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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 ...

Devils Fall to Panthers in Overtime, 3-2

New York, NY - The New Jersey Devils (12-29-3) continue to play impressive hockey, but fell to the Florida Panthers (21-20-2) in overtime by the score of 3-2 on Saturday night. The Devils would jump to a lead, striking for their first goal at the 5:01 mark when Nick Palmieri (2) tallied a wrist shot for the 1-0 lead. Florida struck back for their first goal at the 15:07 mark when Evgeny Dadonov (4) wristed home a power play shot to make the score 1-1. The Panthers would pounce for their second goal of the game in the second period, when Dennis Wideman (5) struck on the power play at the 2:15 mark for the 2-1 lead. New Jersey would tie the game up in the third period of play as David C...

Kovalchuk Strikes for Two goals in Devils 5-2 Victory

New York, NY - Ilya Kovalchuk scored two goals to lead the New Jersey Devils (12-29-2) in their 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lighting (26-14-5) in hockey action on Friday night. The Lightning were able to strike first on a power play opportunity at the 5:06 mark of the first period, when Steven Stamkos (32) recorded a slap shot for the 1-0 lead. Kovalchuk (11) would respond for the Devils at the 7:59 mark tallying a wrist shot to make the score 1-1. New Jersey would then get the lead when Brian Rolston (3) would rip a slap shot at the 9:19 mark of that frame, which gave the Devils the 2-1 lead. Patrik Elias (10) would tally a slap shot of his own at the 11:44 mark to make the score...

Clarkson leads Devils to 6-3 Comeback Victory over the Lightning

New York, NY - David Clarkson led the New Jersey Devils (25-13-5) to a huge 6-3 comeback victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning (25-13-5) in hockey action on Sunday evening. The winger scored in the first and third periods of play to lead the Devils offensive surge. Tampa Bay was able to get on the board first at the 2:36 mark of the first period when Teddy Purcell (7), put in a 17 foot wrister, which was set up by Mattias Ritola (4) and Steve Downie (13) for the 1-0 lead. Clarkson (6) was able to strike for his first goal of the game at the 5:55 mark of that frame. The winger who was set up by Tim Sestito (1) and Rod Pelly (2) was able to put in a 13 foot backhanded shot to tie the scor...

Bad Bounce leads to Devils 2-1 loss to Wild

New York, NY: A bad bounce in the third period led to the Minnesota Wild (19-15-5) edging the New Jersey Devils (10-27-2) in hockey action on Tuesday night. New Jersey just hasn’t had much luck this season, ever since the signing of sniper Ilya Kovalchuk at the beginning of the year. Minnesota would have many good opportunities to start the first period including a 18 foot wrister by Andrew Brunette at the 4:21 mark, but that shot was stopped by Devils keeper Johan Hedberg. The keeper would make another good save at the 6:06 mark stuffing a 65 foot wrister by Martin Havlat. The Wild held the shots advantage over the Devils in the first period by a tally of 8-1. Captain Jamie Langenbr...

Devils Get an A-plus Effort in 3-1 Victory Over Atlanta

New York, NY - The New Jersey Devils (10-25-2) ended the 2010 season with an a-plus effort in their 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers in hockey action on Friday evening. Tallying two assists in the night was former A-Line star Jason Arnott. The Devils were able to tally the first goal of the game with 1:18 on the scoreboard when Arnott (7) sent the puck to Mark Fayne (2). Fayne would then record a 59 foot slap shot to give New Jersey the 1-0 lead. Arnott (eight) and the Devils would strike again in the second period of play, as Captain Jamie Langenbrunner (4) would tally the second goal of the game. The winger, in the middle of numerous trade rumors, would tally a 22 foot slap sho...

Devils Caught in a Storm in 4-1 Loss to Toronto

New York, NY- On the night that the New York City area was hit with its hardest storm the New Jersey Devils (9-24-2) were caught in a storm of goals, in their 4-1 loss to Toronto (13-17-4) on Sunday night hockey action. Toronto was led by Colby Armstrong and Kris Versteeg, who both had two points each. Armstrong had two goals in the game, while Versteeg had two assists in the flurry of offense for the Maple Leafs. Armstrong (2) would begin the night for the Maple Leafs recording the first of his points at the 13:50 mark of the first period. The winger would net a 34 foot snap shot , which was assisted by Kris Versteeg (12) to help Toronto get the early 1-0 lead. New Jersey would get...