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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers' loss 00:01:02
Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan McDonagh and Alain Vigneault reflect on the Rangers' tough 2-0 loss to the the Flyers at the Garden.

Third Period 

  • 6:09 PHI Wayne Simmonds (Power Play); Assists: Brayden Schenn, Jakub Voracek
  • 9:45 PHI Jakub Voracek; Assists: Sean Couturier, Claude Giroux
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New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss defends his net in front of Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek during the first period at Barclays Center. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss defends his net in front of Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek during the first period at Barclays Center. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Islanders blew a 2-0 lead and lost in overtime to the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2, Sunday at Barclays Center. >> Read more


First period:

  • 13:25 NYI Nick Leddy

Second period:

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New York Islanders goalie Jean-Francois Berube makes a save against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Islanders goalie Jean-Francois Berube makes a save against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

While these are joyous times for the New York Islanders, these are frustrating circumstances for the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Islanders attempt to get their season-high fourth straight victory while the Flyers look to stop a nine-game road losing streak Sunday night when the Metropolitan Division rivals meet at Barclays Center.

New York put together three straight wins for the third time this season. Their first two attempts to get a fourth consecutive victory have not gone well as the Islanders were handed a 4-3 overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Dec. 4 and a 6-4 drubbing at Minnesota on Dec. 29.

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Dec 8, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) celebrates his goal against Montreal Canadiens with teammates during the third period at Bell Centre. (Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)
Dec 8, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) celebrates his goal against Montreal Canadiens with teammates during the third period at Bell Centre. (Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)

First Period 

  • 7:11 NJD Pavel Zacha; Assists: Jacob Josefson, Kyle Quincey
  • 10:49 PHI Travis Konecny; Assists: Nick Cousins, Ivan Provorov

Second Period 

  • 15:51 NJD Kyle Palmieri (Power Play); Assists: P.A. Parenteau, Michael Cammalleri
  • 19:12 NJD Miles Wood; Assists: Michael Cammalleri, Steven Santini
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Jan 13, 2017; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid (1) stops a shot from the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. (Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 13, 2017; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid (1) stops a shot from the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. (Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports)

The Devils go to Philadelphia to play the Flyers at 7 p.m. on Saturday night. 

According to STATS:

  • The Flyers were shellacked, 5-0, by the Capitals at Verizon Center last Sunday, dropping to 2-7-2 in their last 11 games overall. Philadelphia has allowed five or more goals 10 times in 2016-17 -- tied for second most in the NHL (Colorado -- 11).
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Jan 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) celebrates his goal with teammates against the Philadelphia Flyers during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) celebrates his goal with teammates against the Philadelphia Flyers during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Second Period 

  • 2:08 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: Michael Grabner, Brady Skjei

Third Period 

  • 5:01 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello
  • 11:13 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: J.T. Miller, Dan Girardi
  • 12:32 PHI Jakub Voracek (Power Play); Assists: Claude Giroux, Shayne Gostisbehere
  • 14:15 PHI Kevin Hayes; Assist: J.T. Miller
  • 17:08 PHI Jakub Voracek; Assists: Michael Del Zotto, Michael Raffl
  • 17:45 NYR Michael Grabner (ENG, unassisted)
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New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac (19) skates during a break in the action during the third period at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland)
New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac (19) skates during a break in the action during the third period at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland)

The Devils (12-13-7) battle against the Flyers (20-11-4) in Newark on Thursday.

According to STATS:

  • Philadelphia beat Washington, 3-2, in a shootout last night, snapping a two-game losing streak, and improving to 11-1-1 in its last 13 tilts overall. The Flyers are 20-11-4 in 2016-17 -- it took them 43 games to garner win No. 20 last season (did so on January 17).
  • The Devils were shellacked, 5-1, at home by the Predators on Tuesday night, and have now dropped seven straight games overall (0-6-1 record). New Jersey has allowed at least five goals five times in its last 13 contests -- tied with Anaheim for most of any NHL club since Thanksgiving.
  • Tonight marks the first of five meetings between the Flyers and Devils in 2016-17. The road team won each of the four tilts in the 2015-16 season series.
  • Claude Giroux lit the lamp unassisted last night, snapping his five-game goalless streak, and giving him 10 markers on the season. Giroux has six points (1g, 5a) during his current three-game scoring streak vs. the Devils.
  • Andy Greene and Damon Severson both assisted on Sergey Kalinin's first goal of the season Tuesday night. New Jersey has gotten just 36 helpers from its blueliners this season -- second fewest of any NHL club.
  • The Flyers are 6-1-1 (.813) in the second of back-to-back games this season -- second best in the league. The Devils are 3-2-2 when facing teams in the second of back-to-backs in 2016-17.

