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Devils Win Overtime thriller over Edmonton, 4-3

New York, NY - The New Jersey Devils (5-10-2) got a huge weight lifted in their 4-3 victory of the Edmonton Oilers (4-8-3) in hockey action on Friday night. The million dollar man Ilya Kovalchuk had a second crack at giving New Jersey a victory and was able to cash in at the 3:27 mark in overtime. Edmonton who was able to get two quick goals from Colin Fraser in the early parts of the first period held their lead until Alexander Vasyunov struck for the Devils first goal. Vasyunov who struck at the 15:43 mark with the assist by Travis Zajac and Patrik Elias. The Oilers quickly struck back when Sam Ganger made the score 3-1 at the 5:11 mark of the second period. Brian Rolston cut into ...

Kovalchuk Curse Continues as Devils lose to Sabres, 5-4

New York, NY - The New Jersey Devils (4-10-2) were one goal away in the shootout frame from a long awaited victory, but ultimately fell short to the Buffalo Sabres (5-9-2) in hockey action on Wednesday night. Buffalo head coach Lindy Ruff who was participating in his 1,000th game was on hand to witness an interesting game at “The Rock.” Both the Devils and the Sabres have struggled scoring goals early on this season had no problem on Wednesday night as the two teams were tied at 4-4 going into the shootout frame. Devils Captain Jamie Langenbrunner forced the extra round in that frame and passed the baton to New Jersey’s reigning million dollar man Ilya Kovalchuk. The winger who ...

Brodeur Injured; Devils Grab Rare Victory in Chicago

You’d think that a game where the Devils blow a 2-0 lead and Martin Brodeur is forced to exit the game with an apparent right-arm injury would leave Devils fans with more bad taste in their mouth. That’s what happened tonight, but the answer is surprisingly, no. That’s how desperate the Devils have become for wins. A win is a win, and the team is willing to sacrifice Brodeur along the way. The Devils led, like I said, 2-0 early in the game thanks to notches from Travis Zajac and (a slightly frustrated) Jason Arnott, but Martin Brodeur would take a Patrick Kane shot off the right arm in the second period, and would play one more shift before leaving the game. Brodeur said he left...

Be-Devils as Slump Continues in 3-0 loss to Canucks

New York, NY - New Jersey playing its third road game in four nights still could not find a solution to their offensive woes in the 3-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks in hockey action on Monday night. The Devils who learned that top forward Zach Parise will have exploratory arthroscopic knee surgery, after injuring it in a game on Saturday in Los Angeles. The Devils are off to their worst start in 27 years at 3-9-1 and last in the NHL with seven points. The team has been playing hard, but have not been able to have any breaks on offense. In the cage Martin Brodeur finished the tough night with 20 saves. Vancouver (5-3-1) got off to a quick 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Raffi Torre...

Devils Offense Stoll-ed in Los Angeles in 3-1 loss to Kings

New York, NY - The New Jersey Devils (3-8-1) offense was stalled by a strong performance by the Los Angeles Kings (8-3-0) in the 3-1 loss in hockey action on Saturday Night. Jarret Stoll was able to get one goal and two assists in helping to lead the Kings to the victory. The Kings were able to get on the board early when Justin Williams netted a goal on a toe drag sweeping shot into the far corner of the net, with the assist coming from Jarret Stoll and Ryan Smith. In the second period Los Angeles struck again when Michal Handzuz made the score 2-0 on a power play goal. Handzuz cashed in on a rebounded second chance shot that went in between Martin Brodeur’s legs Devils cut into...

Elias Leads the Devils to a 2-1 Victory over the Ducks

New York, NY - Patrik Elias was able to net a vital third period goal to lead the New Jersey Devils (3-7-1) to a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks (4-6-1) in hockey action on Friday night. In spite of the fact that the Ducks were able to score the first goal the Devils were able to come back and secure the victory. Jason Blake netted the first goal for Anaheim on a power play goal which was assisted by Saku Koivu and Danny Syvret at the 8:07 mark of the second period. New Jersey was able to respond with a goal from Jamie Langenbrunner who netted his first goal on the season, which was assisted by Zach Parise and Rod Pelley. It was the heroics of Elias though at the 1:54 mark of the t...

Sharks take a bite out of New Jersey in 5-2 victory

New York, NY - The San Jose Sharks (4-3-1) offense took a bite out of the New Jersey Devils (2-7-1) in their 5-2 victory in Wednesday night hockey. The top line of Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Danny Heatley recording a whopping 13 points in a strong performance. Thornton who had his fourth career hat trick added two assist, while Marleau and Heatley each had a goal and three assist in winning their first game at home in San Jose this season. In the cage for San Jose Antero Nittymaki made 27 saves in the victory. Meanwhile for the struggling Devils David Clarkson and Andy Green were able to record goals, as the Devils have lost three straight and five of its last six games. In the ...

Devils Fall To Rangers; My Take on the Kovalchuk Benching

9 games. That's a little over 10% of the season gone by. 5 points out of a possible 18. Yikes. The question many Devils fans have been asking recently is “When do we push the panic button?” Tonight’s 3-1 loss in New York to the Rangers is a clear indication that the button needs to be pressed as soon as possible. The team is not performing up to expectations, that part is obvious, but what some players, coaches, and analysts don’t realize is that awful starts can absolutely KILL teams. With every early loss, the chance of sneaking into the playoffs in one of the final spots (if it should come down to it) gets less and less. The team isn’t used to being in this type...

New Jersey Can’t Contain Boston Blizzard in 4-1 loss

New York, NY - New Jersey Devils (1-4-1) could not hold back the Boston (2-1-0) Barrage in the second period in the 4-1 loss to the Bruins on Saturday night at the Prudential Center. The Bruins had three unanswered goals to send the Devils to the teams second worst start to the season since the 1983 - ‘84 lean years. Things started out well for New Jersey as they were able to have a solid first period. New Jersey even held a brief 1-0 lead in the second period as Dainius Zubrus connected off a wrist shot that was set up by Zach Parise and Andy Greene at the 3:45 mark. Fans of the Devils had hoped that maybe the team would be able to capture a victory with several strong rushes to th...

New Jersey Takes tough loss to Colorado

New York, NY - Just when Devils fans thought that the team would start to go on a winning streak, their hopes were dashed by a very young and hungry Colorado Avalanche team. The Devils (1-3-1) were just edged out by Colorado (3-1-0) by the score of 3-2 in Friday night action at the Prudential Center. The Avalanche took a quick 2-0 lead going into the second period before Matt Taormina connected for a power play goal at the 14:48 mark. Taormina who was set up by snipers Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias for the first goal in the 2010-11 season. Chris Stewart struck early in the third period to give Colorado the 3-1 lead at the 4:31 mark. Kovalchuk tried to make the game close but the Dev...