Patrik Elias holds nearly every record in Devils history, and he hasn’t suffered any decline in his game as his 37th birthday approaches.
Evgeni Nabokov picked up his 300th career NHL win as the Islanders defeated the Sabres, 4-2.
As the Rangers skated off the ice after a 6-2 thrashing by Islanders, everyone was aware of the task at hand. With four games remaining the wins need to come. And, right now, the goals need to come.
Jhonas Enroth stopped 23 shots for his first career shutout, leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers in a seventh-place showdown Wednesday night.
At his current pace, Ilya Kovalchuk is on track to finish the year with a paltry 16 goals. To give you an idea of how disastrous that would be by his standards, consider that last year Kovalchuk notched his 16th goal by December 5th.
Not only are the Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, both teams may have to recover without their star goaltenders.