Hall ranked sixth in the NHL with 39-54-93 (76 GP), setting career highs across the board to propel the Devils to a 27-point improvement in the standings and their first playoff appearance since 2011-12. Hall recorded 41 more points than his next-closest teammate (Nico Hischier: 20-32-52), the highest such differential by a club's top two scorers since 2007-08 (Alex Ovechkin: 112, Nicklas Backstrom: 69 w/ WSH). He collected points in 26 straight personal appearances from Jan. 2 - March 6 (18-20-38), a franchise record and the longest such streak by any player since 2015-16. Hall also set a club record with a 19-game point streak during that span (Jan. 30 - March 6: 13-13-26). The 26-year-old Calgary native and first-time NHL Trophy finalist is seeking to become the first player in Devils history to capture the Hart Trophy; goaltender Martin Brodeur finished third in voting in 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2006-07."
Taylor Hall is a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the league's best player as voted by the players, the NHLPA announced.
Hall is joined by the Oilers' Connor McDavid and the Avalanche's Nathan Mackinnon. McDavid won the award last season.
Hall finished sixth in the NHL in points with 93 (39 G, 54 A) and led the Devils to the playoffs, where they lost to the Lightning in the first round. McDavid led the league in scoring with 108 points and Mackinnon finished fifth with 97 points.
The Lightning jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Saturday and went on to beat the Devils, 3-1, to advance to the second round of the playoffs. >> Box score
TAMPA, Fla. -- Jon Cooper isn't looking ahead by any means, but the Tampa Bay coach fully recognizes the opportunity to rest his team if the Lightning can close out their opening-round series with the New Jersey Devils by winning Game 5 on Saturday afternoon at Amalie Arena.
"If you have a chance to win a series, do it," Cooper explained Friday with his team staked to a 3-1 series lead after a 3-1 win on Wednesday night in Newark. "It's the travel, it's the wear. Just to get the mental and physical rest, to sit around and hope all the other series go deep. If you have this opportunity, you hope to take advantage of it."
The Lightning have looked like the Eastern Conference's top seed in building a 3-1 lead against the Devils, who had won all three regular-season meetings with Tampa Bay.
The Devils couldn't even the series against the Lightning as Nikita Kucherov led Tampa Bay with two goals in a 3-1 loss for New Jersey >> Box score
Second period: No Goals
The New Jersey Devils proved in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series with the heavily favored Tampa Bay Lightning that they are not a team simply content with reaching the postseason. << Read more
Taylor Hall recorded three points and Stefan Noesen scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period as the Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-2, in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Monday at Prudential Center.
The Devils trail in the series 2-1. >> Box score
As the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New Jersey Devils shifts to the Prudential Center for Game 3 Monday night, one team espouses change while the other is quite fine with the status quo.
It is not hard to determine which team is which after the Lightning held serve on home ice, winning the first two games. Now it's up to the Devils to change the narrative as the series shifts to Newark, but that may be easier said than done.
Alex Killorn scored two goals and the Lightning cruised to a 5-3 win over the Devils on Sunday to take a 2-0 series lead in the opening round of the playoffs. << Box score