Hockey experts questioned whether aging icon Jaromir Jagr had anything left in the tank. Now, it’s Jagr who’s having the last laugh.
Dainius Zubrus netted the tiebreaking goal with 2:55 left, and Ryan Carter scored his first two goals of the season as the New Jersey Devils beat the Rangers 3-2 on Tuesday night and snapped New York’s three-game winning streak.
Here’s the remarkable thing about Jagr: he’s been able to adapt over the years to remain a useful top-six forward at the age of 41.
The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Jaromir Jagr to make up for some of the scoring lost with the recent retirement of Ilya Kovalchuk.
The most likely scenario for Clarkson isn’t Ottawa or Edmonton. It’s Toronto.
The Devils and alternate captain Patrik Elias are nearing a new deal according to the Star-Ledger.
Patrik Elias is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 5 should he and the Devils not come to an agreement before that date. The clock is ticking.
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.
“It’s hard to replace guys like Zach and Sykie,” goaltender Johan Hedberg said. “Those are pure goal-scorers. This will be an opportunity for other guys to step up. We have talent in this system, and sometimes all you need is opportunity.”
Ilya Kovalchuk’s desire to remain in the KHL must have burned Lou Lamoriello and the Devils up.
The New Jersey Devils have signed first-round draft pick Stefan Matteau to an entry-level contract, the team announced on Tuesday.
Indeed, the Devils general manager has been through this before — losing a marquee player to free agency — and his team has survived.
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.
The underdog Devils showed the fight needed to avoid a Stanley Cup sweep and unexpectedly brought the series back to Prudential Center for Game 5.
Colorful play-by-play voice Doc Emrick said it best Wednesday night: “The goaltenders have been sparkling.”