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.
The New Jersey Devils’ slim playoff hopes got even slimmer after suffering three more shootout defeats in their last four games.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Devils fell to 0-7 in shootouts this season after a 3-2 loss in the tiebreaker Sunday night against the Maple Leafs in Toronto. It was the Devils’ 11th consecutive shootout loss dating back to March 15 of last year.
The New Jersey Devils did not get off to the start they wanted in 2014, as they slipped back below the .500 mark with losses to the Chicago Blackhawks and the Buffalo Sabres.
The New Jersey Devils are finishing 2013 strongly, with points in six of their last seven games (4-1-2), climbing back to the .500 mark for the season at 16-16-8.