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Game 18: Looking To Go Streaking

The Matchup – The New Jersey Devils (5-10-2) face off against the Boston Bruins (8-5-1) in Boston. This is the second meeting between the two teams this season. The Bruins lead the season series, 1-0-0. The Last Devils Game – The Devils defeated the Edmonton Oilers, 4-3, in overtime Friday night at the Prudential Center. […]

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Game 17 Recap: Kovalchuk Blasts Devils To First Home Win

Coming into tonight’s game, the New Jersey Devils found themselves near the bottom of the league, somewhere completely unfamiliar to them. The Edmonton Oilers, a perennial loser, could have been a team the Devils used to jumpstart their floundering season. Losing through two periods, the Devils came back to tie the game in the third […]

Game 17: Looking To Strike Oil

The Matchup: The Edmonton Oilers (4-8-2) take on the New Jersey Devils (4-10-2) at the Prudential Center. This is their first and only meeting of the season.The Last Oilers Game: The Detroit Red Wings blew out the Oilers, 6-2, last night at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings built a 5-0 lead through two periods, […]

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Game 16 Recap: Devils Still O-fer At Prudential Center

It seemed like the New Jersey Devils finally woke up tonight. While the defensive play wasn’t great, the team created scoring chances and actually converted them. They scored four goals with a goalie in the net! But home effort would be for nothing. Ilya Kovalchuk‘s failed shootout attempt (more below) would epitomize the Devils season as the […]

Game 16 Preview: Still Searching For The First Home Win

The Matchup: The Buffalo Sabres (4-9-2) face off against the New Jersey Devils (4-10-1) at the Prudential Center. This is the third of four meetings between the two teams this season. The teams have split the season series so far, 1-1-0.The Last Sabres Game: Buffalo defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2, in a shootout Saturday. […]

A Mixed Bag: Reviewing The Devils Rookies

To say the Devils injury problems are severe would be an understatement. Since the preseason, the team lost Bryce Salvador (concussion), Brian Rolston (hernia surgery), Zach Parise (torn meniscus) and Mark Fraser (broken hand). New Jersey also began the season without Anssi Salmela, who tore his ACL during the World Championships this year. In total, […]

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The Home Disadvantage – The Devils’ Struggles At Prudential Center

The Devils early season struggles point to several deficiencies with New Jersey, but one trend became evidently clear – the inability to win on home ice. New Jersey’s struggles at The Rock, while loudly pronounced, should come as no surprise to Devils fans. Since it’s opening in 2007, Prudential Center hasn’t provided an overwhelming home-ice […]

Rangers Win, Devils Continue To Struggle Finding Goals

The Devils fail to win 2 straight and fail to win at home yet again. Despite outshooting the Rangers 33-20 and having the ice appear to tilt towards Henrik Lundqvist a few times, the Devils couldn’t find a way to win this game. In fact the Devils were shutout for the 2nd time in 3 […]

Game 15 Preview: Devils Host Rangers, Looking To Build Momentum

                                                       The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (4-9-1) face off against their Atlantic Division rival the New York Rangers (6-5-1) at the Prudential Center. This is the second of six meetings this season. The Devils Last Game: It was the last game of a west coast road trip and the Devils had to make a […]

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Patience With Pelley Pays Off

Coming into this season, the Devils faced some major question marks with the young players in camp. One of the biggest mysteries was Rod Pelley, who failed to impress both Brent Sutter and Jacques Lemaire. But under John MacLean, Pelley has flourished into a “John Madden“-esque role, providing the lineup with a solid defensive forward. Photo […]

Game 14 Preview: Light At The End Of The Tunnel

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (3-9-1) face off against the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks (7-6-1) at the United Center in Chicago. It’s the only meeting of the season between the two teams. The Last Devils Game: The Devils were blanked by the Vancouver Canucks, 3-0, on Monday night at Rogers Arena. Raffi Torres […]

From Bad To Worse: Parise To Miss Three Months

The Devils hellish season continued today, as Zach Parise joined a growing list of players on the injured list. Parise, who underwent exploratory arthroscopic surgery yesterday on his injured right knee, had surgery today to repair a torn meniscus and will miss three months. Parise initially injured the knee while skating during the offseason, but believed […]

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Game 13: A Tough Challenge Against Luongo, Canucks

   The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (3-8-1) face off against the Vancouver Canucks (4-3-2). This will be the only meeting between the two teams this season. The Last Devils Game: The Devils fell to the Los Angeles Kings, 3-1, Saturday night at the Staples Center. While the outcome wasn’t what the Devils expected, […]

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Game 12: Devils Fall To Kings, Parise Hurt

As expected, Kovalchuk was booed loudly by the Kings faithful. Image by Kelvin Kuo/US PresswireAs Devils fans, we can hope that change in the calendar month might bring a change in luck for this team. Unfortunately, the Devils had to play the Kings last night, which was still in the month of October, which has […]