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.