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2/18/18 | Teams at the Rangers/Flyers game included Nashville, Calgary, Colorado, Vegas, Chicago, Dallas and Tampa Bay. (Ashleyscharge)

2/17/18 | The Rangers had a scout watching Vegas and Montreal. (Roumellotis)

2/17/18 | The Rangers had a scout watching Chicago and Washington. (Bernstein)

Tags: 2018 NHL Trade Deadline
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Islanders' general manager Garth Snow had himself another good year at the draft. New York did not have any picks in the first round, but by the of end of Friday night the Islanders had made two first round selections.

On day two, the Islanders came away with five defenseman to replenish the team's blue line prospects. They even managed to make a bit of history with the selection of Andong Song, the first Chinese born player to be drafted by an NHL team.

The 2015 draft for the Islanders was one in which they could pick the best players available and not for need. They already have a strong group of prospects in the system and now they have the building blocks to make the team very good for many years to come.

Tags: garth snow, Islanders, new york islanders, News, NHL Draft, Prospects
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Islanders general manager Garth Snow doesn't make a trade without a purpose. So when the Islanders traded Reinhart for the 16th and 33rd overall picks in the draft on Friday night there was clearly a player they wanted.

And that player was Mathew?Barzal.

The Islanders saw the opportunity to grab what could be the steal of the draft after Boston passed on selecting him three consecutive times. When Snow realized Barzal was still there for the taking, he made the decision to trade defenseman Griffin Rienhart to Edmonton.

Tags: 2015 NHL Draft, Islanders, Mathew Barzal, new york islanders, News
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For the second time in three years, John Tavares is in Las Vegas as a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy. The Islanders' captain was a finalist for the NHL's most valuable player honors in 2013, but lost out to Alexander Ovechkin, who is a finalist this season as well.

But tonight in "Sin City", the odds-on favorite to win the award isn't Ovechkin this time, it's Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price. Price is up for two other awards as well -- the Vezina Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award.

Tavares had a banner year for the Islanders in 2014-15. He had recorded a career-high in goals (38) and points (86) while playing in all 82 games of the regular season. Tavares also led the league in overtime goals (4) and he finished third in the NHL in game-winning goals (8).

Tags: Hart Trophy, Islanders, john tavares, new york islanders, NHL Awards
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The Islanders host the Washington Capitals in (potentially) the last hockey game to be played at Nassau Coliseum. NBC will have the broadcast. WRHU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM will carry the radio feed.

The Islanders are trying to stave off elimination this afternoon, when the Capitals visit Nassau Coliseum for Game 6 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Head coach Jack Capuano will make a few lineup changes for the critical game. Matt Donovan will play on the team's banged up blue line, and Ryan Pulock or Scott Mayfield will also enter the lineup. Calvin de Haan, who left Thursday's game in the third period, will be scratched and Griffin Reinhart will also sit.

Tags: 14-15 Game Day, Game Day Posts, Islanders, new york islanders, News, NHL, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Washington Capitals
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UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The Islanders found a way to come back from a two-goal deficit on Thursday night, but Bruins goals in the final seconds of the second period and opening minutes of the third led them to a 5-2 victory over the Isles.

The Bruins had a 2-o lead before the Islanders rallied in the second period. John Tavares scored 8:25 into the second to cut the Boston lead to 2-1 and Michael Grabner deflected Johnny Boychuk's shot in to even the score at 2. However, an error in judgement by Jaroslav Halak led to a goal by Kevan Miller with 3.4 seconds left in the period.

Boston added two more goals in the third.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Islanders, new york islanders, News, NHL
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John Tavares had a memorable night at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game.

The Islanders' captain ?scored a record tying four goals for Team Toews in their 17-12 win over Team Foligno. Tavares is the first players to score four goals in an All-Star Game since Danny Heatly did so in 2003.

In case you missed it, here are John Tavares' four goals he recorded Sunday night in Columbus:

Tags: GIFs, Islanders, john tavares, new york islanders, NHL All-Star Game
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Devils forward Patrik Elias was selected to play in the NHL All-Star Game Jan. 25 in Columbus.

It?s the fourth time Elias, 38, has been selected; he was also picked in 2000, 2002 and 2011. Last Tuesday, he recorded his 1,000th career point and 600th career assist. He is one goal from becoming the 91st player to reach the 400 mark.

Elias, who has played all 17 of his NHL seasons with the Devils, has 12 goals and six assists in 34 games this season, including two goals and five assists in his past four games.

