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.
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.
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.
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.
Devils netminder Martin Brodeur registered back-to-back shutouts for the first time since April of 2010.
The time has come for Cory Schneider to weave his own legacy into the Devils’ storied history.
New Jersey comes into the week with a record of 0-3-3, having failed to pick up a win during the first six games of a season for the first time in Devils history.
While other teams made the most of the lockout-shortened season, the New Jersey Devils missed the playoffs a year after making the Stanley Cup finals. There were injuries. There were slumps. It was not pretty.
Freshly acquired goaltender Cory Schneider has barely gotten a taste of life with the Devils, but he already understands exactly what his new organization is all about.
The Devils have given Henrique the keys to their car because they know he won’t crash it. Heck, he won’t even put a dent in the Devils’ red Mercedes, and will take pride in waxing it monthly.
There will be a ton of pressure on Adam Henrique to step forward and be a key player for the Devils in 2013-14.
While caught off-guard by star forward Ilya Kovalchuk’s decision to retire from the NHL and return home to Russia, New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer said his team’s job this season is to prove doubters wrong.
The Devils announced the stunning news in a statement, saying that Kovalchuk had alerted general manager and president Lou Lamoriello earlier this year that he wanted to return home with his family after 11 seasons in the NHL.
The most likely scenario for Clarkson isn’t Ottawa or Edmonton. It’s Toronto.
Elias, who is 37-years old, was set to become an unrestricted free agent.