This was a weird season for the Devils — and it could be just as awkward in free agency. They don’t have a lot room in payroll, but there’s certainly enough to grab two players: Vinny Prospal and Anton Babchuk.
As if the New Jersey Devils didn’t have enough problems already. They will be without goaltender Martin Brodeur and with their punchless offense Saturday when they try to salvage a win in the finale of their three-game road trip against the St. Louis Blues.
The Devils have made crucial mistakes, been ravaged by injuries, and had seemingly every bounce go against them. So go ahead and write their eulogy if you’d like. But this team is not dead.
Early struggles from two of the league’s most accomplished goaltenders have plagued both clubs, but perhaps a head-to-head meeting will spark a turnaround as Ryan Miller’s Sabres host Martin Brodeur and the Devils on Wednesday night.
Ilya Kovalchuk scored the go-ahead goal with 2:19 remaining and the New Jersey Devils beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Tuesday night for their first preseason win.