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John Schweibacher

Martin Brodeur (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notes: Disappointing Season Ends; Is Brodeur Finished?

Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils ended an otherwise disappointing 2013-14 season on an up note with a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins Sunday afternoon at Prudential Center.

04/14/2014

Bartolo Colon rubs up a new baseball as Albert Pujols rounds the bases after hitting the second of three straight Angels home runs in the first inning on April 13, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notes: What Do Bartolo Colon And Pete Harnisch Have In Common?

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only other time that a Mets pitcher gave up three consecutive first-inning home runs was on July 23, 1996 at Coors Field.

04/14/2014

Stephen Gionta (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei: Playoff Hopes On Life Support, DeBoer’s Mark & More Devils Notes

The New Jersey Devils’ flickering playoff hopes may have gone down in flames with a 1-0 loss to Calgary Monday night.

04/08/2014

Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets celebrates his game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on April 5, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schwei: Ike’s Walk-Off Slam, Valverde’s 1st Save And More Mets Notes

The New York Mets bounced back after being swept by the Washington Nationals to take two of three from the Cincinnati Reds on their first homestand of the season.

04/07/2014

Tuomo Ruutu #15 of the New Jersey Devils hits Dmitry Kulikov #7 of the Florida Panthers during the third period at Prudential Center on March 31, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Panthers 6-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei: More Shootout Losses, Playoff Hopes Get Slimmer & Other Devils Notes

The New Jersey Devils’ slim playoff hopes got even slimmer after suffering three more shootout defeats in their last four games.

04/03/2014

Dillon Gee (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Here We Go! Schwei’s Mets Opening Day Notebook

The Mets have won 34 of their last 44 Opening Day games, including seven of their last eight. It will be the fourth time the Mets will play their season opener at Citi Field, having won all three previous times.

03/31/2014

Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils is congratulated after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs at Prudential Center on March 23, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. The New Jersey Devils defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Schwei: Slim Playoff Hopes Alive, Getting Shut Out And More Devils Notes

After a tough loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday night, the New Jersey Devils kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night at Prudential Center.

03/24/2014

Jeff Skinner #53 of the Carolina Hurricanes tries to skate with the puck in the second period between Dainius Zubrus #8 and Bryce Salvador #24 of the New Jersey Devils. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Schwei: A Forgettable Weekend, Returning Home And More Devils Notes

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.

03/17/2014

Adam Henrique (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Schwei: Henrique Is Red Hot, Ruutu Arrives And More Devils Notes

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.

03/10/2014

Jaromir Jagr #68 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his goal with teammates on the bench in the first period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Prudential Center on February 27, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schwei: Jagr’s 700th, Scoring From Defensemen And More Devils Notes

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.

03/03/2014

Marek Zidlicky #2 of the Czech Republic shoots the puck against the United States during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Schwei: Olympic Break Is Over, Playoff Push & More Devils Notes

Four New Jersey Devils took part in the games, but for just the second time since 1998, when the NHL first sent its players to the Olympics, none of the Devils’ representatives reached the medal stand.

02/25/2014

The New Jersey Devils defend against the Edmonton Oilers at Prudential Center on February 7, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Oilers 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Schwei: Heading Into The Break On A Down Note, Olympics And More Devils Notes

The New Jersey Devils headed into the Olympic break on a down note, as they were shut out for the seventh time this season, 3-0, against the Capitals on Saturday night in Washington.

02/10/2014

Patrik Elias #26 of the New Jersey Devils checks Colorado Avalanche center Maxime Talbot #25 during the second period in an NHL hockey game at Prudential Center on February 3, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Schwei: Failing To Finish, Points — But Not Enough — And More Devils Notes

The Devils have allowed the tying goal with less than two minutes to play in regulation and the opposing goaltender pulled in each of their last three games.

02/04/2014

Benoit Pouliot #67 of the New York Rangers celebrates a second-period goal against Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils during the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei: Brodeur’s Nightmare Game, Schneider’s Brilliance & More Devils Notes

Martin Brodeur’s 100th career regular-season outing against the Rangers did not turn out the way he and the Devils would have liked, as Pete DeBoer was forced to go to the bullpen after two periods.

01/27/2014

Martin Brodeur (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei: Brodeur’s Brilliance In Montreal, Stadium Series & More Devils Notes

Martin Brodeur recorded his 20th regular-season win at Bell Centre when he made 29 saves to lead the Devils to a 4-1 road victory over the Canadiens last Tuesday night.

01/21/2014

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