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October 31, 2016
Pavel Zacha expected to stay with Devils
The Devils expect to keep Pavel Zacha in the NHL instead of sending him back to his junior team. NEWARK - The Devils made the call to send 19-year-old forward Blake Speers back to his junior team, essentially keeping him ineligible for the Devils until...
Devante Smith-Pelly starting to see results for Devils
Devils Devante Smith-Pelly has seen his scoring pick up the past three games after a quiet start. NEWARK - Forward Devante Smith-Pelly racked up 13 points, including eight goals, in 18 games with the Devils after getting traded to New Jersey late last...
October 30, 2016
Devils' October report card: Grading each player's start
The Devils are 4-2-2 through their first eight games. How do the players stack up in the early going?
October 29, 2016
Devils find depth when they need it most
The Devils third and fourth lines came through with key minutes in their win over the Lightning. NEWARK - Playing the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Devils knew all four lines would be tested against arguably one of the deepest teams in the league. To score a crucial...
Devils offense rolls early in 3-1 win over Lightning | Rapid reaction
The Devils rode an early lead to a victory over the Lightning. NEWARK- Devils coach John Hynes wanted to see higher shot conversion from the Devils, and he got it Saturday night. The Devils scored on three of their first 10 shots while building an early lead that...
New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: LIVE score updates and chat (10/29/16)
Live chat and score updates for the New Jersey Devils vs. Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, Oct. 29. NEWARK - The Devils will close out a four-game home stand when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 Saturday at the Prudential Center. After losing a road...
Devils lines vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (10/29/16)
The Devils' lines and defensive pairings for Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. NEWARK - The Devils will close out a four-game home stand when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Prudential Center. Playing for the...
Devils prospect Blake Speers breaks wrist, report says
Devils prospect Blake Speers reportedly broke his wrist in an OHL game. The Devils reassigned Blake Speers to his junior team, Soo Greyhounds of the OHL, to help him continue his development. But according to a published report, he'll be sidelined for at...
Reasons not to panic over Devils 3rd-period woes
The Devils have seen third-period leads vanish in three of the past four games, leading to a couple tough losses. But despite the early struggles closing, there's still reason for hope to turn it around.
October 28, 2016
Devils see another lead vanish in OT loss to Blackhawks | Rapid reaction
The Devils lost to the Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime. NEWARK - The Devils let another one slip away, even if they grabbed a point. Artem Anisimov scored the game-winning goal off a rebound in overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the...
Devils falling into dangerous pattern
The Devils said they need to close tight games to have any hope at a playoff push. NEWARK - It's a pattern the Devils can't keep repeating. For the third time in four games, the Devils held a third-period lead, and they lost it. The Devils were 1-1-0 in the first...
Devils vs. Chicago Blackhawks live chat (10/28/16)
Live chat during Friday's Devils and Chicago Blackhawks game. NEWARK - The Devils play the first of back-to-back games at the Prudential Center when they host the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday. Goalie Keith Kinkaid will get his first start of the season in...
Devils' Nick Lappin making NHL debut vs. childhood team
Nick Lappin will make his NHL debut with the Devils against the team he grew up cheering for, the Chicago Blackhawks. Watch video NEWARK - Nick Lappin was telling his Albany Devils roommate, Joseph Blandisi, how cool it would be to play against the...
Devils sign 9-year-old for Hockey Fights Cancer night
The Devils signed 9-year-old Santino Anastasia to a one-day contract as a part of Hockey Fights Cancer night at the Prudential Center. NEWARK - Santino Anastasia will now be the youngest face in the Devils' locker room. The Devils signed Anastasia, a...
Devils' lines vs. Chicago Blackhawks (10/28/16)
Devils projected lines for Friday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Watch video NEWARK - The Devils will play their fourth home game of the season Friday night at the Prudential Center, and it will be their fourth home matchup with a...
October 27, 2016
Devils set goalie plan for season's 1st back-to-back
The Devils decided which goalie will play which game during Friday and Saturday's back-to-back. Watch video NEWARK - Goalie Cory Schneider has been a rock for the Devils through their first six games of the season, but the Devils are...
What we've learned about Devils' Taylor Hall in 6 games
Taylor Hall has quickly made his mark with the Devils, scoring five goals in his first six games with the team. But what other impressions has he made? Here's what we've learned about him through the first two weeks of the season.
