The Penguins beat the Devils 7-4 in Newark to clinch the second spot in the Metropolitan, and, crucially, home-ice advantage for their first-round matchup against the Blue Jackets. Pittsburgh got goals from seven different skaters, but the highlight of the night was, without question, an assist.
The Boston Bruins came ever so close to scoring in the first period of yesterday’s game, but Devils goalie Cory Schneider scrambled and fell on the puck before it made it over the line. The shot from the camera inside the net is excruciating if you’re a Boston fan, and delightful if you’re anyone else.
New Jersey Devils defenseman John Moore had to be stretchered off the ice after a hard hit into the boards from the Capitals’ Tom Wilson during Saturday’s game. A replay showed Moore’s head bouncing off the glass before he collapsed on the ice, where he lay for several minutes. Several of his teammates helped lift him…
Way back in 2006, an 11-year-old boy sent a letter to his favorite hockey player, young Caps superstar Alexander Ovechkin. The letter contained a hockey card, and a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a note to Ovechkin. No, not a note—a threat.
The Devils “wrongfully withheld” medical records from former player Mike Peluso, who claims he is now permanently disabled from brain injuries he suffered in the NHL, according to legal documents obtained by TSN.
In the second period of tonight’s Canucks-Devils game, Canucks defenseman Philip Larsen was brutally laid out by a Taylor Hall hit he never saw coming. The Canucks and Devils briefly scuffled before everyone realized that Larsen was immobile at the feet of the scrum. His helmet came off before the fight was stopped.
In what was no doubt a thrill for the 12,179 in attendance in Newark who for nearly three hours had little idea what was transpiring outside, the Devils topped the Carolina Hurricanes in a shootout for a 3-2 win.
The Edmonton Oilers are trading Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defenseman Adam Larsson. TSN broke the trade, and both teams have made it official.
It’s an incontrovertible rule of nature that if you give a hockey fan something, they will throw it, as far and violently as possible: beer bottles, pretzel chunks, their own teeth, engagement rings, Lindbergh baby, doesn’t matter. Anyway, somebody gave an arena full of hockey fans some rats.
A long jersey retirement ceremony for Martin Brodeur was made even longer by the fans who wouldn’t let him speak. After being introduced, Brodeur had to pause and step away from the podium as fans cheered and chanted his name. “I was ready to just go with my speech,” Brodeur said, “and Doc [Emrick] said stop a little…
A youth soccer game at Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, N.J., was called off Sunday night after a helicopter touched down in the middle of the pitch and stayed there. This was no emergency landing, however: the vehicle was there to pick up Josh Harris, billionaire owner of the New Jersey Devils and…
Chris Neil is somewhat of an Ottawa Senators lifer, having played 13 seasons-long career with the team and notching his 900th game on Thursday. The Senators lost 5-4, but Neil had himself a game, scoring, assisting, and wrasslin’, all in a mere 6:17 of ice time.
Lou Lamoriello has stepped down as Devils general manager, but will continue on as team president. The new GM? Ray Shero, formerly of the Penguins.
The Panthers traded for Jaromir Jagr. They'll send New Jersey a second-rounder and a conditional third-rounder.
What in the damn hell is going on in New Jersey? Yesterday they fired head coach Pete DeBoer, and today they announced that for the foreseeable future the team will be coached by a three-headed Rock Hydra:
The Devils announced today that they have fired fourth-year head coach Pete DeBoer. GM Lou Lamoriello said no replacement will be named until after he speaks to the players tomorrow, upon their return from Christmas break.
Maybe it's Jaromir Jagr's last season; maybe not, since he did put up 67 points for the Devils last year. But just on the chance that this'll be his last run, let's not wait for the silver anniversary. It was 24 years ago today that a bemulleted Penguins rookie scored his first NHL goal.
Lewis Katz, the former owner of the New Jersey Nets and New Jersey Devils, was one of seven people aboard a private plane that crashed at Hanscom Field just outside Boston Saturday night. There were no survivors.