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New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique (14) skates with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at the PPG PAINTS Arena. (Charles LeClaire)
New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique (14) skates with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at the PPG PAINTS Arena. (Charles LeClaire)

The Devils (20-19-9) look to continue their recent success when they take on the Los Angeles Kings (22-21-4) in Newark on Tuesday.

According to STATS:

  • The Kings lost, 3-2, to the Rangers at Madison Square Garden last night, and have now dropped a season-high four straight regulation games. Los Angeles has potted two or fewer goals in each of its last four tilts -- tied for its longest such streak of the year.
  • New Jersey walloped Philadelphia, 4-1, at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night, winning its fourth straight road game in a row. However, the Devils have dropped four consecutive home tilts, scoring two or fewer goals in each setback (0-3-1 record during streak).
  • The Kings defeated the Devils, 4-2, at Staples Centers in these clubs' first meeting of the campaign on November 19. Dating to 2011-12, Los Angeles and New Jersey have split their last four games at Prudential Center, each skating off with two victories.
  • Jordan Nolan had a goal and an assist last night, snapping his 13-game pointless streak, and recording his second multi-point game of the season. Six of Nolan's seven points in 2016-17 have come in road games (3g, 3a).
  • Miles Wood lit the lamp twice in Saturday night's triumph, recording the first multi-goal game of his NHL career, and earning first-star accolades for the performance. Wood has seven markers on the season -- tied for second most of any Devils' rookie in the last five seasons.
  • Los Angeles is 3-3-1 in the second of back-to-back tilts this season. New Jersey is 5-5-3 when getting two or more days off between games in 2016-17.

© 2017 by STATS.

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New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) reacts skating off the ice after losing to the Montreal Canadiens at Prudential Center. ( Adam Hunger)
New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) reacts skating off the ice after losing to the Montreal Canadiens at Prudential Center. ( Adam Hunger)

Two teams with similar records, but lately headed in opposite directions, meet on Tuesday night when the New Jersey Devils host the Los Angeles Kings at the Prudential Center.

The Devils (20-19-9) are coming off a rousing 4-1 road victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, their fourth win in the past five games. New Jersey's recent success after a dreadful 4-9-2 month of December revived the team's playoff hopes.

In contrast, the Kings (22-21-4) have lost four games in a row, including a 3-2 defeat to the Rangers in New York on Monday. The four-game losing streak is Los Angeles' longest this season following a pair of earlier three-game skids.

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Jan 19, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) plays the puck against Dallas Stars defenseman Jordie Benn (24) during the second period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 19, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) plays the puck against Dallas Stars defenseman Jordie Benn (24) during the second period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The Islanders look to make it three straight wins when they take on the Kings at 7 p.m. at Barclays Center. 

According to STATS: 

  • The Kings lost to the Sharks, 3-2, in Los Angeles on Wednesday, as they wrapped up a seven-game homestand, going 3-4-0. L.A. now hits the road for nine of their next 10 games, with the lone home game on February 1 against Colorado.
  • The Islanders beat the Stars, 3-0, in Brooklyn on Thursday, picking up a win in Doug Weight's debut as the team's head coach. It was also their second consecutive shutout, the first time they've posted back-to-back shutouts since November 8 and 11, 2014.
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Jan 19, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders interim head coach Doug Weight coaches against the Dallas Stars during the first period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 19, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders interim head coach Doug Weight coaches against the Dallas Stars during the first period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders and Los Angeles Kings are in pivotal portions of their schedule.

The Islanders are in the midst of playing six straight at home while the Kings are starting a five-game road trip.

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Dec 6, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) shoots the ball over Miami Heat forward Derrick Williams (22) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
Dec 6, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) shoots the ball over Miami Heat forward Derrick Williams (22) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks head to California to take on the Kings at 10:30 p.m. ET. on Friday night.

According to STATS...

  • The Knicks defeated the Kings 106-98 in New York on December 4. Sacramento shot just 32.3 percent from the field in that loss. With that win, New York snapped its four-game losing streak in this series.
  • The Knicks lost to Cleveland 126-94 on Wednesday, in the process snapping their 10-game streak scoring 100 or more points. The defeat dropped them to 1-5 on the season when they are held below 100 points.
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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis shoots over Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis shoots over Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

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Kristaps Porzingis didn't bounce back in the way the New York Knicks hoped he would have following a 2-of-12 shooting performance against the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he still managed to help the Knicks get a 106-98 win over the Sacramento Kings.

