You can never have too many defensemen. The New Jersey Devils know it and on Tuesday made sure they’d have one of their better ones back next season.
Jaromir Jagr and fellow Olympians Patrik Elias, Marek Zidlicky and Damien Brunner returned to practice Monday as the Devils held their first full workout since the Olympic break more than two weeks ago.
Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period and the United States went on to dominate the Czech Republic 5-2 Wednesday, earning a spot in the Olympic hockey semifinals for the second straight time.
In addition to the players they have on Teams USA and Canada, the Tri-State Area NHL locals will be sending 10 additional players to the Games, representing Austria, Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland.
Patrick Sharp scored three goals and the Chicago Blackhawks avoided a rare second straight loss with a 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
The jury is still out on whether the Devils will contend for a playoff seed. Their depth will be tested against three loaded Pacific Division foes and the Metropolitan Division-leading Penguins.
The Devils picked up their first road win of the season Saturday night, coming from behind in the final 1:08 of the third period to shock the defending Eastern Conference-champion Boston Bruins.
The New Jersey Devils finally got their first win of the 2013-14 season, a 4-0 victory over the rival New York Rangers, this past Saturday night at Prudential Center.
Coach DeBoer has already named Brodeur New Jersey’s opening night starter. That doesn’t mean Cory Schneider isn’t capable of stealing away the job in the long run.
The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenseman Marek Zidlicky to a one-year, $3 million contract. The Devils announced the signing of Zidlicky on Wednesday.
Patrik Elias is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 5 should he and the Devils not come to an agreement before that date. The clock is ticking.
Mika Zibanejad scored the winner in the shootout to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Monday.
Nazem Kadri continued his points streak Monday with a goal and an assist in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 4-2 victory over the struggling New Jersey Devils.
Tavares scored three goals and assisted on another Saturday night to lead the Islanders to a 5-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Ilya Kovalchuk scored 4:39 into overtime, and the New Jersey Devils won their third straight game to start the lockout-shortened season, 3-2 over the winless Washington Capitals on Friday night.