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November 30, 2013
Devils' Pete DeBoer thinks Ryan Carter will be okay after fight with Marcus Foligno
Winger did not play again after first period bout The Devils lost left winger Ryan Carter just over two minutes into last night’s game when he was staggered by a punch from Buffalo’s Marcus Foligno. Foligno rocked Carter with a right hand that dropped the...
Devils drop Buffalo Sabres on Steve Bernier's overtime goal
Schneider battled Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth for 60 scoreless minutes ... until 40.2 seconds left in overtime. Cory Schneider joked that the Devils should have saved a few of the five goals they scored in Carolina Friday night for another game. Little did he...
Devils vs. Sabres: Live game analysis and fan discussion
Cory Schneider vs. Jhonas Enroth Cory Schneider became the Devils' first goalie to start back-to-back games this season when he was in goal against the Buffalo Sabres Saturday night at Prudential Center. Jhonas Enroth started for the Sabres. Adam Larsson (lower...
Devils will stick with Cory Schneider in second of back-to-back games
Goalie coming off victory in Carolina; Martin Brodeur will start in Montreal For the first time this season, Devils coach Pete DeBoer will use the same goalie in back-to-back games. Cory Schneider will start Saturday night at Prudential Center against the Buffalo...
Devils' Jaromir Jagr credits Ron Francis for much of his early success
Praises former Pittsburgh Penguins linemate At the age of 41, Jaromir Jagr is like a big brother to many of his teammates in the Devils’ dressing room. They await his words of wisdom and advice. He is also the room’s standup comedian, relentless with his...
November 29, 2013
Devils' Jaromir Jagr ties Steve Yzerman for sixth on goals list with 692
Rookie defenseman Jon Merrill comes close to scoring his first RALEIGH, N.C. – Another night and Devils winger Jaromir Jagr has tied yet another NHL great on the all-time goals list. By scoring the 692nd goal of his career in the third period Friday night, Jagr...
Devils score four third-period goals, rally for 5-2 win over Carolina
Goalie Cory Schneider, who complained about not playing Wednesday, gets the victory RALEIGH, N.C. – Maybe Cory Schneider’s luck has changed. Given his first start in goal in eight days, the Devils goalie saw his teammates score four times in the third...
Devils vs. Hurricanes: Live game analysis and fan discussion
Cory Schneider vs. Cam Ward RALEIGH, N.C. -- Cory Schneider was back in goal after backing up for three straight games as the Devils faced the Carolina Hurricanes Friday night at PNC Arena. It was the second game of a home-and-home. Cam Ward started in goal for the...
Devils activate Anton Volchenkov; Damien Brunner looks to end slump
Rookie Jon Merrill keeps spot in Devils' lineup RALEIGH, N.C. – The Devils activated defenseman Anton Volchenkov from the injured reserve list. He will be in the lineup Friday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. “He’s a guy that is tough to...
Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller would like to have Devils' goalie 'problem'
Former Devils center says it would be a welcome dilemma RALEIGH, N.C. – Former Devils Kirk Muller and John MacLean are aware of the juggling act Pete DeBoer must do with goalies Martin Brodeur and Cory Schneider. It is a tricky situation Muller and MacLean...
Devils' Cory Schneider: There won't be a goaltending controversy
Met with coach Pete DeBoer, remains on good terms with Martin Brodeur RALEIGH, N.C. – Cory Schneider said the Devils don’t have a goaltending controversy. Schneider spoke out on Wednesday and said he was frustrated at not playing more often, likening the...
Devils look to get split in home-and-home series with Hurricanes
Cory Schneider will be in goal against Hurricanes RALEIGH, N.C. - The Devils, who face the Carolina Hurricanes Friday night at PNC Arena in the second half of a home-and-home series, had a full morning skate. The Hurricanes held on to win Wednesday night's game at...
Mark Sanchez, Andre Brown, Gary Nova among this week's winners and losers
A look back at a sports week that included plenty of turkeys...and one well-timed soda spill. The Giants talked too much, the Cowboys couldn't wait to talk, and apparently, the Tyrees have been told to stop talking (until the Rutgers investigation is complete). Here's...