Porzingis shot 6-for-18 from the field and wasn't alone in his struggles, but simply couldn't get anything to fall no matter how often New York looked at him. (Granted, some overzealous foul calls against the Knicks prevented them from getting into a flow.) Despite Porzingis' off night, his teammates -- notably Derrick RoseCarmelo Anthony and Brandon Jennings -- picked him up at different points. As Porzingis struggled, head coach Jeff Hornacek kept him on the floor, and it was easy to see why.

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Sacramento Kings center center DeMarcus Cousins dribbles the ball as Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez defends during the first half at Barclays Center. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
Sacramento Kings center center DeMarcus Cousins dribbles the ball as Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez defends during the first half at Barclays Center. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

The Brooklyn Nets' losing streak reached seven games as the Sacramento Kings outscored them 34-18 in the third quarter of a 122-105 loss on Sunday at Barclays Center.

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November 22, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; New York Islanders left wing Josh Bailey (12) celebrates his goal scored against the Anaheim Ducks during the first period at Honda Center. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)
November 22, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; New York Islanders left wing Josh Bailey (12) celebrates his goal scored against the Anaheim Ducks during the first period at Honda Center. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

The Islanders look to make it two wins in a row when they take on the Kings in Los Angeles at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday. 

According to STATS...

  • New York beat Anaheim, 3-2, in a marathon shootout (14 rounds) last night at Honda Center, snapping its four-game losing streak with the win. The Islanders are 3-3-4 in one-goal games this season.
  • The Kings beat the Ducks, 3-2, at Honda Center on Sunday night, and have now won three straight games while allowing exactly two goals in each victory. Los Angeles is 10-1-0 when netting at least three goals this season (0-8-1 in all other games).
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New York Islanders left wing Anthony Beauvillier (72) celebrates after scoring a goal against Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (not pictured) during the second period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner)
New York Islanders left wing Anthony Beauvillier (72) celebrates after scoring a goal against Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (not pictured) during the second period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner)

LOS ANGELES -- The New York Islanders bring a surprising surge of momentum into a Wednesday game against the red-hot Los Angeles Kings.

New York (6-8-4) broke a four-game losing streak by winning a franchise-record, 14-round shootout and emerging with a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday. The road victory was the first of the season for the Islanders, who are 1-4-1 overall away from Barclays Center during an early-season schedule heavily weighted toward home contests.

 

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November 19, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez (27) celebrates with center Nic Dowd (26) his goal scored against the New Jersey Devils during the second period at Staples Center. Dowd provided an assist on the goal (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)
November 19, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez (27) celebrates with center Nic Dowd (26) his goal scored against the New Jersey Devils during the second period at Staples Center. Dowd provided an assist on the goal (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nov 15, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) and goalie Cory Schneider (35) defends against Dallas Stars center Gemel Smith (46) during the second period at the American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)
Nov 15, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) and goalie Cory Schneider (35) defends against Dallas Stars center Gemel Smith (46) during the second period at the American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

The Devils take on the Kings in Los Angeles on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET. 

According to STATS...

  • The Devils fell to the Ducks, 3-2, in Anaheim on Thursday, snapping a five-game winning streak. In all five games, the Devils allowed two or fewer goals. That was their longest winning streak since a five-game run in February 2013.
  • The Kings beat the Oilers, 4-2, in LA on Thursday, snapping a four-game losing streak. They've been a very streaky team, as they've already racked up three separate streaks of at least three losses, and two separate streaks of at least three wins. They're now 8-1-0 when scoring at least three goals, and 0-8-1 when scoring two or fewer.
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Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo is defended by New York Knicks center Robin Lopez during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Steven Ryan/USA Today Sports Images)
Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo is defended by New York Knicks center Robin Lopez during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Steven Ryan/USA Today Sports Images)

Playing without Carmelo Anthony, the New York Knicks lost to the Sacramento Kings, 88-80, on Sunday.