Tags: NHL All-Star Game, Notes, PATRIK ELIAS, Jerry McGuire
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The NHL's premier regular season event took?place in Washington, D.C. on Thursday and there are reports that the 2016 Winter Classic could be headed back to Boston, Massachusetts.

The NHL is clearly starting to recycle teams that have taken part in the event. Playing another game in Boston would surely bring in the television ratings, but it's been done before. In a recent Puck Daddy article, Josh Cooper proposed 15 ideas to revitalize the Winter Classic, one of which was to have the Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins play at Beaver Stadium.

From the article:

Tags: Islanders, new york islanders, NHL Winter Classic, pittsburgh penguins
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The Islanders are tied for first in the Metropolitan Division, but ESPN's Peirre LeBrun had no problem placing the Islanders atop his weekly NHL power rankings and neither did The Hockey News.?

"This week in the Rankings I want to reward one of the NHL's most loyal fan bases with the top spot," LeBrun?wrote. " And why not? Their team deserves some love!"

The Islanders, without a doubt, deserve to be recognized for their effort so far. New York is coming off a sweep over NHL powerhouse, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and is holding an 8-2-0 record in the month of November.

Tags: espn, Islanders, new york islanders, News, NHL
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It's no secret that the Islanders and Nets will soon become corporate cousins when the Isles move to the Barclays Center next season.

It will be a reunion of sorts since the Islanders and Nets used to both play at Nassau Coliseum before the basketball team was moved to New Jersey in 1977. Now they will be, as the Barclays Center is dubbing it, "two teams reunited in Brooklyn."

On Wednesday night several players exchanged jerseys prior to tip-off between the Nets and Milwaukee Bucks.

Tags: barclays center, Brooklyn Nets, Islanders, NBA, new york islanders, News, NHL
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The age old debate over fighting has been reignited in hockey thanks to the actions of Connor McDavid on Tuesday night.

In case you weren't aware, or have been under a rock the last few days, McDavid -- the consensus number one overall pick in this years draft -- broke his hand in a fight Tuesday night. Aside from the conversation over his own decision making, McDavid's injury is being used to bolster some peoples arguments against fighting in hockey.

A few weeks back, Matt Martin spoke with Islanders Point Blank about his thoughts on fighting in the sport when the debate was being talked about throughout the NHL.?Martin is not a player who's sole purpose is to fight, but he is not hesitant to drop the gloves to defend a teammate or himself.

Tags: Fighting, Interviews, Islanders, matt martin, new york islanders, NHL
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The Islanders are moving in the right direction, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said on WFAN Tuesday afternoon.

"I think the Islanders' prospects are strong," he said during an interview with Mike Francesa. "They?re putting together a good, young team and they?re moving to a state-of-the-art arena. Even thought it wasn?t specifically designed for hockey it will certainly improve things for them and their fans."

The franchise is coming of its most successful offseason in quite some time. General Manager Garth Snow improved the Islanders at every position that had holes. He brought in goaltenders Jaroslav Halak and Chad Johnson to shore up goaltending. Snow added Nikolay Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski to add more scoring, and traded for top-4 defenseman Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk.

Tags: barclays center, brooklyn, Gary Bettman, Islanders, new york islanders, News, NHL
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Islanders captain John Tavares and star Kyle Okposo were two of 34 players to take part in the National Hockey League's annual media held in Manhattan. The two teammates took part in interviews and promotional photo shoots. As John Tavares told NHL.com, the day is always an indicator that the start of training camp is right around the corner.

"It always signals the season is right around the corner, training camp is coming up, the buildup [to the season] is coming. It's an exciting time. You always enjoy increasing that buildup with all the media attention we get there [for a] couple days," he said.

Tags: Islanders, john tavares, kyle okposo, new york islanders, News, NHL Media Day
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Hockey fans know that the season is right around the corner when EA Sports releases it's NHL video game series in september each year. To give fans a taste of the latest version of the series, NHL 15, EA released a list of the top 50 highest rated players in the game.

And sitting at number 17 on the list is New York Islander captain John Tavares.?

The 24-year-old Islander forward will have a 91 overall rating in the game when it comes out. According to EA Sports, "player ratings are based on scouting reports provided by a professional NHL Scout and take both a player?s offensive and defensive abilities into consideration."

Tags: EA Sports, Islanders, john tavares, new york islanders, News, NHL 15
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With the Rangers five picks today, Gordie Clark says that the Rangers will still be able to find guys who can play in the top six up front or top four on defense and that the Rangers will be able to find "NHL players" but maybe not "impact players."

