NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Instead of getting down after giving up an embarrassing, early bad-hop goal from center ice, New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider responded with what might have been his...
Blackwood earns 2nd shutout, Devils top Canucks 4-0
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rookie goalie Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 25 shots to earn his second straight shutout and the New Jersey Devils defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 on Monday.
Blackwood is 3-1 since joining the Devils on Dec. 18. He blanked the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0 on Saturday, becoming the first rookie goalie in franchise history to post back-to-back shutouts
Brian Boyle, Miles Wood, Sami Vatanen and Pavel Zacha scored for the Devils. It was Zacha's second goal in two games.
Devils rally from 3 goals down, beat Golden Knights in OT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils were tired of the pointed questions. Tired of the team meetings. Tired of not feeling like their work had accomplished a tangible result.
So they went out and did something about it.
Nico Hischier scored 41 seconds into overtime to cap New Jersey's comeback from three goals down as the Devils beat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 Friday night.
Palmieri, Zajac help Devils beat Oilers in Sweden
GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) — Kyle Palmieri, Travis Zajac and the New Jersey Devils left the Edmonton Oilers behind in their season-opener, showing the form that helped them return to the playoffs last season.
Palmieri and Zajac scored two goals each to lead the Devils to a 5-2 victory Saturday night in the NHL Global Series game at Scandinavium.
Devils sign Miles Wood to 4-year contract, $11 million deal
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Miles Wood to a four-year, $11 million contract.
General manager Ray Shero announced the signing Saturday. Wood will earn $2.5 million annually in the first three years of the contract and $3.5 millon in 2021-22.
Schneider starts in goal for Devils, Johansson back
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Cory Schneider is replacing Keith Kinkaid in goal for the New Jersey Devils in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Coach John Hynes decided to make the move with New Jersey trailing 2-0 in the best-of-7 series.
Monday night's game will mark the return of forward Marcus Johansson to the lineup. He has been sidelined since late January with a concussion.
Capitals don’t need any motivational speeches after past playoff failures
It won't matter who is in goal for the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup playoffs Philipp Grubauer, coach Barry Trotz's choice for Game 1 on Thursday night against Columbus, or Braden Holtby if this happens:
Kinkaid stops 38 shots as Devils beat Kings 3-0
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Keith Kinkaid has always performed well against the Los Angeles Kings.
Entering the crux of a six-game road trip crucial to the New Jersey's playoff hopes, the Devils' goalie tormented the Kings once again.
Kinkaid stopped 38 saves for his first shutout of the season, helping the Devils improve their playoff positioning with a 3-0 win over the Kings on Saturday.
NHL suspends Devils’ Wood 2 games for hit on Namestnikov
NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey forward Miles Wood has been suspended for two games by the NHL for a blindside hit on Tampa Bay forward Vladislav Namestnikov.
The league's department of player safety issued its ruling Sunday, a day after the Devils' 4-3 win at the Lightning.
Lack makes 48 saves, Devils beat Lightning 4-3
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Eddie Lack found fault in a stellar performance that helped the New Jersey Devils win their third consecutive game.
Lack made a career-high 48 saves and the Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Saturday night.
"This wasn't my best game by far," Lack said. "Two of those goals, I mean, I didn't make it easy on myself. I felt like the biggest thing for me was just to battle. Coming in I knew I was going to get a lot of shots."
Marchand has goal, assist for Bruins in 3-2 win over Devils
BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask kept the Boston Bruins surging toward the All-Star break.
Rask stopped 37 shots and didn't allow a goal over the final 30 minutes as the Bruins rallied to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
Rask faced 20 shots in the first period and stopped them all, allowing the Bruins to recover from a sluggish start and win their fourth straight.
"It's just one of those games you've got to battle a little bit more," Rask said.
Wood’s hat trick helps Devils’ rally to beat Blackhawks, 7-5
CHICAGO (AP) — After a slow start, the New Jersey Devils and Miles Wood blitzed their way back against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Wood had three goals for his first career hat trick and added an assist to help New Jersey rally for a wild 7-5 win over Chicago on Sunday night.
Stafford, Kinkaid lead Devils to 3-2 win over Rangers
NEW YORK (AP) — The New Jersey Devils kept their focus when they were outplayed in the first period and bounced back nicely one night after their first loss of the season.
Drew Stafford scored early in the third period, backup goalie Keith Kinkaid stopped 29 shots in his season debut and the Devils beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Saturday.
Unbeaten Devils end Maple Leafs’ perfect start with 6-3 win
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs had a big shots advantage and even two more skaters on the key play. The New Jersey Devils put up the only big numbers that mattered — on the scoreboard.
Brian Gibbons had a rare 3-on-5 goal, Miles Wood and Pavel Zacha each scored twice and unbeaten New Jersey beat Toronto 6-3 on Wednesday night to end the Maple Leafs' perfect start.
Blake Coleman also scored, and Cory Schneider made 47 saves to help New Jersey open 3-0-0 for the first time since 2014-15.
Wood scores twice to help Devils beat struggling Flyers 4-1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Miles Wood put on a show against his favorite player.
Wood scored twice, Keith Kinkaid stopped 35 shots and the New Jersey Devils beat the slumping Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Saturday night.
Wood wore Claude Giroux's No. 28 in prep school and college. The star Flyers center went without a point while the Devils rookie recorded the first multigoal game of his career.
"That's why I play," he said. "It's always fun to be in these types of games."
Schneider, Devils blank Flyers 4-0 to stop 7-game slide
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Cory Schneider made 16 saves in his first shutout of the season and the New Jersey Devils beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 on Thursday night to stop a seven-game losing streak.
P.A. Parenteau, Miles Wood, Adam Henrique and Kyle Palmieri scored for New Jersey, which won for the first time since defeating Vancouver 3-2 on Dec. 6.
Scheifele, Laine each score No. 13 as Jets edge Devils 3-2
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Patrik Laine took his teammates' advice and it paid off with an end to his six-game goal drought.
The rookie scored his 13th of the season with a high wrist shot past New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider, helping the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-2 victory Tuesday night.
"People told me in the second intermission that I should try blocker (side)," Laine said. "It was the first shot, blocker, and it goes in.
SUNRISE, Fla. — P.A. Parenteau expected to be at Madison Square Garden tonight, in the Islanders’ lineup for their season opener. Instead, he’ll be at BB&T Center, making his Devils debut as they face the Panthers to start the season.
Devils’ top lines are gearing up for season opener
NEWARK – The Devils’ lines are beginning to take shape.
The preseason finale is Saturday against the Florida Panthers at West Point, N.Y., and those teams open the regular season against each other Thursday night in Sunrise, Fla.
The Devils still need to trim their roster from the 30 players remaining in training camp to the NHL regular-season maximum of 23.
Brandon Pirri scores twice, Rangers beat Devils 3-1
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Pirri scored two goals in the New York Rangers' 3-1 exhibition victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
John Gilmour added a power-play goal for New York. Antti Raanta and Mackenzie Skapski split time in goal, with Raanta starting and making 15 saves, and Skapski stopping all 13 shots he faced.
Miles Wood scored for New Jersey, and Scott Wedgewood made 31 saves.
The Devils report for training camp Thursday. Here are some things to watch for:
1. Who will play with Taylor Hall?
The Devils' marquee offseason acquisition will be on the top line’s left wing with either Adam Henrique or Travis Zajac in the middle. Kyle Palmieri and Devante Smith-Pelly are among the candidates for right wing.