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New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri shoots the puck during the second period of their game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri shoots the puck during the second period of their game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)

The New Jersey Devils face the Los Angeles Kings on the road on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • The Devils have gone an NHL-best 6-1-0-2 at the Staple Center, since the building opened in 1999. This includes a three-game active win streak in Los Angeles.
  • After allowing at least four goals in each of their previous four road games, the Devils picked up a 3-0 win in San Jose on Thursday night -- their NHL-leading fourth shutout on the road since December 15.
  • The Kings have won six of their last seven home games, and have scored at least four goals in back-to-back home games for the first time since Jan. 28 -- Feb. 12, 2015.
  • The Kings are one of just two teams (Stars six) that has at least five skaters with at least four game-winning goals this season.
  • Kyle Palmieri, who has recorded five points over his last four games, has not scored a single goal over his last nine games against the Kings.
  • With a point against the Devils, Milan Lucic will match his season-long point streaks (five games, Oct. 22-31 and Jan. 9-19).
Tags: Kyle Palmieri, Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown celebrates after a goal was scored past New York Rangers goalie Antti Raanta during the third period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown celebrates after a goal was scored past New York Rangers goalie Antti Raanta during the third period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Tanner Pearson's goal with 1:50 left in overtime powered the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 win over the New York Rangers on Friday night.

Anze Kopitar recorded a hat trick, and Marian Gaborik added a goal for Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles, which has won three of its last five.

Peter Budaj made 24 saves in his season debut start. Budaj, who spent the season with the Kings' AHL farm team in Ontario, California, last played in the NHL on May 17, 2014, when he replaced injured Montreal Canadiens starting goaltender Carey Price in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. Budaj allowed three goals on eight shots in that one, a 7-2 Rangers win.

Tags: Antti Raanta, Derek Stepan, Kevin Hayes, Los Angeles Kings, Mats Zuccarello, Viktor Stalberg
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Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson takes a rebound away from Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo during the second half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USATSI)
Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson takes a rebound away from Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo during the second half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USATSI)

Joe Johnson had season highs with 27 points and 11 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets had their best offensive performance of the season in beating the Sacramento Kings 128-119 on Friday night.

The Nets set season bests for points and 3-pointers while snapping a five-game losing streak. Reserve Bojan Bogdanovic made seven of their 18 3-pointers, while Johnson added five and Donald Sloan made four.

Brooklyn was 18 for 28 (64.3 percent) from behind the arc and shot 55.8 percent overall.

Brook Lopez added 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, Bogdanovic scored 23 points. >> Read more…

Tags: Bojan Bogdanovic, Brook Lopez, Donald Sloan, Joe Johnson, Sacramento Kings

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant defends against Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson during second half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USATSI)
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant defends against Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson during second half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USATSI)

The Nets face the Kings at Barclays Center on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • The Kings defeated the Nets 111-109 in Sacramento on November 13, Rajon Rondo stealing the ball from Wayne Ellington on Brooklyn's final possession to seal the victory. However, the Nets have won their last six home contests in this series.
  • Sacramento has pulled down 40 or more rebounds in each of its last 12 games. That is the second-longest active streak in the NBA (OKC, 16).
  • The Nets are the only team in the NBA to have a worse record this season against teams that are currently .500 or worse (3-14, .176) compared to teams that are currently above .500 (9-24, .273).
  • DeMarcus Cousins had 30 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots in Wednesday's loss to Chicago. It was his fifth 30/10/2 game of the season, which leads the NBA.
  • Marco Belinelli has scored 18 points in each of his two games since moving into the starting lineup on February 1. He had just five points in his only other start of the season (November 6 vs Hou).
  • Joe Johnson picked up his sixth game with 20+ points this season when he had 20 Wednesday versus Indiana. This is the 14th straight season that he has had at least six 20+ point games; the only time he failed to do so was his rookie season (3).
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Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) reacts after a three point basket against the Utah Jazz during the third quarter at Sleep Train Arena. (Kelley L Cox)
Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) reacts after a three point basket against the Utah Jazz during the third quarter at Sleep Train Arena. (Kelley L Cox)

The Knicks are in Sacramento on Thursday to take on the Kings at 10:30 p.m. ET.

According to STATS...

  • The Knicks have scored at least 105 points in each of their last five road games against the Kings -- the second-longest such streak in Sacramento (Hawks eight).
  • The Knicks, who have lost three consecutive (and seven of their last nine) games, have gone 7-0 this season when shooting at least 39 percent from three-point range.
  • The Kings have made double-digit three-pointers on nine occasions this season, after doing so just five times last season (tied with Memphis for fewest in NBA).
  • After scoring 28 points against the Mavericks at home on Monday night, Kristaps Porzingis scored a season-low four points against the Jazz in Utah last night, as the Knicks were outscored by 27 points in 13:16 with Porzingis on the floor.
  • Carmelo Anthony, who has scored fewer than 20 points in five of his last six games, has scored exactly 36 points in each of his last three games against the Kings.
  • DeMarcus Cousins has averaged 31.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 blocks over his last three games against the Knicks.
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The Islanders host the Los Angeles Kings for the final time this season. The game will air on MSG, instead of MSG Plus. The radio broadcast will air on WHRU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM.