November 28, 2013
Slumping Michael Ryder knows Devils expect him to score goals
Veteran winger has just one goal in his last 16 games At the age of 33, Devils winger Michael Ryder is not prone to panic attacks when he is struggling to score goals. But there is, Ryder concedes, a bit more pressure that comes with signing a two-year, $7 million...
November 27, 2013
Devils felt luck went against them in loss to Hurricanes
Falling behind is an issue in three-game losing streak Did the Devils simply wait too long to make their push against the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday night at Prudential Center? Or was luck against them until the end? They were down, 4-1, before staging a third...
Devils fall to Hurricanes, 4-3, as losing streak reaches three
Pete DeBoer could have a goaltending controversy on his hands Suddenly, coach Pete DeBoer and the Devils are dealing with a three-game losing streak and a goaltending controversy. Bypassed as Martin Brodeur made his third consecutive start, a 4-3 loss to the Carolina...
Devils vs. Hurricanes: Live game analysis and fan discussion
Martin Brodeur vs. Cam Ward Martin Brodeur made his third straight start in goal as the Devils hosted the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday night at Prudential Center. Cam Ward started for the Hurricanes. Damien Brunner was a healthy Devils scratch. Adam Larsson remains...
Devils rookie defenseman Seth Helgeson will have to wait for NHL debut
Emergency call-up is returned to Albany (AHL) Devils rookie Seth Helgeson, up on emergency recall in case both Eric Gelinas and Anton Volchenkov were unable to play Wednesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes, was returned to Albany (AHL) after the morning...
Devils' European-born players appreciate Thanksgiving Day in America
Swedish-born Mattias Tedenby: 'I'd never heard of it' Devils winger Dainius Zubrus started coming from Lithuania to north America for hockey tournaments when he was a teenager. It was then that he first became aware of Thanksgiving Day in America. “I...
Devils' Damien Brunner unhappy about benching; Seth Helgeson happy to be in New Jersey
Rookie defenseman, on emergency recall, could make NHL debut Add winger Damien Brunner to the list of unhappy Devils. Like goalie Cory Schneider, who is frustrated about dressing as Martin Brodeur's backup for a third straight game, Brunner said he is surprised and...
Devils' Cory Schneider frustrated at not playing: 'It's Groundhog Day for me'
Goalie who endured tough days with Roberto Luongo in Vancouver sits behind Martin Brodeur Devils coach Pete DeBoer has encountered his first goaltending controversy with Martin Brodeur and Cory Schneider. Brodeur will get his third straight start when the Devils host...
Devils: Seth Helgeson up on emergency recall; Stephen Gionta on IR
Adam Larsson still out with lower body injury; Ryane Clowe and Bryce Salvador skating on own The Devils summoned defenseman Seth Helgeson from Albany (AHL) on emergency recall Wednesday and placed center Stephen Gionta (right ankle) on injured reserve retroactive to...
November 26, 2013
In the worst year in decades for New Jersey sports fans, what's the biggest disappointment?
Tell us what has disappointed you the most in one of the worst sports years in recent memory. Stat No. 1 to note: According to this Darren Rovell tweet, the Elias Sports Bureau, "The last calendar year that didn't see at least one postseason game for the Knicks, Jets...
Concussion lawsuit against NHL hits home for Devils
Ryane Clowe, Jon Merrill, Bryce Salvador have all suffered head injuries The controversial and potentially sport-changing issue of head injuries in hockey has reached the courts now that 10 former NHL players have filed a class-action lawsuit claiming the league...
November 25, 2013
Devils relieved that Eric Gelinas wasn't seriously hurt on Evander Kane collision
It wasn't a knee-to-knee hit With 2:29 remaining in the second period Monday night, Devils rookie Eric Gelinas collided with Winnipeg’s Evander Kane and then remained on the ice for a prolonged period. When he finally got up, Gelinas limped off to the...
Former NHL players sue league over concussions
Ten former National Hockey League players, including All-Star forward Gary Leeman, claimed in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn't done enough to protect players from concussions. The NHL is facing a lawsuit from former players who say the league hasn't...
