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Michael Ryder of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his first-period goal against the Minnesota Wild on March 20, 2014, in Newark. (credit: Getty Images)

Devils Snap 3-Game Skid, Beat Wild 4-3 In OT

Andy Greene scored from in close 2 minutes into overtime and the Devils snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.

03/20/2014

Team USA forward Phil Kessel, right celebrates with Joe Pavelski. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Redemption Or Heartbreak? Drama Dialed Up For US-Canada Rematch

It’s the rematch the entire hockey world has been waiting for. The U.S. will have a chance to bury some nasty demons on Friday when it faces border-rival Canada in the Olympic semifinals.

02/20/2014

T.J. Oshie of the United States shoots against the Czech Republic’s Radko Gudas , right, during the quarterfinals of the Olympic hockey tournament at Shayba Arena on Feb. 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

U.S. Rips Czech Republic To Set Up Dream Rematch With Canada In Semifinals

Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period and the United States went on to dominate the Czech Republic 5-2 Wednesday, earning a spot in the Olympic hockey semifinals for the second straight time.

02/19/2014

James van Riemsdyk #21 of the United States skates against the Czech Republic during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Silverman: Americans No Longer Have To Play Role Of Underdogs On Hockey Stage

The Canadians are ripe for the taking. The Americans know it, and the Canadians are about to find it out.

02/19/2014

Phil Kessel moves in on Justin Faulk, right, during a Team USA practice at Bolshoy Arena on Feb. 10, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Team USA Should Handle Injury-Ravaged Slovakia In Olympic Opener

It will be crucial for the U.S. to get off to a flying start in their opening game against Slovakia, as the top four teams at the end of the preliminary round will automatically advance to the quarterfinals.

02/12/2014

Zach Parise poses after being named a candidate for the 2014 USA Hockey Olympic Team at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex on August 26, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Minnesota Wild Forward Zach Parise Named U.S. Olympic Hockey Captain

Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild was named captain of the U.S. men’s hockey team at the Sochi Olympics. Ryan Suter and Dustin Brown will serve as alternate captains.

01/31/2014

Dustin Brown and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings photo session after being named candidates for the 2014 USA Hockey Olympic Team at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex on August 26, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

US Hockey Considers Themselves The Favorites At The Sochi Games

Boosted by their 2010 experience, Team USA Hockey thinks winning the Gold medal is possible at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

08/27/2013

Adam Henrique (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Devils Hitch Their Wagon To The Right Player In Henrique

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.

08/27/2013

Adam Henrique (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Devils Will Eventually Become Adam Henrique’s Team

There will be a ton of pressure on Adam Henrique to step forward and be a key player for the Devils in 2013-14.

07/19/2013

Peter DeBoer (credit: Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Devils Coach Pete DeBoer: Our Job Is To Prove Doubters Wrong

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.

07/15/2013

Ilya Kovalchuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils Winger Ilya Kovalchuk Announces His Retirement From NHL

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.

07/11/2013

The New York Islanders celebrate a power-play goal by Mark Streit #2 (3rd from left). (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Islanders Have Opportunity To Make Name For Themselves Again

No, this team will not bring back the echoes of the great Islanders dynasty of 30-plus years ago. They are not going to win the Stanley Cup this year. But this team is young, hungry and improving. They have become the team that nobody wants to play.

04/25/2013

Johan Hedberg #1 of the New Jersey Devils makes the shootout save on Blake Wheeler #26 of the Winnipeg Jets. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei: Devils Notes And Observations From The Week That Was

The Devils may have put the brakes on their recent skid with two shootout victories in their last three games.

03/11/2013

Bobby Butler (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), P.J. Carlesimo  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) and Nando de Colo (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Spurs, Devils Should Be Nets’ Models To Building Winning Franchise

The Nets will continue to be looking up at teams like the Spurs from echelons below. For now, I will look to be comforted by the Devils, a warm blanket of consistency in New York’s volatile sports landscape.

02/11/2013

(Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Playing Scared, While Determined Devils Are Feasting

The Rangers were expected to be ready-made contenders straight out of the gates. So much for that.

02/06/2013

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