As the season has progressed for the Devils, they’ve seen their play and subsequently their results slip from bad to worse to holy crap someone please make this season end already.
Coach Jacques Lemaire hopes to see more progress from the Devils as they try to remain undefeated at home against the Wild on Tuesday night.
The New Jersey Devils are in danger of suffering the worst season-to-season drop in points percentage in NHL history.
Backup goalie Johan Hedberg made 28 saves and the New Jersey Devils beat the Atlanta Thrashers 3-1 on Friday to snap a six-game losing streak.
Henrik Lundqvist made a season-high 43 saves and the New York Rangers beat New Jersey 3-1 on Wednesday night, handing the struggling Devils their sixth straight loss.
The Rangers look to win a third consecutive game this season against the NHL-worst New Jersey Devils while sending them to their longest slide in 10 years Wednesday night at Prudential Center.
The Devils will finish off the calendar year with the man who began 2010 behind their bench, Jacques Lemaire, who then took over for John MacLean on an interim basis last week.
Josh Bailey had two goals and an assist and the New York Islanders spoiled the return of Jacques Lemaire behind New Jersey’s bench with a 5-1 victory over the Devils on Thursday night.
There are those of us – myself included – who will tell you that coaching has not been the issue with this team. But 9 wins in 33 games demands that somebody be held accountable.