Clark said "This year could be all over the place. In the second round, there are so many players, we have a hard time getting three scouts to agree on one player, it's that kind of draft." (Rangers)

Clark added, "With the first round we have almost always gone for the best player available, that we feel is in the spot. Last year we didn't pick until the third and this year it's not until the end of the second this year so you need to wait and see how it all comes out in the wash with what the other teams are taking." (Rangers)

Tags: 2014 NHL Draft, Adam Rotter
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The second day of the NHL Draft kicks off at 10AM.

The Rangers have the following picks

Tags: 2014 NHL Draft, Adam Rotter

In a chat with the Rangers website, Gordie Clark said that one position the Rangers focus on tomorrow with their four pics could be goaltending.

Clark said, "I think we can say that we need to stock some goalies and I have never gone for goalies unless I felt they could be number one goalies, Cam Talbot we got as a free agent and was one of the best backups in the league and we go for guys who we think can be number one goalies, there hasn't been much in the past but this year looks like a pretty good year so we have been looking hard in that area."

McKeens Draft Guide has six goalies ranked in their top sixty with 5 between 40 and 60. They also rank four other goalies from 60 to 120.

Tags: 2014 NHL Draft, Adam Rotter
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As part of the deal to acquire Marty St. Louis, the Rangers sent Tampa Bay a conditional second round pick in 2014. The condition on that pick was that it turns into a first round pick if the Rangers reach the Eastern Conference Final.

The Rangers did reach the Eastern Conference Final this season and that pick sent to Tampa Bay this year turned from a second round pick into a first round pick, number 28 overall.

Gordie Clark, the Rangers Director, Player Personnel, who runs the draft says that he doesn't miss the Rangers first round pick this year because it was traded in a deal that helped the team get to the Stanley Cup Final. (Ranger Rants)

Tags: NHL Draft, Adam Rotter
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With the New York Yankees'?farewell tour for Mariano Rivera?fresh in our minds, it's easy to have wanted the same thing for Martin Brodeur. If this is, in fact, Brodeur's final season, it seems like he may be down to his last few starts. With Cory Schneider establishing himself as the No. 1 goalie of late, there may not be much more of No. 30 between the pipes and that's OK.

We constantly try to humanize sports and make it about the individuals, but at the end of the day, it's a business. It's no knock on Brodeur to admit that the better goaltender is in net right now.

Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, NHL
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St. Louis gets a small measure of revenge on their home ice with a shutout over a snakebitten Devils team, who could not find an answer to the perfect play of Jaroslav Halak. This one drops the Devils' record to 22-21-11 on the season.

[sny-box]- Alex Steen is having the season of a lifetime. Tonight he netted his 27th of the year on a wrister from Jaden Schwartz and David Backes in the first. As it would turn out, that goal was also the game winner.

- The dominant Blues power play that the Devils stoned last time came through in a big way tonight, with Brendan Morrow deflecting a shot from Jay Bouwmeester to break the Devils midway through the third period. On the other side of the ice, the Devils went 0/4 on their power play opportunities.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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Relegated to the back page and beyond on most days in the New York/New Jersey area, for one day in January, hockey was king.

The sights were incredible. Gazing upon Yankee Stadium decked out in NHL logos was quite a sight. There was a buzz even before you entered the stadium. With media crews working to get fan interviews and photos, it was clear that this event was so, so much more than just a regular game.

The Atmosphere

Tags: Analysis, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, NHL, nhl coors light stadium series, NHL Stadium Series, outdoor hockey, snow, winter classic
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Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Rangers might have felt like more than a loss, but it wasn't.

Sure, the Devils lost a chance to pull even with the Rangers in the standings, but losing those two points doesn't yet spell disaster.

In the coming weeks, the Devils will need to address what is a hole at first line left wing. Whether it's moving someone like Dainius Zubrus back to the first line and sliding someone Steve Bernier onto the line with Patrik Elias, the lack of another scorer on that top line is an issue that the Devils will have to tackle.

Tags: Analysis, Hockey, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Olympics, Playoffs, Schedule
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New Jersey earned an impressive win against an elite team in the St. Louis Blues. The Devs pulled out all the stops, finding a big reserve of goals for Cory, and treated the fans that braved the elements to a 7-1 victory. This win brings the Devils' record to 21-19-11 on the season.

[sny-box]Normally a slow starting team, the Devils manufactured two goals in the first three minutes from Mark Fayne and Ryan Carter.?Jaromir Jagr would add one off the skate at the midway point to make it three in the first.