© 2016 by STATS.

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New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider (35) makes a pad save against the New York Rangers during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin)
New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider (35) makes a pad save against the New York Rangers during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin)

When the 2016-17 NHL season started, it was expected that the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils would find themselves battling one another for playoff positioning within the competitive Metropolitan Division.

Nearly three months into the season, though, the Flyers (20-11-4) are on much more solid ground than the Devils (12-13-7), due in large part to recent streaks that have taken the teams in opposite directions.

Philadelphia won ten games in a row from Nov. 27 through Dec. 14, a run which catapulted the Flyers into a comfortable Wild Card position after an uneven 9-10-3 start to the season.

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Jan 29, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers right wing Petr Straka (51) skates against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 29, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers right wing Petr Straka (51) skates against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Devils have acquired forward Peter Straka from the Flyers in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2017 or 2018, the team announced Saturday. 

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Pavel Buchnevich had a goal and an assist for the Rangers Thursday. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Pavel Buchnevich had a goal and an assist for the Rangers Thursday. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Rangers gave up three third-period goals in a 4-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

First Period:

  • 3:32 NYR: Pavel Buchnevich Assists: Dan Girardi, Mika Zibanejad  
  • 3:59 PHI: Mark Streit Assists: Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds

Second Period:

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (Charles LeClaire/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (Charles LeClaire/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Rangers lost to the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-3, in overtime after coming back from a three-goal deficit on Monday at Wells Fargo Center.

Second Period:

  • 8:41 PHI: Jordan Weal; Assists: Roman Lyubimov, Shayne Gostisbehere
  • 11:20 PHI: Jakub Voracek (power play); Assists: Gostisbehere, Brayden Schenn
  • 12:02 PHI: Travis Konecny (power play); Assists: Nick Cousins, Ivan Provorov
  • 16:23 NYR: Ryan Graves; Assists: J.T. Miller, Robin Kovacs

Third Period:

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The New York Islanders scored three goals in the third period to beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-0, on Monday.

Shane Prince scored a power-play goal 4:28 into the period, and Joshua Ho-Sang scored 4 1/2 minutes later to make it 2-0. Michael Dal Colle scored an empty-netter with 2:34 remaining.

Jean-Francois Berube and Christopher Gibson both recorded 14 saves. Berube played 30:41, while Gibson 29:08.

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New Jersey Devils forward Adam Henrique celebrates after scoring a goal. (Eric Bolte/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils forward Adam Henrique celebrates after scoring a goal. (Eric Bolte/USA Today Sports Images)

The New Jersey Devils won preseason games against the Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens on Monday.

Nick Lappin scored twice in a 2-0 win over Philadelphia, including an empty-netter with 32 seconds left.

Adam Henrique scored two power-play goals in a 3-2 win against the Canadiens in Montreal. Michael McLeod's third-period goal proved to be the difference after Zach Redmond brought Montreal within one.

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New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Michael Raffl scored the tiebreaking goal early in the second period and added two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Sunday night.

Evgeny Medvedev, Shayne Gostisbehere, Scott Laughton and R.J. Umberger also scored for the Flyers, who trailed 2-0 midway through the first period. Michal Neuvirth stopped 15 shots in the teams' season finale that was a game rescheduled from Jan. 23 due to a blizzard.

Nikolay Kulemin and Matt Martin scored for the Islanders, who finished with the Eastern Conference's top wild card and will face the Atlantic Division champion Florida Panthers in the first round of the playoffs.

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 (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
(Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Islanders lost their fourth straight game, falling to the Flyers, 4-1, on Monday.

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New York Islanders center John Tavares skates up ice in the third period against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center. (Tim Heitman/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Islanders center John Tavares skates up ice in the third period against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center. (Tim Heitman/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Islanders face the Philadelphia Flyers at Barclays Center on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

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New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider congratulates New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid on his first NHL shutout at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider congratulates New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid on his first NHL shutout at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)

Outstanding goaltending and defense made the New Jersey Devils a perennial playoff participant during the previous two decades.

That same formula may help them get back there after a three-year drought.

The surging Devils vie for a fourth straight win and second over the Philadelphia Flyers in four days when the longtime rivals face off Tuesday night.

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New York Rangers center Derek Stepan carries as Philadelphia Flyers defender Andrew MacDonald follows during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers center Derek Stepan carries as Philadelphia Flyers defender Andrew MacDonald follows during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

Derek Stepan scored twice in the third period to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night.

