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Alexei Ponikarovsky

Alexei Ponikarovsky (Photo by Norman Y. Lono/Getty Images)

Schwei: Devils Notes And Observations From The Week That Was

The Devils went 0-0-3 on their three-game road trip last week, losing shootouts to both Ottawa and Tampa Bay and falling in overtime to Florida.

04/03/2013

The Islanders’ Lubomir Visnovsky, right, carries the puck ahead of the Devils’ Ryan Carter during the teams’ meeting at the Prudential Center In Newark on April 1, 2013. (Photo by Norman Y. Lono/Getty Images)

Islanders Conclude Telling Road Trip With Big Win Over Devils

With a little more than three weeks left in the lockout-shortened regular season, the New York Islanders are in an unexpected position — fighting for their first playoff berth since 2006-07.

04/01/2013

Ilya Kovalchuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils Star Kovalchuk Avoids Shoulder Surgery, Will Miss 2-4 Weeks

Lou Lamoriello has announced that star scorer Ilya Kovalchuk will miss 2-4 weeks after suffering a right shoulder injury.

03/24/2013

Andrei Loktionov (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Loktionov Success Just Another Example Of Lamoriello’s Mastery As Devils GM

The player who couldn’t find his place in LA and was cast aside by the Kings is turning out to be the Devils’ treasure.

03/14/2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings and Zach Parise #9 of the New Jersey Devils shake hands at center ice after the Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 to win the Stanley Cup final series 4-2 after Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Devils Come Up Two Wins Shy Of Fourth Stanley Cup

Just two wins shy of his 4th Stanley Cup, Martin Brodeur has clearly stated he would like to return next year.

06/12/2012

Jonathan Quick (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images), Martin Brodeur (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Quick’s Challenge — To Overcome Devils’ Old Master Brodeur

Colorful play-by-play voice Doc Emrick said it best Wednesday night: “The goaltenders have been sparkling.”

WFAN–05/31/2012

Bryce Salvador of the New Jersey Devils checks Scott Hartnell of the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Prudential Center. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Experienced Devils Neutralizing Flyers’ Biggest Strengths

The Devils have neutralized the Flyers’ once-dominant powerplay and won the physical battles through three series games.

WFAN–05/06/2012

Alexei Ponikarovsky

Devils Live Dangerously But Somehow Stun Flyers In OT

Alexei Ponikarovsky scored on his own rebound with 2:39 left in overtime and the New Jersey Devils defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in this Eastern Conference semifinal series.

WFAN–05/03/2012

The Panthers defeated the devils 4-2 to even the series 1-1. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Panthers Take Game 2, Even Series With Devils 1-1

The Florida Panthers evened their first round series 1-1 on Sunday night as they defeated the Devils 4-2.

WFAN–04/15/2012

Martin Brodeur

Devils Top Wings, Get To 100 Points After Missing Playoffs Last Season

Petr Sykora broke a tie with 8:40 left, Alexei Ponikarovsky also had a goal and Martin Brodeur made 23 saves in the New Jersey Devils’ 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

WFAN–04/05/2012

David Clarkson (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Devils’ Improved Scoring Depth Makes Them Playoff Dark Horses

Improved scoring depth is a key reason why the overlooked New Jersey Devils could sneak up and surprise everyone during the playoffs.

WFAN–03/30/2012

Kyle Okposo of the Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Hold On Against Devils, 1-0

The New York Islanders held onto victory after Kyle Okposo’s goal as they defeated the Devils 1-0 on Sunday.

WFAN–03/04/2012

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils Comes Up Short, Lose 4-3 To Lightning

Alexei Ponikarovsky, Petr Sykora and Zach Parise scored for the Devils, who dropped their second straight game after going 9-1-1 since the All-Star break.

02/26/2012

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils’ Kurtis Foster Leads Devils Over Flyers 6-4

Kurtis Foster scored a pair of power-play goals, and the New Jersey Devils held on for a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon.

WFAN–02/04/2012

Anton Volchenkov of the New Jersey Devils on his belly trying to stop the play of Matt Read of the Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center on January 21, 2012. (Photo by Norman Y. Lono/Getty Images)

Flyers Glide Past Devils, 4-1

The Devils were frustrated on Saturday as they were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1. The Flyers remain four points behind the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers.

WFAN–01/21/2012