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Week 6: Devils Up and Down Report

Goalies:M. Brodeur – Played 3 of the 4 games on the schedule this week and did a solid job. After a bad start to the very beginning of the season, Marty has settled into what we all expect. The goal Thurs night against Pitt WASN’T his fault and that should have been the shutout record-tying […]

Game 17 Recap: Devils Pound Pittsbugh..AGAIN!

The unbelievable roll that the Devils are on when away from their home state of NJ continues to roll. The Devils made another visit to the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins and once again, rolled out of Pittsburgh with another 4-1 victory. The Penguins got the scoring started with a goal that Marty thought should have […]

Game 17 Preview: Those Pesky Penguins Again

NJ heads back on the road tonight and puts their 8 straight road victories to start the season on the line tonight. Once again the Devils find themselves in Pittsburgh to take on the defending champs. The last time we made a trip to Pittsburgh, the Devils put on quite a show for us. The […]

Game 16 Preview: Anaheim Ducks

Who didn’t love the first Mighty Ducks movie? I regularly use the quote “Quack Quack Quack Mr. Ducksworth, Quack Quack Quack.” In fact, the Devils pulled a play from the movie a few games back and used the Flying V to score a powerplay goal (ok, so it wasn’t from the movie but that was […]

Week 5 – Devils Up and Down Report

M. Brodeur 2 wins stopping 18 of 19 in Tampa and then stopping 26 of 28 against Washington. Playing much better recently. Y. Denis – He had the week off but gets the call against the Islanders tonight. R. Niedermayer He had an assist against the Caps but left the game with an injury in […]

Game 14 Preview: New York Islanders

The Matchup: New Jersey Devils (9-4-0) vs New York Islanders(5-5-5). This is the first meeting of the season. The Devils won the series matchup last season 4-2 and outshot the Islanders by a large margin of 226-177. Last Devils Game: After what I thought was a slow first two periods by both teams, the Devils, […]

Game 13 Recap: Bergfors, Devils Beat Washington

More important to me than the World Series, the Devils won at home last night. Who am I kidding, even if they lost it would still be more important to me than what happened in that other sport. The Devils improve their home record to 2-4-0 by knocking off the Capitals 3-2 but honestly, I […]

Game Day 13: Washington Capitals

  The Matchup: New Jersey Devils (8-4-0) vs Washington Capitals (8-2-4). This is the second meeting this season between the two teams. Washington sits in 1st in the SouthEast division, 6pts ahead of Tampa Bay and the Devils sit in 3rd place in the Atlantic Division, 3 points behind the New York Rangers. Last Devils […]

Thoughts About Lou Lamoriello

Lou Lamoriello will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this weekend in the builders category. For those who don’t know what it is, the builders’ category includes coaches, general managers, commentators, team owners and others who have helped build the game. When it comes to success in the NHL, the New Jersey Devils […]

Getting Ready for Washington, Elias Returning?

The NJ Devils are off to their best start ever when talking about playing games away from the Prudential Center. They are currently 7-0 and only the Buffalo Sabres of 2006-2007 did better then they won 10 games on the road to start a season. Now, how do they do what they are doing away […]

NJ Devils Week 4 – Ups and Downs

I decided to change the way I do my weekly report on the Devils. Instead of giving out letter grades each week, I am going to track whether or not the trend of their play has been up or down this week. I just felt that letter grades weren’t flowing as well because what was […]

Game 11 Recap: Devils Sneak Past Boston

In the beginning of the game, the Devils looked like a much different team than the one we watched on Wednesday night. The moved their feet and they created some good chances and pretty much took it to the Bruins early. I guess the Bruins felt the same way because that didn’t happen in the […]

Game 11 Preview: Boston Bruins

The great thing about games on back to back nights is that when you don’t play well the first night, you can quickly put that behind you instead of dwelling on it for a few days. The Devils take their show back on the road, which is a perfect 5-0 so far this season. The […]

Game 10 Recap: Buffalo Easily Knocks Off NJ

I agree with the post game comments made by Jaques Lemaire. The Devils didn’t put forth an acceptable level of effort. “I know the games we played here were [against] good teams, but still I’m looking at the effort overall. The effort overall has got to be better. We said all along that there’s parity […]

Game 10 Preview: Buffalo Sabres

It seems like a common complaint coming from my mouth lately but the Devils schedule just seems to have large gaps of days with nothing going on. Of course, now that I complain about it again, you’ll notice the Devils have 3 games over the next 4 days and tonight’s game has a slew of […]