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New Jersey Devils forward Beau Bennett (James Guillory/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils forward Beau Bennett (James Guillory/USA Today Sports Images)

The New Jersey Devils scored three goals in the third period to beat the Minnesota Wild, 4-3, Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center. >> Read more


First period:

  • 17:58 MIN Jared Spurgeon (power play); Assists: Nino Niederreiter, Mikko Koivu

Second period:

  • 9:24 MIN Jason Zucker; Assists: Mikael Granlund, Mikko Koivu
  • 13:19 NJ Pavel Zacha (power play); Assists: Kyle Palmieri, Karl Stollery

Third period:

  • 5:23 NJ Adam Henrique; Assists: Taylor Hall, P.A. Parenteau
  • 9:08 MIN Erik Haula; Assists: Charlie Coyle, Spurgeon
  • 9:30 NJ Palmieri; Assists: Michael Cammalleri, Damon Severson
  • 17:43 NJ Beau Bennett; Assists: Blake Coleman, Miles Wood
Tags: Beau Bennett, Blake Coleman, Damon Severson, Kyle Palmieri, Mike Cammalleri, Minnesota Wild, Pavel Zacha
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New Jersey Devils forward Mike Cammalleri (13) skates during warmup against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. (Perry Nelson)
New Jersey Devils forward Mike Cammalleri (13) skates during warmup against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. (Perry Nelson)

The Devils (18-18-9) travel to Minnesota to take on the Wild (28-9-5) on Tuesday.

According to STATS:

  • New Jersey's 2-1 overtime win over the Wild on October 22 extended the Devils' winning streak versus MInnesota to three games. New Jersey boasts a record of 12-5-2-0 in the all-time series, though the Devils are just 4-4-1-0 as the road team in those games.
  • After posting consecutive 2-1 victories at Calgary and Vancouver, the Devils will now seek their first three-game winning streak since taking five in a row between November 6 and November 15.
  • The Wild's 3-2 victory at Chicago on Sunday, when they overcame a 2-0 deficit, lifted Minnesota into a two-point lead over the Blackhawks in the Western Conference. And the Wild have played four fewer games than Chicago.
  • Cory Schneider stopped 21 of 22 shots in Sunday's victory at Vancouver, when he lowered his GAA in January to 1.74, the second lowest in the NHL this month (minimum 5 GS). Schneider's .940 save percentage in January ranks third.
  • With positive ratings in each of his last four games, Ryan Suter has boosted his season plus-minus to +28, the best mark in franchise history. Suter has seen at least 20 minutes of ice time in each of his last 202 games played, the third-longest active streak in the league.
  • By winning on Sunday, Devan Dubnyk improved to 23-7-3 this season. The 23 victories are tied with Manny Fernandez (2005-06) and Niklas Backstrom (2009-10) for the most ever by any Minnesota Wild goaltender prior to the All-Star (or Olympic) break.

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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

First Period 

  • 3:54 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Mats ZuccarelloDerek Stepan
  • 9:53 MIN Mikael Granlund; Assists: Jason Zucker, Mikko Koivu

Second Period 

  • 0:40 MIN Mikko Koivu; Assist: Jason Zucker
  • 0:58 MIN Nino Niederreiter; Assists: Charlie Coyle, Eric Staal
  • 2:17 NYR Ryan McDonagh; Assists: Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider
  • 4:55 MIN Marco Scandella; Assist: Charlie Coyle
  • 12:14 MIN Jason Zucker; Assist: Mikael Granlund
  • 17:24 MIN Matt Dumba; Assists: Charlie Coyle, Eric Staal 
  • 19:00 NYR Derek Stepan; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Kevin Klein 

Third Period 

  • 17:00 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Mats ZuccarelloRyan McDonagh
  • 18:51 MIN Charlie Coyle; Assist: Nino Niederreiter
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New York Islanders center John Tavares (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Islanders center John Tavares (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

John Tavares scored two goals and the New York Islanders scored three goals in a span of 3:08 in the second period en route to a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday at Barclays Center.

Tags: Calvin De Haan, John Tavares, Johnny Boychuk, Josh Bailey, Minnesota Wild, Nick Leddy, Ryan Strome, Thomas Hickey, Travis Hamonic
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Oct 20, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman John Moore (2) tries to block a shot as defenseman Ben Lovejoy (12) and goalie Cory Schneider (35) keep an eye on the puck during the second period against Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 20, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman John Moore (2) tries to block a shot as defenseman Ben Lovejoy (12) and goalie Cory Schneider (35) keep an eye on the puck during the second period against Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Devils take on the Wild at 7 p.m. on Saturday night at Prudential Center. According to STATS...The Devils are 7-1-1-0 all-time at home versus the Wild, and have won each of their last three home games versus Minnesota. The Devils are 11-5-2-0 all-time versus the Wild, overall, and have won four of their last five games versus Minnesota.

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Oct 20, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) celebrates his goal with left wing Taylor Hall (9) during the third period of the Boston Bruins 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 20, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) celebrates his goal with left wing Taylor Hall (9) during the third period of the Boston Bruins 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The New Jersey Devils were the NHL's worst offensive team in 2015-16, finishing dead-last in goal-scoring. To address this, general manager Ray Shero acquired left winger Taylor Hall from the Edmonton Oilers and signed depth forwards known for having an offensive knack.Through four games in 2016-17, the Devils are again at the bottom of the league in goals with six in four games and just three goals at 5-on-5. New Jersey failed to score an even-strength goal over its past 175 minutes and 34 seconds, and that lack of even-strength offense proved detrimental in their 2-1 road loss to the Boston Bruins on Thursday.With the Minnesota Wild visiting Prudential Center, Devils coach John Hynes is going back to the drawing board with his line combinations after a 1-2-1 start.

