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.
Jaromir Jagr scored the winning goal to snap a third-period tie and led the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.
The New Jersey Devils are still in the hunt for a playoff spot in the NHL’s Eastern Conference thanks to the red-hot Adam Henrique, who has taken over the club lead in goals.
The New Jersey Devils came out of the Olympic break with a pair of wins, defeating Columbus and the New York Islanders, before losing to San Jose Sunday.
The historic moment came 3:31 into the second period. Jagr cut from the right boards into the slot and took a wrist shot that caromed off an Islander’s skate and past screened goaltender Evgeni Nabokov.
Adam Henrique scored twice, Jaromir Jagr netted the 699th goal of his career and the New Jersey Devils had a rare goal-scoring binge in defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Thursday night.
Jaromir Jagr and fellow Olympians Patrik Elias, Marek Zidlicky and Damien Brunner returned to practice Monday as the Devils held their first full workout since the Olympic break more than two weeks ago.
Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period and the United States went on to dominate the Czech Republic 5-2 Wednesday, earning a spot in the Olympic hockey semifinals for the second straight time.