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.
The United States wanted to set a tone in the preliminary round of the Olympic ice hockey tournament for a reason. The Americans knew a bye into the quarters was a must.
The New Jersey Devils are fighting for a playoff spot. They need everyone on the same page. So it doesn’t make a lot of sense to upset their best offensive player. Coach Peter DeBoer seems to think the risk is worth the potential reward.
Even though Cory Schneider has been on quite a roll, DeBoer is turning to Brodeur, the face of the Devils to start against the Rangers in the Stadium Series.
Jaromir Jagr set up two goals and tied former teammate Mario Lemiuex for 10th on the NHL’s career assists list as the New Jersey Devils beat Washington 2-1, handing the fading Capitals their seventh straight loss Friday night.
The sure-fire Hall of Famers stole the show at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night, with Jagr moving past Mark Messier for seventh place on the NHL’s career goal list and Brodeur stopping 29 shots in the Devils’ 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
James van Riemsdyk scored in the shootout to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night.
In addition to the players they have on Teams USA and Canada, the Tri-State Area NHL locals will be sending 10 additional players to the Games, representing Austria, Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland.
The New Jersey Devils will head to the Christmas break with a road matchup against the defending Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks.
Jaromir Jagr scored his 693rd career goal, Reid Boucher netted his first in the NHL and the New Jersey Devils beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 Wednesday night.
Jaromir Jagr had a goal and two assists, and the New Jersey Devils scored four goals in the third period of a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.
The New Jersey Devils have a busy Thanksgiving week ahead after taking two of their three games on their California road trip.