The New Jersey Devils have won five straight games and are 8-1-3 one-quarter of the way through this 48-game season. The club’s 19 points are the most through the first 12 games in team history.
Johan Hedberg recorded his first shutout of the season, a 3-0 win for the Devils over the Islanders. It was Hedberg’s eighth shutout with New Jersey, breaking a tie with Chris Terreri for the second-most in club history.
The Devils are off to a 3-0-1 start, coming an OT loss shy of matching their best opening four-game stretch in club history.
Like all but one of his predecessors, Dickey got win No. 20 in his first attempt.
The Mets complete their 2012 home schedule this week a four-game series against Pittsburgh. Like the Mets, the Pirates’ season has unraveled in the second half.
Like leader Ed Kranepool, all of Wright’s career hits have come as a member of the Mets.
R.A. Dickey’s attempt to become a 20-game winner is one of the few storylines remaining for the Mets this September.
After the Mets complete their road trip in St. Louis, they return home to host the Atlanta Braves this weekend in what will be the final visit to Flushing for future Hall-of-Famer Chipper Jones.
After their 2-5 home stand, the Mets’ second-half record is 13-29. New York is on pace for one of their worst post-All-Star break records in club history.
Johan Santana gave up his fifth grand slam as a Met on Friday, which according to Elias, broke a tie with Ron Taylor, Tug McGraw, Al Leiter and Armando Benitez for the most allowed in club history.
The Mets return home to Citi Field this week to host their NL East rivals, the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves.
Ike Davis was just the fourth player in baseball history to account for all three of his team’s runs with solo homers in a loss.
It’s the third-latest point in a season in club history in which the Mets have dipped below the .500 level for the first time. There have been five seasons in Mets history in which the club played at or above .500 for the entire year.
Just as they did in 1973 when the All-Star Game was last played at a newly-opened Royals Stadium, the Mets will send two players to this year’s mid-summer classic in Kansas City.
With their 43 victories so far, the Mets again have at least 40 wins through 81 games for the 13th time in the past 16 seasons.