Devils' offensive struggles continue in 3-1 loss to Winnipeg Jets
With the loss, the Devils drop back below .500 Before they even put on their pads, Devils goaltenders have a pretty good idea that they will not be getting much offensive support. Martin Brodeur became the latest victim of the Devils’ struggle to score goals as...
Devils vs. Jets: Live game analysis and fan discussion
Martin Brodeur shakes off injury, starts in goal Despite taking a shot in the neck late in Saturday night's game at San Jose, Martin Brodeur was back in goal for the Devils Monday night against the Winnipeg Jets. Ondrej Pavelec started for the Jets. Adam Larsson...
Devils are 20th-most valuable NHL franchise, according to Forbes
The annual list dropped the Devils one spot from last year. Somehow, the Devils dropped a spot on Forbes' annual list of NHL team values after they were sold in August. In 2012, they were 19th in the league and valued at $205 million. Under new management, they're...
Devils goalie Martin Brodeur feeling fine, will start against Jets
After taking a puck to the back of the neck Saturday, Martin Brodeur seems to be in fine condition for tonight's game against the Winnipeg Jets. "He feels good," coach Pete DeBoer said after today's morning skate. With that, it was enough for Brodeur to be named the starter...
November 24, 2013
Devils' Cory Schneider could play in Switzerland before career is over
A Swiss citizen, he is likely to start against Winnipeg Jets Monday night If it somehow doesn’t work out for Cory Schneider as Martin Brodeur’s successor with the Devils, he could always become Ambri-Piotta’s No. 1 goaltender in Switzerland. That...
Devils' Martin Brodeur okay after being hit in back of neck by shot
Goalie wasn't knocked out by Brent Burns shot late in game SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Devils goalie Martin Brodeur apparently sidestepped a serious injury when he was struck in the back on the neck by a Brent Burns shot with 1:31 remaining in Saturday night's 2-1 loss to...
Devils can't come back this time, lose to Sharks, 2-1, as Martin Brodeur escapes injury
Goalie took a shot off the side of his head with 1:31 left, but stayed in the game With a chance to sweep three of the NHL’s top teams, the Devils ran out of late-game heroics on the final stop of their California road trip. Martin Brodeur’s personal...
November 23, 2013
Devils vs. Sharks: Live game analysis and fan discussion
Martin Brodeur vs. Antti Niemi SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Devils looked to complete a sweep of their three-game California road trip when they faced the Sharks Saturday night at SAP Center. Martin Brodeur was in goal for the Devils while Antti Niemei started for the...
Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl excited to face Czech heroes Jaromir Jagr, Patrik Elias
Will also face Czech national teammate Marek Zidlicky SAN JOSE, Calif. – Tomas Hertl, the Sharks’ 20-year-old rookie forward, will face three of his Czech heroes Saturday night when the Devils visit SAP Center. Jaromir Jagr, Patrik Elias and Marek...
Devils' Eric Gelinas reminds Larry Robinson of Chris Pronger
Devils were 1-5-3 before Gelinas call-up, are 8-3-2 since SAN JOSE, Calif. – It is interesting that Devils coach Pete DeBoer was quick to say, “I want to be real careful anointing this guy the next Chris Pronger,” when rookie defenseman Eric Gelinas...
Former Devils coach Larry Robinson loves San Jose but says time in New Jersey was special
Calls Eric Gelinas a top prospect SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Former Devils assistant coach Larry Robinson said he has no regrets about making the move to California two summers ago to join the Sharks' coaching staff. Robinson said he did it because his grandchildren are in...
November 22, 2013
Devils: Jaromir Jagr's goal took some of the weight off goalie Cory Schneider's shoulders
Schneider hopes first win since Oct. 19 is a turning point SAN JOSE, Calif. – The stick Jaromir Jagr used to tie Gordie Howe and Mario Lemieux in two significant goal-scoring categories will not be going to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Not yet, anyway. Jagr, who...
Devils down Kings, 2-1, behind Jaromir Jagr's overtime goal
Jarg ties Mario Lemieux for ninth on the all-time NHL goal-scoring list at 690 LOS ANGELES — Cory Schneider knows before he even steps into his crease that he probably isn’t going to get much offensive support. So it came as no surprise that the Devils...