Like many other teams, this will be the Kings final trip to Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders and Kings have not seen one another since November, when the Islanders beat LA 2-1 in the shootout. New York has been victorious in three of their last five contests against the defending Stanley Cup Champions.

The Kings will be playing desperate hockey tonight. They enter the game on a two-game winning streak and are fighting to make the postseason out west. The Isles will need to match that as they fight for seeding in the east.

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Derek Fisher might be running out of ways to stay positive as the Knicks fell to 12-47 on the season after being steamrolled by the Kings Tuesday night (Post, March 3).

?It was definitely not the level of character and integrity this group has been showing in recent weeks,?? Fisher said. ?That was the most disappointing part. It?s not necessarily losing the game but just the way as a group, we couldn?t find a way to compete.??

None of the Knicks starters hit double figures and they trailed the Kings by as many as 44 points late in the third period. Fisher said this energy was similar to what he saw from them in practice on Monday - which isn't exactly a good thing.

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As Phil Jackson prepares to put his own stamp on the Knicks and build from the ground up this coming summer, he and the rest of the team's brass will use the rest of this season to evaluate and examine which?of New York's current players may be worth holding onto.

Of course, Carmelo Anthony, Tim Hardaway Jr., Pablo Prigioni, and Jose Calderon are among those currently under contract for next season. Langston Galloway is owed a partial guarantee. Other options include Lance Thomas and Travis Wear.

In Wear's case, the forward turned heads following Summer League and training camp, impressing just enough, not only to sneak onto the opening night roster, but also earn his full guaranteed salary after managing to stick around past January.

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, david wear, jose calderson, Knicks, lance thomas, Langston Galloway, LeBron James, New York Knicks, Pablo Prigioni, Phil Jackson, reno bighorns, sacramento kings, travis wear, Keith Schlosser
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Result:?The Islanders?defeated the Los Angeles Kings in a shootout to win their second game of a back-to-back in southern California.


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The Nets (31-30) defeated the Kings (22-41) Sunday by a score of 104-89.

The Least You Should Know

[sny-box]Paul Pierce only played 1:13, as he re-aggravated that troublesome right shoulder stinger injury and his night ended early. He made his only shot attempt.

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Tonight, the Nets return home to host the Sacramento Kings at the Barclays Center. Home is where the heart is, and for Brooklyn, it's where the wins have been as well. The Nets have won six straight at the Barclays Center, and their 12-2 home record since January 1 is among the league's best in that span.

A win would tie the Nets' season-high of seven consecutive home wins, and they're looking to earn a season-split with the Kings, after Brooklyn lost in Sacramento 107-86 back on November 13. However, the Nets are a different team today than they were in that previous matchup, and a recent trade with these Kings is a factor in that.

In that blowout loss in Sacramento early in the season, Marcus Thornton scored a game-high 24 points off the bench for the Kings. The young shooting guard has had a roller-coaster season of highs and lows, leading to a trade to the Nets a few weeks ago. In his short time in Brooklyn, the Nets have seen him catch fire and go ice cold.

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New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers - 7:30 pm

Madison Square Garden - New York, New York

TV (Devils Broadcast):?MSG+ ?Radio:?WFAN 101.9 fm, 660 am

Tags: cory schneider, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, Pregame Thoughts
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New Jersey Devils at San Jose Sharks - 10:30 pm

"The Shark Tank" at the SAP Center - San Jose, California

TV:?MSG+ ?Radio:?WFAN 101.9 fm, 660 am

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New Jersey Devils at Los Angeles Kings - 10:30 pm

Staples Center - Los Angeles, California

TV:?MSG+ ?Radio:?WFAN 101.9 fm, 660 am

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Just hours away from the New Jersey Devils playing the Los Angeles Kings in the Prudential Center, mixed feelings are abound.

The Kings and Devils squared off in the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals, with the Kings winning the series and the Stanley Cup 4-2.? As a fan, it?s hard to still not be disappointed with the outcome.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Analysis, BRYCE SALVADOR, Los Angeles Kings, MARK FAYNE, New Jersey Devils, Zach Parise
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Even though the Devils' playoff chances are finished for 2013, we can still look back at some great moments in New Jersey's playoff history.

On April 24...

