Mika Zibanejad scored the winner in the shootout to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Monday.
Lou Lamoriello has announced that star scorer Ilya Kovalchuk will miss 2-4 weeks after suffering a right shoulder injury.
Travis Zajac set up two goals, and the New Jersey Devils rode another solid performance by Martin Brodeur to a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.
Should the Rangers not get the job done at Prudential Center, bigger questions will be asked of their underperforming stars, and the pressure will be tightened on John Tortorella. It’s up to the Blueshirts to bury their demons in New Jersey.
New Jersey is just 3-7-2 since Brodeur last played back on February 21st in Washington.
The player who couldn’t find his place in LA and was cast aside by the Kings is turning out to be the Devils’ treasure.
Ilya Kovalchuk capped New Jersey’s three-goal first period with his NHL-leading fourth short-handed goal, and the Devils beat the mistake-prone Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Wednesday night.
Alex Ovechkin produced his first hat trick in more than two years Saturday, leading the struggling Washington Capitals to a 5-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
Ilya Kovalchuk and the determined Devils have the fortitude needed to win the Atlantic and perhaps make another visit to the Stanley Cup finals.
Dropping to a knee as he let his shot fly, Ilya Kovalchuk scored the tiebreaking goal with about 8 1/2 minutes left to complete New Jersey’s 3-2 comeback victory Thursday night over NHL-worst Washington.
Stephen Gionta gave the Devils a 1-0 lead just 1:19 into the first period in their 2-1 shootout loss to Ottawa, but it was only the third-fastest goal to begin a game this season.
There is a reason the New Jersey Devils are leading the Eastern Conference. Whatever happens, they just seem to find a way to get the job done. Against the Philadelphia Flyers Friday night, a two-goal deficit after 20 minutes didn’t prove a problem.
Jiri Tlusty scored the two goals in the third period and Cam Ward made 26 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes beat New Jersey 4-2 on Tuesday night, snapping the Devils’ five-game winning streak.
The New Jersey Devils have won five straight games and are 8-1-3 one-quarter of the way through this 48-game season. The club’s 19 points are the most through the first 12 games in team history.
The Nets will continue to be looking up at teams like the Spurs from echelons below. For now, I will look to be comforted by the Devils, a warm blanket of consistency in New York’s volatile sports landscape.