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Devils Strike Back in 2-1 victory over Bolts

New York, NY - The New Jersey Devils (28-31-4) were able to strike back against the Tampa Bay Lightning (37-19-7) in a 2-1 comeback thriller in hockey action on Wednesday night. New Jersey found the game-winning goal from Ilya Kovalchuk in the third period of play. The Bolts scored first when Dominic Moore (11) tallied an 11 foot deflection at the 4:41 mark of the second period. Before the period ended the hottest team in the National Hockey League gained offensive momentum. It was at the 18:45 mark when Henrik Tallinder (4) ripped a 57 foot slap shot, which was assisted by Kovalchuk (23) and Vladimir Zharkov (2) to tie the game up at 1-1. New Jersey would find the game-winner in the t...

Devils Creeping Closer to Playoff Spot with 2-1 Victory over Panthers

New York, NY - In what maybe the Cinderella story of the National Hockey League the New Jersey Devils (27-31-4) are now only nine points away from a coveted playoff spot, with their 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers (26-29-7) in Sunday evening action. New Jersey has been the hottest team in the NHL since the re-hiring of head coach Jacques Lemaire, going 17-2-2 in their last 21 games, while also finishing the month of February with a record of 11-1-1. The Devils have been the hottest team in the second half of the season, and have regained their championship form and swagger. David Clarkson (9) and the rest of his line were able to put on a determined effort to put in the first Ne...

Devils Streak Snapped by Lightning, 2-1

New York, NY - All the New Jersey Devils (26-31-4) would have needed to push the Tampa Bay Lightning (36-18-7) to the overtime period was one goal. Just one goal, and the Devils would have continued a winning-streak of eight games. Sadly the Devils could not find an answer to Tampa Bay, who also snapped the eight-game winning streak that the Phoenix Coyotes had on Wednesday night. For New Jersey who went 16-2-2 over their past 20 games are still in the playoff hunt as the Hurricanes defeated Pittsburgh by the score of 4-1. New Jersey still could have used the two points from tonight though to help them in their playoff push. Tampa Bay got on the board for their first goal at the 2:20 ...

Tedenby Thriller as Devils Defeat Carolina, 3-2

New York, NY - The New Jersey Devils continue their hot play with a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in a 3-2 overtime thriller on Tuesday night. New Jersey was led by the heroics of young winger Mattias Tedenby, who earned two goals in the victory. In what was a goalkeeping clinic by both Johan Hedberg and Cam Ward, it was Hedberg that kept the Devils in the game. ‘The Moose’ was tested in the first period of play as the Hurricanes had about 20 seconds of good offense in that frame. The Carolina offense began with a 61 foot slap shot by Jay Harrison at the 3:08 mark which went wide of the cage. Then Hedberg made a nice save at the 3:18 mark on a Zack Boychuk 10 foot wris...

Not the Point the Devils wanted to Make in 4-3 overtime loss to Florida

New York, NY- Before the start of the Devils (18-30-4) and Panthers (23-23-6) game in New Jersey tonight the guys in red wanted to make a point. That point was that watch out NHL here come the Devils, on this Friday night though that point could not be made as they fell to the Florida Panthers by the score of 4-3 in overtime in hockey action. New Jersey had a good opportunity to score in the first period of play as at the 6:21 mark Nick Palmieri had a nice 13 foot backhanded shot that would be denied by Tomas Vokoun. The Panthers would eventually cash in for their first goal on some sweet moves by Steve Bernier. Bernier who would have a stutter step move and shot on Devils keeper Johan...

Happy Anniversary Ilya Kovalchuk

New York, NY- It was a year ago today that ‘The Sniper’ Ilya Kovalchuk became a New Jersey Devil after the squad made a trade for him with the Atlanta Thrashers. Since then Kovalchuk has signed one of the richest contracts in the history of the franchise while also having a very tough start to a season. Like most people that follow hockey, I thought it was a good move for the Devils when they made the trade for ‘Kovy.’ The extended contract and the money that he made afterward was a head-scratcher to most, but like most this journalist was wanting to see what Kovalchuk would be able to do with the squad. At the start of this season it felt like not that long ago a black cloud ...

Devils Make a Statement at MSG with 3-2 victory

New York, NY - Madison Square Garden has been host to many interesting hockey games throughout the course of the National Hockey League. None more so on then the statement the New Jersey Devils (18-30-3) made in their 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers (29-21-4). With this victory the Devils have established that yes they are for real, while taking another step in their possible pursuits of a playoff spot. With this victory the Devils have been able to find that padlock type defense that won three Stanley Cups. Also with this victory, nightmare for the fans of the Blueshirts of a time when the Devils would come in and just outplay and out hustle a Rangers squad that many have grown ...

Devils D-is the Key in 2-1 Victory over Ottawa

New York, NY - The New Jersey Devils (17-30-3) continued to be the hottest team in the NHL in the second half of the NHL season, by picking up a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators (17-26-8)in hockey action on Tuesday night. On the day where rumors ran wild on Twitter that the Devils were for sale, the team would not let that get to their heads as they looked like a team fully capable of making the playoffs with their traditional Devils style of defense. In spite of many good offensive opportunities neither team was able to tally a goal in the first period of play as it would be 0-0 at the end of the first period. The Devils would then strike for their first goal of the game at the...

The Return of the Sniper for the Devils in 5-2 victory over Florida

New York, NY - The New Jersey Devils (16-29-3) defeated the Florida Panthers by the score of 5-2 in hockey action on Sunday afternoon. Leading New Jersey to victory was ‘The Sniper’ Ilya Kovalchuk, who had a goal and two assists in the game. Kovalchuk struck for the first Devils goal at the 4:20 mark, netting a 16 foot tip-in shot that was assisted by Andy Greene (15) and Travis Zajac (19). Before the horn would sound to end the second period of play Jason Arnott (11) tallied a 14 foot backhanded shot, which was assisted by Adam Mair (1) and Mark Fayne (3) for the 2-0 Devils lead. Florida would strike for their first goal at the 7:22 mark of the second period as Shawn Matthias (6) ...

Brodeur Helps Devils Blank Pittsburgh, 2-0

New York, NY - The New Jersey Devils (14-29-3) were able to take advantage of a Pittsburgh Penguins (29-15-4) squad that is without their top two players. Keeper Martin Brodeur made 23 saves, while being named the first star of the game as he led his team to the 2-0 victory. Pittsburgh who was without stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, could not find the offense they needed to secure the victory. Meanwhile the Devils who are vastly improving with each game that they play, were able to tally two goals in the first period. Those two goals would be enough for Brodeur as he would go on to blank the Penguins, while leading the team to victory. Tallying the first Devils goal of the game ...