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Game 9 Recap: Devils Win Big

The Devils remain perfect on the road by beating the Penguins 4-1 on Saturday night. Chris Kunitz comes close to beating Marty but the puck walks a straight line across the goal mouth. Pittsburgh is taking it to the Devils early in the game and the Devils are just having so many issues getting out […]

Devils Week 3 Report Card

The Devils didn’t play a very good game against the Thrashers for some reason but they rebounded nicely vs the Hurricanes and then went in and took care of the Rangers in MSG. Seems that the Devils are playing more focused hockey away from The Rock this season.   Forwards   18  Niclas Bergfors – […]

Game 8: Morning After Thoughts

The Devils remain perfect on the road this season. In this matchup against the Rangers, the Devils looked much more focused and together. On multiple occassions, the Devils were able to get behind the Rangers defense which created many oppurtunities for them. I think thats a by-product of the aggressive style Tortorella is teaching his […]

Game 8 Preview: New York Rangers

I’m not a big fan of the Devils schedule so far this season. We’ve heard a lot of talk about how games won’t be spread out this season because of the Olympics in February but the last time the Devils played a game was Saturday night. I find that having so many days off in between games makes a […]

Murphy, McAmmond and Other Things

As I had feared last Friday, the Devils didn’t do a very good job agasint the Thrashers. We will never be sure if the Devils were looking ahead to their game the next night with the Hurricanes or if they lost fair and square to Atlanta. One thing is for sure, the Thrashers outplayed the […]

Game 6 Preview: Atlanta Thrashers

The Devils come home after a succesful road trip that saw them grab all 6 possible points available to them. The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (3-2-0) vs. the Atlanta Thrashers(2-1-0) and the first meeting of the season. The Last Game: The Devils fought their way back from a 2-0 defecit against the Washington Capitals […]

Devils Week 2 Report Card

It’s that time of week again. Each and every Friday, I will hand out my grades for the games played from Friday night through Thursday Night. This week, only 2 games were played in that time frame, @Florida and @Washington. It was mentioned to me last week that I may have been a little hard […]

Game 5: Morning After Thoughts

For the New Jersey Devils, it didn’t get much worse than losing their first two games of the season on home ice to their most hated rivals, the Flyers and Rangers, but getting away from the Prudential Center seems to have been just what the doctor ordered. Jamie Langenbrunner’s shootout winner on Monday night helped the Devils […]

Game 5 Preview: Washington Capitals

The Devils have found a little confidence since leaving the confines of Newark, NJ. They are currently out on a 3 game road trip and have won the first two games of that road trip beating Tampa Bay in a shootout and taking care of the Florida Panthers in regulation. It would be very satisfying […]

Devils Week 1 Report Card

Each Friday afternoon I am going to put together a Devil’s Report card for the week. I was going to do this once a month only but I thought doing it once a week would track the growth of players better than month to month. This week is kind of harsh but I don’t think anyone […]

Game 3: Morning After Thoughts

That game last night was literally a roller coaster ride. The Devils started off and looked very good, then started to head down hill, got an extremely lucky goal in the end to force OT. They looked OK in the extra period and then were lights out in the shootout, although Marty got a little […]

Game 3: Tampa Bay Lightning

 The Devils have lost the first two games of the season and are off to their worst start since 2001/2002. They were blown out by the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 in their season opener and then played a better game against the New York Rangers but made some mistakes that resulted in a 3-2 loss. Both […]

Two Problems With NJ?

I was visiting my favorite New Jersey Devils forum on the internet yesterday and I noticed two things. One, people really seem to freak out when you lose the first two games of the season. I think I said it in my recap yesterday but I will say it again. Just because you lose a […]

Game Two: The Morning After

Lets start out with the positives, the Devils played much better than they did on Saturday night. They played with much more emotion, the offense didn’t look completely lost and Marty, at times, looked better. They seemed to figure out how to pass to one another and the Power Play looked…ok. The Devils defense was […]

Roster Trimmed To 23

The Devils have announced the final roster cuts (not that they cut anyone today) this afternoon. The 2009/2010 NHL season is here!! For a handful of teams it begins tomorrow night but for the Devils, it begins on Saturday night when the division rival Philadelphia Flyers come to town, but we’ll get to that. As […]