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New Jersey Devils defensemen Jon Merrill skates against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place. (Perry Nelson/USATSI)
New Jersey Devils defensemen Jon Merrill skates against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place. (Perry Nelson/USATSI)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jon Merrill put New Jersey ahead in the third period with his first goal of the season, Cory Schneider made 17 saves and the Devils beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Sunday night to snap a season-high three-game losing streak.

Adam Henrique scored for New Jersey 1:21 into the third period, but Minnesota's Zach Parise got his 16th goal less than 2 minutes later. That score was Parise's first against his former team.

Merrill broke the tie 6:26 into the third and Schneider made 10 saves in the final period.

Tags: Adam Henrique, Cory Schneider, Jon Merrill, Minnesota Wild
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The Islanders thought their scoring woes had subsided on Saturday in New Jersey, but they once again found themselves facing a hot goalie Tuesday night at Nassau Coliseum.

Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk made 37 saves as the Islanders fell 2-1 to the Wild in the shootout. It was their fifth loss in their last six games and the fifth time in that span that Isles failed to produce more than one goal. Until their recent skid, the Islanders had been one of the highest scoring teams in the NHL.

"You have to find ways to get the goals and maybe get in front of [the goalie] a little bit more so he can't see them," Johnny Boychuk said. "They're all not going to be pretty, but we just have to keep working hard."

Tags: Islanders, Minnesota Wild, new york islanders
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The Islanders host the Minnesota Wild tonight at 7 p.m. at Nassau Coliseum. The game will be presented on MSG Plus, as well as WRHU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM.

Tonight will be the first time that Thomas Vanek returns to Nassau Coliseum since being traded last season. The Wild forward told reporters earlier in the day that he was close to re-signing with the Islanders, but the team's move to Brooklyn "scared him away."

The Wild (41-25-7) have are hot coming into tonight's game. The Wild are 8-3-0 in the month of March and have two straight. The Islanders (44-25-4) snapped a four-game losing streak on Saturday in New Jersey and scored multiple goals in a game for the first time since March 9 in Toronto.

Tags: 14-15 Game Day, Game Day Posts, Islanders, Minnesota Wild, new york islanders
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Thomas Vanek's stint on Long Island only last part of the 2013-14 season, but the winger genuinely seemed to enjoy his time with the Islanders.

He enjoyed it so much so that he was "very close" to staying with the team long term. Vanek created a lot of chemistry with Kyle Okposo and John Tavares during his time with the Isles and had nothing but good memories of the team.

"I only have good things to say," Vanek told reporters Tuesday morning. "Only thing I wish that is the team would stay here on the Island and not move. Besides that it was a great time."

Tags: barclays center, Islanders, Minnesota Wild, new york islanders, News, thomas vanek
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Tuesday's loss stung quite a bit, for both the team and the fans.

For the second consecutive game the Islanders blew a three goal lead -- reminiscent to last years team -- and lost in regulation to the Minnesota Wild. Almost fittingly it was ex-Isles Thomas Vanek and Nino Niederreiter who scored the tying and winning goals, respectively. Isles starter Chad Johnson made 25 saves on 30 shots in the loss.


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It's easy for fans to still be mad at old No. 9, even an entire year since he left. The fact is, there are some who will never forgive Zach Parise for going back to his home state of Minnesota to play with the Wild.

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(This Week In Devils Hockey is a new column that will run Monday mornings and will take a look at the Devils' opponents for the upcoming week)

Three games on tap this week following Saturday night's comeback win in Boston. The Devils finally get two home games in a row, so they'll be looking to extend their home point streak and begin to climb back towards .500 on the season

Tuesday, October 29th - vs. Tampa Bay Lighting

Tags: Analysis, Hockey, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Upcoming Matchup
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The hockey boards lit up toward the end of last week at the prospect of Dany Heatley coming east?to New Jersey.

Can you picture this scene, only with Dany Heatley wearing a Devils sweater?

That trade has likely been delayed, considering Tallinder was placed on IR today. But it's no secret that Heatley's been frustrated ever since he was pulled from the Minnesota Wild's top-line back in February.

Tags: Analysis, Atlanta Thrashers, Cory Clouston, Dany Heatley, HENRIK TALLINDER, Ilya Kovalchuk, Mike Yeo, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, Ottawa Senators, Pete DeBoer, Editorial Aside, San Jose Sharks
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Darren Drager tweeted this morning reporting that the Minnesota Wild defenseman Marek Zidlicky has waived his no trade clause to come to the Devils. No deal has officially made. Things are in the works. Zidlicky has 1 more year left on his deal after this season at a $4 million cap hit.

I think this would be great for Zidlicky and the Devils. He will provide great depth for the Devils as they hope to move up in the standings. If the Devils don't have to give up too much for him it'll be a great deal for the Devils.

Tags: Breaking News, Darren Drager, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils! Marek Zidlicky, SNY, Trade, TSN

The Hockey News posted an article about what it would have to take for the Devils to resign their captain. The mention that in order for the Devils to have the availale cap space they are going to have to make some moves that may take the team out of contention for a Stanley Cup ring. Parise wants to play some where he has a chance of winning a ring and can also get a nice pay check.

Right now the Wild are a very hot team and if they continue to play well through out the season and make a good run in the playoffs it would not shock me to see Parise return to his home state of Minnesota. The Wild also have the money to sign him so there is more motivation for him to go back home.

Tags: Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Read, Rumors, SNY, Trade Rumors, Zach Parise
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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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