October 26, 2016
Taylor Hall: You don't see rookies like Devils' Pavel Zacha
Taylor Hall had rave reviews about the Devils rookie center. NEWARK - Between Auston Matthews with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the rest of the young talent in the NHL, there are plenty of rookies to rave about. Left wing Taylor Hall thinks the Devils have one...
6 takeaways from Devils win over Coyotes: Taylor Hall gets support
The Devils came through after blowing a 3-1 third-period lead in a 5-3 win over the Coyotes, with the offense coming alive and the team making a couple key steps. Here are six things we learned from the win.
October 25, 2016
Devils toeing fine line with late leads
The Devils saw a third-period lead vanish in their win over the Arizona Coyotes, as they keep trying to find a balance while protecting a lead. NEWARK - When protecting a late lead this season, the Devils haven't locked down the right balance of play. Twice...
Devils avoid disaster behind Travis Zajac's winner vs. Coyotes | Rapid reaction
The Devils got a game-winning goal from Travis Zajac to beat the Coyotes. NEWARK - Taylor Hall recorded another multi-goal game, but the Devils needed the heroics of Travis Zajac to avoid disaster. Zajac scored the game-winning power-play goal with...
Devils vs. Arizona Coyotes live chat (10/25/16)
Live chat for the Devils vs. Arizona Coyotes. NEWARK - The Devils will aim for their third straight win at the Prudential Center to open the season when they host the Arizona Coyotes at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The Devils enter at 2-2-1 overall, and goalie Cory Schneider...
Being in NHL benefits Devils' Steven Santini -- even if he doesn't play
Steven Santini hasn't played in a game for the Devils this season, but there's a reason he's still with the NHL roster. NEWARK - Steven Santini has patiently waited for his number to be called by Devils coach John Hynes, but he hasn't heard it all...
Ex-Devils prospect Ben Johnson sentenced for sexual assault conviction
Former Devils prospect Ben Johnson was sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of sexual assault in September. Former Devils prospect Ben Johnson was sentenced to three years in prison on Tuesday in a Windsor, Ontario, court. The 22-year-old...
Devils still searching for something that clicks
The New Jersey Devils' offense is still looking for the right combination. NEWARK - Five games in, nothing is settled on the offensive end of the Devils. Lines have shuffled each game, with the last two even featuring some mid-game shifts, as coach John Hynes...
Devils lines vs. Arizona Coyotes (10/25/16)
Devils lines and defensive pairings for Tuesday's game vs. Coyotes. NEWARK - The Devils held an optional morning skate prior to Tuesday's game against the Arizona Coyotes, with 14 players taking part. While the morning session didn't give much of a hint in...
Devils to honor 'cornerstones' of Newark community
Know someone who goes above and beyond for the City of Newark? The Devils want to hear from you. Watch video View from the Prudential Center press box. (Randy Miller | NJ Advance Media for  NEWARK -- Aside from a home win, seeing...
How Cory Schneider's start compares to past seasons with Devils
Cory Schneider has been a rock in goal for the Devils through the first five games of the season, but where does his strong start rank among the past seasons of his career.
October 24, 2016
Devils practice update: Santini up, Speers down
News and notes from the Devils' Monday practice, including a pair of roster moves and updated lines.
Devils legend Martin Brodeur may put on goalie pads again
Martin Brodeur may play in the Winter Classic Alumni Game. NEWARK - Legendary Devils goalie Martin Brodeur may be hitting the ice again -- soon. Talking before his statue dedication at the Prudential Center on Saturday, Brodeur said he might be playing in the...
October 23, 2016
WATCH: Devils' Taylor Hall scores OT winner vs. Wild
Watch Taylor Hall score his overtime winning goal for the Devils against the Wild.   NEWARK - There's a reason the Devils went out and traded for Taylor Hall in the offseason. His offensive ability was capable of adding a new dimension to the Devils'...
5 takeaways from Devils' OT win vs. Wild
The Devils got back on track with an overtime win over the Minnesota Wild. While there were some strong takeaways, the Devils still struggled in some spots. Here are five observations from the win.
October 22, 2016
Even in win, offensive frustration mounts for Devils
Even though the Devils grabbed a 2-1 win over the Minnesota WIld, offensive frustration was evident for the Devils. NEWARK - As the shots mounted, so did the frustration. The Devils found themselves down 1-0, and as the second intermission came and went, they...