November 21, 2013
Devils vs. Kings: Live game analysis and fan discussion
Cory Schneider in goal vs. Ben Scrivens LOS ANGELES -- Cory Schneider, whose only victory of the season came back on Oct. 19, was in goal for the Devils Thursday night as they faced the Kings at Staples Center. Damien Brunner, scoreless in 10 straight games, was a...
Bad memories of 2012 Finals still linger for Devils in Staples Center
Steve Bernier: 'It's in the past already' LOS ANGELES – A few Devils experienced some twinges as they walked into Staples Center and then the visitors’ dressing room before Thursday night’s meeting with the Kings. Their last visit to...
Devils' Jaromir Jagr isn't ruling out 2018 Olympics at age 46
Jagr and Patrik Elias not yet thinking about 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia LOS ANGELES – Jaromir Jagr is a lock for the Czech national team when it competes in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, but don’t even suggest that it will be the Devils...
Devils will bring back green and red jerseys for Stadium Series game at Yankee Stadium
The Devils will feature throwback jerseys when they step on the ice in the Bronx against the Rangers in January. For those nostalgic Devils fans who miss the red and green jerseys eliminated in the 1990s, there's some good news: Lou Lamoriello told The Record's Tom...
Slumping Devils winger Damien Brunner loses spot in lineup; Mattias Tedenby to face Kings
Brunner has gone 10 games without a point LOS ANGELES – When the Devils signed Swiss winger Damien Brunner to a two-year, $5 million contract in training camp they envisioned him providing some of the offense the team desperately needed after the recent...
Devils' Andy Greene: I didn't know whose stick cut me
Teemu Selanne got the double minor, but it was Marek Zidlicky's stick ANAHEIM, Calif. – Devils defenseman Andy Greene insists he was not trying to sell the referees a penalty that Ducks forward Teemu Selanne did not commit. Greene was cut above and inside...
Devils get a break in overtime, defeat Ducks and avoid dreaded shootout
Travis Zajac credited with game-winner on Anaheim's own-goal ANAHEIM, Calif. – It took a fluke goal in overtime, but the Devils were thankful they did not have to go to a shootout Wednesday night against the Ducks. After all, they have lost all four...
Devils rally to defeat Ducks in overtime, 4-3, behind Jaromir Jagr's tying goal in regulation
Martin Brodeur extends personal winning streak to five ANAHEIM, Calif. — In a game featuring three players 41 years or older, it was Jaromir Jagr and Martin Brodeur who prevailed over Teemu Selanne and the Ducks. Jagr tied the game with Brodeur pulled for an...
November 20, 2013
Devils vs. Ducks: Live game analysis and fan discussion
Martin Brodeur vs. Jonas Hiller ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Martin Brodeur was in goal as the Devils faced the Ducks Wednesday night at Honda Center. Jonas Hiller was in goal for the Ducks, who were 8-0-0 at home. Jacob Josefson and Mattias Tedenby were healthy Devils...
Devils' Stephen Gionta says ankle is okay to play; Jaromir Jagr and Teemu Selanne defy ages
Game against Ducks will feature three players over 40 ANAHEIM, Calif. – Devils center Stephen Gionta tested his right ankle during the team’s optional morning skate and said he expects to play Wednesday night against the Ducks. Gionta tweaked the ankle...
Devils: Rostislav Olesz leaves Albany, will be suspended and given release
Left winger wants to play in Europe rather than AHL ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Left winger Rostislav Olesz, signed as a free agent last summer, has left the Devils’ minor league affiliate in Albany (AHL) and has returned to Europe to continue his playing career. Devils...
Devils' Martin Brodeur: No sadness that Olympic days are probably over
Teammate Cory Schneider hopes he can make Team USA for Sochi, Russia Olympics ANAHEIM, Calif. – For the first time since he became one of the world’s elite goaltenders, Martin Brodeur isn’t looking ahead to the Winter Olympics. It is almost certain...
November 19, 2013
Devils prepare for uncharted waters: All-access cameras for outdoor game
GM Lou Lamoriello still talking to league about what will be seen ANAHEIM, Calif. – Forget hybrid icing or suspensions for goalies who leave their crease to fight. The NHL is about to conduct its most daring experiment yet. The notoriously private Devils will...
