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The New Jersey Devils fell 3-0 to the Washington Capitals on Saturday night at Verizon Center, dropping their record to 24-22-13.

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The Devils were shut out for the sixth time while Cory Schneider has been in net. ?He?s held opponents to two-goals-or-less in 13 of his last 14 starts.

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The Devils defeated the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 in overtime on Friday night. The win brings their record to 24-21-13 on the season.

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- Much like the previous three contests, the Devils found themselves in overtime with a chance to gain an important point. They did so, as Jon Merrill scored his first NHL goal in the extra period to give the Devils the victory.

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The New Jersey Devils failed to protect another late lead and fell to the Colorado Avalanche in overtime by a score of 2-1. The loss brings the Devils record to 23-21-13.

[sny-box]- For the third straight game, the Devils could not hold onto a late third period lead, as P.A Parenteau scored the tying goal with under two minutes to go in the third period.

- With a power play heading into overtime, the Avs cashed in, as Ryan O'Reilly scored in the extra session to give Colorado the win.

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The New Jersey Devils blew another late lead and fell to the Nashville Predators 3-2 in overtime. The loss brings their record to 23-21-12 on the season.

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- It looked like the Devils had this one locked up at 2-1 until David Legwand scored for the Predators with 11 seconds left.

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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.

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In their final game before Sunday's outdoor game at Yankee Stadium, the Devils got out to a lead and held on for a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals from Prudential Center. The win moves the Devils 22-19-11 on the season.

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- The Devils got out to a 1-0 lead on a 2-on-1 goal by Stephen Gionta in the first period.

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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.

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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.

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The New Jersey Devils dropped their record to 20-18-11 on Thursday night as they fell to the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center.

[sny-box]The Devils fell to 0-8 in the shootout and 1-for-25 in shootout attempts as?Adam Henrique?and?Patrik Elias?were denied, as Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly beat?Cory Schneider.

The Devils have earned points in their last six games. ?They are 3-0-3 during that time.

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The New Jersey Devils fell in the shootout to the Toronto Maple Leafs by a final mark of 3-2 on Sunday night, dropping their record to 19-18-9.

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- Ryane Clowe scored his first goal as a Devil when he cashed in on a breakaway early in the second period. ?Clowe now has a point in four straight games.

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The New Jersey Devils scored the game-winning goal with just seconds remaining in overtime. The win pushes their record above NHL .500 once again, to 19-18-9 on the season.

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- Marek Zidlicky's blast at the 4:57 mark of the overtime period gave the Devils the win.

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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.?

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Despite holding a 1-0 lead heading into the third period, the Devils fell to the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in overtime from Prudential Center. The loss drops the Devils to 17-18-9 on the season.

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- The game winning goal came in overtime as Brayden Schenn beat Martin Brodeur to win the game for Philadelphia.

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The New Jersey Devils fell to the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 5-3. The loss brings the Devils back to NHL .500 at 17-17-8.

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The New Jersey Devils went to Long Island looking to right the ship after a shootout loss in Newark last night. In a battle between two goalies playing at the top of their games, it was Corey Schneider?and the New Jersey Devils that came out on top, 2-1. ?This one pushes the Devils' record to 16-16-8 on the season.

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- Adam Henrique continued a streak of excellent play with a backhander off of some great passing from Reid Boucher and?Michael Ryder at 11:37 into the first. ?This gave Henrique his second goal in as many games, and eight on the season.

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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.

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The Devils were blown out in Chicago by a score of 5-2 from the United Center in Chicago. The loss drops them under NHL .500 to 15-16-7.

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- The Devils were under siege all night against the Blackhawks and it resulted in five goals for the defending champions.

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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

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The New Jersey Devils battled toe-to-toe with one of the NHL's best teams, but fell to the Ducks in overtime, 3-2. The loss brings their record to 14-15-7 on the season.

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- Kyle Palmieri scored in overtime to give the Ducks the victory.

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The Devils scored early and often, en-route to a 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators from Prudential Center. The win moves their record to 14-15-6 on the season.

