The jury is still out on whether the Devils will contend for a playoff seed. Their depth will be tested against three loaded Pacific Division foes and the Metropolitan Division-leading Penguins.
Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov was suspended for four games by the NHL for elbowing Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand in the head.
All the New York Rangers needed to regain their confidence and get back in the playoff hunt was two wins in two nights. That is how tight the NHL is in this lockout-shortened season.
Sidney Crosby lit up the Devils in a 5-1 victory at Consol Energy Center.
Signing Alexander Semin will help ease the scoring Devils’ void left by the loss of Zach Parise to the Wild.
Bryce Salvador has taken his game to new heights, allowing the Devils to continue their Stanley Cup Final fight back against the Kings.
The Devils have gone from the brink of being swept in four games to seizing the momentum due to their self-belief and even-keeled approach.
East. West. It doesn’t make a difference to the Los Angeles Kings. All they have done in the playoffs is win and the Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Devils became their latest victim.
There are indications that as New York and New Jersey move to this critical fourth game, the emphasis could change from winning on the scoreboard to winning in the alley.
John Tortorella doesn’t say much to the media. But when he does, the Rangers’ fiery head coach makes it count.
Brandon Prust could be facing punishment for an elbow to the back of the head of Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov.
The Devils have neutralized the Flyers’ once-dominant powerplay and won the physical battles through three series games.
Star winger Ilya Kovalchuk recently said, “If we play our best, nobody can beat us.” But the red-hot Devils might lose some momentum with almost a week off.
Martin Brodeur made 18 saves for his 650th career victory and Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and two assists to help the New Jersey Devils beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1
The Devils are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games, led by Martin Brodeur, who is now 7 and 1 with a 1.72 goals against average since the All-Star break.