Derick Brassard scored early and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 shots as the Rangers improved to 5-0-1 in their last six games. They also beat the Flyers at home for the 11th time in 12 games.

Brayden Schenn spoiled Lundqvist's shutout with 9.7 seconds left in the third period with his 16th goal of the season, but the Flyers lost for the fifth time in six games. Steve Mason finished with 27 saves.

Tags: Derek Stepan, Derick Brassard, Henrik Lundqvist, Mats Zuccarello, Philadelphia Flyers
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New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique skates during the first period against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. (Bruce Fedyck/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique skates during the first period against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. (Bruce Fedyck/USA Today Sports Images)

Adam Henrique scored a power-play goal 2 minutes, 58 seconds into overtime to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Joseph Blandisi scored in regulation for the Devils, who snapped a three-game road losing streak to improve to 7-2-2 in their last 11 games.

Shayne Gostisbhere scored for the Flyers to set a club record for rookies with a point in 11 straight games.

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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers 00:01:28
The Rangers played a physical game against the Flyers Saturday afternoon and battled their way to a shootout victory.

Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored in a shootout to lift the New York Rangers to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Keith Yandle tied it with 12.9 seconds left in regulation and Chris Kreider also scored in regulation for the Rangers, who won consecutive games for just the second time since Nov. 15.

Ryan White scored and Shayne Gostisbehere had a goal and an assist in regulation for the Flyers, who had won three straight. The Rangers improved to 3-2 in tiereakers this season while Philadelphia dropped to 2-5.

Tags: Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan, Henrik Lundqvist, Keith Yandle, Mats Zuccarello, Philadelphia Flyers, Ryan McDonagh
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New York Rangers center J.T. Miller celebrates after scoring the game winning goal against the Vancouver Canucks during overtime of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USATSI)
New York Rangers center J.T. Miller celebrates after scoring the game winning goal against the Vancouver Canucks during overtime of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USATSI)

The New York Rangers face the Philadelphia Flyers on the road Saturday at 1 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • The Flyers have earned at least one standings point in each of their last four games (3-0-1) against the Rangers -- their third-longest such active streak against an opponent (six vs. Blues, five vs. Jets).
  • The Rangers, who have seen their opponents go 3-for-5 on the power play over the last two games, have scored just two power-play goals over their last 15 games.
  • The Flyers, who have won three consecutive games while scoring at least four goals in each contest, have also scored at least one power-play goal in six consecutive games -- the longest active streak in the NHL.
  • So far this season, the Rangers have allowed 33 first-period goals, 43 second-period goals and 53 third-period goals.
  • J.T. Miller has now scored eight goals over his last eight games, after scoring a total of eight goals over his previous 48 games.
  • Wayne Simmonds, who has scored multiple goals in three of his last four games, has scored four goals over his last four games against the Rangers.
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New York Rangers center J.T. Miller celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild with teammates during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USATSI)
New York Rangers center J.T. Miller celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild with teammates during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USATSI)

Wayne Simmonds' scoring binge has pushed the Philadelphia Flyers to the verge of matching their longest win streak of the season.

The New York Rangers haven't been able to harness J.T. Miller's bevy of goals into an extended run.

Both players have shined in recent matchups between the teams, and Simmonds looks to lead the Flyers to a fourth consecutive victory Saturday.

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New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello skates before a game against the Florida Panthers before a game at BB&T Center. (Robert Mayer/USATSI)
New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello skates before a game against the Florida Panthers before a game at BB&T Center. (Robert Mayer/USATSI)

Mats Zuccarello scored in a shootout and Henrik Lundqvist reached 20 wins for the 11th straight season, leading the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Chris Kreider and J.T. Miller scored in regulation for the Rangers.

Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds scored for Philadelphia, which had won four straight overall and six in a row on home ice.

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New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano talks with his team during the game against the San Jose Sharks in the 3rd period at SAP Center at San Jose. (John Hefti)
New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano talks with his team during the game against the San Jose Sharks in the 3rd period at SAP Center at San Jose. (John Hefti)

(AP) -- Both the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers will hit the Wells Fargo Center ice Tuesday night looking to bounce back after having four-game winning streaks snapped.

One team saw significantly more silver linings in its defeat.

The Islanders managed to earn a point in a seventh straight game despite blowing a third-period lead, while the Flyers didn't take any sort of consolation after a loss in which they were never competitive.

