For the second straight season, the Rangers are enduring a post-deadline nosedive. They sealed an 0-4 road trip with a 5-2 loss to the Wild Saturday night and have lost 10 of their last 11 games. Mika Zibanejad snapped an eight-game goalless drought with his career-best 28th goal. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 42 of 46 shots. >> Box score
- 4:40 MIN Ryan Donato; Assists: Pontus Aberg
- 6:00 NYR Mika Zibanejad; Assists: Kevin Shattenkirk
- 16:05 MIN Ryan Donato; Assists: Luke Kunin, Jason Zucker
New York heads to Minnesota on a three-game losing streak and has been blown out in its last two losses, getting outscored 9-2 in defeats at Vancouver and Calgary, the latter by a 5-1 margin on Friday.
The Rangers were tied 1-1 after the opening 20 minutes against the Flames but gave up two goals in 70 seconds in the second period.
"We just weren't real dialed in defensively tonight, not only the goals that they scored, but how many times did you look up and all of a sudden, there's a 1-on-3 in front of our net," New York coach David Quinn told reporters. "We cheated the game too often tonight, very loose defensively, didn't hit anybody, didn't want to get hit and we played very slow.
The Rangers are coming off a 2-1 victory Tuesday at Carolina, as goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stopped 43 of 44 shots. It was Lundqvist's 30th career victory against the Hurricanes in 43 games.
"I had to improvise a little bit," Lundqvist told NHL.com. "It worked. It's just a good feeling to win. That's all I want to do."
Vladislav Namestnikov snapped a 1-1 tie 6:10 into the third, and Lundqvist made 18 saves in the period. >> Read More
After a miserable first two games of their three-game road trip, it appeared the Devils were going to fly home miserable from St. Paul Friday night as they found themselves down by three. But they erased a three-goal deficit to force overtime when Nico Hischier scored the winning goal to give the Devils a 5-4 win. Cory Schneider replaced Keith Kinkaid with the Devils down 4-1 and stopped all 15 shots he faced, giving him his first regular-season win since Dec. 27, 2017. Ben Lovejoy tied the game with 2:45 left in regulation. >> Box score
- 6:07 MIN Brad Hunt (Power Play;) Assists: Ryan Suter, Mikael Granlund
- 9:55 MIN Joel Eriksson Ek
Tags: Ben Lovejoy, Cory Schneider, Kyle Palmieri, Marcus Johansson, Minnesota Wild, Nico Hischier, Will Butcher
Devon Toews scored the tie-breaking power-play goal early in the second period as the Islanders beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Sunday at Barclays Center. >> Box score
- 14:05 NYI Anthony Beauvillier; Assists: Valtteri Filppula, Leo Komarov
- 0:38 MIN Mikael Granlund (power play); Assists: Jason Zucker, Zach Parise
- 2:01 NYI Devon Toews (power play); Assists: Ryan Pulock, Josh Bailey
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John Moore scored the game-winning goal in overtime after the Devils blew a two-goal lead in the third period as New Jersey beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Monday at Xcel Energy Center. >> Box score
- 18:32 NJ Adam Henrique; Assists: Brian Gibbons, Andy Greene
New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider has played in plenty of road games against the Minnesota Wild, though very rarely under ideal conditions.
Early in his career, when Schneider was backing up Roberto Luongo in Vancouver, and Luongo seemingly would always struggle in Minnesota, Schneider would usually come into the game sometime in the second period in relief, when the Wild had already built a big lead.
The Devils will play in Minnesota on Monday night after having a rough go of things Saturday at Winnipeg, where the Jets used a second-period outburst to send New Jersey to a second consecutive loss. New Jersey knows the road may get tougher soon.
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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
- 17:58 MIN Jared Spurgeon (power play); Assists: Nino Niederreiter, Mikko Koivu
- 9:24 MIN Jason Zucker; Assists: Mikael Granlund, Mikko Koivu
- 13:19 NJ Pavel Zacha (power play); Assists: Kyle Palmieri, Karl Stollery
- 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
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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- 3:54 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Derek Stepan
- 9:53 MIN Mikael Granlund; Assists: Jason Zucker, Mikko Koivu
- 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
- 17:00 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Ryan McDonagh
- 18:51 MIN Charlie Coyle; Assist: Nino Niederreiter
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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
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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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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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.
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."
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.
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."
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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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
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But goalies needn't fear his laser any longer.
The 1991 Devils draft pick announced his retirement Tuesday.
Tags: Boston Bruins, Brian Rolston, Colorado Avalanche, Martin Brodeur, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, News
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
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.
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
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.