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Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils is checked by Dylan Olsen #4 of the Florida Panthers during the second period at the Prudential Center on March 31, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Zajac Scores 3 Goals As Devils Beat Panthers 6-3

Travis Zajac scored the first of his career-best three goals just 12 seconds in, and the New Jersey Devils held on for a wild 6-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday night after nearly blowing an early three-goal lead.

04/01/2014

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 28: Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders handles the puck as Mark Fayne #7 of the New Jersey Devils defends during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 28, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Nielsen Lifts Islanders To 2-1 SO Win Over Devils

Frans Nielsen scored in the second period and then added a goal in the shootout to lift the New York Islanders to a 2-1 victory over the playoff-hopeful New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

03/29/2014

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 27: Mikkel Boedker #89 of the Phoenix Coyotes scores past Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils in the shootout at the Prudential Center on March 27, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. The Coyotes defeated the Devils 3-2 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Coyotes Beat Devils 3-2 In Shootout

Thomas Greiss stopped all three New Jersey shootout attempts and Mikkel Boedker scored on Phoenix’s first try as the Coyotes defeated the Devils 3-2 Thursday night.

03/28/2014

The Rangers’ Sean Avery, right, tries to screen Devils goalie Martin Brodeur during Game 3 of the 2008 NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinals on April 13, 2008, at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Brodeur, Avery Lob Grenades At Each Other Over ‘Dancing With The Stars’

That Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur doesn’t like former NHL agitator extraordinaire Sean Avery isn’t exactly news. But the back and forth between the two of late sure is.

03/27/2014

Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils is congratulated after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs at Prudential Center on March 23, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. The New Jersey Devils defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Can They Do It? Devils Need Winning Streak, Miracle To Make Playoffs

With 10 games left in the regular season, the New Jersey Devils are in danger of missing the playoffs for the second straight year, and third out of four.

03/27/2014

Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils is congratulated after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs at Prudential Center on March 23, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. The New Jersey Devils defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Schwei: Slim Playoff Hopes Alive, Getting Shut Out And More Devils Notes

After a tough loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday night, the New Jersey Devils kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night at Prudential Center.

03/24/2014

Devils winger Patrik Elias (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Second Period Surge Pushes Devils To 3-2 Win Over Leafs

Rookie defenseman Jon Merrill set up a second-period breakaway goal by Patrik Elias and scored 32 seconds later to lead the New Jersey Devils to a much-needed 3-2 win over Toronto on Sunday night, sending the struggling Maple Leafs to their fifth straight loss.

03/23/2014

Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers checks Jaromir Jagr #68 of the New Jersey Devils during the second period at the Prudential Center on March 22, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lundqvist Posts Team Record 50th Shutout As Rangers Top Devils

Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves in posting his Rangers record 50th NHL shutout, and New York improved its playoff chances with a 2-0 victory over the fading New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

03/22/2014

Michael Ryder of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his first-period goal against the Minnesota Wild on March 20, 2014, in Newark. (credit: Getty Images)

Devils Snap 3-Game Skid, Beat Wild 4-3 In OT

Andy Greene scored from in close 2 minutes into overtime and the Devils snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.

03/20/2014

Kevan Miller #86 of the Boston Bruins defends against Patrik Elias #26 of the New Jersey Devils during the second period at the Prudential Center on March 18, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Bruins Roll To 10th Straight Win, Beat Devils 4-2

Brad Marchand and Jarome Iginla scored in a 59-second span early in the second period and the Boston Bruins beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Tuesday night for their 10th straight win.

03/18/2014

Martin Brodeur (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils In Trouble After Lost Weekend In Florida

On the cusp of a playoff berth after winning five of seven games coming out of the Olympic break, the Devils are suddenly in trouble after losing games in Florida to the Panthers and Lightning over the weekend.

03/18/2014

Jeff Skinner #53 of the Carolina Hurricanes tries to skate with the puck in the second period between Dainius Zubrus #8 and Bryce Salvador #24 of the New Jersey Devils. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Schwei: A Forgettable Weekend, Returning Home And More Devils Notes

The New Jersey Devils’ playoff push will have to come on home ice, as they return home this week to begin a five-game homestand at Prudential Center.

03/17/2014

NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 29:   Jaromir Jagr #68 of the New Jersey Devils scores on Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Prudential Center on October 29, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)   *** Local Caption ***  Ben Bishop;Jaromir Jagr

Bishop Gets 31st Win, Lightning Top Devils 3-0

Ben Bishop had a milestone game against one of the NHL’s greatest goalies.

03/15/2014

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 02: Scottie Upshall #19 of the Florida Panthers celebrates a goal against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Panthers defeated the Islanders 5-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Upshall’s Goal Lifts Panthers Over Devils 5-3

Scottie Upshall scored the go-ahead goal, and the Florida Panthers beat the New Jersey Devils 5-3 on Friday night.

03/14/2014

Martin Brodeur (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Man: Martin Brodeur Is Devils’ No. 1 Goaltender Again

Martin Brodeur is again the New Jersey Devils’ No. 1 goaltender. Coach Pete DeBoer isn’t saying how long that will last, nor does he care.

03/14/2014