The Devils have reached the .500 mark for the first time since their opening night overtime loss to the Dallas Stars. New Jersey has posted a .500 or better record in each of the last 18 seasons, the longest current streak in the NHL and the 3rd best in league history.
Anssi Salmela scored his first goal of the season 3:09 into overtime to keep the New Jersey Devils’ playoff drive another boost with a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.
Dmitry Kulikov fired a high wrist shot past Martin Brodeur 3:36 into overtime and the Florida Panthers won their third straight with a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.
The salary-cap hampered New Jersey Devils are heading into the season with an NHL minimum 20-man roster.