The New Jersey Devils will begin the 40th overall season in franchise history, including their previous stops in Kansas City and Colorado, Thursday night against the Flyers in Philadelphia.
Casey Cizikas broke a third-period tie, and the New York Islanders held on to beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead in the final frame Saturday night.
The Devils may have put the brakes on their recent skid with two shootout victories in their last three games.
Travis Zajac’s long road to full-health has finally paid off as he’s rediscovered his best play, scoring the overtime winner in Game 6.
Brian Campbell scored on a second-period power play and the Florida Panthers staged their greatest playoff comeback in franchise history, rallying from an early three-goal deficit to defeat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Tuesday night.
The Devils suffered their first regulation loss since the All-Star game, a 3-1 defeat against the Florida Panthers this past Saturday, giving New Jersey a 5-1-1 mark since the break.
Frans Nielsen and P.A. Parenteau scored in the shootout to lift the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.
Johan Hedberg had his seven-game winning streak snapped in the Devils’ loss Friday. There have only been 10 other winning streaks of seven games or longer by a goaltender in club history and seven of those belong to Martin Brodeur.
The Islanders look to continue their surge Monday when they face the Panthers, who are trying to win their fourth straight in the series and third in a row on the road for the first time since early last season.
The Devils are in the midst of a 13-1-2 stretch, but the question remains, will they actually be able to complete this miracle run by making the playoffs, or will they simply run out of time?
The Devils are tied for last in the conference, but their recent play has them among the hottest teams in the NHL. They look to continue their home dominance over the Panthers on Friday.
Success after regulation is helping the Rangers cope with a rash of injuries. Facing the sputtering Panthers may also provide some relief heading into the All-Star break.
The Devils are enjoying their best stretch of hockey this season, going 3-0-1 with points in four straight games.
Dmitry Kulikov fired a high wrist shot past Martin Brodeur 3:36 into overtime and the Florida Panthers won their third straight with a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.
The Devils finished up November with three wins in four games, thanks to the goaltending of Johan Hedberg who also led New Jersey to its first back-to-back victories of the season.