Patrik Elias

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 28: Patrik Elias #26 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his shootout goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Prudential Center on January 28, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Maple Leafs 2-1 in the shootout.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Elias, Jacobsen Score In Shootout To Give Devils Win Over Leafs

Jacob Josefson and Patrik Elias scored in the shootout and the New Jersey Devils rallied late to beat Toronto 2-1 on Wednesday night, extending the Maple Leafs’ losing streak to a season-high seven games.

01/29/2015

Scott Gomez #21 of the New Jersey Devils in action against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on January 19, 2015 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Scott Gomez On Devils: ‘I’m Telling You, We’ll Make It Interesting’

With less than half the season to go, the New Jersey Devils are in danger of missing the playoffs for the third straight year and for the fourth time in five.

01/28/2015

Travis Zajac (center) #19 of the New Jersey Devils is congratulated by Martin Havlat #9 and Adam Larsson #5 after he scored a goal in the third period of their game against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on January 19, 2015 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The New Jersey Devils head to the NHL All-Star break after winning two of three on their California road trip.

01/20/2015

Patrik Elias #26 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at Prudential Center on January 6, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. Elias recorded his 600th NHL assist and his 1000th NHL point during the game. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The New Jersey Devils have not had a lot to celebrate this season, but Patrik Elias had a memorable week, reaching a milestone and being selected to his fourth All-Star Game.

01/12/2015

John Tavares of the New York Islanders skates with the puck in the first period against the Washington Capitals during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Top Line Woes Are Fixable, But A Trade Is A Last Resort

What is of particular concern to the Islanders is that the third spot on their top line has been a revolving door for much of the season. The solution has yet to prevent itself.

01/09/2015

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 06: Patrik Elias #26 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his third period assist which was also his 1000th NHL point against the Buffalo Sabres at the Prudential Center on January 6, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Sabres 4-1. Elias also recorded his 600th NHL assist during the night. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Elias Reaches 1,000 With 3-Point Game, Devils Cut Down Sabres 4-1

Patrik Elias had a goal and two assists to reach 1,000, NHL points, and the New Jersey Devils beat the struggling Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Tuesday night.

01/07/2015

Scott Gomez #21 of the New Jersey Devils leads the back as they celebrate Jaromir Jagr's goal in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers on January 3, 2015 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The New Jersey Devils have gone just 2-3-0 since making their coaching change during the Christmas break, but the oldest Devil rang in the New Year by making NHL history.

01/05/2015

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals takes a penalty shot against Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils during their game at Prudential Center on December 20, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The New Jersey Devils split a pair of shootouts, but ended up on the wrong end of two shutouts in going 1-2-1 this past week.

12/22/2014

Ottawa’s David Legwand, left, watches a shot by Kyle Turris go past Devils goalie Cory Schneider during the first period at the Prudential Center on Dec. 17, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Struggling Devils Take Exception To The Boos At The Prudential Center

The Devils are winless in their last five games (0-3-2) and have won just twice since Nov. 22 (2-7-4). On Wednesday night they heard it from their disgruntled fan base, getting booed during a 2-0 loss to visiting Ottawa.

12/18/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

7 Local Athletes Who Haven’t Been Themselves This Season

There’s usually at least one underperformer on every team, whether it’s because he’s failed to live up to the hype, regressed or just been going through a rough patch. Here are seven from the local teams.

12/10/2014

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

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