The dominant Blues power play was blanked on all three opportunities, while New Jersey caught fire and went 3/4.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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New Jersey finished their four game road trip with a visit to Phoenix, and the Jobing.com Arena for a tough matchup with the Coyotes. ?The Devils and goalie Martin Brodeur struggled?early and couldn't quite complete the comeback, as they fell 3-2. ?This loss drops the Devils' record to 20-19-11 on the season.

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- The Coyotes struck first with a quick wrist shot from Jordan Szwarz?at 2:35 into the first period.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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The New Jersey Devils bounced back tonight with an important, shutout win over a struggling Dallas Stars team at the Prudential Center. ?This one pushes the Devils' record to 18-18-9 on the season.

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-?Michael Ryder?made the most of a perfect play and pass from Travis Zajac, snapping it past?Kari Lehtonen to give New Jersey a 1-0 lead midway through the second. ?This was Ryder's 15th goal of the season, and his third straight game lighting the lamp.?

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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With Ryan Carter returning to the lineup against the Blackhawks following a knee injury, winger Mattias Tedenby was put on non-roster waivers by the team. The move allows for another team to claim him, but if he is not claimed, he can be sent down to Albany.

This move isn't very surprising, in fact it was a move that seemed like it was bound to happen. With Tedenby being put on non-roster waivers, it not only immediately cleared the roster space for Carter, but it does allow the Devils to stick him in Albany. At this point, it's just a matter of if he gets claimed by any team. If he is not claimed by noon on Saturday, he will be sent to the A-Devils.

At this juncture, it would be a better move for both parties if Tedenby is claimed by another team. The speedy, former first-round draft pick has shown some flashes of strong play, but has been plagued by inconsistency in his career. He never really seemed to fit into the Devils system, which requires both strong forechecking and backchecking.?

Tags: Albany Devils, Analysis, Hockey, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, NHL, nhl entry draft 2008, non-roster waivers, sweden, waivers
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The Devils rallied back to tie the game at one in the third period, but fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 in a shootout from Prudential Center. The loss drops the Devils to 15-16-8 on the season.

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- The Devils failed to score in the shootout, losing their sixth shootout of the season.

Tags: Hockey, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Postgame Thoughts
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The New Jersey Devils came to the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. and fought off an offensive onslaught as they rallied back to beat the Capitals 5-4. ?This one pushes the Devils' record to 15-15-7 on the season.

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- Marek Zidlicky with a first period, power play goal that came together after some great puck movement from Andy Greene, Jaromir Jagr, and the rest of the power play line. ?That's Zidlicky's 4th of the season, all of them coming on the power play

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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The New Jersey Devils rallied to put together a decent effort, but could not overcome early mistakes as they fell to the?Pittsburgh Penguins from the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA., by the score of 3-2. ?This one pushes the Devils' record to 12-15-6 on the season.

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-?Pascal Dupuis?got the final touch as he and Chris Kunitz rushed?Corey Schneider?who thought he had the puck covered. ?A mental lapse from the goaltender and the defense that should have been back supporting him put the Devils on the wrong-end of their earliest deficit on the season.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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The New Jersey Devils defeated the?New York Rangers for the third straight time, this one ending 4-3 in overtime from Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. ?The win pushes the Devils to 12-13-6 on the season.

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-?Brad Richards scored on a 2 on 1 against Martin Brodeur?in the first period continuing his recent string of good play. ?He currently stands at 3 goals in his last 6 games.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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The Los Angeles Kings took down the New Jersey Devils 2-0 at the Prudential Center in the first meeting between the two teams since the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. ?The loss drops the Devils to 6-8-5 on the season.

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-?Dwight King scored on a deflection from a point shot by Jake Muzzin?late in the 3rd period to give Los Angeles the lead that they would take to the end of the game.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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If the New Jersey Devils score five goals a night, they are going to win a lot of hockey games. ?That's likely not going to be the case for the remainder of the 2013-14 season. ?Three goals a night is realistic and ideal for this team to be successful. ?While everyone may have been blinded by the offensive production last night, three aspects may have been overlooked that have been just as key over the last few games.

The first is backchecking. ?If you were at The Rock last night, you can see the whole ice and watch the entire play develop. ?I've never seen the Devils forwards hustle back on defense more than I did last night. ?Can you even recall an odd-man rush for Nashville last night? ?I can't. ?There were several times last night where Devils forwards caught up to Predator players and stole the puck in the neutral zone. ?I'm not sure if we will see it like that night every night, but that is one of the assets of this team with a few veterans out. ?Guys like Jacob Josefson and Mattias Tedenby need to take every stride like its their last. ?They've skated like their hockey lives have depended on it and it's helped this team win games.

Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, Hockey, JACOB JOSEFSON, martin broduer, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, NHL
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The New Jersey Devils took down the?Philadelphia Flyers 2-0?from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.?with a well-earned bounce-back effort. ?The win pushes the Devils to 4-7-4 on the season.

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-?Adam Henrique scored on a deflection off of a blast from the point by Eric Gelinas in the first period.? This was the team?s first goal in six periods of hockey.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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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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It's time to dive into some advanced stats with the hope of making sense of the putrid 1-5-3 start to the season.

The main stat we're using here is Corsi On, which is directly defining the number of shots created versus shots against.

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Tags: Analysis, By The Numbers, corsi, corsi rating, Hockey, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Notes
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It's always great to answer some reader questions, especially now that we have quite a few games worth of information to go on. If you have a question, always feel free to tweet @SNYDevils.

Jonathan Harpula - @Starpula - Larsson for Yakupov? Who says no at this point?

Tags: Adam Larsson, Analysis, cory schneider, Discuss, Emptying The Bag, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Marek Zidlicky, MARK FAYNE, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Pete DeBoer, Peter Harrold
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The ever-growing goose egg is gone.

No longer is the zero in the win column plaguing this team after their slow stat.

Tags: Analysis, Hockey, New Jersey Devils, NHL
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Following two strong performances, Cory Schneider will be in net on Tuesday when the Devils take on the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Schneider followed up a performance in which he surrendered two goals to Winnipeg, with a shutout of the New York Rangers last night.


Andrei Loktionov, Adam Henrique, Michael Ryder and Dainius Zubrus all scored for New Jersey, en-route to a 4-0 win over the New York Rangers at Prudential Center.

For the Devils, the home ice was a welcome respite after a 0-3-2 road trip as New Jersey won their first game of the season, with a strong performance over their rivals.

Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, Hockey, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, NHL, Postgame Thoughts
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Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll Part 2" has come and gone, that much is sure. Whether you're someone who loved the old goal song or not, the Devils made it clear that they are looking for a new song and listening to fans, when they sent out an email asking fans to vote for a new song on Tuesday.

There are plenty of ideas for goal songs, but there are two types of songs that we've seen people suggesting. Either it's a song with a chorus that can be chanted along with, or a song that rocks out enough that hey, why not just go crazy when the Devils light the lamp.

Tags: Debate, Discuss, goal song, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Notes, Off Topic
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Six games in and a giant goose egg in the W column.

A zero that grows exponentially now, with every loss.

Tags: Analysis, Discuss, Hockey, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Notes
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What Happened:?The New Jersey Devils blew another multiple-goal lead on Tuesday night as they fell to the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 in OT at Rogers Arena. ?Jaromir Jagr scored in the first period and Patrik Elias netted one early in the second. ?The Canucks got a pair in a five-minute span midway through the second, before Jason Garrison got the winner in OT.

Star of the Game:?Jaromir Jagr. ?The old man is doing all he can to get the Devils a win. ?In the first period, he buried a quick one-timer on a snap shot to give the Devils the lead. ?He had an assist on Elias' quirky goal to make it 2-0. ?

Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks
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The range of emotions last night was stark. Early in the third period the team was laughing on the bench, enjoying what was at that point, a very good effort.
Then, the?Ryan Nugent-Hopkins?goal?opened up a pandora's box and the game snowballed out of control.

Some may think the sky is falling.

Take a deep breath and say this three times: "It's only three games."

Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, Damien Brunner, Feature, Hockey, michael ryder, New Jersey Devils, NHL, TRAVIS ZAJAC, Vancouver Canucks
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What Happened: The Devils got out to a 3-0 lead, only to see their lead evaporate behind four third period goals by Edmonton. Patrik Elias scored a shorthanded goal to force overtime, but New Jersey failed to score in the shootout once again, to fall 5-4.

Star of the Game: David Perron. Perron scored the game-tying goal off of a faceoff with a brilliant shot that beat Brodeur over his right shoulder. He also added the eventual winning goal in the shootout, with a slick backhand shelf shot to light the lamp.?

Tags: Analysis, Damien Brunner, Edmonton Oilers, Hockey, Martin Brodeur, michael ryder, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, ryan nugent-hopkins, shootout
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