The Penguins will try to cool off Ilya Kovalchuk and the Devils, who look to pick up at least one point for an 11th straight home game Friday night.
If this NHL season has taught us anything it’s this — coaching is everything. There’s one big reason why the Islanders no longer look atrocious, and that’s Jack Capuano.
Hockey fans tend to forget Johan Hedberg is 37 years old. But if you’ve watched him play during the Devils’ unbelievable season-saving streak you wouldn’t for one second say he’s a goaltender at the tail end of an otherwise unremarkable career.
The Devils have gone 15-1-2 since the mid-way point of their 2010-11 season. The only better stretch of this length or more in franchise history came at the end of 2000-01.
The Devils are in the midst of a 13-1-2 stretch, but the question remains, will they actually be able to complete this miracle run by making the playoffs, or will they simply run out of time?
The franchise that came into the season looking for its 14th straight playoff berth is looking like a Stanley Cup contender again. The question is do the Devils have enough time to overcame a deficit that saw them 27 points out of a playoff berth as recently as Jan. 9?
Ilya Kovalchuk scored at 4:36 of overtime and Devils coach Jacques Lemaire became eighth coach in NHL history to reach 600 wins in New Jersey’s 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov has been suspended for three games by the NHL for elbowing Carolina’s Zach Boychuk in the head.
Johan Hedberg will start for the Devils on Tuesday night when they host the Carolina Hurricanes for the first of three meetings over the next two weeks.
Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the deal which brought Ilya Kovalchuk to the Devils from the Atlanta Thrashers. Here are some of the numbers for Kovalchuk, the Devils and Thrashers 12 months later.
The Devils return from the break having played 16 games under Jacques Lemaire, who replaced John MacLean 33 games into the season. Here is a comparative look at some of the statistics under each of the two New Jersey coaches so far.
The Devils could finally give the Red Wings a challenge Wednesday night as they attempt to snap an eight-game slide at Joe Louis Arena.
Patrik Elias will represent the Devils at the NHL’s All-Star Weekend. Elias’ third all-star appearance will tie him for the fourth-most in club history.
Despite their 10-29-2 record at the season’s midway point, the Devils have earned 9 out of a possible 10 points in the five games since.
The New Jersey Devils traded Captain Jamie Langenbrunner to the Dallas Stars last week for a conditional third-round draft choice. It was just the 3rd time in club history that New Jersey dealt its captain away.