Patrik Elias

Curtis Martin  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 29-20

Continuing with our weekly rankings of the best local athletes by jersey/uniform number, here are numbers 29-20.

10/21/2014

The Rangers’ Derek Stepan, right, celebrates his first-period  goal against Pittsburgh along with Mats Zuccarello at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 6, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Top 10 Tri-State Area NHL Players

New York is the biggest sports market in the United States, and it’s a magnet for superstars. The Rangers, Islanders and Devils boast a plethora of talented players.

07/10/2014

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

Tommy Wingels of the San Jose Sharks is checked in the first period by Ryane Clowe of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 2, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Sharks Take Over In Third Period, Finish Off Devils

Matt Nieto scored the go-ahead goalat 6:20 of the third period and Alex Stalock made 21 saves and the San Jose Sharks defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Sunday.

03/03/2014

The Devils' Jaromir Jagr, left, in action against Boyd Gordon of the Edmonton Oilers at Prudential Center on Feb. 7, 2014 in Newark, N.J. The Devils defeated the Oilers 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jagr Puts Olympic Failure Behind Him, Hopes To Help Devils Into Playoffs

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.

02/24/2014

T.J. Oshie of the United States shoots against the Czech Republic’s Radko Gudas , right, during the quarterfinals of the Olympic hockey tournament at Shayba Arena on Feb. 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

U.S. Rips Czech Republic To Set Up Dream Rematch With Canada In Semifinals

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.

02/19/2014

Team USA forward Phil Kessel, right celebrates with Joe Pavelski. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Young Legs Will Carry USA Past Czech Republic In Quarterfinals

The United States wanted to set a tone in the preliminary round of the Olympic ice hockey tournament for a reason. The Americans knew a bye into the quarters was a must.

02/18/2014

Ryane Clowe of the New Jersey Devils celebrates a goal scored by teammate Michael Ryder. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Elias Scores In OT, Devils Beat Stars 3-2

Patrik Elias scored a power-play goal 40 seconds into overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.

01/30/2014

Jaromir Jagr (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images); Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers, Islanders And Devils Send Total Of 15 Players To Sochi Olympics

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.

01/07/2014

Devils goalie Cory Schneider. (Photo by Ben Nelms/Getty Images)

Devils Battle But Penguins’ Big 1st Period Just Too Much To Overcome

Pascal Dupuis scored 41 seconds into the game and the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins used a big first period to beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night.

12/13/2013

Martin Brodeur (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Devils Rally Past Ducks Late, Win 4-3 In OT

Jagr scored the tying goal with 1:01 left in regulation, and the Devils ended Anaheim’s eight-game home winning streak with a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night.

11/21/2013

Devils defenseman Mark Fayne, right, sends Kings forward Dustin Brown flying during the first period of the teams’ meeting at Prudential Center on Nov. 15, 2013. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Scrivens, Kings Pass Second Area Test, Blank Devils In ’12 Cup Rematch

Dwight King and Anze Kopitar scored third-period goals and Ben Scrivens made 26 saves to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.

11/15/2013

Patrik Elias (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Next 5 Games Will Define The Devils’ Season

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.

11/15/2013

Martin Brodeur (credit: Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Schwei: Brodeur Registers Back-To-Back Shutouts And More Devils Notes

Devils netminder Martin Brodeur registered back-to-back shutouts for the first time since April of 2010.

11/12/2013

Cory Schneider (Photo by Ben Nelms/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Brodeur Passes The Torch — It’s Schneider’s Time

The time has come for Cory Schneider to weave his own legacy into the Devils’ storied history.

10/24/2013

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