Taylor Hall net OT winner for Devils vs. Wild | Rapid Reaction
Taylor Hall scored the game-winning goal to lift the Devils to a 2-1 overtime win over the Minnesota on Saturday at the Prudential Center. Watch video NEWARK - Taylor Hall scored the game-winning goal to lift the Devils to a 2-1 overtime win...
Martin Brodeur's take on the Devils: Times are changing
Martin Brodeur said the Devils have a different look and perspective from his playing days. NEWARK - Things have changed since Martin Brodeur left the Devils. While talking about his former team prior Saturday's game against the Minnesota Wild at the...
Devils vs. Minnesota Wild live chat (10/22/16)
Live chat for the Devils vs. Minnesota Wild on Saturday, Oct. 22. NEWARK - The Devils will look to get on track offensively when they host the Minnesota Wild at 7 on Saturday night. The Devils enter at 1-2-1 through four games, with each ending as one-goal...
Cory Schneider: Devils should always honor Martin Brodeur
Devils goalie Cory Schneider said the team should always honor goalie Martin Brodeur. NEWARK - Cory Schneider has established himself as a more than suitable successor in goal after Devils legend Martin Brodeur, and he's still more than happy to salute the goalie who...
Devils activate Sergey Kalinin, option Miles Wood to AHL
The Devils activated forward Sergey Kalinin from injured reserve and optioned Miles Wood to AHL Albany. NEWARK - The Devils activated forward Sergey Kalinin from injured reserve prior to Saturday's game against the Minnesota Wild. Forward Miles Wood was...
How Travis Zajac keeps elevating play of different Devils
There's been a pattern for forwards skating with Devils center Travis Zajac throughout his career, and players continue to put up big numbers with him. NEWARK - There's been a pattern for forwards skating with Devils center Travis Zajac throughout his...
Martin Brodeur to return to The Rock for statue unveiling
The Devils will dedicate Martin Brodeur's statue on Saturday night. Watch video After he Devils unveiled a bronze statue of goalie Martin Brodeur prior to honoring him and retiring his number last February, the stage is set...
October 21, 2016
5 Things the Devils need to fix -- fast
It's only been four games, but the Devils are looking to shake off some of their early-season woes. Inconsistent play has led to three tough losses. The Devils have been close, but here's what they need to improve to turn things around.
October 20, 2016
Devils need to 'take control' after another blown opportunity
The Devils said they need to take control in their play in one-goal games after losing their third in four tries. BOSTON - In a matter of 11 minutes, the Devils went from leaving Boston with two points to walking away with none. Playing their fourth...
Devils downed by Bruins on late goal | Rapid reaction
The Devils lost to the Bruins on a late third-per goal. BOSTON - After a third-period goal gave them the lead, the Devils saw the Bruins tie the game before snatching a win away in the final 90 seconds. Center Patrice Bergeron scored the game-winning goal...
Devils vs. Boston Bruins live chat (10/20/16)
Devils vs. Bruins live chat for Thursday, Oct. 20. BOSTON - The Devils are back on the road, searching for their first victory away from the Prudential Center this season, when they'll play the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Thursday night. While the action takes place...
Bobby Orr, Milt Schmidt to drop puck for Devils vs. Bruins
Bobby Orr and Milt Schmidt will drop the puck before the Devils play the Boston Bruins Thursday. BOSTON - Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of defenseman Bobby Orr's first game in the NHL, and one day later, the legendary Boston Bruin will drop the puck for the...
Devils home opener: A special night in Newark
A look back at the Devils home opener Tuesday night at Prudential Center.
Devils' Taylor Hall, ex-Bruin Tyler Seguin share odd trade tie
After being traded in June, Taylor Hall has another connection with Tyler Seguin, who was drafted right after Hall at the top of the 2010 NHL Draft. BOSTON - Devils left wing Taylor Hall and current Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin were linked together when...
Devils' lines vs. Boston Bruins (10/20/16)
Devils lines and defensive pairings from morning skate prior to game against the Boston Bruins Watch video BOSTON - The Devils are back on the road and will play in another home opener Thursday night, when the Boston Bruins host their first game at...
John Hynes gets on Devils at 'lackadaisical' practice
John Hynes was quick to call out the Devils to pick up their play at Wednesday's practice. Watch video NEWARK - Coach John Hynes didn't hesitate to get on his players during Wednesday's practice. Less than 24 hours after he saw his Devils team...