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New Jersey Devils left wing Mike Cammalleri (13) skates with the puck against the Calgary Flames during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 3-2. (Sergei Belski)
New Jersey Devils left wing Mike Cammalleri (13) skates with the puck against the Calgary Flames during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 3-2. (Sergei Belski)

(AP) -- Philadelphia's last meeting against New Jersey was the very beginning of a prolonged slump, but the Flyers hope the next will help them continue their resurgence.

While the Flyers seek a fourth straight win Friday night, the Devils try to avoid a fourth consecutive home defeat.

Philadelphia (10-10-5) has won three in a row and four of five to offset a miserable three-week stretch. The Flyers went 2-7-3 from Oct. 29-Nov. 21, starting with a 4-1 home loss to the Devils, but they have a chance to sweep their three-game road trip.

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The game will go on, for now.

Thats what Philadelphia Flyers officials told the Philadelphia Daily News about the scheduled Sept.?25 preseason matchup between the Flyers and Islanders at Wells Fargo Center. Massive road closures, due to Pope Frances' planned visit to the City of Brotherly Love on Sept. 26 and 27, could affect fans trying to leave the exhibition contest. Nearby Temple University will close its campus on Sept. 25 due to the papal visit the following two days

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Andrew MacDonald hadn?t been in the visitor?s dressing room since his early days with the New York Islanders, so the experience was a bit of a new one for him on Monday night.

MacDonald, who spent five seasons with the Islanders, returned to Nassau Coliseum for the first time since he was traded on February 4.

?Obviously, my first time back and everything, but I think both sides have moved on,? he told reporters on Monday. ?There?s been quite a bit of time since I?ve left now, so for us we?re just worried about playing well and getting two points.?

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The Islanders made some history in their 1-0 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday Night at Nassau Coliseum.

The Islanders secured their fifteenth?win through their first 21 games of the season, doing so for the first time in franchise history. The milestone is in large part thanks to the goaltending of Jaroslav Halak, who made 21 saves through 65-minutes of action.

"I thought [Halak] played well," Islander head coach Jack Capuano said. "He's played well for us, both goalies have stepped in, but tonight he knew the guy at the other end was playing pretty well. The chances that he faced, they were some grade A chances there and he came up big for us."

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From the nation's capital to the city of brotherly love, we'll take a look at the 2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers.

The Flyers finished the the 2013-14 regular season with a 42-30-10 record. It was good enough for third in the Metropolitan Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia's run in the post season was a short one however, as they lost in the first round to the New York Rangers.

Following the season the Flyers made some adjustments int he front office. Philadelphia named Paul Holmgren the new team president and Ron Hextall was installed as the team's general manager. Changes to the Flyers roster were minimal in the offseason because of cap space restrictions. The Flyers added forward R.J. Umberger, via a trade, as well as defenseman Nick Schultz and Michael Del Zatto through free agency.

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The Devils mustered on 14 shots on Ray Emery last night.

You can certainly chalk it up to a lack of execution on the offensive side, but it was more about what the Flyers did defensively that stymied the Devils' attack.

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The New Jersey Devils fell to the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 from Prudential Center on Saturday night. The loss drops the Devils to 3-6-4 on the season.

[sny-box]

- The only goal of the game came on a shot by Braden Schenn in the first period.

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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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By Dave Turner and Jeff O'Connor

With the season upon us, it's time to see how the Devils stack up with the rest of the Metropolitan Division. With plenty of talent across the board, the Metro division should be one of the most competitive in the league.

Dave's Picks:?

Tags: Analysis, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Debate, Hockey, metropolitan division, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, pittsburgh pengiuins, Playoffs, Power Rankings, predictions, Washington Capitals
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Even though the Devils? 2013 season is over, we can still look back at some great moments in New Jersey?s playoff history.

On May 8?

1988- Officials boycott game 4 of the Wales Conference finals between the Devils and Boston Bruins, after the NHL did not suspend New Jersey coach Jim Schoenfeld for his postgame outburst at referee Don Koharski.

Tags: Boston Bruins, DAVID CLARKSON, David Maley, Ilya Kovalchuk, Jason Arnett, Jim Schoenfeld, Martin Brodeur, Notes, Pat Verbeek, PETR SYKORA, Philadelphia Flyers, Tom Kurvers, Toronto Maple Leafs
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Even though the Devils? 2013 season is over, we can still look back at some great moments in New Jersey?s playoff history.

On May 6?

1972- Denis and Mireille Brodeur welcomed a baby boy, Martin, into the world. That boy would grow into the Devils' -- and arguably the NHL's -- greatest goalie of all time.

