The Devils wrapped up their series against the Philadelphia Flyers in 5 games with a 3-1 victory last night. The Devils wait to see who their next opponent is in the Eastern Conference Finals. They will play either the New York Rangers or the Washington Capitals. Swarm it up!
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David Clarkson scored his 23rd goal of the year last night in the Devils 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Clarkson is having a career year this season in scoring. He has 23 goals and 10 assists. His career highs before that were 17 goals and 15 assists in 08-09. Clarkson has attributed some of his success this season to first year Devils head coach Pete DeBoer, who coached Clarkson in juniors for the Kitchener Rangers.
Ilya Kovalchuk scored his first hat trick as a Devil in a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. He also assisted on Petr Sykora's goal. Kovalchuk has been red hot since the All Star break. Congrats to Kovy on his first New Jersey Devils hat trick.
As you can see Marion Gaborik is on top of Martin Brodeur as the puck is in the net. The goal was disallowed and Gaborik was penalized with goaltender interference. Obviously it has caused much debate as to whether the goal should have counted. To be honest , I can see it going both ways but 99% of the time the referees are going to side with the goaltender. But these kind of things are a part of the game.
Ilya Kovalchuk and Bryce Salvador celebrate with Anton Volchenkov who scored his first goal as a member of the New Jersey Devils in today's 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The last time Volchenkov scored a goal was April 1st, 2010 when he played for the Ottawa Senators.
Ilya Kovalchuk had his first Gordie Howe Hat Trick (a fight, a goal and an assist) this afternoon in the Devils' 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Kovalchuk had a really nice shot on Brayden Schenn's face in the fight and was the clear cut victor in the fight. Kovalchuk was reacting to when Parise was slewfooted in the 2nd period. Good to see an emotional Kovalchuk.
Zach Parise scored 2 goals last night including the game winner in the Devils' 5-3 come from behind victory over the Montreal Canadiens. With a celebration like this he may want to stay in New Jersey after all.
The Devils came back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 in a shootout. The team really came together after coach Peter DeBoer pulled Martin Brodeur for Johan Hedberg. It's great to see that the team responded positively.
David Clarkson would score two of the Devils 3 goals tonight in a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was a special night for Clarkson since he was raised in the Toronto area.
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Adam Henrique scored his second consecutive game winning goal Tuesday night in a 3-2 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes.?Henrique is the first Devils rookie to score two consecutive game winning goals since Patrik Elias did Nov. 8-10, 1997.
The Devils lit the lamp three times last night against the Los Angeles Kings. Hopefully the Devils can keep this scoring up throughout the season. If the Devils can do this more often they'll win more games than they did last season.