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.
Improved scoring depth is a key reason why the overlooked New Jersey Devils could sneak up and surprise everyone during the playoffs.
Scorching-hot Pittsburgh Penguins put five goals past Martin Brodeur as the Devils lost 5-2 on Saturday.
The New York Islanders held onto victory after Kyle Okposo’s goal as they defeated the Devils 1-0 on Sunday.
Now before you go crazy and remind me that the Devils aren’t built to win games the same way the Washington Capitals do, you’re absolutely right.
Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello did not disclose terms of the deals, but Greene received a new four-year contract and the 38-year-old Hedberg snared a one-year deal to back up Martin Brodeur.
Andy Greene’s goal with 4:56 left snapped a tie and lifted the Devils to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night that kept New Jersey barely alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Despite their 10-29-2 record at the season’s midway point, the Devils have earned 9 out of a possible 10 points in the five games since.