It’s getting late early for the Devils, who begin the week with just two wins in their last 11 games (2-6-3) and have fallen to a season-low four games below .500 (11-15-5), tied for 12th in the Eastern Conference standings.
Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist in his 1,500th NHL game, and the New Jersey Devils defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 Monday night.
The New Jersey Devils snapped a four-game winless streak and improved to 4-1-0 on the road this season with a 3-2 overtime victory Saturday night in Ottawa.
Jaromir Jagr scored a power-play goal 3:39 into overtime, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on an emotional Saturday night in Canada’s capital.
The Devils opened the season with two road wins for the first time in team history, starting with a 6-4 victory at Philadelphia last Thursday and beating the Panthers 5-1 in Florida.
Schneider begins his second season in New Jersey as the clear No. 1 goaltender Thursday night when the Devils attempt to send the Flyers to their third straight 0-2 start in their home opener.
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Jaromir Jagr scored his first goal of the preseason and Cory Schneider stopped 20 shots to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers in the teams’ preseason finale Saturday night.
The goal, obviously, is to get back to the playoffs. But that will be a challenge for the New Jersey Devils in the post-Martin Brodeur era.
The Devils hope to return to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons, but they’ll have to do it without the NHL’s all-time leader in career goaltending victories.
“If I’m happy, then there’s no reason to go anywhere else,” Jagr said Wednesday. “I play my best hockey when I’m happy.”
Who cares that he’s 42? Jaromir Jagr can still play at a high level and it seems the New Jersey Devils know it.
With 10 games left in the regular season, the New Jersey Devils are in danger of missing the playoffs for the second straight year, and third out of four.
On the cusp of a playoff berth after winning five of seven games coming out of the Olympic break, the Devils are suddenly in trouble after losing games in Florida to the Panthers and Lightning over the weekend.
The New Jersey Devils’ playoff push will have to come on home ice, as they return home this week to begin a five-game homestand at Prudential Center.