Should the Rangers not get the job done at Prudential Center, bigger questions will be asked of their underperforming stars, and the pressure will be tightened on John Tortorella. It’s up to the Blueshirts to bury their demons in New Jersey.
Ilya Kovalchuk capped New Jersey’s three-goal first period with his NHL-leading fourth short-handed goal, and the Devils beat the mistake-prone Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Wednesday night.
The Devils may have put the brakes on their recent skid with two shootout victories in their last three games.
Patrik Elias holds nearly every record in Devils history, and he hasn’t suffered any decline in his game as his 37th birthday approaches.
David Clarkson and Patrik Elias scored in a shootout and the New Jersey Devils rallied from a late two-goal deficit to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Thursday night, snapping a season-high six game winless streak.
Nate Thompson scored twice and Martin St. Louis and rookie Alexander Killorn each had a goal and an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the struggling New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
After starting February with a 5-1-0 record, the slumping Devils have gone 2-4-1 in their last seven games, including consecutive regulation losses for the first time since last March.
There is a reason the New Jersey Devils are leading the Eastern Conference. Whatever happens, they just seem to find a way to get the job done. Against the Philadelphia Flyers Friday night, a two-goal deficit after 20 minutes didn’t prove a problem.
New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer never worries when Ilya Kovalchuk goes into a goal-scoring drought. Kovalchuk gets his chances every game, and sooner or later the puck starts going in the net.
The Rangers were expected to be ready-made contenders straight out of the gates. So much for that.
A year after beating them in the Eastern Conference finals, the New Jersey Devils still have the New York Rangers’ number. The reasons haven’t changed, either.
Steve Bernier scored two big goals late in the third period as the Devils beat the Isles 3-0.
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.
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.
David Clarkson scored the winner as the Devils got their season off to an ideal start as they beat the Isles 2-1.