Martin Brodeur tied his season-high with 33 saves and recorded the 124th regular-season shutout of his NHL career as the New Jersey Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-0, Saturday night at Prudential Center.
The New Jersey Devils reached the 20-game mark on Saturday night with their 4-1 win against the Penguins. The Devils have gone 6-3-1 in their last 10 games after going 1-5-4 through the first 10 this 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.
The Devils are fully behind head coach Pete DeBoer — and it showed on Saturday night as they outworked the Rangers to a 4-0 victory.
General manager Lou Lamoriello announced the appointment to Pete DeBoer’s staff Friday. Foligno replaces Matt Shaw, who left to become head coach of Dubuque in the USHL.
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 New Jersey Devils packed up on Monday morning after finishing out a disappointing 2012-13 season that left them out of the playoffs for the second time in three years.
The past few weeks have made it blindingly clear that Devils head coach Pete DeBoer is stuck with a group of players who collectively have the skill, but not the talent required to reach the playoffs.
In the majority of losses during this stretch, the Devils have outworked their opponents. What they’re missing is Kovalchuk’s magic touch.
With Ilya Kovalchuk on the mend and stars slumping, it’s imperative Devils GM Lou Lamoriello acquires a veteran scorer before the April 3 trade deadline.
Lou Lamoriello has announced that star scorer Ilya Kovalchuk will miss 2-4 weeks after suffering a right shoulder injury.
New Jersey is just 3-7-2 since Brodeur last played back on February 21st in Washington.
Patrik Elias holds nearly every record in Devils history, and he hasn’t suffered any decline in his game as his 37th birthday approaches.
Ilya Kovalchuk and the determined Devils have the fortitude needed to win the Atlantic and perhaps make another visit to the Stanley Cup finals.
The Devils have gone from the brink of being swept in four games to seizing the momentum due to their self-belief and even-keeled approach.