Johan Franzen and Tomas Tatar scored third-period goals and the Detroit Red Wings beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Friday.
The New Jersey Devils reached the 20-game mark on Saturday night with their 4-1 win against the Penguins. The Devils have gone 6-3-1 in their last 10 games after going 1-5-4 through the first 10 this season.
New Jersey comes into the week with a record of 0-3-3, having failed to pick up a win during the first six games of a season for the first time in Devils history.
Gregory Campbell scored twice in a three-goal first period and the Boston Bruins regained first place in the Northeast Division with a 5-4 victory over the reeling New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night.
Alex Killorn scored with 15.1 seconds left in the third period and Tampa Bay won 5-4 in a shootout over the New Jersey Devils to give new Lightning coach Jon Cooper a victory in his NHL debut on Friday night.
Patrik Elias holds nearly every record in Devils history, and he hasn’t suffered any decline in his game as his 37th birthday approaches.
The New Jersey Devils have won five straight games and are 8-1-3 one-quarter of the way through this 48-game season. The club’s 19 points are the most through the first 12 games in team history.
The way the Pittsburgh Penguins were taking penalties, it was only a matter of time before New Jersey took advantage.
New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer never worries when Ilya Kovalchuk goes into a goal-scoring drought. Kovalchuk gets his chances every game, and sooner or later the puck starts going in the net.
Johan Hedberg recorded his first shutout of the season, a 3-0 win for the Devils over the Islanders. It was Hedberg’s eighth shutout with New Jersey, breaking a tie with Chris Terreri for the second-most in club history.
Ilya Kovalchuk’s desire to remain in the KHL must have burned Lou Lamoriello and the Devils up.
Kovalchuk, who signed a 15-year, $100 million contract with New Jersey in 2010, played in a KHL game Tuesday. He told Russian media he was playing to stay in shape pending the end of the lockout.
The Devils beat the Rangers at their own game in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals by out-working them in several key areas.
The Devils have neutralized the Flyers’ once-dominant powerplay and won the physical battles through three series games.
The Florida Panthers evened their first round series 1-1 on Sunday night as they defeated the Devils 4-2.