2003- Martin Brodeur records a playoff shutout, and Jamie Langenbrunner registers a goal and an assist in New Jersey's win over the Tampa Bay Lighting in game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, From The Stands, Jamie Langenbrunner, John Madden, Los Angeles Kings, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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With the trade deadline set for 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 3, considering this post your one-stop shopping for all trades, deals and machinations. We'll update all league-wide deals (with the exception of minor-league trades) here and keep you guys updated with every deal. Let's start off with a couple of fun ones from the Lonestar State.

First, there was this:

Tags: Davis Drewiskie, Derek Roy, Devils, Devs, Jaromir Jagr, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, Trade Deadline
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On Saturday night, the Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings by a final score of 113-93.

The Skinny: Each Nets? starter scored two of the team?s first 10 points, with Brooklyn showing great ball movement. The Kings kept it close, led by three three-pointers and 13 first quarter points by John Salmons. The Nets set a new season-high with 36 points on 71 percent shooting in the first quarter and led by five after one.

The Nets? second unit looked like the ?Bench Mob? of old to start the second quarter, as Brooklyn opened a 16-point lead. As part of a 15-2 Nets? run, Mirza Teletovic scored 10 points in his first five minutes of action, including hitting two three-pointers and blocking a shot. MarShon Brooks added eight points in the quarter. The Nets closed out the first half with an 18-point lead and set another new season-high with 65 points at the break. They also set a new high mark by shooting 67.5 percent from the field, which is the highest shooting percentage of any Eastern Conference team in a first half this season.

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets return home to Barclays Center to take on the Sacramento Kings.

This is the second game of a four-game stretch against teams under .500. However, last night against the Wizards, the Nets needed double overtime to come away with the victory.

The Nets beat the Kings in Sacramento, 99-90, earlier this season.

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On Sunday night, the Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings by a final score of 99-90.

The Skinny: The Kings began the game by flooding the paint for points, with a few acrobatic shots from point guard Aaron Brooks. Sacramento went on a 10-0 run to take an early lead. Brook Lopez scored six of the Nets? first eight points, but it took him seven shots to get there. Brooklyn only managed eight points in the game?s first eight minutes but gained a one-point lead on a 13-4 run to close out the quarter, as Deron Williams consistently found Andray Blatche in the paint. Williams had six assists in the first but hurt his elbow after hitting the deck on a pass under the basket.

Blatche scored 12 straight Nets? points spanning the first two quarters. Both teams picked up the offensive pace in the second quarter and began trading buckets. C.J. Watson hit three three-pointers in the first half, and Blatche hit his first nine shots from the field, which helped the Nets establish a 12-point lead at the break. Williams returned late in the second quarter and appeared fine after icing the elbow. The Nets? starters completely took over the game as the first half concluded.

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Now for the record I would like to start off by saying that is NOT fact in any sort of way. This is a look at other teams that Parise would fit well with along with providing a valuable return for the Devils if they are to deal away Parise.

So far this season Parise has not been lighting the lamp as much as we all had hoped. He has just 6 goals and 5 assists in 19 games with a -5 rating while playing on the top line with Henrique and Kovalchuk. Despite the numbers he has been playing very well defensively which maybe just as important as scoring considering the Devils' defense.

Tags: Analysis, analysis, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, NHL, SNY, Trade, Trade Talks, Washington Capitals, Zach Parise
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Oh boy. This certainly should not come as a surprise to anybody since the day Zach Parise only resigned to a 1 year contract this summer. But The Fourth Period has reported that the Devils have been in talks to deal Zach Parise to Los Angeles for goaltender Jonathan Bernier and for either Dustin Brown, Jack Johnson or Dustin Penner. This would be a huge blockbuster deal for both clubs.

Personally I would like to see this deal happen because if the Devils could get Bernier and Brown for Parise and someone else, it would instantly make the Devils a bigger threat on offense along with providing youth in net. Bernier would be a great replacement for Brodeur. Also there is a huge chance that if the Devils don't resign Parise to a long term deal during the season that he may not resign this summer. So if the Devils can profit off the the loss of Parise they should definitely make this deal happen.

Tags: Dustin Brown, Dustin Penner, Jack Johnson, Jonathan Bernier, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Read, Rumors, SNY, Trade Talks, Zach Parise
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Martin Brodeur left yesterday's matchup against the Los Angeles Kings after the first period. He said he was hurt from this save.

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Tags: Adam Larsson, DAINIUS ZUBRUS, DAVID CLARKSON, Ilya Kovalchuk, JACOB JOSEFSON, Johan Hedberg, Los Angeles Kings, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, NICK PALMIERI, Notes, Peter DeBoer, PETR SYKORA, SNY, Watch, watch, Zach Parise