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New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) looks on as the puck goes in for a goal scored by Atlanta Thrashers left wing Evander Kane, far right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Dealing With The Devils: Losing It

Since we have already established that hopes of making the playoffs this year are all but extinguished, the Devils have some soul searching to do here.


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Devils’ Brodeur Expected To Return Vs. Senators

The New Jersey Devils continue to struggle and are mired in their fourth three-game losing streak of the season. The return of their future Hall of Fame goaltender may inspire a turnaround.


Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) scores past New Jersey Devils goalie Johan Hedberg in the second period of the NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Dealing With The Devils: Running Out Of Faith

As bad as it’s been for the Devils this year, anybody who has kept up with my column knows that I have been what you might call optimistic. Now I’ll allow you to call it what it really was: denial.


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Devils Face Struggling Flames

Coming off its best win of the season, New Jersey now gets to face a struggling Calgary team as it tries to post back-to-back victories for the first time.


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Battle Of Best Vs. Worst As Capitals Visit Devils

Coming off two straight losses, a matchup with beaten-up New Jersey may be just what the NHL-leading Washington Capitals need to get back on track.


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Schwei On Ice: A Terrible 20 For Devils

The Devils reached their 20-game milestone in the 2010-11 season Saturday night in St. Louis and are just 5-13-2. The 20-game point total ranks as the 3rd-worst in club history since the team moved to New Jersey in 1982.


Martin Brodeur

Devils Without Brodeur Tonight In St. Louis

As if the New Jersey Devils didn’t have enough problems already. They will be without goaltender Martin Brodeur and with their punchless offense Saturday when they try to salvage a win in the finale of their three-game road trip against the St. Louis Blues.


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Devils Shuffle Line, Hope For Offense Vs. Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs used an impressive power-play performance to end a lengthy losing streak. The New Jersey Devils’ last effort was anything but spectacular.


Ilya Kovalchuk

Kovalchuk, Devils Face Off Against Bruins

Ilya Kovalchuk ended his recent slump with a dramatic goal in the New Jersey Devils’ latest victory. Now he’ll look to end another drought against a conference foe Monday night.


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Devils Looking To End Worst-Ever Home Start

The New Jersey Devils aren’t used to being considered among the NHL’s worst teams. The Edmonton Oilers know all too well what that’s like.


Martin Brodeur, Henrik Tallinder

Doomed Devils Still Disappointing Fans

To a man, the New Jersey Devils do not believe that they are as poor as their 4-10-2 record indicates.


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Devils Vs. Sabres: Battle Of The Cellar-Dwellers

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.


Jerry Sorce of Livingston, New Jersey shows up to support the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei On Ice: Devils Looking To Roll At The Rock

The Devils have yet to win a game at Prudential Center so far this season, going 0-5-1. It’s the club’s worst start through six games on home-ice since 1983-84.


Jack Dowell #28 of the Chicago Blackhawks digs for the puck as Matt Taormina #20 of the New Jersey Devils hits the boards at the United Center on November 3, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Dealing With The Devils: The Start Of Something Good?

The Devils have made crucial mistakes, been ravaged by injuries, and had seemingly every bounce go against them. So go ahead and write their eulogy if you’d like. But this team is not dead.


Zach Parise

Devils’ Parise To Miss 3 Months With Knee Injury

The struggling New Jersey Devils announced Tuesday evening that left wing Zach Parise underwent exploratory arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus and will miss three months.