Ilya Kovalchuk

Stefan Matteau #15 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates with teammates Adam Larsson # 5 and Adam Henrique # 14. (Photo by Vincent Pugliese/ Getty Images)

Schwei: Devils Notes And Observations From The Week That Was

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.

02/11/2013

Bobby Butler (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), P.J. Carlesimo  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) and Nando de Colo (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Spurs, Devils Should Be Nets’ Models To Building Winning Franchise

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.

02/11/2013

Martin Brodeur (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Devils Pull Away From Pens In Brodeur’s 1,200th Regular Season Game

The way the Pittsburgh Penguins were taking penalties, it was only a matter of time before New Jersey took advantage.

02/09/2013

Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky, left, throws a first-period check against the Lightning’s Nate Thompson at the Prudential Center on Feb. 7, 2013. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Kovalchuk Comes Up Big, Pushes Devils Past Struggling Lightning

New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer never worries when Ilya Kovalchuk goes into a goal-scoring drought. Kovalchuk gets his chances every game, and sooner or later the puck starts going in the net.

02/07/2013

Johan Hedberg (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Schwei: Devils Notes And Observations From The Week That Was

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.

02/04/2013

New Jersey Devils v Boston Bruins

New Jersey Devils Fall To Boston 2-1

Brad Marchand scored the decisive shootout goal after teammate Nathan Horton forced overtime late in the third period as the Boston Bruins rallied to beat the New Jersey Devils, 2-1, on Tuesday night.

01/29/2013

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Schwei: Devils’ Hot Start, Kovalchuk Climbs And More

The Devils are off to a 3-0-1 start, coming an OT loss shy of matching their best opening four-game stretch in club history.

01/28/2013

Devils Ilya Kovalchuk, center, Patrik Elias, right, and Marek Zidlicky celebrate a second-period goal against the Capitals at the Prudential Center on Jan. 25, 2013. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Devils Win Again, Off To Best Start Since 2002-03 Championship Season

Ilya Kovalchuk scored 4:39 into overtime, and the New Jersey Devils won their third straight game to start the lockout-shortened season, 3-2 over the winless Washington Capitals on Friday night.

01/25/2013

The Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk, left, scores on a penalty shot against the Flyers' Ilya Bryzgalov during the teams meeting at the Prudential Center on Jan. 22, 2013. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Devils Dominate Flyers From Start To Finish, Send ‘The Rock’ Faithful Home Happy

Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils have started the lockout-shortened season in playoff form. The Philadelphia Flyers seem to have missed the opening bell.

01/22/2013

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Clarkson, Devils Hold Off Islanders In Season Opener

David Clarkson scored the winner as the Devils got their season off to an ideal start as they beat the Isles 2-1.

01/19/2013

Stefan Matteau (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Rookie Stefan Matteau Ready To Make His Mark With The Devils

18-year-old Stefan Matteau unexpectedly made the Devils’ opening night roster. Now, he’s ready to make his mark with the Devils.

01/19/2013

Jonathan Quick and Marian Gaborik (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Fearless Predictions For The 2013 NHL Season

Who’s primed to lift the Stanley Cup at season’s end? Hartnett has readied his fearless NHL predictions for the 2013 season.

01/18/2013

Lou Lamoriello (credit: Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: It’s Retooling Time Again, But Lamoriello Will Keep Devils Competitive

I trust that Lou will find the answer, but it might take him another year.

01/18/2013

Bryce Salvador (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Salvador’s Commitment Rewarded, Becomes 10th Captain In Devils’ History

Throw all the pressure on him and new Devils captain Bryce Salvador has broad enough shoulders to handle whatever DeBoer and the Devils ask of him.

01/17/2013

Devils winger Patrik Elias (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Who Will Be The Scorers? Devils Will Count On New Players For Offense

“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.”

01/14/2013

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