Damon Severson scored his first NHL goal to cap a four-goal opening period by New Jersey and the Devils chased Roberto Luongo early to beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 on Saturday night.
December did not begin well for the Devils as they dropped three straight games, but New Jersey put the brakes on the losing skid with an overtime victory against the New York Rangers on Saturday night.
Marc Staal is one of the league’s foremost shutdown defenseman. Unless the Rangers receive an unexpected stroke of luck, they will need to figure out how to cope with losing Staal for an extended period of time.
Eric Gelinas scored a power-play goal 1:15 into overtime, and the New Jersey Devils shook off the tying goal in the closing seconds of regulation to beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Saturday night.
Cory Schneider made 15 saves to record his second shutout of the season and the 11th of his NHL career in the Devils’ 1-0 win over the Sabres.
The Devils picked up their first road win of the season Saturday night, coming from behind in the final 1:08 of the third period to shock the defending Eastern Conference-champion Boston Bruins.
Matteau was the Devils’ top pick in 2012 and was on the final roster to start last season. He played in 17 games for New Jersey and had a goal and two assists.
Cory Schneider’s competitive start to his Devils career couldn’t have gone more swimmingly.
Friday night marks one of the best events of the NHL offseason. It’s the first chance for teams to start their offseason. Aside from the draft picks, there is a good chance a handful of big trades go down as well.