Tags: Boston Bruins, DAINIUS ZUBRUS, Denis Brodeur, Don Koharski, Jim Schoenfeld, John Madden, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Notes, PETR SYKORA, Philadelphia Flyers, Scott Gomez, Toronto Maple Leafs
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Even though the Devils' 2013 season is over, we can still look back at some great moments in New Jersey's playoff history.

On May 3...

2001- New Jersey is soundly dismantled in game 4 by the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 at Air Canada Centre, evening the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals at 2 games apiece.

Tags: Alexei Ponikarovsky, New Jersey Devils, Notes, Philadelphia Flyers, Scott Niedermayer, Tie Domi
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Even though the Devils' 2013 season is over, we can still look back at some great moments in New Jersey's playoff history.

On May 1...

2000- Patrik Elias records a goal and two assists, and Scott Gomez and Claude Lemieux each post two-point games, leading the Devils to a 5-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Continental Airlines Arena.

Tags: Brian Rafalski, Claude Lemieux, DAVID CLARKSON, New Jersey Devils, Notes, PATRIK ELIAS, Philadelphia Flyers, Scott Gomez, Toronto Maple Leafs
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The Devils helped themselves on Thursday night.

Unfortunately for them and their fans, that's the only help they got.

New Jersey remains six back of eighth place now with only five games remaining. The Devils' 3-0 win in Philadelphia kept them alive in the playoff hunt with five games left but did them no other good.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Scoreboard Watching, Winnipeg Jets
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Tags: Around The Links, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Peter Harrold, Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets

Links: Pregame thread | Twitter | NHL.com recap

Did the Devils play an A-plus game? No. I'd argue they played a couple better overall games during the 10-game winless streak. But the important thing is the streak is over and the Devils are back in the win column thanks to a few superlative efforts. It likely won't get the Devils back in the playoff chase, but a couple wins over the last 10 days would be important for their confidence heading into the offseason. Some thoughts...

It's over: Everyone can breathe a big sign of relief. The winless streak is finally over and it didn't even take Ilya Kovalchuk returning to finally stop it. Of course, like I said above, this wasn't a perfect game. They struggled to put pucks on net in the first and had difficulty finishing in the second before Ryan Carter snapped one of Ilya Bryzgalov's shoulder. But the important thing was the Devils kept working in two very important areas: the neutral zone and below the Flyers' goal line. The Devils did a good job in long stretches of stopping the Flyers at the blue line and both of the Devils even-strength goals came as a result of their work in the neutral zone. As for the forecheck, it was strong almost all night long. The Devils generated a ton of chances off their pressure below the goal line and it eventually wore down Philly's defense. While the Devils aren't talented enough to out-skill teams, they are dedicated and strong enough to out-work them. It's a long shot, but wins like this are the kind of victories that send a team to length winning streaks. The Devils worked their way past an inferior opponent to a streak-busting victory and were rewarded after several games in which they played well but didn't win.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Devils, Devs, Flyers, HENRIK TALLINDER, JACOB JOSEFSON, Martin Brodeur, Marty Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Pete DeBoer, Philadelphia Flyers, Philly, Editorial Aside, Postgame Thoughts, Ryan Carter, Stephen Gionta, Steve Bernier
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The Flyers and Devils face off in a matchup of two teams playing out the string.

Who: New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers

When: 7:30 p.m. ET; Pregame show at 7:00 p.m. ET

Tags: Devils, Devs, Flyers, Gameday, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Philly
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Down six points with just six games left, it's time for the Devils to start helping themselves.

We can go over the scenarios every day, but without New Jersey wins it doesn't matter. The Devils are 0-6-4 in their last 10 yet are still mathematically alive.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Scoreboard Watching, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets
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Yesterday, we talked about the Devils had to stop worrying about what other teams were doing and just win a game. Well, that didn't happen. They didn't even get an overtime point and now likely have to go 6-1 the rest of the way to make the playoffs, which includes a two-game sweep of the Rangers in the final week.

So tonight, the Devils have no choice but to sit back and root for the other teams. The Senators are off tonight, but they're completely out of reach. The Islanders are not "untouchable" but they're a pretty difficult team to catch.

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It's getting late fast for the Devils.

New Jersey's 5-4 loss to Boston Wednesday leaves it in dire straits. The Devils trail the three-way tie for sixth by four points with only eight games left.

The only solace New Jersey can take is it will have destiny in its own hands. The Devils will meet Ottawa Friday in a crucial affair at Prudential Center. Three of New Jersey's final eight will be against the Rangers and Sens.

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