Devils' Stephen Gionta re-injures ankle; hopeful of playing vs. Ducks
Martin Brodeur will start against Anaheim ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Devils center Stephen Gionta, who left practice early Tuesday when he re-injured his right ankle, said he still hopes to play Wednesday night against the Ducks. Gionta hurt his ankle when he made a quick cut...
Devils' Lou Lamoriello: Jon Merrill needs to play some games in minors
Devils won't call up a defenseman for three-game California trip ANAHEIM, Calif. – Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said the team will not call up a defenseman for the three-game California trip that begins Wednesday night against the Ducks at Honda...
Devils see importance of upcoming three-game West Coast trip
Last time the team ventured West, it lost all five games on the road trip The first West Coast trip last month did not go well for the Devils. The five-game trek began in western Canada before snaking back to Ottawa and resulted in five losses. The outcome left the...
November 18, 2013
Devils assign Jon Merrill to Albany, put Anton Volchenkov on IR
Rookie suffered concussion Nov. 3; veteran bothered by leg iinjury ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Devils have assigned rookie defenseman Jon Merrill to Albany (AHL) and also placed veteran defenseman Anton Volchenkov on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 12. Merrill took...
Devils will not have Anton Volchenkov, Bryce Salvador and Ryan Clowe for West Coast trip
Devils GM Lou Lamoriello is not sure yet if defenseman Jon Merrill will go on trip. Anton Volchenkov, Bryce Salvador and Ryan Clowe will not travel with the Devils when they go to the West Coast for a three-game swing starting Wednesday in Anaheim. "All are status...
November 17, 2013
Devils in playoff race because of veterans Martin Brodeur and Jaromir Jagr
Can 41-year-old teammates carry Devils all season? In a league that often seems obsessed with youth, the Devils are staying in the Eastern Conference’s playoff hunt primarily because of two 41-year-old first-ballot Hall of Famers. Goalie Martin Brodeur and...
New Devils owner Josh Harris an expert in risk management
For the Devils, Harris is nothing short of a liberator, having already absorbed the organization’s suffocating debt. His blueprint calls for global thinking about ways to take advantage of overseas markets and attract fans in the digital age. In the wilderness of...
November 16, 2013
Devils: Adam Larsson and teammates turned game around after tough first period
Devils face difficult three-game California road trip After the first period Saturday night, Devils coach Pete DeBoer felt luck was finally on his team's side. Outshot, 10-3, by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the opening period at Prudential Center, DeBoer made some...
Adam Larsson's first goal in two years helps Devils beat Penguins 4-1
Jaromir Jagr scores two late goals, and Martin Brodeur wins again It was the kind of game the Devils have always expected from Adam Larsson since they drafted the Swedish defenseman fourth overall in 2011. Larsson scored his first goal in two years and made several...
Devils vs. Penguins: Live game analysis and fan discussion
Martin Brodeur vs. Marc-Andre Fleury Martin Brodeur was in goal as the Devils faced the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second game of home back-to-backs Saturday night at Prudential Center. Since Oct. 23 Brodeur has gone 5-1-0 with a 1.17 GAA and .949 save percentage and...
Jacques Lemaire assessing Devils, consulting with Pete DeBoer
Current coach says it's nothing unusual: 'He's a valuable resource' Devils special assignment coach Jacques Lemaire has been following the team of late, both from the stands at practices and at games. But it is, according to coach Pete DeBoer, nothing...
Devils' Jon Merrill confirms he had concussion; won't forget NHL debut
Ryane Clowe forbidden from speaking to media Devils rookie Jon Merrill has played less than five minutes in the NHL, but he will not forget his debut on Nov. 3 in Minnesota, which was cut short when he crashed into the boards and suffered a concussion. Merrill also...
Devils: Jon Merrill takes part in limited morning skate
Host Pittsburgh Penguins at Prudential Center The Devils held a limited morning skate, but injured rookie defenseman Jon Merrill was among those that participated at Prudentoal Center. Merrill has been sidelined with facial lacerations and a concussion since making...

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