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Game 25 Recap: Canadiens Embarrass Devils

   The Devils forgot to show up for this one. Before I even made it downstairs to turn on the TV, the game was pretty much over. I mean seriously, how rediculous is it that you didn’t even need to  tune into the first 2 minutes of the game to see the game winning goal? […]

GameDay 25 – Montreal Comes To Town

               The Matchup: The Montreal Canadiens(15-8-2) at The New Jersey Devils (8-14-2) The Season Series: This is the second of four meetings between the clubs this season. The Devils won 3-0 at Montreal on Oct. 21 The Devils Last Game: They beat the Flyers in a shootout 2-1. The Devils came out and played […]

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November 2010 – Devils Team Report Card

In the Month of November, the Devils went 5-6-1 but the positive spin on those numbers is that they closed out the month by winning 3 of their last 4 games. Unfortunately,  the one they lost in that stretch was to a team that had lost 14 straight before beating the Devils, so the Devils continue […]

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Game 24 Preview: Devils Look To Get Back To Winning

                                                                              The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (7-14-2) vs. the Philadelphia Flyers (15-6-3). Another early game as the puck drops at 1pm today. The Devils Last Game: The Devils looked to finally be putting some kind of winning streak together, having defeated the Capitals and then the Flames. There was no better time […]

Game 23 Preview: No Letdown Against The Lowly Isles

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (7-13-2) face off against the New York Islanders (4-12-5) at Nassau Coliseum. It’s the first of six meetings between the two teams this season. The Last Devils Game: The Devils defeated the Calgary Flames, 2-1, in a shootout Wednesday night at the Rock. David Clarkson deflected a puck past Henrik Karlsson […]

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Game 22: Sutter Comes Back

The Matchup – The Calgary Flames (8-11-1) face off against the New Jersey Devils (6-13-2) at the Prudential Center. It is the first and only meeting between the two teams this season. The Last Flames Game – The New York Rangers defeated the Flames, 2-1, Monday night at MSG. In a game filled with hard […]

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Game 21 Recap: Devils Dismantle Caps, 5-0, To End Skid

The Devils came into this short two-game homestand needing points. New Jersey, losers of their last three games, seemed to battle frustration and unlucky bounces during their terrible start. It wouldn’t get any easier tonight, as the Washington Capitals visited the Prudential Center. It seemed like yet another letdown in a season full of them. […]

Game 21 Preview: Looking To Slay A Giant

The Matchup: The Washington Capitals (14-5-2) face off against the New Jersey Devils (5-13-2). This is the second of four meetings between the two teams this season. Washington currently leads the season series, 1-0-0. The Last Capitals Game: The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Capitals, 5-4, in a shootout Saturday night in Philadelphia. Down 3-1 in […]

Evaluating The Devils – Games 11-20

Many analysts, coaches and front office personnel believe in evaluating their teams in 10-game segments. The ten games give a broad enough spectrum to evaluate the team’s strengths and weaknesses. Through the New Jersey Devils first 10 games, several disturbing trends arose. A lack of consistency and scoring were some of the team’s several issues. They […]

Game 20 Preview: Looking To Shake The Blues

  The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (5-12-2) face off against the St. Louis Blues (10-5-3). It is the first and only matchup of the season between the two teams. The Last Devils Game: The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Devils, 3-1, Thursday night at the Air Canada Centre. Mikhail Grabovski and Phil Kessel gave […]

Game 19 Recap: Another Game, Another Loss As Leafs Defeat Devils, 3-1

As the New Jersey Devils approach the 20-game mark, the team’s struggles fall under greater scrutiny as valuable points fall by the wayside. The Devils traveled north of the border to face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs, who won one of their last nine games. But like so many times this season, the Devils […]

Game 19 Preview: Clearing The Leaves

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (5-11-2) face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs (6-8-3). It’s the first meeting between the two teams this season. The Last Devils Game: The Boston Bruins blanked the Devils, 3-0, Monday night in Boston. It was the Tim Thomas show, as the Boston goalie stopped 27 shots for his […]

To Break His Slump, Kovalchuk Needs To Shoot The Damn Puck

To call Ilya Kovalchuk‘s start to this season unexpected would be an understatement. The talented Russian left-winger, who scored 338 goals over eight seasons, lost his scoring touch. Kovalchuk currently has four – yes, four – goals on the season. He hasn’t been the explosive force the Devils expected when they inked him to a […]

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Game 18 Recap: Thomas, Bruins Blank Devils, 3-0

The New Jersey Devils traveled to Boston on Monday night, fresh off their first home win of the season. The Devils looked to beat the Bruins and uber-goalie Tim Thomas to start their first win streak of the season. The Bruins, however, wouldn’t allow the Devils the pleasure of winning on their home ice. Boston scored […]