October 19, 2016
How less ice time is a good thing for Devils' Pavel Zacha
Less ice time might help Pavel Zacha be a consistent force for the Devils. Watch video NEWARK - For Devils forward Pavel Zacha, less might be more. Zacha saw a dip in his ice time over the first three games of the season, and it was by design...
Devils' reactions to home opener atmosphere
The Devils had the crowd behind them from the opening faceoff until the final horn in the their home opener Tuesday. Here's what the team thought about the crowd.
October 18, 2016
Taylor Hall leaves his mark in Devils home debut
Taylor Hall made his mark in his Devils home debut. NEWARK - The Devils brought Taylor Hall to New Jersey in the hopes of providing a dynamic factor on the offensive end. The left wing showed just what kind of difference he can make when he is on the...
Taylor Hall scores 2 to power Devils past Ducks 2-1 | Rapid Reaction
Taylor Hall scored two goals in his Prudential Center debut to lift the Devils past the Ducks. NEWARK - Left wing Taylor Hall couldn't have scripted his Devils home debut much better. Hall scored two second-period goals, lifting the Devils from an early...
WATCH: Taylor Hall scores 1st Devils goal
Watch Taylor Hall score his first goal with the Devils.   NEWARK - Left wing Taylor Hall showed off in his first official game in front of Devils fans.  In his first regular season game with the Devils at the Prudential Center, Hall scored his...
Devils vs. Anaheim Ducks live chat (10/18/16)
Live chat for the Devils vs. Anaheim Ducks. Watch video NEWARK - The Devils are set to play their home opener at the Prudential Center against the Anaheim Ducks. While the action is going on at The Rock, join for our live chat during the...
WATCH: Devils walk red carpet at home opener
Before the Devils hit the ice at the Prudential Center for the first time on Tuesday night against the Anaheim Ducks, they arrived in style for their home opener. Watch video NEWARK - Before the Devils hit the ice at the Prudential Center for the...
Devils feel extra buzz around home opener
The Devils feel another level of excitement around the home opener after a busy offseason. Watch video NEWARK - While the Devils have already been thrown into the regular season and are trying to bounce back from two losses in Florida to start the...
Devils view home opener as a measuring-stick game
The Devils want to gauge where they stand when they play Tuesday's game against the Anaheim Ducks. Watch video NEWARK - When the Devils saw their schedule for the 2016-17 season, they knew they would be challenged right out of the gate. They...
Devils lines for home opener vs. Anaheim Ducks (10/18/16)
Devils roster and lines for the home opener vs. the Anaheim Ducks. NEWARK - The Devils are set to play their home opener on Tuesday against the Anaheim Ducks at the Prudential Center. The team rotated a couple new forwards into the lines at morning skate, with...
President Trump? 14 reasons you're NOT moving to Canada
Many red-blooded Americans, and some socialists, too, have claimed that if The Donald is elected president, they're packing up and moving to join our cousins in the north. Sports columnist Steve Politi lists a few reason's why they won't. Steve Politi | NJ...
John Hynes sees one spot that makes or breaks the Devils
Coach John Hynes knows that his team needs to be strong on the puck to be successful. NEWARK - Coach John Hynes has seen plenty of ups and downs already from the Devils in the first two games of the regular season, plus the preseason. There's one area of the...
What celebrities and athletes will be at Devils' home opener?
The Devils will take the ice at The Rock for the first time in the 2016-17 season on Tuesday night, and some notable celebrities and athletes will be there to watch.
October 17, 2016
WATCH: Sneak peek at Devils' 2016-17 pregame 3-D intro
Watch a preview of the new 3-D intro video that will play before Devils games in 2016-17. Watch video NEWARK - The Devils will play their home opener at the Prudential Center for the 2016-17 season when they host the Anaheim Ducks on...
Devils' PA Parenteau: 'Want to prove the Islanders wrong'
New Devils PA Parenteau is trying to prove the New York Islanders wrong after they waiver him prior to the season. NEWARK - Just over one week ago, PA Parenteau found himself waived by the New York Islanders. He quickly found a new home when the...
Despite 2 losses, Devils make progress in Florida
The Devils are heading back to New Jersey with just one point after an overtime loss to the Florida Panthers and a 3-2 defeat by the Tampa Bay Lightning after blowing a two-goal lead. But even at 0-1-1, the Devils have reasons to be encouraged before their home opener.

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