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Tommy Wingels of the San Jose Sharks is checked in the first period by Ryane Clowe of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 2, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Sharks Take Over In Third Period, Finish Off Devils

Matt Nieto scored the go-ahead goalat 6:20 of the third period and Alex Stalock made 21 saves and the San Jose Sharks defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Sunday.

03/03/2014

Jaromir Jagr (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

History On Long Island: Jagr Nets 700th Goal; Devils Hammer Islanders

The historic moment came 3:31 into the second period. Jagr cut from the right boards into the slot and took a wrist shot that caromed off an Islander’s skate and past screened goaltender Evgeni Nabokov.

03/01/2014

Jaromir Jagr #68 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his goal with teammates on the bench in the first period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Prudential Center on February 27, 2014  in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

699th Goal For Jagr As Devils Beat Columbus 5-2

Adam Henrique scored twice, Jaromir Jagr netted the 699th goal of his career and the New Jersey Devils had a rare goal-scoring binge in defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Thursday night.

02/28/2014

Marek Zidlicky #2 of the Czech Republic shoots the puck against the United States during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Schwei: Olympic Break Is Over, Playoff Push & More Devils Notes

Four New Jersey Devils took part in the games, but for just the second time since 1998, when the NHL first sent its players to the Olympics, none of the Devils’ representatives reached the medal stand.

02/25/2014

The Devils' Jaromir Jagr, left, in action against Boyd Gordon of the Edmonton Oilers at Prudential Center on Feb. 7, 2014 in Newark, N.J. The Devils defeated the Oilers 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jagr Puts Olympic Failure Behind Him, Hopes To Help Devils Into Playoffs

Jaromir Jagr and fellow Olympians Patrik Elias, Marek Zidlicky and Damien Brunner returned to practice Monday as the Devils held their first full workout since the Olympic break more than two weeks ago.

02/24/2014

President Barack Obama gets a beer and a pork chop as he visits the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 13, 2012. (Photo by Jim Watson/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Down Case Of Beer In Hockey Bet With Canadian Prime Minister

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is ready for the icy cold one President Barack Obama promised him. With their countries facing off in a pair of Olympic hockey games this week, more than just the puck is on the line.

02/21/2014

Jonathan Quick  (Photo by Pool/Getty Images), Sidney Crosby (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Drop That Puck! U.S. Set To Meet Rival Canada In Sochi Semis

With 24 American and Canadian players returning from the Vancouver Olympics’ decisive game, which famously ended with Sidney Crosby’s overtime goal, there’s no shortage of motivation.

02/21/2014

The Devils' Jaromir Jagr, left, in action against Boyd Gordon of the Edmonton Oilers at Prudential Center on Feb. 7, 2014 in Newark, N.J. The Devils defeated the Oilers 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Do They Have It In Them? Devils Need To Make A Run To Reach Playoffs

With the Olympic break nearly behind them and 23 games left in the regular season, the New Jersey Devils know it is time to start winning, or else.

02/20/2014

Team USA forward Phil Kessel, right celebrates with Joe Pavelski. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Redemption Or Heartbreak? Drama Dialed Up For US-Canada Rematch

It’s the rematch the entire hockey world has been waiting for. The U.S. will have a chance to bury some nasty demons on Friday when it faces border-rival Canada in the Olympic semifinals.

02/20/2014

Team USA forward Phil Kessel, right celebrates with Joe Pavelski. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Young Legs Will Carry USA Past Czech Republic In Quarterfinals

The United States wanted to set a tone in the preliminary round of the Olympic ice hockey tournament for a reason. The Americans knew a bye into the quarters was a must.

02/18/2014

T.J. Oshie scores a shootout goal at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 15, 2014 in Sochi. (Photo credit: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Hartnett: With An Effort For The Ages, Oshie Now The Talk Of Sochi

Shootouts tend to be an uneventful solution to settle non-elimination games that remain deadlocked following one overtime period. Not Saturday. T.J. Oshie and others saw to that.

02/15/2014

Alexander Ovechkin (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) and Jonathan Quick (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Hartnett: U.S.-Russia Should Be Everything You Would Expect — And More

If the United States’ victory over Slovakia on Thursday can be considered a breeze, Saturday morning’s showdown with host nation Russia will be a stern examination of the medal prospects for both teams.

02/14/2014

The United States celebrates winning 7-1 against Slovakia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

How’s That For A Start? U.S. Crushes Slovakia In Olympic Hockey Opener

Paul Stastny scored twice during a six-goal barrage in the second period, and the United States got off to a spectacular start in the Olympic men’s hockey tournament with a 7-1 victory over Slovakia on Thursday.

02/13/2014

Phil Kessel moves in on Justin Faulk, right, during a Team USA practice at Bolshoy Arena on Feb. 10, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Team USA Should Handle Injury-Ravaged Slovakia In Olympic Opener

It will be crucial for the U.S. to get off to a flying start in their opening game against Slovakia, as the top four teams at the end of the preliminary round will automatically advance to the quarterfinals.

02/12/2014

A view inside the Bolshoy Ice Dome where the hockey will take place in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Schwartz: The NHL Should Pull The Plug On The Olympics

It’s only been a few days, but I miss the NHL. And I think if you canvas fans around the league, they would prefer to not have to wait three weeks to watch games on television or go to games in person.

02/12/2014