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- With his second period goal, Jaromir Jagr passed Steve Yzerman, scoring the 693rd goal of his NHL career. He now sits just one behind Mark Messier for seventh all time.

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The New Jersey Devils defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 3-0. The two teams skated in front of a sparse crowd at Prudential Center due to the snowstorm that has been dumping snow across the tri-state area. The win brings New Jersey's record to 13-15-6 on the season, good for 32 points.

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- Martin Brodeur notched his third shutout of the season by stopping all 33 Tampa Bay shots. The shutout is the 124th of Brodeur's career.

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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.

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The New Jersey Devils fell to the Blue Jackets in Columbus on Tuesday night by a final score of 5-4. ?The loss drops the Devils to 12-14-6.

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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.

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Despite scoring three goals in the third period, the Devils fell to the Montreal Canadiens in a shootout. The extra-time loss drops the Devils to 11-12-6 on the season.

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The Devils dropped an exciting contest 3-2 in Montreal. The loss sends the Devils under NHL .500, to 11-12-5

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The New Jersey Devils defeated the Buffalo Sabres by a score of 1-0 on an overtime goal by Steve Bernier. The win brings the Devils record back to .500 at 11-11-5, good for fourth place in the Metropolitan Division.

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The New Jersey Devils defeated the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 5-2 on Friday night to move their record to 10-11-5 on the season.

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- The Devils had an early 1-0 lead on a goal by Mark Fayne, by the Hurricanes stormed back in the second period on goals by Jeff Skinner and Jordan Staal.

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Despite a comeback attempt in the third period, the Devils fell to the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 4-3. The loss drops the Devils to 9-11-5 on the season.
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The New Jersey Devils fell to the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 from Prudential Center. The loss brings the Devils record to 9-10-5.

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- The Devils dominated play early on and during numerous other stretches throughout the game, but were unable to find a second goal to at least get a point.

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The New Jersey Devils fell to the San Jose Sharks by a score of 2-1 on Saturday night at SAP Center. ?The loss drops their record to 9-9-5.

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The New Jersey Devils defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in overtime to bring their record to 9-8-5 on the season.

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- The Devils were outshot 14-2 in the first period, as the Kings dominated the first twenty minutes.

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The Devils defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins by a score of 4-1 to improve their record to 7-8-5 on the season.

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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.

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The Devils improved to 6-7-5 on the season with a 3-2 win over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

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The New Jersey Devils closed out a strong weekend of play with a dominating 3-1 win over the Nashville Predators.? The win moves the Devils to 5-7-5 on the season.

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- This one was all Devils from the outset, as they were fast, disciplined and controlled the play all night.

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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.

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The New Jersey Devils fell to the Minnesota Wild 4-0 at XCel Energy Center on Sunday night. The loss drops the Devils to 3-7-4 on the season.

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- In the first game against his old team,?Zach Parise?had an assist and drew the penalty that led to the Wild's third goal.

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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.

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

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The New Jersey Devils edged the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 at Prudential Center in Newark on Tuesday night. ?The win pushes their record to 3-5-4 on the year.

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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.

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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. ?

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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.?

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What Happened:?The New Jersey Devils dropped their home opener to the New York Islanders 4-3 in a shootout. The Islanders twice battled back from one goal deficits, behind two goals by Michael Grabner, before Frans Nielsen tied the game up at three, only 1:01 into the third period. The Devils battled back with a third period goal by Damien Brunner to force overtime and the subsequent shootout.

Star of the Game:?Michael Grabner is quickly becoming a big-time Devil killer. The speedy winger had the first two Islanders goals, then assisted on the Nielsen goal. His tremendous speed has plagued New Jersey in the past and tonight was no different. ?Also, a nod to Evgeni Nabakov for stopping six Devils shots in the shootout.

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It wasn't quite the result that the Devils had hoped for in their season opener, but there are still some positives to take out of the 3-0 loss in Pittsburgh.

The first thing to realize about opening night, is that everyone tends to overreact. Had the Devils won, it would have been the same thing, except the other way. It's one game and they played on the road against a very good team. The Devils won't be panicking, they'll be getting ready for another important division tilt against the Islanders tomorrow night.

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