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Devils Fire MacLean; Lemaire To Return Behind The Bench

Apparently Lou Lamoriello and the New Jersey Devils want to forget that the first 35-or-so games of the 2010-11 season even happened. In a move that stacks up well amongst all the other hilarious Devils moments of the last six months, John MacLean received his Christmas present early this year, as Lou handed him his pink slip today and a ticket out of New Jersey. This move shouldn't surprise anyone. The surprising part? The guy who'll be returning to coach the Devils tonight will be last year's coach and well-known old timer Jacques Lemaire, who wasn't even on a plane to New Jersey as of 10:20AM eastern time. Because, you know, the only thing that changed since the Devils lost...

Devils Make Changes, Get Same Results in 5-1 loss to Capitals

New York, NY - In spite of the multiple line changes, the New Jersey Devils (9-22-2) were out grinded and out worked by the Washington Capitals (20-12-4) by the score of 5-1 in hockey action on Tuesday night. Washington was able to get a good offensive rush up the ice for the first goal on the game. It was a milestone moment for Andrew Gordon (1) who recorded a 20 foot tip-in for his first NHL goal at the 16:41 mark. Gordon took a sweet pass from Marcus Johansson (3) and John Erskine (5), and net the puck past the diving Martin Brodeur. The Devils would get two great opportunities as David Clarkson had two wicked shots towards the end of the first period. The first came at the 18:47 m...

Lights Go out in Georgia in Devils 7-1 loss to Thrashers

New York, NY - Eric Boulton recorded a hat trick to lead the Atlanta Thrashers (18-11-5) to a 7-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils (9-21-2) in Saturday night hockey action. The thrashing began early for Atlanta as Ron Hainey tallied a wrist shot at the 10:56 mark for the 1-0 lead. Boulton would record his first goal at the 15:30 mark letting go of a wicked wrist shot to make the score 2-0. Atlanta would only add on to their lead at the 16:08 mark as Evander Kane tallied a wrist shot of his own to end the first period offense. Andrew Ladd would help Atlanta open up the second period by making the score 4-0, on a wrist shot at the 6:37 mark. The Devils would finally strike for their fi...

One is a lonely number in Devils 3-1 loss to Nashville

New York, NY - The New Jersey Devils (9-20-2) found the number one to be a lonely one in their 3-1 loss to the Nashville Predators (17-8-6) in hockey action on Friday night. Nashville winger Martin Erat netted two goals, which helped lead the Predators to the victory. Nashville got on the board first as Steve Sullivan connected on a snap shot at the 19:43 mark of the first period for the 1-0 lead. The Predators would strike again as Erat would record power play goals in the second and third periods respectively. The winger would record the first of his power plays on a wrist shot at the 4:56 mark of the second period to give Nashville the 2-0 lead. Erat would strike for his final powe...

Brodeur Blanks the Coyotes as Devils win 3-0

New York, NY - The New Jersey Devils (9-19-2) got a huge two points at the Prudential Center in their 3-0 blanking of the Phoenix Coyotes (14-9-6) in Wednesday night hockey. Sniper Ilya Kovalchuk netted two goals, as Martin Brodeur posted his 113th career shutout to lead the Devils to the victory. Kovalchuk began the scoring for the Devils at the 5:30 mark of the first period. The sniper was able to record a slap shot to give New Jersey the early 1-0 lead. Mark Fayne would add on to that lead by tallying his first in a New Jersey Devils uniform at the 13:18 mark in that frame, by recording a tip-in goal for the 2-0 cushion. The sniper would strike for the second time in the game at th...

Devils get Winged by Detroit, 4-1

New York, NY - The New Jersey Devils (8-19-2) were downed by the Detroit Red Wings (19-6-3) by a score of 4-1 in hockey action on Saturday night. Tomas Holmstrom got the Red Wings on the board early by netting a wrist shot at the 28 second mark in the first period. Danny Cleary gave Detroit the 2-0 lead by netting a wrister of his own at the 1:42 mark. The Red Wings would continue to motor on offensively as Henrik Zetterberg recorded a wrist shot at the 11:37 mark of the second period of play to give Detroit a comfortable 3-0 lead. The score would stand at 3-0 as the end of the second period sounded. New Jersey struck for their first goal at the 39 second marker in the third period ...

No Luck for the Devils in 3-2 loss to Ottawa

New York, NY - There have been some tough breaks for the New Jersey Devils (8-18-2) this season, and many fans will include Friday night’s 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators (13-16-2) as one such example. The Devils fought hard all evening long and had the offensive momentum in the third period of play, but ultimately could not cash in on any goals as Ottawa skated away with the 3-2 victory. One of the best opportunities for the Devils happened at the 9:31 mark of the third period of play as David Clarkson tried to tie the two teams up at 3-3 with a snapshot. Once the puck went into the net and the Devils started to celebrate you can see the members on the Ottawa squad all making one m...

Crosby and Company Edge Devils, 2-1

New York, NY - The New Jersey Devils (8-17-2) could not contain Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins (19-8-2) falling by the score of 2-1 in hockey action on Monday night. The Penguins are now on a 10 game winning streak, which is the second longest in club history (17, March 9-April 10, 1993). The Devils got on the scoreboard first on a pain means gain type goal. It happened at the 14:20 mark of the first period when Jason Arnott let off a wicked shot that bounced of teammate Brian Rolston. Rolston was able to then take the puck in spite of obvious pain and wristed it home to give New Jersey the 1-0 lead. Pittsbugh was able to repond though as Crosby was able to dish out a nice ...

Shootout Success for Devils in 2-1 victory over Flames

New York, NY - For the first time in this 2010-11 season the New Jersey Devils (7-13-2) were able to win consecutive games as they were able to tally a 2-1 shootout victory over the Calgary Flames (8-11-2) in hockey action on Wednesday night. David Clarkson was able to net the first goal for New Jersey by striking at the 13:06 mark of the first period. Calgary eventually found an answer at the 1:18 mark in the third period as Rene Bourque was able to tip-in the game-tying goal. As the two teams skated into the overtime frame neither team was able to find an answer and would need the shootout frame to decide the victor. Calgary skated first with Niklas Hagman let off a shot that w...

Devils Cap off Victory by Blanking Washington, 5-0

New York, NY - The New Jersey Devils (6-13-2) got an offensive explosion in their 5-0 victory over the Washington Capitals (14-6-2) in hockey action on Monday night. Jason Arnott lead the offensive momentum by recording two points, as well as Patrik Elias who netted a goal and tallied an assist. Elias got the scoring going at the 5:49 mark of the first period as he tipped-in a power-play goal for the first Devils goal. Arnott then recorded a wrap-around opportunity at the 16:15 mark to give New Jersey the 2-0 lead. Mattias Tedenby then made it 3-0 at the 18:14 mark as he was able to net a penalty shot. Arnott then tallied his second goal of the night by connecting on a wicked snap shot...